Happy Birthday Quotes

Happy Birthday Quotes, Quotes About Birthdays, Birthday Sayings, Birthday Wishes, Funny Birthday Thoughts, Birthday Messages for you to enjoy and use on cards or greetings for that special day.


Quotes about age and growing up are often used as birthday wishes. The Happy Birthday Quotes you choose can reflect the way you feel about the person you are wishing; or say something about how you feel about the fact that we cannot escape getting older.

Whichever way you choose to use these birthday quotes and birthday sayings, we hope you enjoy our selection.

Be sure to check our other "Inspirational Sayings" pages for more thoughts on life and living.

Happy Birthday Quotes

"Pleas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind, And count each birthday with a grateful mind." 
~ Alexander Pope ~

"Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of you to the world."
~ Author Unknown ~

"May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live."
~ Irish Blessing ~

"Count your life by smiles, not tears,Count your age by friends, not years."
~ Author Unknown ~

"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 ~

"Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year has gone by and how little we've grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, with each flicker of the candles on the cake, we know it's not to be, that for the rest of our sad, wretched pathetic lives, this is who we are, to the bitter end. Inevitably, irrevocably; happy birthday? No such thing."
~ Jerry Seinfeld ~


"Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end."
~ Richard Bach ~

"May you live all the days of your life!"
~ Jonathan Swift ~

"The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune."
~ Pope Paul VI ~

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

~ Lucille Ball ~

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

"From our birthday, until we die,
Is but the winking of an eye."
~ William Butler Yeat ~

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

"There was a star danced, and under that was I born."
~ William Shakespeare ~

"A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip."
~ Author Unknown ~

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

More Happy Birthday Quotes

"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 ~

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

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

"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."
~ William Shakespeare ~


"Everyone is the age of their heart."
~ Guatemalan Proverb ~

"No wise man ever wished to be younger."
~ Jonathan Swift ~

"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."
~ Reverend Larry Lorenzoni ~

"Born on Monday, Fair in face; Born on Tuesday, Full of God's grace; Born on Wednesday, Sour and sad; Born on Thursday, Merry and glad; Born on Friday, Worthily given; Born on Saturday, Work hard for your living; Born on Sunday, You will never know want."
~ Author Unknown ~

And my favourite happy birthday quotes...

"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these."
~ Susan B. Anthony ~

"At times is it seems that I am living my life backward, and that at the approach of old age my real youth will begin. My soul was born covered with wrinkles-wrinkles that my ancestors and parents most assiduously put there and that I had the greatest trouble removing."
~ Andre Gide ~

And a birthday wish for a new baby...

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."
~ James M. Barrie ~

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