Are birthdays really as special as we make them? We could go in circles discussing this, but one thing is for sure – there are plenty of wonderful ways to celebrate each and every birthday!

With that in mind, let’s explore what others have said about this special day of the year.

From heartfelt reflections to funny quips, these quotes highlight everything we love about the anniversary of our birth.

Let’s take a look at some words of wisdom on how to maximize and appreciate our precious birthdays.

  1. Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy birthday!
  2. Happy birthday! I hope all your birthday wishes and dreams come true.
  3. Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. -John Lennon
  4.  Another adventure-filled year awaits you. Welcome it by celebrating your birthday with pomp and splendor. Wishing you a very happy and fun-filled birthday!
  5. Your birthday is the first day of another 365-day journey. Be the shining thread in the beautiful tapestry of the world to make this year the best ever. Enjoy the ride.
  6. As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. -Norman Wisdom
  7. Be happy! Today is the day you were brought into this world to be a blessing and inspiration to the people around you! You are a wonderful person! May you be given more birthdays to fulfill all of your dreams!
  8. You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, happy birthday!
  9. My life is better with every year of living it. -Rachel Maddow
  10. Happy Birthday! You know you don’t look that old. But then, you don’t look that young, either.
  11. Happy birthday to someone who is smart, gorgeous, funny, and reminds me a lot of myself… from one fabulous chick to another!
  12. Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young. -Fred Astaire
  13. Don’t get all weird about getting older! Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!
  14. As you get older three things to happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. Happy birthday!
  15. Your birthday is the beginning of your own personal new year. Your first birthday was a beginning, and each new birthday is a chance to begin again, to start over, to take a new grip on life. -Wilfred Peterson
  16. I want your birthday to be celebrated as a national holiday because then I’ll get a day off. Happy birthday.
  17. They say you lose your memory as you grow older. I say forget about the past and live life to the fullest today. Start with cake. Happy birthday.
  18. A birthday is like a new year and my wish for you is a great year full of happiness and sunshine! -Catherine Pulsifer
  19. Some people get wiser with age. Some people get richer with age. But everybody gets older with age. So good luck on the other two, and happy birthday!
  20. A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are – even if you are getting older. Thank you for being that friend, and happy birthday.
  21. Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake. -Edward Morykwas
  22. So many candles for such a small cake? Happy birthday.
  23. Being young is a privilege. Being attractive is a genetic gift. Being cool? That is all you. Happy birthday.
  24. Happy birthday! I can’t wait to see your beautiful smile light up the room for years to come.
  25. Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it! –Nicky Gumbel
  26. Another trip around the sun is in the books, my dear. May this next trip shine just as brightly. Happy birthday!
  27. Happy birthday – may this year be filled with adventures, blessings, and lots of laughs.
  28. One birthday will not make you old. Even a dozen will not make you old. Maybe you should have stopped counting there though. Happy birthday, again.
  29. You will never be as young again as you are today, so have fun. But be careful, because you have never been this old before. Happy birthday.
  30. I’m grateful to know someone as wonderful as you. Thank you for letting me be part of your special day – happy birthday!
  31. I hope you know how much you’re loved today, best friend! Happy birthday!
  32. We turn not older with the years, but newer every day. –Emily Dickinson
  33. Every year on your birthday, I get reminded of how much you mean to me as a best friend.
  34. Happy Birthday to an old lady who still knows how to party!
  35. Birthdays only come once a year, and your friends only come once in a lifetime.
  36. Happy birthday, your good looks are living proof that Mother Nature sometimes wins the battle with Father Time.
  37. You’re like a sister to me. Cheers to many more birthdays glowing together.
  38. You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. -Bob Hope
  39. You are getting kind of old, but I still like you anyway.
  40. My best friend was born today! Where would I be without you?
  41. Happy birthday to my partner-in-crime and my favorite person!
  42. Siblings and birthdays are two things you will never get rid of or change. We both like to remind you at least once a year how old you are getting.
  43. Happy birthday! Wishing you many more years of good health and prosperity.
  44. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. -Bernard Baruch
  45. Don’t count the candles, but see the light they give. Don’t count your years but the life you live. Happy birthday.
  46. There are friends, and then there are best friends. Happy birthday to the best friend I could have asked for!
  47. Remember how you used to try to help me blow out my candles? Now you need help blowing out your candles because there are so many!
  48. I am lucky to have a best friend like you. Happy birthday, my person!
  49. Birthdays are like boogers. The more you have, the harder it is to breathe!
  50. You’re making a beautiful life for yourself – enjoy it, especially today.
  51. Thank you for living your life in a way that makes every day worth celebrating. Happiest of birthdays!
  52. There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. -William Barclay
  53. Happiness is seeing your best friend growing up with you! Happy birthday!
  54. Cheers to the nights that turned into mornings and the friend that turned into family. Happy birthday!
  55. Well done on this whole staying alive thing. Happy birthday!
  56. You’ve grown so much in one year. I’m always so proud of you! Happy birthday.
  57. Live your life with smiles, not tears. Beat your age with friends and not years. Happy birthday!
  58. Wisdom As we age, three things happen. The first thing is your memory goes, and I forget the other two. doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. –Tom Wilson
  59. Happy birthday. I pray all your birthday wishes come true.
  60. Here is a wish for your birthday. May you receive whatever you ask for, and may you find whatever you seek. Happy birthday.
  61. Age is just a number, and your number is just really high.
  62. And yet another adventurous year awaits you, and to celebrate your birthday, I wish you a king’s pomp and splendor.
  63. May all the joy you have spread around come back to you a hundredfold. Happy birthday.
  64. As we celebrate your latest trip around the sun, I can’t help but think of the light you shine on my life. Thank you for all you do, and may this be your best birthday yet.
  65. This birthday I wish you and your family abundance, happiness, and health. May lady luck come especially for the birthday boy/girl.
  66. Do not count the candles, but see the light they give. Don’t count your years but the life you live. Happy Birthday.
  67. 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
  68. Happy birthday! Remember that the best is yet to come.
  69. Be happy, for today; you were born to bring blessings and inspiration to all. Happy birthday!
  70. Wishing you a very happy birthday and a year filled with love, adventure, and prosperity. Here’s to you!
  71. You are older than you were yesterday, but don’t worry; you are younger than you will be tomorrow. Happy birthday.
  72. Finally, you are now one step closer to your big boy pants.
  73. This a one-of-a-kind birthday message for a one-of-a-kind gal. May all your birthday wishes come true this year.
  74. Happy birthday to the only person whose birthday I remember without the help of a Facebook notification.
  75. A birth date is a reminder to celebrate life as well as to update life. -Amit Kalantri
  76. Happy birthday. You don’t look that old, but then neither do you look that young.
  77. If had a dollar for every time you’ve made my life better, I’d be the richest person in the world. Here’s to you, my girl – happy birthday!
  78. Don’t get weirded out about growing older. Our age is actually the number of years the earth has been enjoying us.
  79. The journey continues! And yours is truly special. Happy birthday to a wonderful ray of sunshine in my life.
  80. As one gets older, three things happen. One, your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. Happy Birthday.
  81. Your age isn’t you? Use today to feel your best, celebrate and be your very happiest. -M. Rivers
  82. You are young only once in life, but immaturity is forever. Happy birthday.
  83. A sweet day celebrating a sweet girl – how lucky I am to know you. Wishing you a very happy birthday!
  84. I thought I would bring a celebrity along with me to your party, but then I thought of a better option, M.E.
  85. May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to you on this day. Wishing you a very happy birthday!
  86. Happy birthday to my evergreen, forever young partner in crime.
  87. Happy birthday! Your life is just about to pick up speed and blast off into the stratosphere. Wear a seat belt and be sure to enjoy the journey. Happy birthday!
  88. The way I see it, you should live every day like it’s your birthday. –Paris Hilton
  89. Cake, presents, the affection of loved ones – talk about a great day. Wishing you the happiest birthday yet!
  90. The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet. –Robert Orben
  91. This birthday, I wish you abundant happiness and love. May all your dreams turn into reality and may lady luck visit your home today. Happy birthday to one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known.
  92. Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. -Robert Browning
  93. It’s a day to celebrate you and everything you’ve accomplished in life. Can’t wait to see what you do next. Happy birthday!
  94. True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style. -Nicole Richie
  95. May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss. After all, you yourself are a gift to earth, so you deserve the best. Happy birthday.
  96. Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. -John Lennon
  97. Today, we celebrate you and the beautiful life you have. May your birthday be as wonderful as yours.
  98. A happy birthday is measured not in the number of gifts one gets, but in the amount, one is loved. -Todd Stocker
  99. Count not the candles…see the lights they give. Count not the years, but the life you live. Wishing you a wonderful time ahead. Happy birthday.
  100. To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age. –Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  101. I hope you celebrate your birthday every year no matter your age, for your life truly is a gift. –Anthea Gillian Tripp
  102. You’re truly a ray of sunshine in my life. Happy birthday, my girl!
  103. Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. –Jean-Paul Richter
  104. Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift. –Aretha Franklin
  105. Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.
  106. Just remember, once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed. –Charles Schulz

Birthdays are a great time to reflect upon the year that has passed and celebrate what life has granted us. There’s something special about having a day just for us, where we can invite together our family and friends to shower us with love, support, and celebration.

Birthdays remind us how quickly the years go by, yet how much can be accomplished in those short blocks of time when we set our minds to something.

Birthdays increase in significance with each passing year, as they present an opportunity to look at past successes with pride and dream of what’s yet to come!