Birthday Quotes and Sentiments
Need Some Words For Your Birthday Wishes ?
Here are ideas beyond "Happy Birthday" to use in signing a card, composing an email, or sending flowers.
I have quotes and sentiments organized and ready for easy access according to the type of sentiment you need. Whether you are looking for birthday wisdom, blessings, humor, or anything in between, you will find something here to make the happy day a little bit happier !
Birthday Wisdom ...
"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time." - Jean Paul Richter
"May you live all the days of your life." - Jonathan Swift
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." - William Shakespeare
"It's not how old you are, but how you are old." - Marie Dresler
"PLeas'd to look forward,
pleas'd to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind."
- Alexander Pope
"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."
- Chili Davis
"You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again." - Bonnie Prudden
"No wise man ever wished to be younger." - Jonathan Swift
"The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune." - English Proverb
"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Jack Benny
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."
- Cherokee Expression
"It is better to wear out than to rust out." - Bishop Richard Cumberland
"Count your life by smiles, not tears,
Count your age by friends, not years." - John Lennon
"Youth has no age." - Pablo Picasso
"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." ~Samuel Ullman
Birthday Blessings ...
sentiments that say "God Bless you ... "
"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you." Philippians 1:3
"The Lord bless you and keep you." Numbers 6:24
"This is the day the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
" Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
Praying that your day is as special as you are.
Birthday Card Signature Ideas ...
It's always nice to wish the best to someone who really is!
Here's to celebrating you!
The most special thing about this card..
Is the person holding it
Best wishes on your birthday,
and throughout the coming year.
Lot's of people are thinking of you on your birthday;
I just wanted to let you know I'm one of them!
Warm Wishes ...
"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
"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."
- Madeleine L'Engle
May your birthday bring you
as much happiness
As you give those who know you.
Birthday Humor ...
"The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." Lucille Ball
'Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."
Father Larry Lorenzoni
"As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two."
Romantic Birthday ...
"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made." - Robert Browning
"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." Wishing you a wonderfully sunny birthday!
"Every birthday with you is a piece of cake"
Special days like this, certainly deserve a kiss. xoxo
To the world, you may be one person,
But to me, you are the world.
How to Personalize Someone Else's Words ...
We can't all put our feelings into words like Shakespeare or Browning. I think reading quotes give us those "ah ha" moments of "Yes, that's just what I want to say." When a quote captures your message, use it and add a personal touch. I love to do this by making my own cards. If you're limited by time or crafting ability, buy a pretty box of blank cards and print a quote typed on your computer, cut it out and insert it inside the card with double-sided tape. Going to that little bit of extra effort means so much and I think you'll find it saves you time and money, as opposed to making a trip to the store each time you need a birthday card.
Vintage Expressions ...
These are from vintage ephemera ...
"Tis fashionable my dear
to remember the day
but forget the year!"
"From my heart ...
a Birthday Greeting
Tis the fondest I can send,
Happiness abide with you alway
And good fortune be your friend."
We are one in love and joy,
In fondness and in worth,
And so as one we celebrate,
This day, your day of birth!
Thank you for your tender love
Of which you'll never really know,
How happy that you've made me
And how much I love you so.
A gift card that IS actually part of the card ...
I always jot a little note with gift cards ... "Aunt Betty, I imagine you will spend your birthday in your garden and hope you'll use this to buy some gardening books!"
Last updated on August 19, 2014
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