This gives new meaning to the phrase, be yourself!
"To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us."
~ William Hazlitt
It's wonderful that we learn to age gracefully and love ourselves in the process. Happy birthday!
This quote says what I always try to say to you.
"Presents don't really mean much to me. I don't want to sound mawkish, but it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love."
~ Gabriel Byrne
Lucky for you, I have a gift and plenty of love for you. You're my everything. Happy birthday!
This is how I feel, too.
"I'm not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does."
~ Victoria Beckham
All year, I can buy you anything. It's only on your birthday that I can give you what really matters: my love.
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This one is as sentimental as they come...and I love it! Here's why...
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This is one of my favorite sentimental birthday quotes because it's so simple in its delivery, yet so deep when it comes to the message it conveys. These really are words to live by, even when it's not your birthday!
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These are words to live by...
"Live your life and forget your age."
~ Jean Paul
So what if we're getting older! Life is to be lived...and lived well. Enjoy your birthday! It's your special day, after all. It belongs to you.
I love special stories like this one, so I thought I would share it with you on your special day...
"Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream. It's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents."
That's what you deserve, Mom...every day!
We're all on borrowed time...
"John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time."
~ Maureen O'Hara
Luckily, you have all the time in the world to live your beautiful life. Happy birthday!
This is how I want to feel when I'm in my 80s...
"Citizens, thank you for all your birthday wishes. I am 88 years old today and still lucky to live in the greatest city in the world."
~ Ed Koch
Happy 80th birthday! Don't you feel lucky to be alive and well?
Kevin, the "Message Guy" who writes the birthday wishes, quotes, poems, toasts and speeches for this site, has been a professional writer, editor and translator for more than 25 years. He decided to create BirthdayMessages.net in 2012 to share his passion for birthday and "unbirthday" quotes on the best day of the year — your birthday.