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When you cut your birthday cake this year, close your eyes and think once how lucky you are receiving countless good wishes from your friends and me. Happy .

Today is a special day – your friend’s birthday. Celebrate together by sending him or her a special birthday message.

List of 120+ Wishes for Your Friend´s Birthday!!!

1. “A birthday comes around once every year, but a friend like you will only come around once in a lifetime. I’m so glad to call you my friend. I wish you nothing but the best on your special day.”

2. “Today you celebrate your special day, and I celebrate the beautiful friendship that we have. Happy birthday!”

3. “Friendship isn’t something that can be written down on paper – even paper can be torn. We can’t draw it on rocks because even those can be broken. But we can write them on our hearts where they will stay with us forever. Happy birthday, friend!”

4. “Our friendship is made of pure gold and will never, ever rust. It will stay with us until the world returns to dust. Happy birthday! I hope all your wishes come true.”

5. “Happy birthday to a true friend! Enjoy this day and take a time to celebrate yourself.”

6. “Friends are the people who fill our lives with so much joy and grace. They make the entire world a much better place. Happy birthday!”

7. “A best friend stands by our side through thick and thin. On this special day, I can’t help but grin because today was the day you were brought into this world. Happy birthday!”

8. “We must be best friends. I’ve been singing “happy birthday” for what seems like hours and haven’t been killed yet.”

9. “On your birthday, I hope that life teaches you something new and beautiful. I hope that you have a day you will always remember. And I hope that each new day is just as wonderful and meaningful.”

10. “I hope that every extra candle on your cake gives you another reason to smile. Happy birthday!”

11. “As far as friends go, you’re not just one of the best – you are the best. Happy birthday, friend.”

12. “Today is your birthday – the perfect day to tell you how wonderful a friend you are. Happy birthday!”

13. “It’s your birthday! I hope you have the strength and courage to live out your dreams and see all of your wishes come true.”

14. “It’s okay to act crazy today. You know why? Because it’s your birthday! Happy birthday!”

15. “Happy birthday to a friend who knows me better than anyone else.”

16. “I wish you happiness each morning and enough laughter to truly make your heart sing. Happy birthday, friend!”

17. “All you need in life is good family and good friends. It’s hard to tell the difference between the two with you. Happy birthday!”

18. “Today is your birthday. I hope that you receive more blessings than you hope for, and more good things come your way throughout the year. Happy birthday, friend!”

19. “I only have one wish for you on your birthday, and that wish is for all of your dreams to come true.”

20. “Today, we celebrate with good friends, good laughs and plenty of good memories. Happy birthday!”

21. “My dearest, closest friend, you have always been there for me. Together, redefine what friendship truly means. Happy birthday!”

22. “You are always there to listen to me, support me, advise me, cry with me and be my friend. I hope to do all of these things and more for you. Happy birthday!”

23. “We’ll be friends forever – you can bet your life on it. Happy birthday!”

24. “I am a much better person for knowing you, friend. I’m glad we can celebrate your birthday together. Happy birthday!”

25. “As crazy as we both are, I’m really surprised that we lived this long. Happy birthday! Let’s go celebrate in style.”

26. “Today may be your birthday, but it’s also the start of something new: another wonderful year with you. Happy birthday.”

27. “Happy birthday, friend. I heard you don’t like cake, so I brought you a thousand lollipops instead.”

28. “Today is a special day – my friend’s birthday. May the sun shine a little brighter and the birds sing a little sweeter.”

29. “I hope we get the chance to celebrate a hundred more birthdays together, and that each one is better than the last.”

30. “How do you describe a good friend? It’s so obvious. I describe them as you. Happy birthday!”

31. “I wish you joy in all of your days, and that you find what you’re looking for in every way. Happy birthday!”

32. “You know, friend, some things just get better with age. You’re one of them! Happy birthday.”

33. “Happy birthday! I’m not saying that you’re getting old. I’m just saying that if you were a carton of milk, I would probably smell you before I poured you into a glass.”

34. “I hope your summer birthday isn’t quite as sticky or hot as the moment of your birth!”

35. “Did you know that birthdays are good for your health? Studies have shown that those with more birthdays actually live longer. True story. Happy birthday!”

36. “You know you’re getting old when the candles on your birthday cake contribute to the global warming. Happy birthday, friend.”

37. “Happy birthday to my dearest friend. Here’s to another year of laughing hysterically at our inside jokes and trying to keep each other sane.”

38. “Here are two secrets I want to share with you on your birthday: 1. Forget your past because you can’t change it, and 2. Forget the present, too, because I definitely didn’t get you one. Happy birthday.”

39. “Happy birthday! Remember – there is never a reason to act your age.”

40. “Don’t be upset about your birthday. At least you’re not as old as you will be next year.”

41. “Happy birthday! However old you are today is the new 30!”

42. “Happy birthday, friend. I hope your day is just as amazing and fun as I am.”

43. “I really wanted to get you something awesome on your birthday, but the mailman told me I had to get out of the mailbox. Oh well! Happy birthday!”

44. “In some parts of the world, it’s customary to wish someone a happy birthday the day after their birthday. I don’t know where that is, but apparently I’m from there. Happy birthday, dear friend.”

45. “Happy birthday friend. I’m really glad that you were born.”

46. “Happy birthday! Have you ever noticed that birthday cake is the only food that you can spit and blow on, and everyone still rushes to get a piece?”

47. “Happy birthday to a friend who knows me better than I know myself. May your life adventures continue!”

48. “True friends aren’t inseparable. They’re friends who can spend time apart but feel as if nothing has ever changed. You and I are true friends. Happy birthday!”

49. “Of all the people in this world, I’m glad you chose me as a friend. I hope to return all the joy and kindness you’ve shown me over the years. Happy birthday!”

50. “Today is a day to celebrate and be thankful for another blessed year. Happy birthday!”

51. “Best friends are like four leaf clovers – beautiful and very hard to find. Happy birthday, best friend.”

52. “On your birthday, I wish you nothing but the best and all of the joy your heart can hold. Happy birthday!”

53. “Happy birthday to a friend who never seems to age. I hope it’s a good one!”

54. “Happy birthday to the greatest friend ever!”

55. “Keep calm – it’s my friend’s birthday!”

56. “It’s your birthday today, and I’m so sad that I can’t be there. I’ll send you special wishes through a little prayer. Happy birthday!”

57. “Happy birthday to the one person who has always been there for me and accepted me for who I am. I hope you get all that you dreamed of today.”

58. “Sending you a million magical wishes today. Happy birthday.”

59. “Happy birthday to a fabulous friend!”

60. “Thank for being such a special friend. Happy birthday!”

61. “Our friendship is just like the sun – even if you can’t see me, I’m still there, shining for you!”

62. “Trying to find the value you bring to my life is like trying to find water in the ocean – it is always there. I would be empty without you. Happy birthday!”

63. “I promise to always bring light into your life well after you blow out the candles. Happy birthday.”

64. “I’m thinking of you today, your birthday. I wish you all the best. I hope today is as fantastic as you. Happy birthday!”

65. “Birthdays are the most special day in a person’s life. I hope you enjoy yours.”

66. “I have but one birthday wish for you: enjoy life and never stop dreaming. I hope that both happiness and beauty continue to surround you. Happy birthday.”

67. “May blessings rain down upon you today, it´s your birthday.”

68. “Happy birthday, and many, many happy returns!”

69. “Well, another year has passed, and I’m still younger than you. Happy birthday!”

70. “Happy birthday. I wish you another wonderful year.”

71. “When you blow out the candles on your birthday, know that you have made this world a brighter place. May all of your wishes and dreams come true! Happy birthday.”

72. “If I had to write you a birthday wish, I would draw a heart instead. That’s what our friendship truly means to me. Happy birthday!”

73. “I hope that your birthday cake is as sweet as you, but it will never be sweeter than our friendship. Happy birthday!”

74. “I wish there were more hours in the day, so I could spend time with great friends like you each day. Happy birthday!”

75. “Your other friends may promise to attend your party, but they’ll leave early. Not me. I’ll stay behind and help you clean up after the party is over. Happy birthday!”

76. “The sun is shining a little more brightly today. That’s because it’s wishing you a very happy birthday!”

77. “Today is your birthday – that is true. Today is your birthday, may all the luck in the world come to you.”

78. “On your birthday, I ask you to count the life in your years, not the years in your life; count the beautiful experiences, not the wrinkles.”

79. “I hope that you take the day to relax and unwind today. Happy birthday, friend! You deserve a little R&R.”

80. “Sending birthday wishes for a beautiful year ahead. Happy birthday, friend. I’ll be there for you until the end.”

81. “Life is short and sweet – may your birthday be just as sweet and your life be filled with countless memories.”

82. “Today marks the start of another amazing trip around the sun. Happy birthday!”

83. “In honor of your birthday, I’ve decided to put you on the liver transplant list. After tonight’s celebrations, you’ll need it. You’re welcome!”

84. “Happy birthday, friend! I hope you live long enough for us to live together and pretend to be the Golden Girls.”

85. “Happy birthday! Congrats on reaching an age where you wake up at the same time you used to go to bed on Saturdays.”

86. “On your birthday, I wish you a never-ending supply of red tag sales, coffee, and wine – with no consequences to any of it. Happy birthday!”

87. “Happy birthday! Here’s to another year of having a complete disregard for any age-appropriate development milestones.”

88. “Happy birthday, friend. If you get stark drunk today, please do us a favor and wrap yourself in bubble wrap. At your age, people break easily.”

89. “I hope your birthday is as good as bacon. That is all. Happy birthday!”

90. “Happy birthday to a true friend who I’ve known since childhood. You may be one year older, but you are one year wiser, too. Happy birthday!”

91. “All the cake, flowers and presents in the world could never compare to the light you bring to my life. Happy birthday, friend.”

92. “Friends are a dime a dozen. Best friends are like a rose that blooms in winter: precious and rare. Happy birthday!”

93. “It’s your birthday! I hope you celebrate it appropriately with lots of bad decisions and booze.”

94. “Hey – you made it another year without getting eaten alive by a bear. Congrats! Happy birthday.”

95. “Happy birthday, friend. You’ve officially made it to “dirty old man” territory. Enjoy!”

96. “Congrats on becoming one year older and still maintaining such a low maturity level. Happy birthday!”

97. “You are far too fabulous to celebrate your birthday on just one day! Happy birthday week!”

98. “Congratulations! You’re now so old, your childhood photos don’t need the retro filter on Instagram. Happy birthday.”

99. “Happy birthday, friend. I can’t believe it! You look a few days younger than your actual age.”

100. “Happy birthday – you look fabulous! What’s your secret? Don’t give me some silly rubbish about healthy diet and exercise.”

101. “On your birthday, I hope that you spend this wonderful day with people you love, lots of great food and plenty of amazing memories. Happy birthday!”

102. “Happy birthday! Light the candles and make a wish. I hope it comes true! No one deserves it more than you.”

103. “Happy birthday. I can’t remember how old you are, and frankly, I don’t care. Let’s just go out and celebrate like you’re turning 21!”

104. “I know it’s your birthday. I made you a cake and everything, but UPS refused to ship it. I want you to know that I ate the cake, and it was awesome. Happy birthday!”

105. “May your birthday be filled with sweet treats, big hugs, joyous laughter and the people you love. Happy birthday!”

106. “Wishing you a birthday that’s just as special as you.”

107. “May your birthday be just as beautiful as you are, friend.”

108. “I hope that you are showered with blessings, happiness and good health on your birthday.”

109. “Happy birthday to the brightest star in the universe!”

110. “My dear friend, on your birthday, I wanted to remind you that you are the best person I have ever met. You have changed my life in more ways than you know. Happy birthday!”

111. “Happy birthday and congratulations on not being young enough to be picked for the Hunger Games.”

112. “Happy birthday, friend – it’s time to celebrate. Remember, calories don’t count on birthdays or holidays!”

113. “Today, I’m sending you a birthday wish wrapped in my love. Happy birthday!”

114. “May all that you wish for come your way on your birthday!”

115. “I hope that all of your wishes come true on your birthday and have lots of fun!”

116. “I hope today, your birthday, is the start of a great year for you. Happy birthday!”

117. “Dance your heart out and make the most out of this special day. Your birthday only comes once a year – enjoy it!”

118. “May your birthday be wrapped in pleasure, brightened with fun, filled with laughter and remembered with joy. Happy birthday!”

119. “Happy birthday! May the coming year bring you fulfillment, happiness, and love!”

120. “Happy birthday, friend. Thank you for always being there.”

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As Hubert Humphrey once said “the greatest gift of life is friendship”, you can show your friends you care about them with best happy birthday friend wishes. If you are fortunate enough to have a good friend or a best friend, then you have a bond with another person that is truly unique and special.

Birthday wishes are wonderful opportunities to show appreciation to those who are always there for you. Friendship is an extended family. Friends are important because one will often find that you need other people surrounding you to get through life.

You are can celebrate their awesomeness with all your heart. Accordingly, with knowing your friend’s personality and recognizing the type of relationship you have with them, you will narrow down your style and expression choices on happy birthday wishes for a friend.

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become and still gently allows you to grow. William Shakespeare tweet

“Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them…your smile, your hope, and your courage.” ~ Doe Zantamata tweet

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ~ Linda Grayson tweet

If you’re searching for the best happy birthday memes and messages to share with the people you love or just want to feel inspired yourself… look no further! From the birthday images, happy birthday in heaven, and happy birthday to me, we’ve got you covered.

List of Best Happy Birthday My Friend Wishes, Quotes and Images

A birthday is a special occasion for your friends. It only comes once a year and during this day you can show your love to your friend by sending him/her birthday wishes for a friend. Sending happy birthday quotes and message for friend has become a necessary tradition these days.

  • Dear friend, it is your birthday today, and I just want to tell you how special you are for me. Remain the way you are and time will never put its mark on your beautiful soul! Happy birthday friend!
  • I feel so lucky to have you as my friend. Hope your birthday is as special as you are. May all of your dreams come true. Thanks for being such a great friend. Happy birthday for my friend!
  • Happy Birthday to someone that is still my friend even though she knows how many bodies are buried under the house and how many skeletons are in my closet. I find you one disturbed woman. Happy birthday, my dearest and weirdest friend!
  • I feel so great and grateful to have you as my friend. Cheers to amazing road of destiny. Wish your birthday is as inspiring and wonderful as you are. May all of your dreams come true and one day you will show to us. Thanks for being such a great friend. Happy birthday my buddy 🙂
  • I am looking forward to many more years of friendship and birthdays with you. Have a fantastic birthday!
  • I am looking back now and looking just very our very strong friendship. Okey we also have too ups and downs but we succeed to continue our friendship. What matters is this. We were always with each other. I am looking forward to our relationship’s happy years. We will make more works, for we had this. Happy Birthday bro
  • My wishes for your birthday include a lifetime of laughter, a passing acquaintance with life’s worries and tons of big dreams fulfilled. May all your fantasies become reality because you are so worthy.
  • I am so in thankful to be your best friend. I will announce to everyone you are who my best friend. May you have a happy and unforgettable birthday!
  • Happy, incredible, healthy, too laugh, unforgettable birthday to you my friend!
  • Starting today forget your age because number is just a number. What matters is you feel how your age. Focus on coming year. Live what you want because you deserve it. Happy birthday and cheers other days.
  • I am thanks that you are a part of my life. May you are will be my friend until my old days. We will celebrate more your birthdays, mine too 🙂 Eat much cake and more laugh and talk what you want because today is your day. Happy birthday my dear Friend.
  • I want to wish you all the love and happiness in the world, all of which you deserve. Happy birthday my friend!
  • Friend are like family because can’t choose. Grateful to our God for you are my best friend. I wish to you happy and too hopeful birthday.
  • Happy Birthday to the only person I would want as my getaway driver!! May we have many more fun times and unforgettable adventures together.
  • Wishing my friend a beautiful day; hopes and dreams I’m sending your way. May all be good and all come true on this very special day!
  • Time changed but your friendship did not. You know already this but I want to say it. Happy Birthday.
  • Today is wish day, hope day. The genie of Aladdin gave to you three right of wish. Spend it smart. Blow candles and celebrate your day. Happy birthday my amazing friend!
  • In good times and bad, of course it doesn’t matter, I’ll always be by your side. Happy birthday my friend! If you are in good times we will more enjoy but if you are in bad times ı’m always ready to talk or shut up. I’ll always love you.
  • It is no easy to find words to explain how much your friendship means to me. You had part of every important moment in my life, and you have been there for me whenever I have had sad or happy. You are my alive historian. On this day of your birth, I wish you every happiness and celebratess. Happy Birthday, my dear buddy.
  • Happy, happy birthday! You deserve all the cakes, love, laughs and happiness today. Hug to friend like an octopus and don’t leave (but don’t chooke it :)) Enjoy your day my friend today is your day.
  • Another adventure-filled year awaits you. Welcome it by celebrating your birthday with pomp and splendor. Wishing you a fun-filled and happy birthday beautiful friend!
  • It’s your birthday. Behave what you want for your enjoy. You can dance if you want to. You can leave your barriers behind, get your troubles out of your mind. And if you need a dance partner, count me in! You know I dance very nice. Happy birthday my awesome friend.
  • Friendships are like ships and it pass many exam. You must be very strong and understanding. But such you dodge the different storms. The rule is one. Let’s come to me, go to beach. I will celebrate there.
  • Yet another year has gone by……I still remember all the stupid things we did when we were younger. Feels like it was yesterday! And no matter how old we get, I’m still down to do crazy and random things with you like the old days! Happy birthday friend!
  • You are getting older but I will always remember you on my heart you looking young. Or our times. All will be always in my mind. Happy birthday my friend, you are always my best.
  • They say you are who you surround yourself with and I guess that makes me an incredibly intelligent beautiful human being because that’s what you are my best friend. Happy birthday beautiful friend and I hope your day is as wonderful as you are!
  • We are such a great team: We are smart, good-looking and talented and we are great at being with each other friend! Birds of a feather flock together. Happy Birthday to my wonderful friend.
  • Today is the one day where I cannot tell you how annoying you are, but instead, I have to remind you of all of your good qualities that I hate to admit, but they certainly are a lot. One of them being that life never gets boring around you, and I absolutely love that. Happy birthday my friend!
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Best Birthday Wishes for Friends

80+ of the best birthday wishes for friends to wish him or her a wonderful birthday, and to help to kick off their celebrations!

If you're not sure what to say on someone's birthday, here you'll find an extensive collection of some of the best birthday wishes, messages, and quotes for inspiration. There are also top tips for how to write the perfect personalized birthday message for your bestie.

Use the quick-links below to jump to a particular section, or scroll down the page to see the entire collection of birthday wishes for friends.

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Happy Birthday Wishes for Friends

Short and sweet birthday messages for friends, so you can wish him or her lots of fun and happiness for their special day!

It's your birthday, let's party! Cake - check. Candles - check. Drinks - check. Gift - check. Coolest birthday girl ever - check!

It's time to party and make your birthday as special as you are! I hope your day is fantastic, and the year ahead even better still. Happy birthday!

Wishing you a very happy birthday and all the best for the coming year. Thanks for being such a great friend!

Happy birthday! I'm so grateful for your friendship and all the fun times we've had together this year. Here's to many more!

Let's celebrate, it's your birthday! Wishing you an awesome day, and brilliant year ahead!

Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated. Happy Birthday!

It's your birthday, let's get up to some mischief!

Happy birthday to such a fabulous friend! Wishing you many blessings for the year ahead.

Many happy returns on your birthday! I know this past year has had some tough times but I hope that the coming year brings you the good fortune you deserve. You're a great friend and I am so thankful for your presence in my life.

Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a fantastic year ahead! Thanks for being such a dear friend.

You're such a generous, kind, fabulous person and I'm so lucky to have you as a friend. Wishing you an extra special birthday and best wishes for the year ahead.

Happy birthday! Love you lots and can't wait to celebrate your birthday with you [tonight/on the weekend etc]. Thanks for being such a great friend!

Happy birthday dear friend! I hope you have a very special day and a wonderful year ahead!

Congratulations on your birthday! Wishing you a truly fabulous day.

Happy birthday to such a great [guy/gal/friend], I hope you have a fun day today!

Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day today and the year ahead is full of many blessings.

I hope your birthday is full of sunshine and rainbows and love and laughter! Sending many good wishes to you on your special day.

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Birthday Wishes for Best Friends

It's your best friend's birthday? Hooray, how fun! Start their day off with some birthday love with one of these birthday wishes for best friends, and let your bestie know just how much you care about him or her, and how special their friendship is to you!

You shine so much brightness and joy into the lives of everyone around you. Thanks for being such an amazing person and friend, and I hope that today on your birthday some of that brightness shines right back at you!

Happy birthday to my crazy, fun, fabulous best friend! I love you to the moon and back and am so grateful for your friendship and all the fun times we've shared this year. I hope you have a great day!

Happy birthday to my fabulous, witty, kind, brilliant friend. There is no one else I'd rather spend the day with. Let's go celebrate and have some fun!

Stay true to who you are, you are an amazing person and the best ever friend a person could hope for! Have a fantastic birthday and a great year ahead.

You've been there for me through all my ups and downs, and I hope you know I'm always here for you too. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend. I hope you have a great birthday and the year ahead is the best yet!

I never guessed when we first met that we'd become best friends, or all the silly memories we'd make together! Thanks for all the fun adventures, and here's to many more in the coming year!

Has anyone told you today how great you are? Because I think you're the bees knees, the greatest thing since sliced bread, out of this world... basically I think you're the best! Have a great birthday my brilliant, fabulous best friend.

Happy birthday to my gorgeous friend, you're the best! I hope you have a brilliant day.

Happy birthday to my best buddy! I hope you have a good one.


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Funny Birthday Wishes for Friends

Funny birthday wishes for friends to bring some laughter and happiness into their day!

Don't worry, they are not gray hairs, they are wisdom highlights. You just happen to be extremely wise!

[insert age] is a perfect age. You're old enough to recognize your mistakes but young enough to make some more. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday. It took you [insert age] years to look this good!

You suck at aging! Can you at least try to look older?

You're not getting older... just more distinguished! Happy birthday.

A wise man once said, "Forget about your past, you cannot change it". I'd like to add: "Forget about your present, I didn't get you one".

Those aren't gray hairs you see. They're strands of birthday glitter growing out of your head. You're just ready to party!

Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get up again!

Q: What goes up and never comes down?
A: Your age!

Middle age... when "happy hour" is a nap!

How do you know you've hit middle-age? In preparation for a big sneeze you cross your legs really hard and hope for the best!

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Birthday Quotes for Friends

Endearing and funny quotes about friendship and about getting older, perfect for writing as part of a greeting card message or SMS to your bestie on their birthday!

These first birthday quotes are all about friendship and what friends mean to you, and are a lovely way to express your feelings for your friend on their big day!

A good friend knows all your best stories. A best friend has lived them with you.
~ Unknown

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good friends don't let you do stupid things... alone.
~ Unknown

True friends are like diamonds - bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
~ Nicole Richie

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We've been friends for so long I can't remember which one of us is the bad influence!
~ Unknown

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
~ Aristotle

Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.
~ Unknown

Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.
~ Misty Copeland

Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a million little things.
~ Unknown

Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.
~ Unknown

Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life.
~ Unknown

These next birthday quotes for friends are about growing older, reflecting on aging, or gently teasing friends about their age.

I'm so glad that we are growing older together, and that you'll always have a head start!
~ Unknown

Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
~ Chili Davis

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Mark Twain

Age is a matter of feeling, not of year.
~ George William Curtis

You don't get older, you get better.
~ Shirley Bassey

We'll be friends until we're old and senile... and then we can be *new* friends!
~ Unknown.

The important thing to you is not how many years in your life, but how much life in your years!
~ Edward J. Stieglitz

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
~ Ausonius

Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.
~ Albert Einstein

Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life.
~ Debasish Mridha

In youth we learn; in age, we understand.
~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
~ Voltaire


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Birthday Wishes for Friends - from a Distance

On occasions like birthdays the sense of distance can feel greater, so making an effort to wish your friend happy birthday and tell them you're thinking of them can make all the difference. These next happy birthday wishes for friends are written with that in mind.

Happy birthday all the way from [insert your location]. I hope you have a fabulous day and be sure to eat an extra slice of cake for me!

Happy birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day today, and looking forward to seeing you in [insert month].

Happy birthday dear friend! Raising a glass to your continued health and happiness all the way from [insert location]. I hope you have a great day!

Thinking of you on your birthday! We hope you have a great day and wish you all the best for the coming year. We're so excited that you're coming to visit in [insert month], and can't wait to see you then!

Congratulations on your birthday! Sending you our love and good wishes all the way from [insert location].

Wishing you a very happy birthday and all the best wishes for an exciting and fun-filled year ahead. With lots of love from [insert location].

Many happy returns to you on your birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day full of friends, family, and cake! Sorry we can't be there this year and we hope to catch up next time we're in the neighborhood.

Wishing you all the best on your birthday! Sorry to miss you on such an wonderful day. We're thinking of you all the way from [insert location] and raising a glass to your good health.

Wishing you many happy returns on your birthday. We hope you have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you in [insert month]/or [at an event eg. Christmas].

Wishing you many blessings on your birthday. We miss you!


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Belated Birthday Wishes for Friends

Oh no! Did you miss their birthday? Here are some happy belated birthday wishes for friends... to help you get back into their good books!

Happy belated Birthday! I'm so sorry I forgot to write earlier, but how do you expect me to remember your birthday if you never look any older?

I promise this card isn't late. It is intentionally arriving after your birth-day, because I think you deserve a whole birth-month. Happy Birth-month!

HBBD! That stands for Happy Belated Birthday! Love, YTDF (Your Terribly Disorganized Friend)

I know you think this card is a few days late. It's actually worse than that. This is your card from 2010 that I only just got around to sending. Happy Belated Birthday!

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that I also forgot your age. Happy belated Birthday!

Happy Birthday! Don't think of this as a late birthday card. Consider it a very early one for next year. Here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

Sorry I missed your birthday by several days, but happy birthday anyways!

I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday. The good news is that if you forget mine next year I'll forgive you. Happy Belated Birthday!

You can see the full belated birthday wishes collection here.


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Birthday Wishes Images for Friends

In this section you'll find some of the above heartfelt and funny birthday wishes and quotes for friends as images that you can share with friends on their birthday.

Let's celebrate, it's your birthday!


It's your birthday, let's get up to some mischief!


You suck at aging! Can you at least try to look older?


A good friend knows all your best stories. A best friend has lived them with you.


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Good friends don't let you do stupid things... alone.


It's time to party and make your birthday as special as you are!


Happy birthday dear friend! I hope you have a very special day.


Happy birthday to my fabulous, witty, kind, brilliant friend.


Friendship isn't a big thing. It's a million little things.


Friends are people who know you really well and like you anyway.


Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
~ Chilli Davis


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Mark Twain


You don't get older, you get better.
~ Shirley Bassey


Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt


God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
~ Voltaire


True friends are like diamonds - bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.
~ Nicole Richie


One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.


Age is a matter of feeling, not of year.
~ George William Curtis


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More Birthday Wishes for Friends...

Looking for more ideas and inspiration for birthday wishes for friends? Take a look at these other birthday wishes and quotes collection:

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Milestone Birthdays Wishes (30 / 40 / 50 / 60)

Any birthday is special, but some are *extra* special! Use our age-specific happy birthday wishes, quotes, poems, and jokes to wish your friends an extra-special birthday on their big day!

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40th Birthday Sayings
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Personalized Milestone Birthday Posters

And if you're looking for age-related birthday gifts, our personalized birthday posters are a fantastic gift to celebrate a friends *extra* special birthday.

With a huge choice of color palettes, and lots of ideas for poster-text, you can personalize these posters as much or as little as you wish. Easy to format and download at home, they're a great gift for a milestone birthday.


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What do you say on someone's birthday?

Need some help coming up with your own unique birthday wishes for friends? Not sure what to say on someone's birthday? Follow these top tips to write the nicest birthday wishes for your friend that will make him or her feel loved and extra-special on their birthday!

1. Congratulate your friend on their birthday!

2. Acknowledge and celebrate your friend's personality and what you love about them.

3. Thank them for their friendship and mention something you really appreciate about them.

4. Reminisce over a fun time you've shared together, and how much you love being with them.

5. Wish them well for the coming year. Be specific - mention something you know they are looking forwards too.

So you could write something like this, personalized to your friend:

"Happy birthday to my best friend and partner in crime! I don't know where I'd be without such a fun, caring person as you in my life. Thank you for all the nights we've spent talking until late, and for your amazing advice and perspective on life. I love spending time with you, and all the adventures we get up to! I hope you have a fantastic year ahead and that your dreams come true (especially our summer vacation plans!)."

Great Words to Describe a Friend

Here is a list of some adjectives you could use to describe your friend, it's not extensive, it's just a starting point to help you think about what is so special about your friend. In the birthday wishes for your friend you could use some of these words to describe the traits that you really love and appreciate in your friend.

Adventurous Creative Helpful
Ambitious Determined Philosophical
Bright Diligent Practical
Calm Easygoing Persistent
Capable Enthusiastic Reliable
Caring Faithful Resourceful
Confident Fun Sensible
Clever Generous Unassuming
Considerate Happy Witty

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Send an emotional and sincere birthday wish for your loved ones, make them There is such joy in meeting up with a good friend for a cup of coffee to catch up.

100 Sweet Happy Birthday Messages and Wishes For Friends and Family

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As a true friend, one thing you should never forget is your friends birthday. Birthdays are one of the rare opportunities you get to express how much your friendship means to you. It is an annual event so you just have to key into that opportunity to make your friend feel loved. Words are powerful so you have to choose words that will have a long-lasting impact on your friend. The kind of words you use as your birthday quote says a lot about how you feel about your friend, here are a few carefully selected happy birthday quotes for friends.

Happy Birthday Quotes For Friends

1. Not everyone in this world is blessed with an understanding, trustworthy, caring and loving friend. That is exactly why I consider myself so incredibly lucky. A very Happy Birthday to you. Have an amazing day.

2. I’m so thankful I found a friend like you; a friend who fills my life with a pleasant dew every single day. Happy Birthday my buddy and may every wish of yours turn to reality.

3. May the special day of yours be filled with loving memories full of fun and the company of good friends.Happy Birthday!

4. May you have a day so wonderful that you remember it for the rest of the year, till yet another wonderful birthday comes along. A very happy birthday to you. May God Bless you abundantly.

5. You are always there to bring a smile on my face and make me laugh through the worse of my days. Thank you, my friend. May every step of yours be greater than the others. Happy Birthday!

6.For many people, the word friend is just a sequence of letters. For me, it is the source of happiness and strength because of you.Happy Birthday buddy!

7. We wish you a happy birthday (3X), and a whole lot of cake.

8. Always remember how much you are loved and appreciated by all of us. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

9. The world is a little bit brighter because of you. Happy Birthday buddy!

10. May your day be as joy-filled and wonderful as it can possibly be.

11. Happy Birthday to a great Friend! A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. Wishing you a Birthday filled with light and love.

12. A real friend understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are, even… if you are getting older! Enjoy your Big Day!

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13. They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. Happy Birthday, old pal!

14. Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true, dear friend.

15. Wishing you a happy and prosperous birthday and a sweet night of birthday dreams.

16. As you celebrate your day, I celebrate the beautiful friendship we share! Happy Birthday, dearest friend!

17. Happy Birthday to the best friend I ever had. Let’s celebrate this special day of your life and party like there’s no tomorrow.

18. Life is boring when you are not around.Happy Birthday to you – let’s make it grand!

19. It feels amazing to have a friend like you in my life. Have a happy and fun-filled Birthday, buddy!

20. Think of all your favorite things; now go and enjoy them on your special day.

21. May today be the beginning of a life so good that I’m jealous of you forever.

22. May my words bring you even a fraction of the joy you are. I think you are the most amazing person I have ever met!

23. I’m so thankful I found a friend like you! May every candle, star and wishbone you wish on bring you luck in everything.May your day be as happy as you make me as a best friend.

24. Today is a perfect day to tell that you are nothing less than one of my family member! I Wish you a very warm and happy birthday.

25. Best friends never need to be told that they are best friends. So, I don’t need to tell you right? Have a fantastic birthday, buddy!

26. Happy Birthday to a true friend! You are such a special blessing to me and I want to wish you a birthday filled with love, laughter and the things you enjoy most.

27. I always wish for a special friend who’d be close to my heart. A wish came true when I met You! Happy Bday, my friend! May the year to come bring you only sweet surprises.

28. Happy Birthday to my best-est friend ever! May your troubles be as few and far between as my grandmother’s teeth!

29. I probably don’t tell you often enough, but I treasure our friendship. Friends like you make every day special! Wishing you happiness today, tomorrow, and always!

30. With us crazies as best friends, I’m surprised we’ve survived this long! Happy Birthday buddy!

31. Today is the beginning of something great: another year with you. Our friendship is made of gold and it will stay precious forever.

32. May your day be filled with plenty of butterflies, sunsets, puppies, and chocolate (girl).

33. May your day be filled with plenty of building, breaking, shooting and eating (guy).

34. I wish you a fruit from every tree,

35. I wish you much honey from the bee, I wish you a rainbow without rain, I wish and wish for you, my friend.

36. I wish you a wish for every dream, I wish you were happy as you seem, I wish you love for all your way, I wish you just a great birthday.

37. Where would we be in this world if we didn’t have a friend? The sure thing is we wouldn’t be in someone’s Birthday. May you always have friends surrounding your every day. Happy Birthday my friend!

38. You are an amazing person and the best friend of mine. May God give you all his love and warmth in every step of yours. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

39. Angels are few, and so are you. And that is what makes you so special. Many many Happy Returns of the day. Have an amazing day and an even more amazing year ahead.

40. Every time I fell, you pushed me up. You never left me to miss a step, shed any tear and feel any fear. I believe I wouldn’t be the same without you. Happy Birthday my friend!

41. Our friendship is the pillar of foundation in my life: thanks for supporting me all the time. Happy Birthday!

42. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you a very happy birthday. May it be filled with love, blessings, and joy.

43. Wishing you all the best on your birthday and throughout the year. Have a very Happy Birthday!

44. For many people, the word friend is just a sequence of letters. For me, it is the source of happiness and strength because of you. Happy Birthday buddy!

45. You are a true friend, please don’t change ever! Happy Birthday and may every wish you have come true!

46. May you glow in the warmth of our friendship on your birthday and throughout the year. Happy Birthday, dear friend

47. Wishing you a day filled with love and cheer. May you be surrounded by all your loved ones. May this year bring you prosperity, fortune, and friendship. Happy Birthday to you.
48. A friend is someone who stands by your side when you are in trouble and broken inside. A friend is someone who treats you with all the best and shines your day when you are.

49. You’re the reason my spirits always take an uplift, you are the best ever given the gift! Happy Birthday my friend!

50. In the journey of your life, may your joys double and your success triple, may your sorrows halve and your failure disappear. Wishing you a stress-free life. Happy Birthday!

51. A friend is a person who fills our lives with beauty and grace and makes the world we live in a better and happier place. Thanks for making my world a safer place to live in. Happy Birthday!

52. May this Birthday teach you that failure, depression, rejection, sorrow, hurt and pain are words that you should erase from the dictionary of your life. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.

53. Hope you never lose the brightest smile of yours, which gives me always the mood to go outdoors. Happy Birthday!

54. On your birthday may all that you asked of God be granted to you hundredfold! Happy Birthday to my sweetest friend.

55. Always keep smiling the way you do! Have an amazing day and an even more special year ahead. May God Bless you.

56. A good friend like you is something hard to find, especially in nowadays, but when you find that friend it’s like visiting heaven on a daily base. Happy Birthday my friend!

57. May our friendship last forever through the brightest days and the darkest nights. May my wish come true to go through the game of life with you. Happy Birthday!

58. I think you are the most amazing person I have ever met; You are a true friend and are always with me through thick and thin; Please don’t change ever, A very happy birthday to you!

59. The only thing you could never have too many of! Thank you for being my friend. May all your birthday wishes come true!

60. Friendship is not something that is written on paper because paper can be torn. It is neither something that can be written on a rock, for even a rock can break. But it is written on the heart of a person, and it stays there forever. Birthday wishes and blessings are coming your way, my friend!

61. I feel privileged to have spent one more year of my life with you. Wish you a very Happy Birthday, dear friend!

62. If you looked up the meaning of friend in the dictionary, your picture would appear. Happy Birthday, my friend. May the Lord bless you and keep you!

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63. Our friendship is made of gold and it will never rust, will stay precious until the world turns to dust. Happy Birthday and may your every wish come true!

64. Wishing you an awesome day, With good luck on your way, Stay blessed and happy this day, My dear friend on your birthday today!

65. Hope you live forever because this is what I am planning to do and the sure thing is that I am going to need you.Happy Birthday buddy!

66. Wishing you tons of happiness and joy on your special day.Happy Birthday my mate!

67. May you find pleasure everywhere, and may every moment today make you smile.

68. Hope your day is filled with laughter, giggles, chuckles, guffaws, and chortles.

69. Don’t let any frown, rude word or cloud dampen your day today.

70. On my birthday, I wished and got you! A true friend; hope your wish is just as wonderful.

71. May your deepest and wildest dreams come true today and every day.

72. May each candle, smile and “Happy Birthday” be a sign of good things still to come.

73. No matter what happens, always lean on those dearest to you.

74. Every year with you is another beautiful blessing God gives me.

75. Having you as a friend is my everyday gift; let me be your gift today.

76. May the words of love people say bring a smile for you today.

77. Many happy returns, you’re a jolly good fellow, auld lang syne and all that stuff.

78. May well wishes, fun, gifts, cake, puppies, rainbows and everything nice come to you today.

79. May your day be an unforgettably momentous occasion that people talk about for years.

80. Special friends aren’t easy to find, and I am so blessed to have you as one of mine. I hope you have a spectacular birthday!

81. On your Birthday today, I hope you never stop learning, evolving, changing for the good, growing wise, gathering experience and accumulating life skills. My Birthday wish for you is that you should grow wise, not old. On this note, I wish you a very joyous Birthday!

82. Your Birthday means a lot to me because it is God’s way of showering blessings on me. He knew I would need a companion to sail me through life and so he made you! Have a great Birthday today.

83. Do you know what makes you my best friend? The fact that you give me solace, joy, strength, hope, and courage every time you’re with me. No one can ever replace you in my life. And today, I want to raise a toast to our friendship. Happy Birthday!

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84. Happy Birthday! May you be happy and our enemies know it!

85. Sweet birthday wishes for a friend so true, I hope this day is filled with love, joy and loads of gifts for you! Happy Birthday!

86. The best thing about welcoming each other’s Birthdays as friends is that we grow old together. We have been arms-in arms with where life has brought us until now and what life has to offer for the future. Happy Birthday!

87. May you live life to the very best on your special day today, get drunk, be merry and dance the night away. Because in the morning, you’ll have a whale of a time digesting the fact that you have one less year on Earth! Haha. Happy Birthday.

88. In the journey of your life, may your joys double and your success triple, may your sorrows halve and your failure disappear. Wishing you a stress-free life. Happy Birthday!

89. May every Birthday remind you the number of people who love you and can’t do without you. I’m one of them! Happy Birthday.

90. You need to enjoy and have fun on your Birthday as much as people have enjoyed having you in their lives. Happy Birthday!

91.  If I had the energy of wishing you a Happy Birthday a thousand times in the day today, I would do it. Not because I want to show off how much I can talk, but because I want to show off how much you mean to me. May you have a super fun Birthday and rollicking years ahead.

92. To be a good friend and to have a good friend is one of the greatest joys in life. With a friend like you by my side, I couldn’t ask for anything more. Happy Birthday, buddy.

93. Life is like a plaid cloth. A few blocks may look dark and broad and a few blocks are small and light. But when you see it as a whole, the plaid looks lovely in combination. I hope you too, have a great mix of seasons and occasions in your life. Happy Birthday!

94. Friends are like shadows, they let other people know not to mess with you by constantly being with you! Thanks for being the shadow of my life. Happy Birthday!

95. I’ve accepted you for what you are all these years. I have borne your mistakes; I have tolerated your idiosyncrasies and kept up with all your weird acts. So what do I get as a return gift on your Birthday today? Just kidding. Wishing you a Happy Birthday.

96. You are a mirror of my life. I see myself in your success and failure, hope and rejections, courage and determination. May we always remain mirrors to each other for the rest of our lives. Dear friend, wishing you a very Happy Birthday.

97.  In my life, sorrow has always given way to happiness, the weakness has always given way to strength, hatred has always given way to love and doubt has always given way to confidence. Just because you were always by my side. Have a great Birthday and a fabulous year ahead.

99. If friendship is one of the most important relationships in life then you are the most important person for me. I raise a toast you dear friend and wish you success in whatever you do. Happy Birthday.

99. On your Birthday today, I want to wish you everything BIG? Big money, big success, big home, big heart, big birthday cakes. Have a great Birthday.

100.  I want to be the first person today to give you the warmest, deepest and most genuine wishes ever. Happy Birthday dear friend!

Funny Happy Birthday Quotes For Friends

100. “You’re not thirty; you’re eighteen with twelve years of experience.”

101. Another year for your back means another year that won’t suck.

102. Another year older, none the wiser.

103. Another year, another new place that aches.

104. A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. So, enjoy the trip. – Author Unknown

105. “You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope

106. “You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.” – Author Unknown

107. “After 30, a body has a mind of its own.” – Author Unknown

108. In the bathroom? In the toilet? On your desk? The fireplace? At 40, it is still a great achievement, to remember where the car keys were last! All the best!

109. Is it getting hotter in here or is it just all the candles on your cake?

110. It has been scientifically proven that too many birthdays will kill you.

111. Ageing seems to be the only available way to live a long life said, Kitty Collins. Be glad you’re doing it gracefully.

112. A few years ago you were young and smart, but know you are becoming an old fart…Happy birthday!

113. Forget the fact that you are aging, and let us start celebrating!Happy birthday!

114. On your birthday some words of wisdom: Smile while you still have teeth! Congratulations!

115. It’s not your birthday everyone is celebrating today — it’s just another excuse to “friend” you and wish you “happy birthday” on Facebook.

116. The first mark of aging appears when you start forgetting things. In your case, there are no such problems. You have transcended all the hassle.

117. It is older but not better! Happy Birthday!

118. In the bathroom? In the toilet? On your desk? The fireplace? At 40, it is still a great achievement, to remember where the car keys were last! All the best!

119. It must have been Napoleon in command since you were separated from your mother.

120.”If things get better with age, then you’re approaching magnificent.” – Nicole Beale

121. “Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.” – Helen Hayes

122.”A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.” – Erma Bombeck

123. “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” – George Harrison

124. At least you’re not as old as you will be next year! Happy Birthday!

125. Better to be over the ground than under it. Happy Birthday!

126. Better to be over the hill than buried under it.

127. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.

128. Birthdays are like boogers. The more you have the harder it is to breathe!

129. Here’s hoping that you had fun reading these funny birthday messages for friends. Your company and a well written funny happy birthday message for a friend is sure to make your friend’s birthday even more enjoyable!

130. “May this birthday not be your last!”

131. “Another year, another new place that aches.”

132. “You’ve survived another year. Although you’re older, it’s better than the alternative.” Congratulations!

133. “On Your birthday, I would like to give you some pearls of wisdom…Smile while u still have your teeth intact.”

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134. “Count your blessings, not your wrinkles.”

135. It must have been Napoleon in command since you were separated from your mother.

136. It’s nice to be young, healthy and full of energy. Can you remember?!

137. It’s proven that at the age 41 you start to lose your memory. We can only hope!

138. It’s ok to light the candles on your birthday cake now; I’ve already alerted the fire department.

139.  “If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.” – Jim Eason

140. “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Chili Davis

141.  “Don’t worry about your future, I am sure you will have a bright one, don’t worry about the past, you can’t change it, don’t worry about the present, I have not got one for you!”

142. Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.

143. Can you snuff all these candles or should I call the fire department?

144. Today you should see your own reflection in the mirror and assure yourself that you’ve got to empty your pockets and throw a big party today. Happy Birthday!

145. If I live to see your grandchildren, I’m going to tell them all the Birthday pranks we played on you every year. Get ready for your Birthday prank today as well. Happy Birthday! We’re coming for you!

146. Best friends are like thighs they are always sticking together.

147.  Wishing you to have the best birthday anyone could expect to have at your age. Happy birthday, bro!

148. Wishing you a birthday as fun as your original birthday, minus the terrifying, slimy birth experience

149. I heard that the grim reaper has marked another hatch mark next to your name. Have a great birthday!

150. I have a joke for your birthday: It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally. Happy funny birthday my friend!

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