The 101 Best Birthday Quotes

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What better way to say “Happy Birthday” than with an awesome quote?

Here we have curated what we believe are the 100 best birthday quotes of all time. Growing old isn’t always easy, but I think these quotes will help with the celebration.

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

We turn not older with years but newer every day.-Emily Dickinson

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. -Dr. Seuss

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.-Voltaire

Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.-Henry Wadsworth

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.-Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.-Jean Paul Richter

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.-Sammy Hagar

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.-A. A. Milne

He not busy being born is busy dying.-Bob Dylan

Don’t just count your years, make your years count.-Ernest Meyers

We are always the same age inside.-Gertrude Stein

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.-Mahatma Gandhi

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.-Jack Benny

The golden age is before us, not behind us.-William Shakespeare

Whatever with the past has gone,
The best is always yet to come.-Lucy Larcom

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.-English Proverb

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

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.-Jean-Paul Satre

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.-Les Brown

Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.-Margaret Fuller

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.-John Mason

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.-Marie Dressler

May you live all the days of your life.-Jonathan Swift

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.-William Shakespeare

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

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.-Cherokee expression

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.-Mark Twain

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.-Plautus

A birthday is a time to reflect on the year gone by, but to also set your goals for the upcoming year.-Catherine Pulsifer

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.-Sofia Loren

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.-Coco Chanel

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.-Eleanor Roosevelt

Youth has no age.-Pablo Picasso

Pleas’d look forward, pleas’d to look behind, And count each birthday with a grateful mind.-Alexander Pope

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.-Henry David Thoreau

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.-Henri Frederic Amiel

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.-Samuel Ullman

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.-Erich Fromm

Live long and prosper.-Author Unknown

It takes a long time to grow young.-Pablo Picasso

Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last.-Marcus Aurelius

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.-Henry Ford

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.-George Burns

It is better to wear out than to rust out.-Bishop Richard Cumberland

There must be a day or two in a man’s life when he is the precise age for something important.-Franklin Adams

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?-Satchel Paige

Most of us can remember a time when a birthday – especially if it was one’s own – brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.-Robert Staughton Lynd

As you grow older, may you grow richer in all of the most important things in life.-Unknown

What does every birthday end with? Y! All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.-William Shakespeare

Life- a good life, a great life- is about ‘Why not?’ May we never forget it.-Danielle Steel

Live for something rather than die for nothing.-George Patton

You were born, and with you endless possibilities―very few ever to be realized. It’s okay. Life was never about what you could do, but what you would do.-Richelle E. Goodrich

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.-Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Everyday is a birthday; every moment of it is new to us; we are born again, renewed for fresh work and endeavor.-Isaac Watts

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

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.-Thomas B. Aldrich

Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.-Marilyn Ferguson

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.-Sam Levenson

Everyone is the age of their heart.-Guatemalan Proverb

To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still.-William Shakespeare

Life is too short to be small.-Benjamin Disraeli

May happiness and sunshine fill your day not only on your birthday but the whole year through.-Unknown

The way I see it, you should live every day like it’s your birthday.-Paris Hilton

It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.-E.E. Cummings

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.-Robert Browning

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.-George Harrison

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.-Betty Friedan

Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had, and what you’ve learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.-Unknown

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.-Woody Allen

What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.-Bridgette Bardot

Each ten years of a man’s life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.-Goethe

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.-Victor Hugo

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.-Martin Buxbaum

In childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups. In old age, we yearn to be kids. It just seems that all would be wonderful if we didn’t have to celebrate our birthdays in chronological order.-Robert Brault

Age is just a number.-Unknown

And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!-Audrey Hepburn

In youth we learn; in age we understand.-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Youth is a circumstance you can’t do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.-Frank Lloyd Wright

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.-Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.-Eleanor Roosevelt

He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.-Plato

One year older means one year better.-Unknown

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.-Chili Davis

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 other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. “Why," I answered without a thought, “now."-David Grayson

May you live to be 100 and the last voice you hear be mine.-Frank Sinatra

You’ll find as you grow older that you weren’t born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up.-William Dean Howells

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.-Virginia Woolf

You bring magic into the world my friend and with your magic, this world becomes a better place to live in.-Unknown

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.-— Mae West

At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.-John Andrew Holmes

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.-Francis Bacon

You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.-John P. Grier

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.-Madeleine L’Engle

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.-Paul H. Dunn

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.-Euripides

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.-Hilary Cooper

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday, so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.-Guy Johnson

Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life.-Billy Mills

Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years-Unknown

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