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

Birthday quotes

“Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest.” – Larry Lorenzoni

“To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas B. Aldrich

“Age does not protect you from love.  But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” – Jeanne Moreau

“Youth is a wonderful thing.  What a crime to waste it on children.” – George Bernard Shaw

“May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.” –Robert A. Heinlein

“You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.” –Anouk Aimee

“Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.  The real milestones are less prepossessing.  They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.  Our lives are measured by these.” – Susan B. Anthony

“Inside every older person is a younger person – wondering what the hell happened.” – Cora Harvey Armstrong

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…” – Robert Browning

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

“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents…and only one for birthday presents, you know.” – Lewis Carroll

“A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun.  Enjoy the trip.” – Author Unknown

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Chili Davis

“Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.” – Bob Hope

“Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once.” – Dave Barry

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.  It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it.” – Mark Twain

“They say that age is all in your mind.  The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.” – Author Uknown

“Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier.” – Dan Bennett

“You’re not 40, you’re eighteen with 22 years experience.” – Author Unknown

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

“The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.” – Pope Paul VI

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“No wise man ever wished to be younger.” – Jonathan Swift

“Getting old ain’t for sissies.” – Betty Davis

“Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.” – Caryn Leschen

“Life has got to be lived – that’s all there is to it.  At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly.  You know that ‘this too, shall pass!’” – Eleanor Roosevelt