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Birthday quotes here can be used for scrapbooking and other art projects. Add a quote or two from this small handpicked collection of birthday quotations by various famous people to your birthday scrapbook pages or handmade birthday greeting cards.

Read what others are saying about birthdays and birthday celebrations.

birthday quotes

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

~ Plautus

There was a star danced, and under that was I born.

~ William Shakespeare

"I mean, what is an un-birthday present?"
"A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course."
Alice considered a little. "I like birthday presents best," she said at last.
"You don't know what you're talking about!" cried Humpty Dumpty. "How many days are there in a year?"
"Three hundred and sixty-five," said Alice.
"And how many birthdays have you?"

~ Lewis Carroll

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

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

~ Jean Paul Richter

My heart is like a singing bird...
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

~ Christina Georgina Rossetti

A man over nintey is a great comfort to all his elderly neighbors: he is a picket-guard at the extreme outpost; and the young folks of sixty and seventy feel that the enemy must get by him before he can come near their camp.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

~ William Butler Yeats

The greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the highest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others.

~ Marcus Cato

May you live all the days of your life.

~ Jonathan Swift

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

~ Jonathan Swift

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

~ Robert Frost
My Birthday! what a difference sound That word had in my youthful ears; And how each time the day comes round, Less and less white its mark appears.

~ Thomas Moore

You take all the experience and judgement of men over fifty out of the world and there wouldn't be enough left to run it.

~ Henry Ford

Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you may have escaped, not from one master but from many.

~ Plato

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.

~ Virginia Woolf

It takes a long time to grow young.

~ Pablo Picasso

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.

~ Robert Orben

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone,
And that has twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.

~ Author Unknown

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

~ Oscar Wilde

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

~ Robert Browning

funny birthday quotes

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

~ Lucille Ball

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

~ Jack Benny

From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.

~ Sophie Tucker

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.

~ H. V. Prochnow

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs

~ Author Unknown

I want to be an artist
To paint pictures just for you,
So when each birthday comes around,
I can send you quite a few.

~ Author Unknown

You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look.

~ Sir Seymour Hicks

It is better to wear out than to rust out.

~ Bishop Richard Cumberland

The secret to eternal youth is arrested development.

~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth

We are so fond of one another, because our ailments are the same.

~ Jonathon Swift

birthday quotes from various cultures

An old man loved is winter with flowers.

~ German Proverb

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

~ English Proverb

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

~ French Proverb

birthday quotes - birthday greetings

Sixteen candles make a lovely light
But not as bright as your eyes tonight.

~ Luther Dixon

Sing a song of Birthdays
Full of fun and cheer
And may you keep on having them
For many a happy year.

~ Author Unknown

Here's a posy of flowers, and a basket too,
With birthday greetings all for you.
Happy Birthday!

Add these birthday quotes to birthday greeting cards, journals and scrapbooks.

Scrapbooking Tips : Copy and paste these birthday quotes into Microsoft Word or other text editor and change to a fancy font and appropriate font size. Print it out on good quality text paper and layer it with scrapbooking paper on your scrapbook pages.


A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.

~ Dean Stanley



It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

~ Mohandas K. Gandhi



I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

~ Frank Lloyd Wright>


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