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The 35 Greatest 50th Birthday Quotes

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Half a century is a long time.

We’re not here to poke fun… We’re here to celebrate! We’re here to celebrate just how old a person can get. Here’s to fifty more!

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If you haven’t grown up by age 50, you don’t have to.Unknown

By the time we hit 50, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.Marie Dressler

Remember how excited you are when you turn 5 years old. You should be 10 times that excited. Happy 50th birthday!Unknown

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.Coco Chanel

You take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world and there wouldn’t be enough left to run it.Henry Ford

Turning 50 means it’s only a matter of time before you’re regaling your grandkids with the details of your first colonoscopy.Greg Tamblyn

Age 50! Now is the time to make your mark on the world-explore the Antarctic or become an astronaut. Make your mind up to take on exciting new challenges-straight after your afternoon nap.Unknown

When you’re 50, every time you look in the mirror you think it must be April Fools Day.Melanie White

50 years: here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren’t doing what you love, then what’s the point?Jim Carey

I’m aiming by the time I’m fifty to stop being an adolescent.Wendy Cope

No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.C.S. Lewis

The best form of birth control for people over 50: nudity.Unknown

At 50, everyone has the face he deservesGeorge Orwell

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.T.S. Elliot

There’s nothing stressful about turning 50 – except people reminding you about it.Melanie White

At 50 years old, life seems shorter. No point in spending it trying to make yourself disappear by dieting.Unknown

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.Bill Vaughan

Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.Joey Adams

Looking fifty is great–if you’re sixty.Joan Rivers

Around mid-life everyone goes maniac a little bit.Tom Berenger

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

When you’re 50 and wake up without any aches and pains, you know it’s going to be a good day.Melanie White

The face you have at age twenty-five is the face God gave you, but the face you have after fifty is the face you earned.Cindy Crawford

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.Victor Hugo

50 years old. In Led Zeppelin terms, that’s halfway up the stairway to heaven.Unknown

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you.Agatha Christie

The heyday of a woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.Elizabeth Staton

Happy 20th anniversary of your 30th Birthday!Unknown

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.Oscar Wilde

At 21 you’re finally free to slam down the throttle and see how fast you can go. At 30 you realize, hey, this thing has a brake pedal too. By 40, that brake pedal is showing some serious wear. At 50, let’s face it, you need a brake job.Greg Tamblyn

You know youre fifty when your chiropractor sends you birthday cards.Unknown

Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, “ye cannot enter the kingdom of God.” One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again.Dorothy L. Sayers

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.Carl Sandburg

You’re not fifty – you’re five perfect 10s!Unknown

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