50 Awesome Birthday Quotes

Updated on May 25, 2020
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I am an avid collector of quotes. I think that reading quotes is a definite mood lifter.

Inscribing a relevant quote is a great way to personalize a birthday card. The 50 listed here range from funny to silly to serious to sincere.
Inscribing a relevant quote is a great way to personalize a birthday card. The 50 listed here range from funny to silly to serious to sincere. | Source

Birthday Quotes to Write in a Card

Birthdays are very special occasions in every person's life. Many buy expensive gifts for their loved ones, while some still prefer the classic method of preparing a handmade gift or treat. No gift is complete, however, without a good greeting card to accompany it.

One good way to personalize a greeting card is to write an original poem for the recipient. Writing a poem isn't feasible for everyone, though, and a great alternative is to include a relevant quote or two. Quotes make it easier for us to say what we can't figure out how to put in words.

Below, you'll find 50 awesome, birthday-specific quotes that you can include in your card or write on the wrapping paper of your gift. Both funny and serious messages are included, so I'm sure you'll find one that suits your situation. Here's to another trip around the sun!

"Looking fifty is great—if you're sixty." —Joan Rivers
"Looking fifty is great—if you're sixty." —Joan Rivers | Source

Funny and Sarcastic Birthday Sayings

1. "When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off." —Anonymous

2. "The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once." —H. V. Prochnow

3. "Looking fifty is great—if you're sixty." —Joan Rivers

4. "Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake." —Anonymous

5. "Age is not important unless you're a cheese." —Helen Hayes

6. "A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday." —Erma Bombeck

7. "A well-adjusted woman is one who not only knows what she wants for her birthday but even knows what she's going to exchange it for." —Anonymous

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

9. "Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life." —Herbert Asquith

10. "Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age." —Pope John XXIII

11. "You are only as old as you act!" —Anonymous

12. "People ask me what I'd most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit." —George Burns

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

14. "It's so sad to grow old alone. My wife hasn't had a birthday in four years. She was born in the year of our-Lord-only-knows." —Anonymous

15. "I never forget my wife's birthday. It's usually the day after she reminds me about it." —Anonymous

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

17. "May you live all the days of your life." —Jonathan Swift

18. "An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have because the older she gets the more interested he becomes." —Agatha Christie

19. "We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it." —Anonymous

20. "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." —Anonymous

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

"Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them." —Ogden Nash
"Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them." —Ogden Nash | Source

22. "Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them." —Ogden Nash

23. "On my 60th birthday, my wife gave me a superb birthday present. She let me win an argument." —Anonymous

24. "Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40." —James Thurber

25. "A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating." —Arnold Bennett

26. "You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." —Bob Hope

27. "As long as there are birthday gifts, I don’t mind celebrating my birthday every day!" —Anonymous

28. "Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang Happy Birthday." —Stephen Wright

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

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

Sincere and Heartfelt Birthday Messages

30. "At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment." —Benjamin Franklin

31. "Time and Tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty." —Robert Frost

32. "We turn not older with years, but newer every day." —Emily Dickinson

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

34. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." —Anonymous

35. "A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip." —Anonymous

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

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

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

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

40. "We turn not older with years, but newer every day." —Emily Dickinson

"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine." —Frank Sinatra
"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine." —Frank Sinatra | Source

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

42. "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years". —Abraham Lincoln

43. "Age is a matter of feeling, not of years." —George William Curtis

44. "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 Schneerson

45. "Hope your Birthday gently breezes into your life all the choicest of things and all that your heart holds dear. Have a fun-filled day" —Anonymous

46. "Life begins at forty." —W. B. Pitkin

47. "May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine." —Frank Sinatra

48. "Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years." —Anonymous

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

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

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      Sammiyakhan..... 

      20 months ago

      Nice

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      Jeremy Rawlings 

      7 years ago

      Some great quotes are contained in your article.

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      Aarav 

      8 years ago from Mumbai

      @Sarah Baker haha....

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      Sarah Baker :) 

      8 years ago

      Happy Birthday! Or should I say: Happy Anniversary of your escape from the womb!!!

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