51 Birthday quotes to add to the celebrations

Wishes that say it all! Express your love!

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Birthdays aren’t all about the cake, the presents, or even the age ;). We believe birthdays are the best opportunities to express your love to your peeps! Share something with them that makes them wiser. 

What better way to do this than with the help of some amazing quotes by some pretty amazing people? 😀 

Check out our ultimate birthday quotes and choose the ones that best fit what you wanna tell your people on their special day! Happy birthday message searching! <3


Life is short

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

Life is unpredictable and we can’t really change its course, so live it to the fullest every second you have!

Yeats was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century whose early poems were collected in ‘The wanderings of Oisin’.


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“Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom.”

Don’t hasten for the things to happen in the wink of an eye. Relax and wait because everything comes at the right time! 

He travelled 12 years learning the concepts of mathematics and religion in Egypt.


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

Give someone you love a handmade birthday card!

Pope john XXll was originally named – Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli!

The power of words

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“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”

Say kinds words only! Watch the difference it makes in your own attitude.

He usually wrote comedy.

Growing old

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“Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.”

Try some crazy colours out on your hair! Go wild!

He has written a satirical book named ‘How to be ultra spiritual’.

Yet to be

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

Express love to your loved ones!

He is one of the most renowned english poets of the victorian period.


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“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

Maintain a journal in which you can write your life’s journey.

Mark twain’s real name was Samuel Clemens!


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“The great thing about getting older is you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”

Grab an old album and relive memories of your childhood!

She has been a celebrated author of her book ‘The wrinkle in time’ and her sequels ‘A wind in the door’ and ‘A swiftly Tilting planet’.


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“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”

Bake a cake for your own birthday and celebrate first with yourself! Self-love is the best love!

He was the favourite of King James I.


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

Find solace in nature, your morning coffee, or a book! 

She was a poet, teacher and author.

First steps

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“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”

Put your greatest efforts in the first step of the projects you begin!

Schulz’s childhood nickname was based on a comic strip.

Be young

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“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

Don’t put any candles on your birthday cake this year. You’re as old as you like! 😉

He is renowned for his longevity in baseball and an outstanding control as a pitcher!

Be who you are

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“We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.”

Embrace who you are! Don’t try to change anything about yourself, just embrace it.

He became the best broker in Wall Street by 1910.


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“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”

Plan a picnic with your friends and spend some fun time with them!

He is known for his famous works like ‘Stopping by the woods’ and ‘The road not  taken’.


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“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Make a memory today and write about it. Treasure it forever!

Lincoln was the 16th president of United States.


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“At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.”

Surprise your parents! No matter how small it is, parents love surprises!

He only had two years of formal education.

Age as a teacher

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“Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.”

Be mindful. Pay attention to everything you do.

He helped Émile Zola defending Alfred Dreyfus against Dreyfus Affair.

Grow young

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“It takes a long time to grow young.”

Jump into a puddle! Being childish has its own charm.

His full name is 23 words long!


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“One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.”

Steal some time from the day to do what you love!

‘The wave’ is one of the most beautiful vintage classic editions by her.


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“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.”

Read your favourite novel again. Relive the good old memories!

He was the spokesman of the Aesthetic movement in England and advocated ‘arts for art’s sake’.


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“Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.”

Make a list of what you want to achieve and start setting small goals to reach the bigger goals!

She was the first American woman to be a war correspondent!


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“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

Cherish and praise even the smallest things that happen to you!

In 1998, Winfrey became the first woman and first African American to top Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 101 most powerful people in the entertainment industry.

The essence of life

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“There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.”

Take up a new hobby. It’s never too late to learn something new!

Barclay was an author and a divinity and Biblical criticism professor at the university of Glasgow.


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“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”

Make a gratitude jar and add chits everyday of things/people that you are thankful for!

He was chiefly famous for his preoccupation with the provincial scene of his native Gaul.


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“You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.”

Do something childish! Let the kid in you have fun.

She has been a feminist icon for 50 years!


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“Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.”

Take a break. Go on a vacation!

Lillian Carter was well known as “Miss Lillian”!


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“Growing old is like being increasingly penalised for a crime you have not committed.”

Self-indulgence! Treat yourself to some yummy food or a spa session.

Powell was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1956, and in 1973 he declined an offer of knighthood. 

Live today

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“Let your joy be in your journey, not in some distant goal”

Live in the moment. Don’t fret over the future!

Cook is also a philanthropist!

Be young

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“Nature gives you the face you have at 20, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at 50.”

Give yourself a pep talk looking in the mirror!

She works with an emphasis on making clothes which are more comfortable for women.

Never grow up

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“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”

Have a pillow fight with your siblings!

His nickname Chili came from a poor haircut his father gave him when he was a kid!

Keep up the spirit

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“Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”

Go for a walk and freshen up!

His most famous work is ‘youth’ which was a favourite of Douglas Mac Arthur!

Seek the meaning

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“It is not the length of life, but the depth.”

Learn a yoga pose today!

He travelled to Europe for his literary studies where his preachings were often touched on the personal aspect of spirituality.

Find yourself

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“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”

Focus on the good things in life which no one else except you has!

She used elliptical language in her writing to express an abstraction!

Arriving soon

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“The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet.”

Play a sport you never played before! It’s fun to learn new stuff.

He has written comedy books including ‘Speaker’s handbook of humor’ and ‘The speechwriter’s handbook of Humor’.

Paradox of Age

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“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.”

Start a book club with your besties! Discuss, read, rotate!

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo is one of the longest novels in history!

Lifecycle of Ages

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“In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in manhood just, in old age prudent.”

Laugh out loud! Read jokes and have a hearty laugh.

Socrates is the founder of western philosophy from Athens!

Growing old

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“Birthdays could be such a bummer when you were older than the country you lived in.”

Dance to your favourite number!

She is a celebrated author of ‘A quick bite’ and ‘The rogue hunter’.

Perks of aging

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“I don’t mind getting older; it’s a privilege denied to so many!”

Visit an old age home and throw them a party! Nobody appreciates it more than the elders!

Chris has won the EDF energy columnist award of the year 2011.


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“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”

Express your love to your dear ones!

She supported women rights and fought for racial equality and lifelong education.

Age is a number

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“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.”

Dig up the old birthday videos and pictures and go through them! A walk down memory lane! 

He was nicknamed ‘The greatest’!

Count your gifts

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“Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.”

Gift yourself something! No matter how small it is it will cheer you up!  

Aretha was awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom!

The present

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“Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last.”

Keep small goals for everyday and achieve them by hook or by crook! 😉

Marcus Aurelius was the last of the rulers to be known as the five good emperors and a stoic philosopher.

Grow for the best

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“If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.”

Maintain a growth journal. Track how you change over the weeks, months, years!

He was the second secretary general of the united nations!

Be young

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“Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.”

Eat a healthy meal! 

Jennifer Yane is an artist, cat lover and an author!


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“Live as long as you may. The first 20 years are the longest half of your life.”

Text an old friend you lost touch with for some reason!

Robert was appointed as poet laureate through the influence of Sir Walter Scott.


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“Don’t regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it.”

Say thank you to God! A heartfelt thanks can do wonders.

Catherine first worked at an entry position in a large corporation.

Make it count

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“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.”

Plan something fun for yourself. Others joining or not joining, you have fun!

Meredith was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature seven times!


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“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.”

Act goofy! It’s okay to not have all answers all the time.

He won a Stanley Cup title with the Capitals in 2018. 

The power of NOW

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“Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it!”

Take a long bath. Nothing is more therapeutic!

Nicky was educated at Eton college.

It's your birthday!

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“The way I see it, you should live everyday like it’s your birthday.”

Learn from your past. Forget the pain, remember the lesson!

She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels.

Grow radical

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“Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.”‬

Relax. Don’t do anything else except relaxing!

Gloria was the leader of the American feminist movement in the late 1960’s.

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