60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes




The best 60th birthday wishes can make turning 60 a little easier and a lot more special. Need ideas? Check out the examples of 60th birthday messages here. It's as easy as scrolling down this page.


BY KEVIN NISHMAS | UPDATED: NOV. 25, 2020


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60th Birthday Wishes


Life is a beautiful struggle. Sometimes, it's beautiful, sometimes just a struggle. Make beautiful memories when you can. Happy 60th birthday!

At 60, let go of the past, seize the present and take hold of the future. It’s never too late to be happier. Happy birthday.

Your mind may tell you you're 60 but your heart and soul say otherwise. Happy birthday to the youngest 60 year old I know.


60th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Yes, you've lived an incredible six decades. May the next six be just as incredible. Happy 60th birthday!

Happy 60th birthday. Even though your body may prove you wrong from time to time, you're still as young as you feel. You must feel great!

60 may not be the new 40 or 50, like everybody says, but you redefine 60, making it fabulously all your own. Happy 60th birthday!


60th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

60 is a great number. It’s the number of years you've blessed this world with your presence, kindness, sense of humor and love.

Happy 60th birthday! 60 years ago, you were a baby. At 60, you’re simply babylicious.

Turning 60 hasn't slowed you down one bit. You're still as fit as you ever were. Happy 60th birthday.


60th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

When I turn 60, I hope I'm as happy, healthy and successful as you are. Happy 60th birthday.

Happy 60th birthday. Hope you continue to live life to the fullest — in good spirits, good health and good times.

Turning 60 may add wrinkles to your face, dark circles under your eyes and pounds to your tummy, but it will never take away your beautiful outlook on life (and that's what counts, anyway). Happy 60th birthday.


60th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

The world's greatest scientists have tried to figure out the secret to eternal youth, yet have always come up short. But you haven't, just by being yourself. Happy 60th.

You have a uniquely beautiful outlook on life that's truly inspirational. Don't stop believing in miracles. Happy 60th birthday.

You may look and act your age, but always remember that a happy person at 60 is much better off, healthier and wiser than a sad sack at 30. Happy 60th birthday.


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Happy birthday! Who says you're only fab at 50? You're fabulously fabulous at 60. 

Wishing you the most amazing of special days on your 60th birthday.

Happy 60th birthday! You're not just 60 years old. You're 60 years of vintage beauty and style, handcrafted and tailored to perfection.


60th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Happy birthday! 60 is an amazing age. You're more amazing now than you ever were before.

Happy birthday! Turning 60 is not the end of the world. Who knows, it could be the beginning of something new, something you've always wanted to do, something magical!

Happy birthday! At 60, you've definitely been around the block a few times, let alone the entire neighborhood, but you look DAMN GOOD doing it!


60th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds




60th Birthday Wishes
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Happy birthday! You're not turning 60. You're turning into an undeniable classic that can't be matched.

Happy birthday! You're not 60. You're 60…and sensationally sexy.

May your 60th birthday be as sensational, awesome and fascinating as you are. 


60th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Wishing you all and only the best on your 60th birthday.

Happy 60th birthday! May your special day be 24 wonderful hours of joy, laughter and great memories! 

Happy birthday to a truly amazing 60 year old who makes 60 look easy and incredibly great.


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Happy birthday to the youngest 60 year old I know. And it's not just because you look young. It's also because you define what youth is really all about — joy.

The world is a better place since you entered it 60 years ago, so mark your birthday with a special day that celebrates YOU.

Warmest wishes for a very happy, healthy and hilarious 60th birthday! Congratulations on reaching this incredible milestone! 


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Wishing you a sensational 60th birthday, as sensational as you are!

Happy birthday! 60 fits you like a dream. It looks just perfect on you! 

Happy 60th birthday! Every passing year brings new experiences and renewed hope for tomorrow. May you have both on your special day...and every day. 


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

60 is not 60 anymore. It’s anything you want it to be. The only difference between 60 or 50 or 40 is  your level of experience. Happy 60th birthday!

You must feel amazing with 60 years of making the world a much more amazing place. Happy 60th birthday!

Major milestones like this birthday should be celebrated, doubly so because it's you turning 60. Happy 60th birthday!


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Happy birthday! Every year of age has a story to tell. At 60, you must have a magnum opus.

Happy birthday! Don’t think of your 60th birthday as another candle on your birthday cake. Think of it as another year to follow your bliss.

The older you get, the more precious you become. Today, you are the most precious of all treasures. Happy 60th birthday!


60th Birthday Wishes - 60th Birthday Messages






60th Birthday Wishes
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At 60, there's no time to take yourself too seriously — especially when everyone under 60 does not take you seriously anyway. Happy 60th birthday.

Congrats on turning 60. But don't turn so fast, though. You may hurt your back. Happy 60th birthday.

There’s no running away from the fact you're 60. Besides, running is for the younger folks now. Happy 60th birthday.


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Happy birthday! One of the perks of turning 60 is the fact that you can dress for comfort, not for fashion, not for success, not for even dignity. And nobody even notices or cares.

Happy birthday! Welcome to Club 60. Membership comes with many privileges and benefits. No old farts permitted. 

Happy birthday! 60 is just 40 with 20 years of life-changing, mood-altering, mind-blowing, soul-shifting, perspective-modifying, death-defying experience.


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Happy birthday! Yes, your 60th birthday is the start of something magical: senior discounts on everything.

Happy 60th birthday! Finally, you have the time and money to do all the things you've ever dreamed of doing. Now all you need is the energy to do them!

Happy 60th birthday! The number of candles on your birthday cake isn't the only fire hazard around here, hot stuff!


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Happy 60th birthday! Congratulations, you now have the best of both worlds: the time to do what you want and the senior discounts to afford them. 

Happy 60th birthday! You don’t look a day over 50 (more like a year over 59).

Happy 60th birthday! I wouldn’t say that you’re old. I would say that you've been young for a longer time than anybody I know.


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Happy birthday! Congratulations on hitting 30 for the second time (this time, though, it may hurt).

Happy 60th birthday! You have more than six decades of experience, knowledge and wisdom under your belt! It's too bad that most of it doesn't stay in your head.

Do not allow turning 60 get you down. Getting up again at your age will just be too difficult. Happy 60th birthday! 


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds






60th Birthday Wishes
- Mom -


Mom, your 60s will be your best years yet. Enjoy every moment. I love you. Happy 60th birthday!

Today and forever, you will have my eternal love and undying respect. Mom, may your 60th birthday be as incredible as you are to me.

Mom, you're not just beautiful to us. You're beautiful to everyone. Your beauty is timeless. Happy 60th birthday.


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Home is where the heart lies. Mom, you are home to me. I love you. Happy 60th birthday.

Mom, you're my guiding star through every storm and my shining sun on a bright, beautiful day. Thank you for always watching over me. Happy 60th birthday!

Mom, you're incredible. Even at 60, you still have the heart of a child, full of wonder and joy! You inspire me. Happy 60th birthday.


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Mom, you don't have wrinkles. You have smile lines. We love to see you smile. You make us happy. May you have many more years of smiles. Happy 60th birthday.

Happy 60th birthday! Mom, you've made the world a wonderful place for six decades and our world since we were born. Here's to 60 more birthdays.

Mom, you shine brighter every year. At 60, your shining light makes life brighter for everyone you touch. Happy 60th birthday.









60th Birthday Wishes
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Dad, you’re not getting older to me. You're just getting more distinguished! Happy 60th birthday!

At 60, you've become a genuine classic. Happy 60th birthday, Dad!

Dad, grey hair at 60 doesn't mean you're old. It just means you're a silver fox. Happy 60th birthday!


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Dad, turning 60 is a small price to pay for so much experience, wisdom and peace of mind. Happy 60th birthday!

Happy 60th birthday to the world’s greatest farter (I mean, father).

Happy 60th birthday! Dad, we're so blessed that you’re here to celebrate this milestone birthday. Hope you’re around for at least another 60 birthdays! We love you.


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

Wishing the world's best Dad the very best 60th birthday and year. You deserve only the best life has to offer.

Happy 60th birthday, Dad. My heart is full of all the love you've brought into my life. I love you so much! 

Happy 60th birthday! Dad, my life would be infinitesimally smaller without your 10-gallon love and strength to guide me. You are my hero. I love you very much.



60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds






60th Birthday Quotes
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You do not have to use these 60th birthday quotes word for word. You can change or combine them to create 60th birthday wishes that will make the birthday boy or girl feel absolutely wonderful. Make someone's big day special today. 


"I was born old and get younger every day. At present I am 60 years young."

- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

"Getting old has its advantages. I can no longer read the bathroom scale."

- Brad Schreiber

"The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune."

- English Proverb


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

"Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so many birthdays to earn them."

- Anna Magnani

"Age 60 is when it takes a man all night to do what he used to do all night."

- Author Unknown

"Age is a high price to pay for maturity."

- Tom Stoppard


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

"You look 30. You feel 16. You act 14. That must make you 60!"

- Author Unknown

“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.” 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The experience once turning 60 means that you have every right to be right even when you are wrong."

- Byron Pulsifer


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

"After a man passes 60, his mischief is mainly in his head."

- Washington Irving

"Take control of the second half of your life. Dream about it, wonder about it, and think boldly about what you want. And take the first step, which is usually the hardest."

  - Charles R. Schwab

"At 60, a nap chance sounds better than a lap dance."

- Author Unknown


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

"I'm 60 years of age. That's 16 Celsius."

- George Carlin

"Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at 70.

- Dorothy Thompson

“Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.”

- Maurice Chevalier


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

“Looking 50 is great, if you’re 60.”

- Joan Rivers

"At 60 years old, your experience becomes as valuable as your natural talent."

- Author Unknown

"Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."

- Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”

- William Shakespeare

“I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don’t have to respect anybody.”

- George Burns

"You’ve heard of the three ages of man – youth, middle age and you’re looking wonderful."

- Francis Cardinal Spellman


60th Birthday Wishes & Quotes - Birthday Messages for 60 Year Olds

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.”

- Robert Browning

“A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”

- Chinese Proverb

"I love getting older. What you lose in looks, you gain in wisdom. I might not be as physically beautiful on the outside today, but I'm much more beautiful on the inside."

- Delvene Delaney







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How do you write 60th birthday wishes?

The best 60th birthday wishes do what every birthday message should do for anybody celebrating a milestone birthday: it should  make the birthday girl or boy feel better about getting older. This may call for some humor or lots of inspiration. The route you take is, of course, up to you.

60th birthday wishes mark a major milestone — turning 60. You should really honor this occasion with 60th birthday messages that celebrate everything wonderful about 60 year olds.

When my brother turned 60, he told me that he felt "old" for the first time in his life. If your loved one feels this way, should you bypass this emotion with a simple birthday greeting? No.

You send your loved ones 60th birthday wishes that lift their spirits. This requires serious humor and/or inspiration. The choice, of course, is up to you, based on what you think is the best route for the birthday girl or boy.

When people turn 60, their reaction can be positive or negative. Don't automatically assume that everyone dreads the big 6-0. For many people, it's tough — since they think it's the start of the last quarter of their life. That realization can easily make a person feel and act old, which has an impact on the type of 60th birthday wishes you should choose to write.

In other words, the reaction of the birthday girl or boy depends, as always, on their temperament and outlook. For this reason, writing "perfect" 60th birthday wishes may seem a tad daunting. Here are a few tips:

  • For birthday boys and girls who feel old at 60, inspirational 60th birthday wishes are the best way to lift their spirits.
  • For birthday gals and guys down on their luck, sentimental 60th birthday wishes are the perfect way to show them that they matter to you.
  • For hard-to-please loved ones (whether it's their 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th birthday), "happy" 60th birthday wishes are the safest route to take.

Of course, not all 60 year olds are created equal. For many, the 60s are the best time of all because they feel young at heart, yet are fortunately unburdened by the trappings of youth and may even have the resources to live their life-long dreams.

For this positive crowd, write any type of 60th birthday wishes, since any birthday greeting will just make these people appreciate their lives even more. If you want to pinpoint what's right for these 60 year olds, you need only look at their personalities:

  • For clever or cultured 60 year olds, write clever or cool 60th birthday wishes.
  • For sentimental 60 year olds, write sentimental or happy 60th birthday wishes.
  • For charismatic or "Type A" 60 year olds, try inspirational 60th birthday wishes.
  • For your 60 year old with a great sense of humor, funny 60th birthday wishes will do the trick.

Bottom line: The type of 60th birthday wishes you choose to write depends more on the birthday boy or girl than what you want to say. To get started, choose the option above that comes closest to his or her personality and/or attitude about life...and go from there.


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