"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time." ~ Jean Paul Richter
"You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." ~ Bob Hope
"A true friend remembers your birthday but not your age."
"A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip."
Blow your horn – it’s the day you were born.
Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?
-- Bobby Kelton
There is still no cure for the common birthday. John Glenn
Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.
--Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
~Jean Paul Richter
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
Old age is always 15 years older than I am. ~ Bernard Baruch
May you live all the days of your life.
Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.
~Cora Harvey Armstrong
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's
birthday but never remembers her age.
You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
~John P. Grier
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.
~J. P. Sears
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Whatever with the past has gone,
The best is always yet to come.
Sing a song of Birthdays
Full of fun and cheer
And may you keep on having them
For many a happy year. – Anonymous
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. - T. S. Eliot
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.
Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it. ~Author Unknown
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip. ~Author Unknown
There is still no cure for the common birthday. ~John Glenn
Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. ~Dave Barry, "Your Disintegrating Body," Dave Barry Turns 40, 1990
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. ~George Bernard Shaw
They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. ~Author Unknown
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. ~Don Marquis
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. ~Charles Schulz
Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier. ~Dan Bennett
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. ~Truman Capote
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. ~Bob Hope
First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly. ~Branch Rickey
Youth is a disease from which we all recover. ~Dorothy Fulheim
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. ~Herbert Asquith
You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience. ~Author Unknown
I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now. ~Author Unknown
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ~Jean Paul Richter
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~Lucille Ball
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. ~Author Unknown
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. ~Jennifer Yane
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~Tom Wilson
but she's not 39!
Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
“Forty isn't old, if you're a tree”
The best years of a woman's life - the ten years between 39 and 40”
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy”
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.”
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”
Seen it all, done it all,
can't remember most of it.
Some lives, like evening primroses,
blossom most beautifully in the
evening of life.
Age is a matter of mind; if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
How To Know You're Getting Older: Everything hurts. And what doesn't hurt, doesn't work. You feel like the morning after, and you haven't been anywhere. You join the health club and don't go. You need your glasses to find your glasses. Your back goes out more that you do. Your knees buckle but your belt won't. Your mind makes contracts your body can't meet. Dialing long distance wears you out. Your children begin to look middle aged. The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals. You look forward to a dull evening. You know all the answers but nobody asks you the questions. You have too much room in the house but not enough in the medicine chest. You stop looking forward to your next birthday, but you're glad when it arrives.
Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Judy Barry
It's your birthday and anything you want to do is okay by me...
I've heard how cranky old people get when they don't get their way!
To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old. Oliver Wendal Homes Jr.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. -- Lucille ball
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. -- Robert Frost
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -- Jack Benny
The Best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. -- H. V. Prochnow
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. -- English Proverb
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. -- Bernard M. Baruch
Those whom the gods love grow young. -- Oscar Wilde
It takes a long time to grow young. -- Pablo Picasso
I am not young enough to know everything. -- Oscar Wilde
Birthdays are good for you; the more you have the longer you live! -- Unknown
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. -- Ogden Nash
If you want to be happy, be. -- Henry David Thorreau
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. -- Reverend Larry Lorenzoni
You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, age, and "you are looking wonderful." -- Francis Cardinal Spellman
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. -- Albert Camus
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. -- Oscar Wilde
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. -- Bob Hope
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific. -- Jane Wagner
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. -- Bob Hope
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it. -- Doris Day
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. -- Margaret Mead
Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it. -- Rudyard Kipling
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. -- Jimi Hendrix
Home is where you keep your "stuff" while you're out getting more "stuff". -- George Carlin
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. -- Coco Chanel
Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty. -- James Thurber.
We are always the same age inside. -- Gertrude Stein
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. -- Benjamin Franklin
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. -- Charles Schultz
Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them. -- Anna Magnani
Youth has no age. -- Pablo Picasso
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.... -- Robert Browning
Happiness is good health and a bad memory. -- Ingrid Bergman
Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one. -- Frederick Leboyer
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art. -- Garson Kanin
Keep true to the dream of thy youth. -- Friedrich Von Schiller
Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come. -- Lucy Larcom
Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend. -- John Lyle
Youth comes but once in a lifetime. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There are days of oldness, and then one gets young again. -- Katherine Butler Hathaway
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage. -- John Andrew Holmes
Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning. -- Bob Hope
You take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world and there wouldn't be enough left to run it. -- Henry Ford
Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.-- Golda Meir
It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen. -- Brigitte Bardot
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. -- Ogden Nash
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. -- Mark Twain
If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people. -- Jim Eason
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. -- Henry L. Mencken
For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday. -- John Glenn
Those whom the gods love grow young. -- Oscar Wilde
The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men. -- Colleen McCullough
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
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. -- Brigitte Bardot
Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation. -- Unknown
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative. -- Maurice Chevalier
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age. -- George Sand
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. -- Pierre Cornielle
When I passed forty I dropped pretense, ‘cause men like women who got some sense. -- Maya Angelou
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these. -- Susan B. Anthony
PLeas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind, and count each birthday with a grateful mind. -- Alexander Pope
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow. -- Margaret Fuller
To me, old age is always ten years older than I am. -- John Burroughs
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday, especially if it was one's own, brightened the world as if a second sun has risen. -- Robert Lynd
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me. -- Ellen Glasgow
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -- Franz Kafka
There was a star danced, and under that was I born. -- William Shakespeare
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
The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines. – Plato
Lead me not into temptation; I can find it myself. -- Unknown
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred. -- Thomas Alva Edison
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. -- French proverb
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines. -- Oliver Goldsmith
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. -- Dorothy Thompson
Of middle age, the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles. -- Don Marquis
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -- Mark Twain
We grow too soon old and too late smart. -- Pennsylvania Dutch proverb
Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it. -- Chinese proverb
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. -- Unknown
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. -- Groucho Marx
Today is the yesterday you worried about tomorrow. -- Unknown
If you survive long enough, you're revered-rather like an old building. -- Katherine Hepburn
Be kind to your kids, they'll be choosing your nursing home. -- Unknown
A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. -- Chinese Proverb
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. -- John Burroughs
Sing a song of Birthdays
Full of fun and cheer
And may you keep on having them
For many a happy year. -- Anonymous
want to be an artist
To paint pictures just for you,
So when each birthday comes around,
I can send you quite a few. – Anonymous
A man of forty today has nothing to worry him but falling hair, inability to button the top button, failing vision, shortness of breath, a tendency of the collar to shut off all breathing, trembling of the kidneys to whatever tune the orchestra is playing, and a general sense of giddiness when the matter of rent is brought up. Forty is Life's Golden Age. - Robert Benchley
To be seventy years young is something far more
cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Celebrating a birthday is exalting life and being glad for it. On a birthday, we do not say: 'Thanks for what you did, or said, or accomplished.' No, we say: 'Thank you for being born and being among us.' Celebrating a birthday reminds us of the goodness of life. Henri J. M. Nouwen
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip!
THere are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents...and only one for birthday presents, you know.
A birthday is a day filled with special joy, a day
that lets you know you're always loved and cherished.
A birthday is a time to plan ahead and to dream
of all the beautiful things that life has to offer.
Most of us can remember
a time when a birthday--
especially if it was one's own--
brightened the world
as if a second sun had risen.
After all, what are birthdays?
Here today and gone tomorrow. Eeyore (A. A. Milne)
All that you hope for...
All that you dream of...
All that makes you happy...
...that's what your wished --
on your birthday and always.
Find delight in the simplest things.
Today and everyday.
And have the happiest of birthdays.
A birthday brings such fun and cheer too bad we have but one each year
Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake
Birthdays are ordinary days
sprinkled with stardust
Birthdays give us the opportunities to stop and appreciate,
all the beautiful things we have been blessed with.
Celebrate this day, and embrace all the reasons to believe in wishes again. Flavia
Celebrating a birthday reminds us of the goodness of life, and in this spirit we really need to celebrate people’s birthdays every day, by showing gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, gentleness, and affection. These are ways of saying: “It’s good that you are alive; it’s good that you are walking with me on this earth. Let’s be glad and rejoice. This is the day God has made for us to be and to be together.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Real birthdays are not annual affairs.
Real birthdays are the days when we have
a new birth.
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
Susan B. Anthony
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the
sun every year.
Have an awesome day, and know that someone who thinks you're great has
thought about you today!.. "And that person was me."
You can take no credit for
beauty at sixteen. But if you are
beautiful at sixty, it will be
your soul's own doing. Marie Stopes