Happy Birthday Wishes & Happy Birthday Quotes

Happy Birthday Wishes & Happy Birthday Quotes

Happy Birthday Wishes & Happy Birthday Quotes

Birthdays are the best days! Wouldn’t you agree? From birthday phone calls to cake and candles, nothing makes anyone feel more special than getting a little b-day love and attention. But instead of simply saying, “Happy Birthday!” this year, here are some of the best happy birthday quotes, birthday wishes, and happy birthday messages to make a loved one feel extra special.

These 150 best happy birthday wishes honor the passing of another year, while celebrating all the good times that are still ahead.

So whether you’re looking for sweet happy birthday messages or birthday greetings that cherish this special occasion, these 150 happy birthday wishes are just what you need to help your favorite birthday boy or girl celebrate their big day.

150 Birthday Quotes

1. Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. — John Lennon

2. As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. — Norman Wisdom

3. My life is better with every year of living it. — Rachel Maddow

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

5. Your birthday is the beginning of your own personal new year. Your first birthday was a beginning, and each new birthday is a chance to begin again, to start over, to take a new grip on life. — Wilfred Peterson

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6. A birthday is like a new year and my wish for you, is a great year full of happiness and sunshine!  – Catherine Pulsifer

7. Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake. – Edward Morykwas

8. Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it! – Nicky Gumbel

9. We turn not older with years, but newer every day. – Emily Dickinson

10. You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. — Bob Hope

11. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. — Bernard Baruch

12. 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

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

14. Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. – Tom Wilson

15. 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 

16. A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life. — Amit Kalantri

17. Your age isn’t you. Use today to feel your best, celebrate and be your very happiest. — M. Rivers 

18. A birthday is not a day to fear. It is a day to celebrate and look forward to the coming year. —Byron Pulsifer 

19. The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. — Oscar Wilde

20. Everything I know I learned after I was 30. — Georges Clemenceau

21. Birthdays are a great time to stop and appreciate gravity. Sure, it makes things sag as you get older, but it also keeps your cake from flying all over the room, so you don’t have to chase it. – Greg Tamblyn

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

23. The way I see it, you should live everyday like it’s your birthday. — Paris Hilton

24. Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard, there is nothing you can do about it. — Golda Meir 

25. Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them. — Anna Magnani

26. Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research. — Carl Gustav Jung 

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

28. Each new year of life added to your past, changing the way you viewed every new day, influencing how you reacted to everything from the simplest daily routines to complex events touching you, your family, and the world you lived in. — Paul Snyder

29. Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece? – Bobby Kelton

30. From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash. – Sophie Tucker

31. Put candles in a cake, it’s a birthday cake. Put candles in a pie, and somebody’s drunk in the kitchen. – Jim Gaffigan

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

33. I still think of myself as I was 25 years ago. Then I look in a mirror and see an old bastard and I realize it’s me. – Dave Allen

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


35. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? — Satchel Paige

36. One of the shocks of a 50th birthday is realizing the fundamental fact that your youth is irrevocably over. — Marianne Williamson

37. Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. – Truman Capote

38. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. – Groucho Marx

39. Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. — Booth Tarkington

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

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

42. Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. — Brigitte Bardot

43. There is still no cure for the common birthday. — John Glenn

44. To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn’t wish my teens and 20s on my enemies. — Lionel Blue

45. The older you get the better you get, unless you are a banana. – Betty White

46. Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning. — Bob Hope

47. You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’ — Jerry Seinfeld 

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

49. 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

50. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened. — Cora Harvey Armstrong

51. When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie? — Lisa Loeb

52. Middle age is when your classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you. — Bennett Cerf 

53. Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life. May it give you the power to enlighten the whole world. On your birthday, I wish you joy and happiness. – Debasish Mridha

54. The first hundred years are the hardest. — Wilson Mizner

55. You don’t get older, you get better. — Shirley Bassey

56. Every year on my birthday, I start a new playlist titled after my current age so I can keep track of my favorite songs of the year as a sort of musical diary because I am a teenage girl. — Chris Hardwick

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57. Nice to be here? At my age, it’s nice to be anywhere. – George Burns

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

59. I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day. — Aimee Bender

60. My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it. – Boris Johnson

61. Life is too short to be small. — Benjamin Disraeli

62. When the candles on your cake burn down before they are all lit you know you are getting up there. – Catherine Pulsifer

63. To me a birthday means celebrating the presence of an individual in our lives. – Meena Bajaj

64. We are always the same age inside. – Gertrude Stein

65. Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift. — Aretha Franklin

66. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. — George Bernard Shaw 

67. Like many women my age, I am 28 years old. — Mary Schmich

68. A child whose birthday is coming up is so excited, they count down the days. But as we get older we seem to lose the excitement. We need to rethink and be happy we have reached another birthday. — Theodore W. Higginsworth 

69. Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wings of time. – Jean Paul Richter

70. We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves. — Bernard Baruch

71. Let them eat cake. — Marie Antoinette

72. I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don’t have to respect anybody. — George Burns

73. 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 proverb

74. 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 

75. Celebrate your journey of life. — Lailah Gifty Akita

76. A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy. — Abhishek Bachchan

77. The only thing better than singing is more singing. — Ella Fitzgerald

78. Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! — Dr. Seuss

79. Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.  – Joseph Joubert

80. No wise man ever wished to be younger. — Jonathan Swift

81. May you receive many gifts, and may your day be joyous, and best of all may you be surrounded by family and friends. May all you wish for come true. — Theodore W. Higginsworth 

82. Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs. — John Glenn

83. Don’t regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it. – Catherine Pulsifer

84. Youth has no age. — Pablo Picasso

85. 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

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

87. The reason I met my husband was because I remembered a friend’s birthday. The moral of the story is: Remember people’s birthdays. — Julianna Margulies

88. Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. – Kitty Collins

89. Today you are another year older, and we know how fast time flys as we get older, therefore, live each day and be happy! – Kate Summers

90. There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know. — Lewis Carroll

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

92. In other words, live vicariously, beautifully, and excitingly, discover, love, dare and act as there is nothing to lose. — Andy Hertz

93. 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

94. You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. – Germaine Greer

95. Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. — Robert Browning

96. For me, the end of childhood came when the number of candles on my birthday cake no longer reflected my age, around 19 or 20. From then on, each candle came to represent an entire decade. — Yotam Ottolenghi

97. For the youth, the indignation of most things will just surge as each birthday passes. — Chris Evans

98. Let your joy be in your journey, not in some distant goal. – Tim Cook

99. If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do is to save every day. —Jim Croce

100. Live long and prosper. — Mr. Spock

101. Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time. — Douglas Coupland

102. Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own. — J. P. Sears

103. Birthdays are inevitable, beautiful and very particular moments in our lives! Moments that bring precious memories back, celebrate the present times and give hope for the future. —  Bsbr Arish

104. Another year comes to a close, and another begins. May the coming year be one that will be filled with laughter of friends, love of family, and the life that you dream of. —  Catherine Pulsifer 

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

106. Birthdays come but once a year, celebrate and be of good cheer. — Robert Rivers 

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

108. Age is a high price to pay for maturity. — Tom Stoppard

109. 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

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

111. At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly. — Jim Bishop

112. 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

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

114. I intend to live forever. So far, so good. — Steven Wright

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

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

117. Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. –  Janet Evanovich

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

119. At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement. — Benjamin Franklin

120. From our birthday, until we die, is but the winking of an eye. — William Butler Yeats

121. Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed. – Anthony Powell

122. Keep true to the dream of thy youth. –  Friedrich Von Schiller

123. I believe that no matter what condition you are in when someone close to your heart remembers your birthday and wishes you a happy birthday, you feel happy. – A. Singla

124. Go, go, go, go go, go, go, shawty. It’s your birthday. We gon’ party like it’s yo birthday. – 50 Cent

125. Why party like it is 1999 when you can party like it is your birthday? — Prince


126. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. — Larry Lorenzoni

127. Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same. — Audrey Hepburn

128. I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely. — Mary Pickford

129. Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. — Pope John XXIII

130. We should celebrate every year that we made it through and every year that we’re happier and healthier. — Ellen DeGeneres

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

132. At twenty-one, so many things appear solid, permanent, untenable. — Orson Welles

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

134. 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

135. Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories. — Buddy Valastro

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

137. Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art. — Garson

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138. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. – Irish blessing

139. They say it’s your birthday. We’re gonna have a good time. I’m glad it’s your birthday. Happy birthday to you. – The Beatles

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140. The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once. — H. V. Prochnow

141. When a man has a birthday, he takes a day off. When a woman has a birthday, she takes at least three years off. – Joan Rivers

142. 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

143. You’ve heard of the three ages of man—youth, age, and “you are looking wonderful. — Francis Cardinal Spellman

144. A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday. – Erma Bombeck

145. There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. – George Santayana

146. I don’t pay attention to the number of birthdays. It’s weird when I say I’m 53. It just is crazy that I’m 53. I think I’m very immature. I feel like a kid. That’s why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can’t do certain things anymore–like doing the plank for 10 minutes. – Ellen DeGeneres

147. Life seems to fade our memory, so on this birthday I will forget yours if you forget mine! – Kate Summers

148. And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. — The Beatles

149. I wish people would stop talking about my birthday. – George Bernard Shaw

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

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