People may forget everything else you did on their birthday but not the words in quotes.

Birthday wishes and messages are great ways to celebrate the gift of another year added to someone’s age. Despite the fact that thoughtful birthday messages and wishes can light up the moment and put a smile on the celebrant’s face, a birthday quote will show you went out of the box to make their day very special.

Although they’re not your words, they hold a lot of meaning that is incredibly inspiring and motivational for someone who is celebrating to have a wonderful birthday experience. When you write these birthday quotes on a card and pair it with a birthday gift, you will leave the celebrant with the best feeling ever.

Whether you are looking for the best birthday quotes for your boyfriend, girlfriend, or your best friends, we have put together the best quotes that will show how happy you’re celebrating with your loved ones and all the good wishes you have for them as they become a year older today.

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Best inspirational birthday quotes for your loved ones

  1. “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”—Robert Frost
  2. “Age is a matter of feeling, not of year.”— George William Curtis
  3. “Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.”— Helen Hayes
  4. “Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”— Jack Benny
  5. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”—Abraham Lincoln
  6. “As men get older, the toys get more expensive.”— Marvin Davis
  7. “At least you’re not as old as you will be next year.”—Unknown
  8. “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”— Larry Lorenzoni
  9. “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.”— Anon
  10. “Don’t just count your years, make your years count.”—George Meredith
  11. “Everything I know I learned after I was 30.”—Georges Clemenceau
  12. “Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.”—John Glenn
  13. “Forty is the age of youth. Fifty is the youth of old age.”—Victor Hugo
  14. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.”—Robert Browning
  15. “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”— Chili Davis
  16. “I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too.”—Gloria Swanson
  17. “I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake.”—Mitch Hedberg
  18. “I’m not getting old. I’m getting better.”—Shirley Bassey
  19. “If things get better with age then you’re approaching magnificent.”—Anon


  1. “It’s never too late to be what you want to be. Unless you want to be younger. Then you’re screwed.”— Anon
  2. “Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”— Charles Schulz
  3.  “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”—Plautus
  4. “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”—Ausonius
  5. “Life is too short to be small.”—Benjamin Disraeli
  6. “Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”—Pope John XXIII
  7. “Middle age is when a man has got a handle on life and life has put handles on his waist.”—Anon
  8. “Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning.”—Bob Hope
  9. “Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.”— Ogden Nash
  10. “Middle age is when your age begins to show around your middle.”— Bob Hope
  11. “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
  12. “No wise man ever wished to be younger.”—Jonathan Swift
  13. “Old age is always 15 years older than I am.”— Bernard Baruch
  14. “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young”.—Fred Astaire
  15. “Old age is like underwear… it creeps up on you.”— Anon
  16. “One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.”— Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  17. “The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.”—H. V. Prochnow
  18.  “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”—Oprah Winfrey
  19. “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.”-—Theodore Roosevelt
  20. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”—Lucille Ball
  1. “The tragedy of getting old: So many candles… so little cake.”—Anon
  2. “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
  3. “There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.”—William Barclay
  4. “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent—that is to triumph over old age.”—Thomas B. Aldrich
  5.  “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you are than you.”—Dr. Seuss
  6. “We have to be able to grow up. 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
  7. “When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off.”—Anon
  8. “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.”— Mark Twain
  9. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”— William Shakespeare
  10.  “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” —Mark Twain
  11. “You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.”— John Grier
  12.  “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”—Bob Hope
  13.  “Youth is a gift of nature but age is a work of art.”— Stanislaw Lec
  14. “Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”—Franz Kafka
  15. Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.”— Oscar Wilde


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So, let us know who is celebrating today in the comment box below. Are you the celebrant or someone else you know? Hope you find our compilation of the best happy birthday quotes helpful and let us know if you noticed the funny birthday quotes sprinkled across the list.