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Famous Birthday Quotes

The Noble and the Famous Wish You a Happy Birthday


What would it be like if Plato or Jonathan Swift wished you a happy birthday? Would it make you feel special? Well, here are some uplifting famous birthday quotes. The authors may not be around to wish you personally, but their heartfelt birthday greeting could make you feel on top of the world.
  • William Butler Yeats
    From our birthday, until we die,
    Is but the winking of an eye.

  • Plato
    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.

  • Pope John XXIII
    Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

  • Jonathan Swift
    May you live all the days of your life.

  • Tom Stoppard
    Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

  • John P. Grier
    You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.

  • Jonathan Swift
    No wise man ever wished to be younger.

  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

  • J. P. Sears
    Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.

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

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