Birthday Quotes

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Happy, happy, happy birthday wishes for my Dad!

This is for you, Dad! When I'm bad, you love me. When I'm good, you love me. No matter what I do, you love me. I'm so lucky to have a father who loves me unconditionally. Dad, you're one in a million. No, one in a trillion. You're one of a kind. The best kind. Happy birthday to the best father anywhere. Hope you liked these loving birthday wishes. Here's to the most incredible Dad!

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Happy, happy, happy birthday wishes for my Mom! 
Happy birthday, Mom! Here's a special birthday poem for you... Even when I'm hanging by a thread. And I don't want to let go at all. I can still release my grip to fate. Because I know you will catch my fall. Even when I'm walking on thin ice. And there's simply nowhere to run. You take me to kinder, higher ground. Where brave souls and wild hearts are one. Even when I need to stand my ground. And I only have one leg to stand on. I lean on you for strength and faith. Braving the struggle until it's gone. Even when my cup has runneth over. And I cannot take another drop. You gladly give me your own glass. Infused with love and filled to the top. Happy birthday, Mom! Hope you enjoyed this poem. You're an amazing mom. I love you.

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Happy, happy, happy birthday to my best friend!
You're my very best friend for life, forever.
Everything we do, we do together...from sunrise to sunset.
And everywhere in between! 
May we always be friends. 
Happy, happy, happy birthday to my best friend. You make everything in life better.

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Happy, happy, happy birthday to my son! 
I wish you saw what I can see. I see a heart so full of love. I see eyes so hopeful and wise. And I know what you're made of. I wish you saw what I can see. I see promise a mile long. I see unvisited, distant strength. And I know in you travels a song. I wish you saw what I can see. I see it's not yet real for you. But I see what I see as your fate. And I know one day you'll see it too. 

Happy birthday, my son. 
I know who you are...and you're amazing!

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Happy, happy, happy birthday to my darling daughter!
Here's a beautiful poem just for you...
You live for the chase, Keen to run all day long. Free from the thought of rest. You know you can do no wrong. You savor each step of the way. Bending to each twist and turn. Your head's deep in the game. You can feel your spirit burn. Even close to the finish line. Still fierce enough to win the race. Your heart's set on running. You live for the chase.

Happy birthday, sweet angel! Hope you loved your poem! Keep chasing your bliss!

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Happy, happy, happy birthday to my love!
This special birthday poem is for you...
It was a spark at first, A glow I couldn't see. It flickered in my heart. This crazy love in me. It soon became a fire. A fierce flame so carefree. Scorching my deep heartache. This crazy love in me. Now a blaze of sunshine. A beam of warmth so true. A slow, searing, kind burn. This crazy love is you.

Happy birthday, sweetheart! Hope you loved this poem, as much as I love you. And that's with all the fire in my heart.

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Funny Birthday Quotes

Be proud you're an eye-rolling woman. 

"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."

Jim Carrey

Your significant other needs you, much more than he realizes. 

Happy birthday!

You are an unique soul.

"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."

Margaret Mead

Here's to being one-of-a-kind all together. 

Happy birthday!

Yes, laughter is healthy and contagious. But remember...

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."

Anthony Burgess

I think that this means you need to be much, much funnier.

Happy birthday!

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This is good advice. 

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."

Mark Twain

Indeed, balance is good for your physical and mental health. 

Happy birthday!

There's no law against being too happy on your special day.

"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy."

Benjamin Franklin

Let's celebrate until we can't wipe our smiles off our faces! 

Happy birthday!

I think you made it.

"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

Lily Tomlin

You're somebody to me.

Happy birthday!

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Is this true? 

"There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments."

Chris Rock

Hey beautiful, let's dine out on your special day. 

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!

"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."

Ron White

Let's make your birthday party epic, my vodka friend!

In my defense...

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."

Don Marquis

A very belated "Happy birthday" to you!


I will keep the following in mind as I write you your birthday wish. 

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."

Abraham Lincoln

You've never looked more beautiful than you do today! 

Happy birthday!

This is so true!

"Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity."

Thor Heyerdahl

Keep everything simple on your special day...and all your tomorrows. It's, well, easier. 

Happy birthday!

If, at first, you don't succeed, remember these words...

"Only the mediocre are always at their best."

~ Jean Giraudoux

Try harder! 

Happy birthday!

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How true is this quote? 

"To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies."

~ Lionel Blue

There's something to be said about growing older. Let's enjoy it! 

Happy birthday!

I think this is what is meant by "senior moments."

"As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two."

~ Norman Wisdom

I'm so glad we're seniors together. Misery loves company! 

Happy birthday!

You would think that youth and beauty go hand in hand from this quote:

"Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30."

~ Robert Frost

Of course, as any woman knows, the quote should read "a woman of 29," since no woman in her right mind would admit to turning 30.
Happy birthday!


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Sentimental Birthday Quotes

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Words have the power to cure.

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." 

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Always know, even if I'm not here, you are one of the most important people in my life. I love you dearly.

Happy birthday!

You are a special woman.

"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."

Anne Roiphe

You are that and always.

Happy birthday!

You are special.

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."

Leo Buscaglia

You are that friend to me.

Happy birthday!


I love you...

"I love everything that’s old — old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine."

~ Oliver Goldsmith

And growing older with you. Happy birthday!

You can always trust the dictionary.

"Friend — a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection and loyalty."

~ Collins English Dictionary

You are, indeed, my truest friend. Happy birthday!

We've always been wonderfully on the same wavelength.

"There's something beautiful about finding one's innermost thoughts in another."

~ Oliver Schreiner

You know what they say: great minds think alike. Happy birthday!

You really must put the past behind you.

"Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come."

~ Lucy Larcom

Yes, the future has so many possibilities. Happy birthday!

I agree with Jonathan Swift.

"May you live all the days of your life."

~ Jonathan Swift

May you live your life to the fullest...every day. Happy birthday!

Growing older is not so bad.

"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be!"

~ Robert Browning

As long as I'm with you, everything will be just perfect. Happy birthday!

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You light up my life every day.

"Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful."

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

May your smile grow ever wider with joy, year after year. Happy birthday.

Truer words have never been written.

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams."

~ Oprah Winfrey

Let's get started now! Happy birthday.

Get ready for your birthday hug.

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."

~ Audrey Hepburn

Happy birthday!

The choice is clear to you and me.

"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."

~ Charles Kuralt

Now let's spread some of ours around. Happy birthday.

Here's the key to happiness.

"Children are the keys of paradise."

~Eric Hoffer

Let's make some new birthdays. Happy birthday.

Never rest on your laurels.

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best."

~ St. Jerome

Always reach for the best. Happy birthday.


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Cute Birthday Quotes

Today, 50 is the new 35.

"To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."

 ~ Bernard M. Baruch

Happy 35th birthday for the 15th time.

This is definitely your special day.

"There are 364 days when you might get unbirthday presents…and only one for birthday presents, you know."

 ~ Lewis Carroll

Happy un-unbirthday!

To be young at heart takes the type of wisdom that only comes with age.

"It takes a long time to grow young."

~ Pablo Picasso

You are, by far, the youngest person at heart I know. Happy birthday!

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I love the sound of your voice.

"There are lots of people who can call you by your name but there is only one person who can make it sound so special."

~ Kim Jarabelo

That's because you're special. Happy birthday!

You are special.

"Nothing compares to you."

– Prince

You are my sun, my moon and my stars, all in one beautifully unique package. Happy birthday!

I want to be the first and last person you see every day.

"I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye."

~ Unknown

Especially on special day. Happy birthday!

Yes, it's sad that your special day comes only once a year. But...

"Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened."

~ Dr. Seuss

Every birthday is a miracle. Happy birthday!

You never know what's around the corner.

"Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly."

~ Barbara Haines Howett

You're about to fly. Happy birthday!

Life can sometimes be a zero-sum game.

"For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be happy, especially on your birthday!


Inspirational Birthday Quotes

Inspirational quotes are probably the best birthday quotes to share with loved ones on their birthday. Who can deny a little bit of inspiration on their birthday? Not me. Not anyone. Indeed, your positive thoughts are best served as famous birthday quotes filled with enough love to show your friends and family you truly care about them.

Take one step at a time.

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."

~ Napoleon Hill

Take one day at a time, especially on your special day. Happy birthday!

Happiness is only a flower away!

"The most simple things can bring the most happiness."

~ Izabella Scorupco

It's definitely the little things in life that truly matter. Happy birthday!

Don't be afraid. Let hope float!

"Hope is the only thing stronger than fear."

~ Suzanne Collins

Let's hope for the best and, of course, the happiest of birthdays for you.

Birthday Quotes: Famous Birthday Messages

Let's play today!

"Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."

~ Guillaume Apollinaire

Let's just be happy. Happy birthday!

Accept self-love, wherever you can get it.

"We accept the love we think we deserve."

~ Stephen Chbosky

I love you. Happy birthday!

You have everything: family, love, care, support, respect and joy.

"The poorest man is he whose only wealth is money."

~ Unknown

Don't be one of those. Happy birthday!


You're the greatest gift in my life.

"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."

 ~ Brian Tracy

Your gift is that you never skimp on your love or acceptance. Happy birthday!

This is what Dylan means by "get a life."

"He not busy being born is busy dying."

~ Bob Dylan

Enjoy every moment of your birthday and life!

I just love that you're always excited about life.

"If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm."

 ~ Bruce Barton

That's my gift to you. I love you. Happy birthday! Happy life!

A personal example

84th birthday wishes wrapped around one of my favorite birthday quotes of all time...for my mother 

Birthday Quotes: Famous Birthday Messages

Mom, on your 84th birthday, I wish all the things everyone who loves and knows you wishes for you (long life, good health, happiness, contentment, optimism, drive, passion, you name it) but I would also like to thank you for all the love, caring and joy you've brought into my life and the lives of Joyce, Shaun and Danna. Most of all, I want to thank you for showing me, through your relentless joy, wonder and passion, what the Samuel Taylor Coleridge quote below truly means and, doubly so, for encouraging me, through the sunny days and storms of my life, to hold fast to its message and live it every moment I can, and do everything I can to spread its joy and wonder to the lives of everyone I hold dear:

"What if you slept, 

And what if, In your sleep, you dreamed,

And what if, In your dream, you went to heaven, 

And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower, 

And what if, when you awoke, you had that flower in you hand, 

Ah, what then?"

Mom, you inspire. You inspire me to ask "what then" to life's possibilities. You inspire everyone you touch. You inspire the uninspired. You inspire us to see the joy of life, not the joylessness of life's struggles. You inspire us to laugh at life's cruel jokes. You inspire us to fall down and get back up again. Even in the depths of your miserable illness, you've gone beyond yourself to remind us that we're on a precious journey to parts unknown, and the destination will be beautiful, no matter where we end up. Love you. 




Clever Birthday Quotes

Sometimes, clever birthday quotes are the way to go, especially for someone with a high I.Q. and great wit. Wish him or her "happy birthday" with a wonderful turn of phrase and thousands of other brainy words.

Everybody wants to be happy, and not sad, but...

"You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."

~ Jonathan Safran Foer

Let's wing it on your birthday and see what happens. I bet we'll have a great time. Happy birthday!

You can have success and happiness. It's possible...

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." 

~ W.P. Kinsella

Happy birthday! May you have all the success and happiness to want and get for the rest of your life, starting with your special day!

Toxic people alert! Toxic people alert! 

"Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny." 

~ Steve Maraboli

Happy birthday! May you only know and love kindred souls.

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The success will come, in a way you never guessed.

"Try not to become a man [woman] of success. Rather become a man [woman] of value." 

~ Albert Einstein

Your values make you what you are today...a success in everybody's eyes, especially mine. Happy birthday!

You are a unique soul. Flaunt it!

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." 

~ Herman Melville

Be original. Be yourself, because you're exceptional in every way. Happy birthday!

Fear is neither bad or good. It's what we do with fear that defines it and defines us.

"Do one thing every day that scares you."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Let fear take you to a whole new level, every day and, above all, on your special day. Happy birthday!

Sometimes, people just don't accept the fact we seniors can be younger at heart.

"This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday... I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me - Homeland Security."

 ~ Art Buchwald

I just want you to know that I'm secure in the knowledge that you're getting younger every year. 
Happy birthday!  

From one busy person to another, I think you'll appreciate my gift for you.

"Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time."

 ~ Doug Coupland

Yes, I got you a gift card (but to your favorite store). Happy birthday!

This proves that age is an illusion.

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"

 ~ Satchel Paige

See, age doesn't matter. 
Happy birthday!


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Romantic Birthday Quotes

For your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, there's nothing like famous romantic birthday quotes to set the right mood for his or her birthday. Let the romance begin! Pick one of the romantic birthday quotes below.

We are a true love story.

"True love stories never have endings."

~ Richard Bach

Our love will never end. Happy birthday!

This is sage advice for lovers.

"Maybe you don't need the whole world to love you...Maybe you just need one person."

~ Kermit the Frog

I love you madly. Happy birthday!

You know where to find the right spot every time.

"There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy: her heart."

— Melanie Griffith (in Milk Money)

You touch me deeply. Happy birthday!

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I love you 360 degrees.

"I have a crush on your mind. I fell for your personality. Your looks are just a bonus."

~ The Notebook

You're the whole package. I love you. Happy birthday!

Your smile is beautiful, just like you. And...

"I like it when you smile. But I LOVE it when I'm the reason."

~ Unknown

Let me always be the reason, day and night. Happy birthday!

You're too special for words, but I will try...

"Sometimes I wish I had never met you, because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there."

~ Good Will Hunting

Happy birthday, my special someone.

Every year, there's one special day.

"It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me."

 ~ Ellen Glasgow

I will never forget your birthday. You're just too special. Happy birthday, lover!

Let's celebrate your birthday with everything our love brings.

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

~ Plautus

And let's celebrate like there are no unbirthdays! Happy birthday, sweetheart!

Live every day like it's your birthday!

"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

With you, life is one big celebration. This is how I feel every day...and I wanted you to know my feelings about you on your special day. Happy birthday, my love! 


Cool Birthday Quotes

Some of your loved ones just love "cool" things on their birthday. For them, send one of my cool birthday quotes. That should keep them "cool" for awhile.

"Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely." 

― Roy T. Bennett

"There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it." 

― Judith McNaught

This is the right attitude to have, especially on your birthday.

"Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them." 

― Steve Maraboli

Happy birthday! May all your problems be small and resolved.

Birthday Quotes: Famous Birthday Messages

"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." 

― Mary Oliver

"You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed." 

― John Irving

"Let's try and avoid death in small doses, reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing."

― Martha Medeiros

I guess I'm more important than I thought.

"Your children need your presence more than your presents."

~ Jesse Jackson

You should be happy I'm around on your birthdays (even if I always embarrass you in front of your friends)!

Age is for bean counters.

"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time."

~ Jean Paul

Just enjoy your birthday and your time on Earth.

There's no need to be afraid.

"The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity."

~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Have faith! And celebrate each birthday and every day!


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Happy Birthday Quotes

For any type of person, you can't go wrong with "happy" birthday quotes, the most universal of birthday messages. Spread some happy today!

You have all the ingredients to be happy right in your head...

"Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be."

~ Abraham Lincoln

Aim for a happy life, starting with this birthday! 

If it all comes down to how you look at what you're doing...

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." 

~ Marthe Troly-Curtin

Let's waste time together and have a great time on your special day.

This is what matters in life...

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

~ John Lennon

As your friend, I think we should keep making those smiles together. Happy birthday!

This is a good recipe for happiness...

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." 

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Let's eat all the birthday cake and ice cream we can to make your birthday a total celebration!

So true..

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."

~ Tom Bodett

You have all three, so you're obligated to have a wonderful special day! Happy birthday!

This is what I've always said...

"Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination." 

~ Mark Twain

Let's get insane, so we can celebrate your birthday in total joy.

I have a special gift for you.

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person — he believed in me."

~ Jim Valvano

And I want to give this gift to you. I believe in you. It's so easy. I'm so proud of you. Happy birthday!

Birthdays are special for many reasons, especially one...

"Most of us can remember a time when a birthday — especially if it was one's own — brightened the world as if a second sun has risen."

~ Robert Staughton Lynd

You bring so much light into everyone's world. May you have the insight to see the beauty of your inner light. 

Yes, birthdays are in the eyes of the beholder.

"When I was little, I thought, isn't it nice that everybody celebrates on my birthday? Because it's July 4th."

~ Gloria Stuart

Your birthday is special because it's yours. Enjoy your birthday like it's the 4th of July! 


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