54 Inspirational Birthday Quotes

54 Inspirational Birthday Quotes

Get some ideas from these quotes to greet someone on their birthday.

Birthdays are special days in which most people like to celebrate one more year of life getting family and friends together. There are many taboos about getting older, so you just have to accept the fact that it happens to everyone, not only you.

In this article, you will find 54 inspirational birthday quotes divided into happy birthday quotes and celebration quotes. Get inspired by them and don’t forget to let your loved ones know you think of them on their birthdays.

Happy Birthday Quotes

Singing “Happy birthday to you” to someone is not the only thing you can do for them on their birthday. Whether you are the one getting older today or someone you love, read these inspirational happy birthday quotes and share them with the world.

1"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why."

William Barclay

2"You have to get older, but you don’t have to grow up."


3"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."

Mark Twain

4"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."


5"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years."

Abraham Lincoln

6"Don’t just count your years, make your years count."

George Meredith

7"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."


8"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."

William Shakespeare

9"You don’t get older, you get better."

Shirley Bassey

10"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."

Franz Kafka

11"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be."

Robert Browning

12"At least you’re not as old as you will be next year."


13"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young."

Fred Astaire

14"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

Lucille Ball

15"Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter."

Satchel Paige

16"Have a wonderful, happy, healthy birthday now and forever."


17"You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

Bob Hope

18"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!"


19"We turn not older with years, but newer every day."

Emily Dickinson

20"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Mahatma Gandhi

21"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."

Samuel Ullman

22"You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old."

George Burns

23"Count your age by friends, not years, your life by smiles, not tears."

John Lennon

24"A birthday is like a new year and my wish for you, is a great year full of happiness and sunshine!"

Catherine Pulsifer

25"You bring happiness into my life. And on this birthday my wish and hope is that you are happy today."

Catherine Pulsifer

26"Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life. May it give you the power to enlighten the whole world. On your birthday, I wish you joy and happiness."

Debasish Mridha

27"I believe that no matter what condition you are in when someone close to your heart remembers your birthday and wishes you a happy birthday, you feel happy."

A. Singla

28"Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it."

Nicky Gumbel

29"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."

Madeleine L'Engle

30"May your years be counted not by your age but by how you spend your days."

Catherine Pulsifer

31"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

32"A birthday is the anniversary of your birth. It's the time most of us reflect over the past year and what we hope for in the coming year."

Claudia T. Hudson

33"Indeed, birthdays are special days that mark the growth and accomplishment we have made in the year past, and for more to come in the upcoming year."

Kate S

34"To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living."

Henri Frederic Amiel

35"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time."

Jean Paul Richter

36"Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard, there is nothing you can do about it."

Golda Meir

Celebration Quotes

Not everyone likes celebrating their birthday, so here you have some celebration quotes to encourage them to do so and remind them it's always fun to celebrate life.

37"Life is short, wear your party pants."

Loretta LaRoche

38"A birthday means that you are a year older, but a birthday party means you get to act 10 years younger. Enjoy the party!"


39"Celebrate your life, you are your own light."

Lailah Gifty Akita

40"Let’s celebrate this day like there’s no tomorrow!"


41"There is never going to be an end point. But definitely, I am happy to complete a certain part of my journey, and that's something I want to celebrate."

Harshvardhan Rane

42"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

Oprah Winfrey

43"Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead."

Nelson Mandela

44"Celebrate your birthday today. Celebrate being happy every day."


45"Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories."

Buddy Valastro

46"A party without cake is just a meeting."


47"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."


48"A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life."

Amit Kalantri

49"Celebrate yourself... and stay positive!"

Khoudia Diop

50"The real friends are the ones who celebrate with you."

Ella Purnell

51"Don’t celebrate how old you are, celebrate the years you survived."

Touaxia Vang

52"Don't regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it."

Catherine Pulsifer

53"To me a birthday means celebrating the presence of an individual in our lives."

Meena Bajaj

54"A birthday is not a day to fear. It is a day to celebrate and look forward to the coming year."

Byron Pulsifer