Finding the perfect way to wish someone happy birthday can be difficult, especially for acquaintances and colleagues. In order to make that birthday message a little easier to write, we compiled over 100 different quotes for you to choose from.

Use the buttons to filter results based on who the recipient is and whether you want them to laugh, smile or feel motivated for the year ahead. Once you find the best birthday quote, browse our digital greeting card selection to wish them a special day in a special way.

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My wish for you on your birthday is that you are, and will always be, happy and healthy!

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Have a wonderful, happy, healthy birthday now and forever.

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You have been there for me no matter what. I love you, my dear friend, and I am so excited to share your special day with you. Your birthday is going to be truly special.

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Happy birthday to a person that’s charming, talented, and witty, and reminds me a lot of myself.

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Ever since we were little, you’ve always been there for me. I’m so glad we’re still friends, and I bet that one day we’ll be sitting side-by-side in our rocking chairs at the nursing home laughing at all of our crazy times together.

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A friend like you is more priceless than the most beautiful diamond. You are not only strong and wise, but kind and thoughtful as well. Your birthday is the perfect opportunity to show you much I care and how grateful I am to have you in my life.

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You always bring a sweet smile to my face! Happy birthday!

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Let this day be full of joy and celebration. I wish you an outstanding and fabulous birthday, my friend!

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A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are – even if you are getting older. Thank you for being that friend, and happy birthday.

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Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.

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Happy birthday!! I hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter! May all of your birthday wishes come true.

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To someone who touches each life you enter, spreading joy to everyone you meet: may the love and happiness you share with others return to you tenfold. I wish you many more happiest of birthdays!

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For your birthday, I just want to say: I hope you can see how special you are to me. Happy birthday, my love!

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I hope that your birthday is as much fun as you are, but that sets a very high standard.

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Life is a journey. Enjoy every mile.

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On your special day, I wish you good luck. I hope this wonderful day will fill up your heart with joy and blessings.

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I want your birthday to be celebrated as a national holiday because then I’ll get a day off. Happy birthday.

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It’s an honor that the best man in this world is my brother. Happy birthday.

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Mom, you are the strength that always helps me to fight against all odds of my life. I love you and happy birthday.

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No matter how much I grow up, still it seems that we were young yesterday. Love you so much. Happy birthday.

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So many candles for such a small cake? Happy birthday.

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Happy birthday!!! I hope this is the begining of your greatest, most wonderful year ever!

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You have to get older, but you don’t have to grow up.

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Thinking of you on your birthday, and wishing you all the best! I hope it is as fantastic as you are!

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I hope that you have the greatest birthday ever from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until they close late at night.

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Wishing you all the great things in life, hope this day will bring you an extra share of all that makes you happiest. Happy birthday.

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They say you lose your memory as you grow older. I say forget about the past and live life to the fullest today. Start with cake. Happy birthday.

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Some people get wiser with age. Some people get richer with age. But everybody gets older with age. So good luck on the other two, and happy birthday!

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May life’s brightest joys illuminate your path, and may each day’s journey bring you closer to your dreams!

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I love celebrating with you. Thanks for having a birthday and giving us a reason.

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Being young is a privilege. Being attractive a genetic gift. Being cool, that is all you. Happy birthday.

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Today is not the end of another year, but the start of a new one. Happy birthday.

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I love you like I love cake at a birthday party. Don’t forget to invite me. Happy birthday.

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Life should be lived with a smile on your face and no one does a better job of putting one on my face than you. Happy birthday!

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One birthday will not make you old. Even a dozen will not make you old. Maybe you should have stopped counting there though. Happy birthday, again.

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You will never be as young again as you are today, so have fun. But be careful, because you have never been this old before. Happy birthday.

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On the winding road that is life, you are the one I want to ride along with. Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday, Your good looks are living proof that Mother Nature sometimes wins the battle with Father Time.

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Happy birthday! You are only young once so enjoy it to the fullest. Time passes way too fast and you don’t get these years back.

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Happy moments. Happy thoughts. Happy dreams. Happy feelings. Happy birthday.

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Blood is thicker than water. Birthday cake is sweeter than either. Happy birthday!

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Thanks for being someone that I can talk to and share life with. Happy birthday.

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Just when the caterpillar thinks that it is all grown up, it becomes a butterfly. Happy birthday, butterfly.

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The older I get, the more I realize that I am still a little younger than you! Happy birthday.

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Work hard. Play hard. Eat lots of cake. That’s a good motto for your birthday and for life.

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You are my kind of crazy and that is what life is really about! Happy birthday.

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Not giving into temptation is one way to increase your relative happiness. Giving in to temptation is a way to immediately increase your happiness. Be happy. Happy birthday.

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A birthday means that you are a year older, but a birthday party means you get to act 10 years younger. Enjoy the party!

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Throughout my life, you have always been the strength that holds me up in the stormiest of times. I love you, Mom. Happy birthday!

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You have given me such great advice over the years, Mom. I want to take this special day and use it as an opportunity to thank you for all that you do.

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Thanks for always believing in me, Mom. Have a terrific day today.

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Take the day off. Put your feet up. You deserve it!

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You have the biggest heart in the world! Thank you for keeping me in it. Happy birthday, Mom!

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Congratulations and good wishes to the woman who has everything — including me!

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Thank you for the years of cake and ice cream. Today is your turn!

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Happiness is having a mother like you. Sending you love today.

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star. Happy birthday from afar. Missing you, Mom.

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Happy birthday, Dad! You’re not old, you’re vintage!

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Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met you. Happy birthday, Dad!

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No matter how many birthdays go by, I will always be the little boy you taught to fly. Happy birthday, Dad.

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Dad, your birthday gift is another year of not having to pay for my wedding.

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I’m as lucky as can be, because the greatest dad belongs to me. Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday, Dad! Thanks for the genes that gave me these rockin’ good looks.

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Dad, thanks for being the best friend I could ever have. Happy birthday to you!

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Great fathers deserve great birthdays, so may you have a great birthday Daddy!

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Happy birthday to the man who inspired me to dream big and to work hard in achieving that dream. I love you, Dad!

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For every heartbreak that you have kissed away, I brought you a gift to help brighten your day. I love you, Dad! Happy birthday!

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Daddy, no matter how tall I have grown up, I will forever look up to you. I love you and may you have a fun-filled birthday celebration today and for many birthdays to come. Happy birthday!

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Dad, you are my compass. Thanks for always showing me the right path and for guiding me in the right direction. For that, I love you! Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday from your superior sibling!

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No matter what life throws at us, I will always have your back. Happy birthday!

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You are getting kind of old, but I still like you anyway.

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Siblings and birthdays are two things you will never get rid of or change. We both like to remind you at least once a year how old you are getting.

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Celebrating your birthday is just like celebrating the birthday of a friend I didn’t get to choose.

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Happy birthday to my least annoying sibling!

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I know we didn’t always get along growing up, but when I look back over all the years and birthdays, I realize how lucky I am to have you as a sibling.

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Thanks for all the fun times growing up. I would not be the same person today if it weren’t for you.

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Remember how you used to try to help me blow out my candles? Now you need help blowing out your candles, because there are so many!

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Thank you for my great childhood memories. Here’s to many more memories to come. Happy birthday to the world’s greatest sibling!

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You’ve always been there for me, and I will always be there for you. Happy birthday!

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I never got a choice in whom to have as a brother, but if I had, I would’ve picked you.

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You have brought so much happiness to our family, Happy birthday.

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I am glad Mom and Dad didn’t listen when I said to take you back to the hospital.

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I never could have made it through childhood without you. Happy birthday!

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Celebrate your birthday today. Celebrate being happy every day.

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May you have all the love your heart can hold, all the happiness a day can bring, and all the blessings a life can unfold. Happy birthday!

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On your birthday may your spirit be enriched in light, love, and hope for a prosperous year ahead.

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Warmest wishes to you on your very special day. I hope that you continue to change the lives of others with your positivity, love, and beautiful spirit.

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Today marks one small milestone in the beautiful journey that is your life. May you continue to be blessed and follow your goals and ambitions to success!

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The best of your life has yet to come, embrace it, be confident, and embark on a future of limitless possibilities and opportunities. Happy birthday.

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Another birthday means your life journey is incomplete, may your path be paved with success and guided by love. Best wishes, my friend.

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With every birthday I hope you open your eyes to see not what has been, but also what has yet to come!

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Happy birthday, friend. May your day be as beautiful as you.

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I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer. Happy birthday.

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Today is your day. Dance with fairies, ride a unicorn, swim with mermaids, and chase rainbows.

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Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you. Happy birthday!

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Someone I love was born today.

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I am happy to grow old with you. Happy birthday, love.

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Let’s celebrate this day like there’s no tomorrow!

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Time to celebrate. You made the trip around the sun one more time. It’s a birthday revolution.

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Support wildlife, Have a wild birthday party!

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Happy birthday to the greatest gift I have ever received. I love you!

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From the cries of joy to the cries of sorrow, may your special day bring you a better tomorrow. Happy birthday!

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I still remember how happy I was when I first laid eyes on you. I’ve been proud ever since. Happy birthday.

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One of a parent’s greatest joys is to see a child grow up, especially when their child grows up to become such an amazing person.

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Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake, so dig in!

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As you grow up, make sure you have more dreams than memories, more opportunities than chances, and more friends than acquaintances.

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A party without cake is just a meeting.

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At least you’re not as old as you will be next year.

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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

Dr. Seuss

There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.

William Barclay

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

Ausonius

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey

You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.

Brad Garrett

Don’t just count your years, make your years count.

George Meredith

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.

Satchel Paige

You don’t get older, you get better.

Shirley Bassey

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

Plautus

We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.

Lauren Hutton

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Denis Waitley

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake.

Mitch Hedberg

You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

Bob Hope

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

William Shakespeare

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Lucille Ball

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

Jonathan Swift

Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

Charles Schulz

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka

Everything I know I learned after I was 30.

Georges Clemenceau

I’m not getting old. I’m getting better.

Shirley Bassey

Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning.

Bob Hope

The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.

H. V. Prochnow

To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

Bernard Baruch

I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too.

Gloria Swanson

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

Robert Frost

Nature gives you the face you have at 20, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50.

Coco Chanel

Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

Pope John XXIII

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent—that is to triumph over old age.

Thomas B. Aldrich

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.

Fred Astaire

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.

John Glenn

Life is too short to be small.

Benjamin Disraeli