Creating a whimsical and awe-inspiring birthday message, especially for someone special, can be challenging! When ‘happy birthday’ or ‘best wishes’ just isn’t going to cut it, fill a birthday card with words of wisdom from some of the greatest leaders, poets and movie stars of all time. With wit, humor and candidness, these birthday wishes will generate laugh and inspire the birthday boy or girl for the year to come!

mother and daughter reading card message
  • “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Lee Frost
  • “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball
  • “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.” – Robert Browning
  • “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” – Maurice Chevalier
  • “Age is not important unless you are a cheese.” – Helen Hayes
  • “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” – George Harrison
  • “When life makes things rough, your smile always smooths it over. Happy Birthday!” – Unknown
  • “You’re like wine – you get better with age! Happy Birthday.” – Unknown
  • “Of all the moms in the world, I am lucky I got you. Happy Birthday to the World’s Best Mom.” – Unknown
  • “Every year on your birthday you get to start anew.” – Sammy Hager
  • “A birthday is just another day where you go to work, and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.” – Abhishek Bachchan
  • “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to use to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire
  • “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” – Madeleine L’Engle
  • “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” Jean Paul
  • “When someone asks if you’d like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie? I hope you get everything you want this birthday!” – Unknown
  • “The way I see it, you should live everyday like it’s your birthday.” – Paris Hilton
  • “Don’t just count your years, make your years count” – George Meredith
  • “I told you you’d be glad you look younger than you are when you were older. Happy Birthday.” – Unknown
  • “Don’t regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” – Tom Willson
  • “Today is the oldest you have been and the youngest you will ever be again. Make the most of it!” – Nicky Gumbel
  • “You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’” – Jerry Seinfeld
  • “The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.” – Aretha Franklin
  • “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope
  • “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” – Ausonius
  • “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.” – Booth Tarkington
  • “My life is better with every year of living it.” – Rachel Maddow
  • “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “You don’t get older, you get better.” – Shirley Bassey
  • “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” – Satchel Paige
  • “Birthdays are good for you. Statistic show that the people who have the most live the longest.” – Larry Lorenzoni
  • “Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it. Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one.” – Unknown

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