Birthdays are important milestones, a time to count our joys and forget our sorrows. Enjoy each birthday as a celebration of life. Make your birthday special by reflecting on each birthday greeting on this page.
- George Eliot
How unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common endears our old friends!
- William Shakespeare
To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eye'd,
Such seems your beauty still.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends-
It gives a lovely light!
- Sir Seymour Hicks
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.
- Brigitte Bardot
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
- Luther Dixon
Sixteen candles make a lovely light
But not as bright as your eyes tonight.
- Jim Bishop
At nineteen, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.
- Anna Magnani
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
- R. C. Ferguson
A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.
- Robert Southey
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
- Dorothy Thompson
Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
- Wilson Mizner
The first hundred years are the hardest.