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Birthdays, be it of our own or of our loved ones, are occassions that we all love. If birthdays bygone are occassions that we cherish, birthdays impending are times that we all look forward to. Here we bring for you a fantastic collection of Birthday quotes. Know what great people the world over have said about birthdays. If you like our collection of Birthday quotes, you can use them in the cards that you plan to send to any person wishing him/her a Happy Birthday. Thoughtful, amusing and reflective - these brilliant quotes and sayings about birthdays are sure to make your birthday person feel special. So just scroll down and go over our fabulous Birthday quotes. To share these quotes with your friends and near ones, just click here to refer this page and do so. Get going!

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Go over our beautiful collection of Birthday quotes that range from the funny to the philosophical. There are general quotations as well as quotations classified for persons of different age groups. Check out :


General Birthday Quotations -

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

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

Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world.
~ Anonymous

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

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

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

We are born to inquire into truth; it belongs to a greater to possess it
~ Michel de Montaigne

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

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

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

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

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
~ Robert Orben


Birthday Quotations for different age groups -

For birthday persons in their 30s -

Thirty-five is a very attractive age; London society is full of women who have of their own free choice remained thirty-five for years.
~ Oscar Wilde

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. ~ Hervey Allen

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
~ Matt Dillon

I am thirty-three -- the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists.
~ Camille Desmoulins

But it's hard to be hip over thirty when everyone else is nineteen, when the last dance we learned was the Lindy, and the last we heard, girls who looked like Barbara Streisand were trying to do something about it.
~ Judith Viorst


For birthday persons in their 40s -

Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
~ William Feather

Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
~ Benjamin Haydon

She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.
~ Anita Brookner

At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.
~ Virginia Woolf

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
~ Edward Young

When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am.
~ Samuel Johnson

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
~ Victor Hugo

For birthday persons in their 50s -

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. Eliot

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

When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity -- but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. ~ Joyce Carol Oates

Every man who has lived for fifty years has buried a whole world or even two; he has grown used to its disappearance and accustomed to the new scenery of another act: but suddenly the names and faces of a time long dead appear more and more often on his way, calling up series of shades and pictures kept somewhere, "just in case," in the endless catacombs of the memory, making him smile or sigh, and sometimes almost weep.
~ Alexander Herzen

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
~ Edward Hoagland

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

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

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
~ French Proverb

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. Eliot

Looking fifty is great - if you're sixty.
~ Joan Rivers

At age 50, everyone has the face he deserves.
~ George Orwell

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of your life.
~ Muhammad Ali

For birthday persons in their 60s -

Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
~ Sir William Osler

I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.
~ James Thurber

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
~ Arthur E. Morgan

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


For birthday persons in their 70s -

To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
~ Doris Lessing

I have achieved my seventy years in the usual way, by sticking strictly to a scheme of life which would kill anybody else....I will offer here, as a sound maxim, this: That we can't reach old age by another man's road.
~ Mark Twain

On my seventieth birthday I felt as if I were standing on a mountain height, at whose foot the ocean of eternity was audibly rushing; while before me, life with its deserts and flower-gardens, its sunny days and its stormy days, spread out green, wild, and beautiful.
~ from "The Consolations of Age"

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
~ Oliver Wendel Holmes Jr

For birthday persons in their 80s -

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.
~ Joyce Carey

When I was young I was amazed at Plutarch's statement that the elder Cato began at the age of eighty to learn Greek. I am amazed no longer. Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

For birthday persons in their 90s -

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried. ~ ~ Dorothea Kent

For birthday persons in their 100s -

If I'd known I was going to live this long (100 years), I'd have taken better care of myself.
~ Ubie Blake


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