Birthday Quotes

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Clever Birthday Quotes
Famous Clever Quotes for Birthdays

Sometimes, clever birthday quotes with a brilliant turn of phrase are the way to go, especially with someone who has a high I.Q. To get started, choose from clever birthday quotes right below.

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

- Jonathan Safran Foer

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

- W.P. Kinsella

"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

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

- Albert Einstein

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

- Herman Melville

"Do one thing every day that scares you."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"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

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

 - Doug Coupland

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

 - Satchel Paige

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"Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

- Robert Kennedy

"The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them."

- George R.R. Martin

"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

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"Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists."   

- Cornel West

"Patience and tenacity are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness." 

- Thomas Huxley

"When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on."    

- Theodore Roosevelt

"If we only knew how many times our seemingly clever comment cut straight into the heart of the person with whom we have just spoken, it is we who would bleed."

- Guy Finley

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." 

- Naguib Mahfouz

"I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious."

- Albert Einstein

"Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness."

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

"A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible."

- William Makepeace Thackeray

"Be aware. Be curious. Be clever. Innovation is something to be reckoned with."

- Daniel C. Tomas

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"Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless."

- Maxime Lagacé

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not."

- André Gide

"Behind every clever man is an even cleverer woman."

- Matshona Dhliwayo

"There is a world of difference between being clever and being right."

- Ian Driscoll

“What I stand for is what I stand on.” 

- Wendell Berry

“There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.” 

- Thomas Mann

"Small steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest step of your life."

- Anonymous

"It's the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be."

- Gilbert Parker

"Those who realize their folly are not true fools."

- Zhuangzi

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"To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it."

- George Bernard Shaw

"It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life."

- Elizabeth Kenny

"A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds."

- Percy Ross

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground."

- Theodore Roosevelt

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."

- Calvin Coolridge

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

- Albert Einstein

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."

C. S. Lewis

"One day or day one. It's your decision."

- Anonymous

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

- Roald Dahl


Cool Birthday Quotes
Famous Cool Quotes for Birthdays

Some of your loved ones may love "cool" things on their birthday and may just want to read famously "hip" prose from "hip" thinkers. If so, pick your favorites from the cool birthday quotes right below.

"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

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

- Steve Maraboli

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"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

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

- Jesse Jackson

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

- Jean Paul

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

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will."

- Norman Vincent Peale

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

- Albert Einstein

"Don't go through life, GROW through life."

- Eric Butterworth

 "You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."

- Henry Drummond

"The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life."

- William James

"Sometimes I wonder if we live life by reliving life, rather than by living life."

- Ann Landers

"The noble-minded are calm and steady. Little people are forever fussing and fretting."

- Confucius

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."

- Langston Hughes

"Happiness is not a goal. It is a by-product."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

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"Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route."

- Albert Camus

"Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life."

- Thomas Jefferson

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."

- Pablo Picasso

"One life, a little gleam of time between two eternities."

- Thomas Carlyle

"There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"The day a person becomes a cynic is the day he loses his youth."

- Marvin D. Levy

"Govern a family as you would cook a small fish : very gently."

- Chinese Proverbs 

 "Same old slippers, same old rice, same old glimpse of paradise."

- William James Lampton

"Pass the test of being grateful for the small things and big things will be released in your life."

- Joel Osteen

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"Forget the failures. Keep the lessons."

- Dalai Lama

"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be."

- Maya Angelou 

"The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it."

- Chinese Proverb

"The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."

- Walter Bagehot

"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."

- Charles Kettering 

"Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Try walking forward while looking over your shoulder and see how far you get. The same goes for life. Look forward."

- Martin Henderson

"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity."

- Albert Einstein

"Sometimes one day changes everything. Sometimes years change nothing."

- Irish Proverb

"Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs but move on."

- Paulo Coelho

 "Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence."

- Vince Lombardi

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."

- Gandhi

"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."

- Ray Kroc 

"Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise."

- Frank Ocean

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"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm." 

- Audrey Hepburn

"The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake."

- Nelson Boswell

"Don't compare yourself with anyone else in the world. If you do so you are insulting yourself."

- Bill Gates 

"Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old."

- Eschylus

"I read somewhere that if you pray for rain, don't complain about the mud."

- Hyacinth Mottley 

"The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unread as a list of the hundred best books."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little bit more."

- Jules Renard

 "Life is the sum of all your choices."

- Albert Camus

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."

- Anonymous

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Cute Birthday Quotes
Famous Cute Quotes for Birthdays

Cute birthday quotes are ideal for birthday gals and guys who would probably like just a hint of whimsy in their birthday messages. If your loved ones like this style of poetry, select from the cute birthday quotes right below.

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

- Bernard Baruch

"A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones."

- Cher

"It takes a long time to grow young."

- Pablo Picasso

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"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

"We girls, we're tough, darling. Soft on the outside but, deep down, we're tough."

- Kristen Ashley

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

- Unknown

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"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

- Dr. Seuss

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

- Barbara Haines Howett

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."

 - Coco Chanel

"Don't try to be what you're not. If you're nervous, be nervous. If you're shy, be shy. It's cute."

Adriana Lima

"The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in."

 - Paris Hilton

"You’re a beautiful girl, and you can do anything you want in life."

 - Jeanine Pirro

"Cute is when a person’s personality shines through their looks.”

- Natalie Portman

“Life is like music. It must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.”

- Samuel Butler

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“A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.”

- Marilyn Monroe

“Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world.”

- Bette Midler

“Men who don’t like girls with brains, don’t like girls.”

- Mignon McLaughlin

“Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people.”

- Dita Von Teese

“Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.”

- Paris Hilton

“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.”

- Marilyn Monroe

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“A real girl isn’t perfect and a perfect girl isn’t real.”

- Harry Styles

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

- Abraham Lincoln

“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.”

- Marilyn Monroe

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

- Confucius

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.”

- Anthony J. D’angelo

“There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart.”

- Melanie Griffith

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.”

- Danny Kaye

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy. It’s all that matters.”

- Audrey Hepburn

"If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get It.”

- W. Somerset Maugham


Funny Birthday Quotes
Famous Funny Quotes for Birthdays

The best time to use funny birthday quotes to say "Happy Birthday" is well, always, if the birthday guy or gal has a sense of humor, In other words, when he or she can easily laugh at themselves and won't be offended by any type of joke, use funny birthday quotes to tickle their funny bone. Choose from the funny birthday quotes below.

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

Jim Carrey

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

Margaret Mead

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

- Anthony Burgess

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"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

- Jack Benny

"Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you."

- Joey Adams

"My one regret in life is that I am not someone else."

- Woody Allen

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"What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise."

- Jerome K. Jerome

"Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving."

- Erma Bombeck

"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything."

- Oscar Wilde

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"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."

- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature."

- Harold Coffin

"Adults are obsolete children."

- Dr. Seuss

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"The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks."

- Randall Jarrell

“I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.”

- George Carlin

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.”

- Gertrude Stein

“Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.”

- Groucho Marx

"Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying."

- Ronald Reagan

"A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright."

- Lucille Ball

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"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the Ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package."

- Keanu Reeves

"A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward."

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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"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

"I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me."

- Stephen Fry

"At my age flowers scare me."

- George Burns

"Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine."

- Joan Collins

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

- Lucille Ball

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."

- Robert Frost

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"Old age isn't a battle. Old age is a massacre."

- Philip Roth

"Inflation is when you pay $15 for the $10  haircut you used to get for $5 when you had hair."

- Sam Ewing

"Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope."

- George Burns

"Retirement at 65 is ridiculous. When I was 65, I still had pimples."

- George Burns

"Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else."

- Will Rogers

"I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met."

- Herb Caen

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"I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink."

- Joe E. Lewis

"If at first you don't succeed... so much for skydiving."

- Henny Youngman

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

- Lily Tomlin

"If you live to be 100, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age."

- George Burns

"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."

- Ogden Nash

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

- Tom Stoppard

"Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you."

- Bennett Cerf

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her."

- Agatha Christie

"Now is the age of anxiety."

- W. H. Auden

"My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s."

- Warren Beatty

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."

- Theodore Roosevelt

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

- Margaret Mead

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

- Elbert Hubbard

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

- Steve Martin

"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."

- Lana Turner

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"Instant gratification takes too long."

- Carrie Fisher

"I can resist everything except temptation."

- Oscar Wilde

"If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late."

- Henny Youngman

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."

- Isaac Asimov

"Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth."

- Mason Cooley

"Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age."

- Gore Vidal

"A woman telling her true age is like a buyer confiding his final price to an Armenian rug dealer."

- Mignon McLaughlin

"Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age."

- William Feather

"As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer."

- Robert Quillen

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."

- Tom Wilson

"Soon, I'm going to meet somebody around my own age, and she's going to be smart and beautiful, and I'm going to date her daughter."

- Bob Saget

“The road to success is always under construction.”

- Lily Tomlin

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"Forty is the old age of youth. Fifty is the youth of old age."

- Hosea Ballou

"I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved."

- Rose Kennedy

“Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.”

- Laurence J. Peter

"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

- Mark Twain

“A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.”

- Laurence J. Peter

"We are all born mad. Some remain so."

- Samuel Beckett

"Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them."

- P. G. Wodehouse

"If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster."

- Clint Eastwood

“If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.”

- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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"There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory."

- Josh Billings

“Life is hard. It’s harder if you’re stupid.”

- John Wayne

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

- Dale Carnegie

“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.”

- Helen Rowland

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”

- Dorothy Parker

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

- Dalai Lama

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“To err is human. To admit it, superhuman.”

- Doug Larson

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.”

- Charles M. Schulz

“By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”

- Charles Wadsworth

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts."

- Samuel Johnson

“I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.”

- Arthur C. Clark

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

- A. A. Milne

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“Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.”

- Bob Thaves

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

- Bernard Baruch

“If there is anything the non-conformist hates worse than a conformist, it’s another non-conformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.”

- Bill Vaughan

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“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.”

- George Burns

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.”

- Earl Wilson

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

- George Burns

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“You’re only as good as your last haircut.”

- Fran Lebowitz

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”

- Douglas Adams

“We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.”

- George Bernard Shaw

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

Mark Twain

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

- Lily Tomlin

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

Chris Rock

"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

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

- Don Marquis

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Thor Heyerdahl

"Only the mediocre are always at their best."

- Jean Giraudoux

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"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

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

- Norman Wisdom

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

- Robert Frost

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Happy Birthday Quotes
Famous Happy Quotes for Birthdays

For all your special someones, you can't go wrong with "happy" birthday quotes, the most universal of all birthday messages. These birthday quotes have the power to make anybody's special day extraordinary. If this is what you want for your loved ones, pick from the happy birthday quotes below.

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

- Abraham Lincoln

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." 

- Marthe Troly-Curtin

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

- John Lennon

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

- J.R.R. Tolkien

"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

"Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination." 

- Mark Twain

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

- Jim Valvano

"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

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

- Gloria Stuart

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“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” 

- Bertrand Russell

“I've got nothing to do today but smile.” 

- Simon and Garfunkel

“Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will evade you. But if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.”

- Henry David Thoreau

"You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” 

- Elizabeth Gilbert

“For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” 

- Dale Carnegie

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“There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” 

- Stephen Chbosky

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

- J.R.R. Tolkien

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” 

- Marcel Proust

“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” 

- Chuck Palahniuk

“Take responsibility of your own happiness. Never put it in other people’s hands.” 

- Roy T. Bennett

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” 

- Charles M. Schulz

“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” 

- Jonathan Safran Foer

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” 

- Mahatma Gandhi

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.” 

- Jane Austen

“I'd far rather be happy than right any day.” 

- Douglas Adams

“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” 

- Guillaume Apollinaire

"Happiness is not doing fun things. Happiness is doing meaningful things."

- Maxime Lagacé

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."

- Mahatma Gandhi

"Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour."

- Walt Whitman

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” 

- Robert Frost

"If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more."

- Roy T. Bennett 

"The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up."

- Mark Twain

"People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy."

- Anton Chekhov

"Enjoy it. Because it’s happening."

- Stephen Chbosky

"Today is life , the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto."

- Dale Carnegie

“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” 

- Ayn Rand

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"Happiness is a direction, not a place."

- Sydney J. Harris

"Being happy is not the only happiness."

- Alice Walker

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."

- Andrew Carnegie

"The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness."

- William Saroyan

"You can only have bliss if you don’t chase it."

- Henepola Gunaratana 

“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” 

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

"What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner."

- Colette

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

- Dalai Lama

"Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness."

- Steve Maraboli

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"Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness."

- Frank Tyger

"Doing what you were born to do… That’s the way to be happy."

- Agnes Martin

"Whoever is happy will make others happy."

- Anne Frank

"The greatest secret to happiness and peace is letting every life situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be. Then, make the very best of it."

- Thibaut

“I'm happy. Which often looks like crazy.” 

- David Henry Hwang

"Constant happiness is curiosity."

- Alice Munro


Inspirational Birthday Quotes
Famous Inspirational Quotes for Birthdays

Inspirational birthday 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. If the birthday gal or guy needs some inspiration on his or her birthday, be sure to pick from the birthday quotes below.

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

- Napoleon Hill

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

- Izabella Scorupco

"Hope is the only thing stronger than fear."

- Suzanne Collins

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

- Guillaume Apollinaire

"We accept the love we think we deserve."

- Stephen Chbosky

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

- Unknown

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"The most inspiring piece of advice I've gotten is simply to persevere. My mom taught me to always keep going no matter what from an early age. When it feels too difficult to push forward, I always remind myself, 'This too shall pass,' and then I redouble my efforts."

- Liya Kebede

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm."

- Aldous Huxley

"Being confident is the key to life. Don't be afraid to be you! I'm super different from a lot of kids my age with style and personality, and I'm OK with it. And if you are OK with it, everyone else will be, too. Just be yourself. "

- Leo Howard

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"There's a vintage which comes with age and experience."

- Jon Bon Jovi

"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age."

- Victor Hugo

"I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless."

- James Broughton

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"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative."

- Maurice Chevalier

"Old age and the passage of time teach all things."

- Sophocles

"Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks."

- Thomas Browne

"With each year I experience, I become more relaxed. I know now what is important to listen to and what to ignore. You only get that with age."

- Caster Semenya

"At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30, the wit; and at 40, the judgment. "

- Benjamin Franklin

"Age is relative. Experience is relative. And I think often intensity is confused with maturity."

- Laura Marling

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"I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!"

- Tina Turner

"You don't stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing."

- Maurice Chevalier

"If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles - you're lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you're brother and sister. That's what intimacy is, if you're with your soulmate. "

- Cate Blanchett

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"Old age is not a disease. It is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses."

- Maggie Kuhn

"A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality."

- Pindar

"For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress. And as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them, our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives."

- Billy Graham

"Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."

- Francis Bacon

"Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization."

- Bo Bennett

"A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy."

- Abhishek Bachchan

"Age is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years."

- Martha Graham

"What youth deemed crystal, age finds out was dew."

- Robert Browning

"The stars shall fade away, the sun himself grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, but thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, unhurt amidst the wars of elements, the wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds."

- Joseph Addison

"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."

- Theodore Roosevelt

"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."

- W. Somerset Maugham

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"Those who love deeply never grow old."

- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator."

- Confucius

"Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

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"Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed."

- Ezra Taft Benson

"I think it's nice to age gracefully. Okay, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It's a fair exchange."

- Cherie Lunghi

"I've never been particularly aware of my age. It's like being on a bicycle. I just put my foot down and keep going."

- Angela Lansbury

"When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all."

- Billy Graham

"For me, love is endless, and love has no age limit."

- Khalid

"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."

- J. K. Rowling

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"A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world."

- Maurice Chevalier

"We are always the same age inside."

- Gertrude Stein

"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

"Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul."

- Epicurus

"Age does not make us childish, as some say. It finds us true children."

- James Anthony Froude

"I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe."

- Alice Walker

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"The finest lesson I've learned with age is that all I need is a small team of comrades who inspire me, try not to judge me, and remind me when I'm judging myself."

- Lake Bell

"There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability."

- Sharron Angle

"Smile from your heart. Nothing is more beautiful than a woman who is happy to be herself."

- Kubra Sait

"Mindfulness can help people of any age. That's because we become what we think."

- Goldie Hawn

"Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future. Contemplate your physical self and all its possessions, and practice laughing peacefully at it all. "

- Wayne Dyer

"With age comes common sense and wisdom."

- Nas

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"I've always tried to do my very best, and I want to be the very best age, whatever age I am."

- Ann-Margret

"The golden age has not passed. It lies in the future."

- Paul Signac

"I'll tell you, there is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. I believe that success can happen at any time and at any age."

- Salma Hayek

"Live your life and forget your age."

- Jean Paul

"A good song is a good song whatever your age."

- Sophie Ellis-Bextor

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."

- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have."

- Cicely Tyson

"Minds ripen at very different ages."

- Stevie Wonder

"The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured."

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Don't allow old traditions to become permanent mental scripts for managing your life in the present. Reason: you will not be able to transform yourself to think differently and be better as you grow with age and maturity."

- Darren L Johnson

"I think that everybody needs four things in life. Everybody needs something to do regardless of age. Everybody needs someone to love. Everybody needs something to hope for, and, of course, everybody needs someone to believe in."

- Lou Holtz

"Just because you get to a certain number doesn't mean you have to roll up into a ball and wait for the grim reaper. We were put on this earth to do something! If you stop using your brain, at any age, it is going to stop working. It's like if you stop using your hand, it will atrophy. I think doing nothing is a curse."

- Iris Apfel

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"The most audacious thing I could possibly state in this day and age is that life is worth living. It's worth being bashed against. It's worth getting scarred by. It's worth pouring yourself over every one of its coals."

- Jeff Buckley

"I know not age, nor weariness, nor defeat."

- Rose Kennedy

"Don't program yourself to break down as you age with thoughts that decline is inevitable. Time may be passing for our bodies, but because they house our ageless souls, we never need to see ourselves as old and infirm."

- Wayne Dyer

"People say that when you get to a certain age that you start to mellow. I have no idea what these people are talking about."

- Rita Moreno

"Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something."

- Carolina Herrera

"If you dedicate yourself to something, you can achieve it. It's simple, but it's true, and your age is just an excuse."

- Herschel Walker

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"I don't believe in giving in to old age."

- Leslie Bricusse

"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."

- George Burns

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age."

- Amos Bronson Alcott

"Old age is just a record of one's whole life."

- Muhammad Ali

"Age merely shows what children we remain."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind."

- William Wordsworth

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"To me, age doesn't make a difference in terms of how playful or fun life can be."

- Brit Morin

"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."

- Francis Bacon

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

- Lauren Bacall

"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

"I'm at peace with myself and where I am. In the past, I was always looking to see how everybody else was doing. I wasn't competitive, I was comparative. I just wanted to be where everybody else was. Now I've gotten to an age when I am not comparing anymore."

- Courteney Cox

"The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like."

- Cilla Black

"I remember myself, age five, sitting on a porch overlooking a very muddy road. The day was rainy. I was wearing rubber boots, yellow - no, not yellow, green - and for all I know, I'm still there."

- Joseph Brodsky

"No man is ever old enough to know better."

- Holbrook Jackson

"To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love."

- Alan Bleasdale

"I don't feel my age. I feel young every day."

- Jennifer Aniston

"Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine."

- Karen Blixen

"Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day."

- Donald G. Mitchell

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"Age is how we determine how valuable you are."

- Jane Elliot

"Age is so immaterial. Isn't this all just the blink of an eyelash?"

- Katharine Ross

"When you start being enthusiastic about whatever it is you like, that is the golden age for you."

- Michael Winterbottom

"Down through the ages, there has always been the spiritual path. It's been passed on —  it always will be —  and if anybody ever wants it in any age, it's always there."

- George Harrison

"Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone."

- John Dryden

"For me, your real age is not the age on your ID. That's just a date when you were born."

- Jose Mourinho

"For me, your real age is not the age on your ID. That's just a date when you were born."

- Jose Mourinho

"I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude. "

- Yani Tseng

"Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset."

- Ileana D'Cruz

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

 - Brian Tracy

"He not busy being born is busy dying."

- Bob Dylan

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

 - Bruce Barton


Romantic Birthday Quotes
Famous Romantic Quotes for Birthdays

For your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, there's nothing like famous romantic birthday quotes to set the right mood. If romance is on your lover's mind, don't miss the chance to make the right impression with the romantic birthday quotes below.

"True love stories never have endings."

- Richard Bach

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

- Kermit the Frog

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

John Mattson

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

- Nicholas Sparks

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

- Unknown

"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."

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

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

 - Ellen Glasgow

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

- Plautus

"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

"I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.” 

- Cassandra Clare

“My soul will find yours.” 

- Jude Deveraux

“In our time together, you claimed a special place in my heart, one I'll carry with me forever and that no one can ever replace.”

- Nicholas Sparks

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“If music be the food of love, play on.” 

- William Shakespeare

"True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.” 

- Nicholas Sparks

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” 

- Charles Dickens

“Come sleep with me: We won't make Love, Love will make us.”

- Julio Cortázar

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope."

- Jane Austen

I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.” 

- Shana Abe

“I honestly have no idea how to live without you.” 

- Stephenie Meyer

“If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you.” 

- Richelle Mead

“Thus with a kiss I die.” 

- William Shakespeare

“Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long. Good things come to those who wait.” 

- Jess C. Scott

“I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely... I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” 

- Nora Ephron

“Oh, no. Don't smile. You'll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.” 

- Tessa Dare

“If I die, I will wait for you, do you understand? No matter how long. I will watch from beyond to make sure you live every year you have to its fullest, and then we’ll have so much to talk about when I see you again.” 

- Jeaniene Frost

“I belong to my beloved, and my beloved is mine.” 

- Jamie McGuire

"Please don't look at me. If you don't, I can still turn away. And part of you thought: Look at me.” 

- Nicole Krauss

“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.” 

- E. A. Bucchianeri

“I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”

- Ian McEwan

“You're a hero and a gentleman, you're kind and honest, but more than that, you're the first man I ever truly loved. And no matter what the future brings, you always will be, and I know that my life is better for it.” 

- Nicholas Sparks

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“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”

- Margaret Mitchell

"I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”

- Nicholas Sparks

“You don’t take away my choices. You are my choice.” 

- Colleen Houck

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“I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire.”

- Philippa Gregory

“He is my world and my world is him and without him there is no world.” 

- Lauren Oliver

"I wish I knew how to quit you.”

- Annie Proulx

“I have tried to let you go and I cannot. I cannot stop thinking of you. I cannot stop dreaming about you.” 

- Erin Morgenstern

“I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.”

- A. S. Byatt

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

- Jane Austen

You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.”

- Arthur Conan Doyle

“My heart only ever had one thought, one want. One need. Despite all, in spite of all...All my heart has ever wanted is you.”

- Stephanie Laurens

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”

- William Shakespeare

“Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.”

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

“It has made me better loving you . It has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.”

- Henry James

"I would love to say that you make me weak in the knees but to be quite upfront and completely truthful you make my body forget it has knees at all.” 

- Tyler Knott Gregson

"Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”

- Charlotte Brontë

“You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.”

- Boris Pasternak

“He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest.”

- W.H. Auden

"You might not have been my first love, but you were the love that made all the other loves irrelevant”

- Rupi Kaur

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depths and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and idea grace.”

- William Shakespeare

"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”

- Elizabeth Gilbert

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"O, my luve’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June.”

- Robert Burns

"For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home."

- Stephanie Perkins

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

- John Greene

“I didn’t understand what was happening to me. And it was only when I began to feel actual, physical pain every time you left the room that it finally dawned on me: I was in love, for the first time in my life."

- Choderlos de Laclos

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

- Dr. Seuss

“You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.”

- Julie de Lespinasse


Sentimental Birthday Quotes
Famous Sentimental Quotes for Birthdays

What you and I consider sentimental may be total sap for somebody else. Pick your sentimental birthday quotes with some caution. Choose this style if you're pretty sure the birthday gal or guy will appreciate them as much as you do. If you're convinced that this is the right route to take, select from the sentimental birthday quotes below.

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

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Anne Roiphe

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

Leo Buscaglia

“I want to take all our best moments, put them in a jar, and take them out like cookies and savor each one of them forever.” 

- Crystal Woods

"I find the smell of a dish, or the way a certain spice is crushed, or just a quick look at the way something has been put on a plate, can pull me back to another place and time. I love those memories that seem so far away, yet you can hold them and carry them with you, even forget them, and then, with a single taste or hint or a smell, be chaperoned back to a beautiful moment.” 

- Tessa Kiros

“Fine things are reservoirs for the heart.” 

- Fennel Hudson

“True healing and empowerment is about opening your heart to love. This love that I speak of isn’t the warm, fuzzy or sentimental notion of love that most people believe in and propagate. Instead, this love is fierce, strong, and unconditionally accepting.” 

- Aletheia Luna

“No tongue can speak more sentimental than the eyes screaming for love!” 

- Mehmet Murat ildan

“My heart’s been empty since you left, but still I refuse to put up a vacancy sign. I’m just not ready for anybody else to move in yet.” 

- Ranata Suzuki

“Only little boys and old men sneer at love.” 

- Louis Auchincloss

"Delicious tears! They are the dew of the heart."

- Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Unhappy is who thinks in his childhood and only evokes memories of fear and sadness."

- H. P. Lovecraft

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"Who loves you well will make you cry."

- Spanish Proverb

"You cannot prevent the bird of sadness from flying over you, but you can prevent it from nesting in your hair."

- Chinese Proverb

"Happiness is sadness in reverse."

- Anonymous

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"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

- Emily Bronte

"Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me."

- Sarah Bernhardt

“Even before we met and long after we're both gone, my heart lives inside of yours. I'm forever and ever in love with you.” 

- Crystal Woods

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"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."

- David Viscott

"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold."

- Zelda Fitzgerald

"Does age matter? Time doesn't matter."

- Sandra Bullock

“Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less.” 

- Crystal Woods

"Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age."

- Lydia M. Child

“Time flies, whether you’re wasting it or not.”

- Crystal Woods

“When my hands can no longer make these hammers and strings play for you, my heart will always sing to you.” 

- Karen Quan

“Do you ever think of me when you look up at the moon and the stars? When you look into the horizon as the sun sets? We're looking at the same sun, and the stars may burn brighter where you are, but I can't see them, and they're still there. I spend nights trying to see the stars that you see, but I end up seeing you in the stars instead.” 

- Karen Quan

“If you assume that the new - and simply because it's new - is always to be better than the old, chances are you've never known anything valuable.” 

- Criss Jami

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“You don't have to live in anyone's shadow. Allow your unique characteristics to shine forth and Illuminate your way.” 

- Amaka Imani Nkosazana

“Sentiments, as I have found, can be harvested from places where our memories are fondest.” 

- Fennel Hudson

"There is only one happiness in this life: to love and be loved."

- George Sand

"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories."

- Honore de Balzac

 "Real living is living for others."

- Bruce Lee

 "I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me." 

- Humphrey Bogart

 "Love is so short, forgetting is so long."

- Pablo Neruda

"To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears."

- Octavio Paz

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." 

- Judy Garland

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry."

- William Shakespeare

"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches."

- Andy Warhol

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."

- Jack Layton

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."

- Abraham Lincoln

"I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love."

- William Blake

 "It is thought and feeling which guides the universe, not deeds." 

- Edgar Cayce

"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become." 

- Louis Pasteur

"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet."

- Denis Waitley

"I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past."

- Virginia Woolf

“Out of nowhere, I'm taken up in an unnameable ecstasy. The kind that comes from no specific wellspring and overflows before you even knew it was building in you. Everything is so beautiful, so good, you feel like you don't even need to breathe air anymore.” 

- Jeff Zentner

“At the end of the day, I just want to sit with someone I love and chat about what matters and even what doesn’t.” 

- Crystal Woods

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"I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry." 

- Cat Stevens

"In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

- Paul McCartney

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand."

- Henri Nouwen

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"A hug is like a boomerang. You get it back right away."

– Bil Keane

"If you love something let it go free. If it doesn’t come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever."

- Douglas Horton

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."

- Pablo Neruda

"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves. It is not my nature."

- Jane Austen

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet."

- Plato

"Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love."

Leo Buscaglia

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"I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment."

- Frances Farmer

"We live in the best of all possible worlds."

- Gottfried Leibniz

"Friends… They cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams."

- Henry David Thoreau

"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it."

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

- Jim Valvano

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."

- George MacDonald

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

- Anne Roiphe

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."

- Saint Augustine

"Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves."

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

- Oliver Goldsmith

"Everybody has a home team: It’s the people you call when you get a flat tire or when something terrible happens. It’s the people who, near or far, know everything that’s wrong with you and love you anyways. These are the ones who tell you their secrets, who get themselves a glass of water without asking when they’re at your house. These are the people who cry when you cry. These are your people, your middle-of-the-night, no-matter-what people.” 

- Shauna Niequist

“Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust.” 

- Audrey Niffenegger

"Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"

- Richard Bach

"Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. It's a sign that you have a big heart, and that you aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength."

- Brigitte Nicole

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair."

- William Blake

"The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."

- Louis E. Boone

"From our birthday, until we die, is but the winking of an eye."

- William Butler Yeats

"We have to realize that we are as deeply afraid to live and to love as we are to die."

- R. D. Laing

"I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does."

- Victoria Beckham

"They that have lived a single day have lived an age."

- Jean de la Bruyere

"I think it's your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that's a waste of a lovely life. 'Oh... I'm 30, oh, I'm 40, oh, 50.' Make the most of it."

- Betty White

"No place is more sad than an empty bed."

- Gabriel García Márquez

"Laugh when you’re sad. Crying is too easy."

- Anonymous

 "Success is not a good teacher. Failure makes you humble.

- Shah Rukh Khan

"The walls that we build around us to keep us away from sadness also leave out happiness."

- Jim Rohn

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"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, I can change."

- Carl Rogers

"The pain of separation is nothing compared to the joy of meeting again."

- Charles Dickens

"Any moment that is not spent in love is lost."

- Torquato Tasso

"Maybe part of loving is learning to let go."

- Anonymous

"Saying goodbye does not mean anything. It’s the time we spend together that matters."

- Trey Parker

 "How much better a thing it is to be envied than to be pitied." 

- Herodotus

 "Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear."

- Guy Finley

 "A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” 

- Helen Keller

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"Feeling good about your life, but not expressing a heartfelt 'thank you,' is like wrapping a gift for someone and never giving it to them."

- Chip Conley

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

- Collins English Dictionary

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

- Oliver Schreiner

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

- Lucy Larcom

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

- Jonathan Swift

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

- Robert Browning

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

- Thich Nhat Hanh

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

- Oprah Winfrey

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

- Audrey Hepburn

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

- Charles Kuralt

"Children are the keys of paradise."

- Eric Hoffer

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

- St. Jerome


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