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1.
You've survived another year. Although you're older, it's better than the alternative. Congratulations! – Anonymous


2.
You've logged so many miles in the voyage of life that you've been upgraded to First Class!  –  Evelyn Loeb


3.
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.  – Herbert Asquith


4.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.  –  Bill Vaughan


5.
Youth is the time for the adventure of the body, but age triumphs of the mind. – Logan Pearsall Smith


6.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art. –  Garson Kanin


7.
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor. – Unknown


8.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty.Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. – Franz Kafka


9.
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. – George Bernard Shaw


10.
Youth is a disease from which we all recover.  – Dorothy Fulheim


11.
Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old. – Frank Lloyd Wright


12.
Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle; old age a regret. – Benjamin Disraeli


13.
You're not forty; you're eighteen with twenty two years of experience. – Anonymous


14.
You're not aging….You're marinating.  –  Anonymous


15.
You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience.  – Author Unknown


16.
Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. – Marilyn Ferguson


17.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. – Benjamin Franklin


18.
Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life. – Billy Mills


19.
Your birthday reminds me of the old Chinese scholar… Yung No Mo. – Unknown


20.
Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of ‘you’ to the world.– Unknown


21.
You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up. – William Dean Howells


22.
You’ve heard of the three ages of man – youth, age, and you are looking wonderful. – Francis Cardinal Spellman


23.
You’ll find as you grow older that you weren’t born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up. – William Dean Howells


24.
You were born, and with you endless possibilities―very few ever to be realized. It’s okay. Life was never about what you could do, but what you would do – Richelle E. Goodrich


25.
You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. – John Mason


26.
You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness. – Brad Garrett


27.
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


28.
You only live once but, if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West


29.
You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room. – Jennifer Lopez


30.
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. -Bob Hope


31.
You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’ – Jerry Seinfeld


32.
You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them. –  Arnold Palmer


33.
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. – Bob Hope


34.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Ziglar


35.
You don't get older, you get better. – Shirley Bassey


36.
You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. – George Burns


37.
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.  –  Anouk Aimee


38.
You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. – Woody Allen


39.
You bring magic into the world my friend and with your magic, this world becomes a better place to live in. – Unknown


40.
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.  – Ogden Nash


41.
You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. – John P. Grier


42.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – Les Brown


43.
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair. – Paul H. Dunn


44.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. – Mark Twain


45.
Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake? -John Heywood


46.
Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty. – James Thurber


47.
With my wife I don’t get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to ‘the best woman a man ever had.’ The waiter joined me. – Rodney Dangerfield


48.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. – William Shakespeare


49.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.  – Tom Wilson


50.
Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece? – Bobby Kelton

Here's a list of short birthday wishes for all the important people in your life. A best friend deserves a unique birthday wish, such as one of the following.

Birthdays Sayings and Quotes

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It is always fun to celebrate birthdays, as well as to think about the many things that have been said about or that relate to them. Aside from getting wiser, one can delight in good food and good company.

Here are some awesome birthday quotes to liven up your big day, and perhaps even share with family and friends.

Famous Birthday Quotes Celebrating Life

Since first reading Dr. Seuss, my favorite birthday quote has been:

1.) “Today you are You; that is truer than true.

There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”  – Dr. Seuss

Getting older (and hopefully wiser), we face old age, our senior years. Perhaps Emily Dickinson has the right idea:

2.) “We turn not older with years, but newer every day” – Emily Dickinson

Sam Hagar reinforced this idea saying:

3.) “Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.” – Sam Hagar

Can we live with that idea? Here’s what I always say:

4.) “Wow, thank you Lord for another great chance to make a difference.”

Yes, I am grateful that I’m still alive. But life isn’t forever, so remember:

5.) “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Henry Ford agreed:

6.) “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80.

Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young”. – Henry Ford

Band leader, Les Brown emphasized:

7.) “You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – Les Brown

George Eliot said:

8.) “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

While I was still in school, I had to read writings by ancient philosophers. I never thought they were relevant to me. As another birthday approaches, I’ve looked at some of those words of wisdom, re-evaluating their relevance.

Perhaps they are things that I’ve learned to live by, to accept – and yes – use as birthday quotes:

9.) “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to

give ourselves the gift of living well,” – Voltaire

A great birthday quote by William Shakespeare’s is:

10.) “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare

Inspirational Birthday Quotes and Sayings

Mark Twain agreed,

11.) “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

Certainly some good things to remember as we celebrate birthdays! Samuel Ullman said:

12.) “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

At birthday gatherings you also might also want to quote:

13.) “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” – Plautus

14.) “Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself,

to become what he potentially is,” – E. Fromm

15.) “Age is opportunity no less than youth itself,” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

16.) “Happiness is when what you think, what you say,

and what you do are in harmony,” – Mahatma Gandhi

Or you might hear:

17.) “I’m like a fine wine. They don’t bring me out very much

But, I am well preserved,” – Rose Kennedy

18.) “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,

But beautiful old people are works of art,” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Of course in discussing getting older, other pearls of wisdom are shared:

19.) “The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune,” – English Proverb

20.) “None are as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm,” – Henry David Thoreau

Birthday Quotes and sayings to uplift you

21.) “It’s not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old,

They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams,” – Gabriel G. Marquez

Another great birthday quote, this one by a comedian is:

22.) “Age is strictly a case of mind over matter.

If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter,” – Jack Benny

Another by George Burns is,

23.) “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns

With laughter, Bob Hope said,

24.) “You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope

Who would want to fix things?

25.) “If we could be twice young and twice old,

we could correct all our mistakes,” – Euripides

For those with a strong belief in God:

26.) “Our life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life,” – Billy Mills

Hearts are always mentioned with birthdays:

27.) “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty –

They merely move it from their faces into their hearts,” – Martin Buxbaum

28.) “The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious,” – Martin Luther
Some U.S. Presidents have made some birthday quotes:

29.) “Be sure you put your feet in the right place,
then stand firm,” – Lincoln

30.) “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Lincoln

Happy Birthday Quotes that will make your day

31.) “Let us seek the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past.

Let us accept our own responsibility for the future,” – Kennedy

Words of wisdom for aging from Confucius:

32.) “Study the past if you would define the future!”

33.) “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, so long as you don’t stop.”

34.) “Choose a job you love.You will never have to work a day in your life.”

35.) “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”

As we grow older, may we remember these wise quotes:

35.) “It is not the strongest of the species that survive
But the one most responsive to change,” – Darwin

36.) “It’s the mark of an educated mind to be able to
entertain a thought without accepting it,” – Aristotle

37.) “Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving,” – Einstein

38.) “Obstacles are those frightful things you see
when you take your eyes off the goal,” – Henry Ford

39.) “Don’t celebrate how old you are,
celebrate the years you survived.” – Touaxia Vang

40.) “Don’t anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen,” – Ben Franklin

Happy Birthday Quotes and Wishes to make you strong

41.) “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C.S. Lewis

42.) “Count your age by friends, not years, your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

43.) “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – Tolkien

So, as we all age – day by day, and as I pray I get to reach 70 in a couple of years, I often repeat this quote:

44.) “I don’t mind getting older; it’s a privilege denied to so many!” ― Chris Geiger, ‘The Cancer Survivors Club’

45.) “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

46.) “Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it!” – Nicky Gumbel

47.) “There are two attitudes you can have when it comes to your birthday:
1. be thankful you have lived another year.
or, 2. complain about being a year older.” – Catherine Pulsifer

48.) “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Cherokee Expression

49.) “Your age isn’t you. Use today to feel your best, celebrate and be your very happiest.” – M. Rivers

50.) “A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” – Amit Kalantri

More birthday quotes for friends, family and loved ones

51.) “A birthday is not a day to fear. It is a day to celebrate and look forward to the coming year.” – Byron Pulsifer

52.) “Birthdays are inevitable, beautiful and very particular moments in our lives! Moments that bring precious memories back, celebrate the present times and give hope for the future.” – Bsbr Arish

53.) “Your birthday is my pleasure. You are my sweetest treasure.” – Danny Demeersseman

54.) “We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.” – Lauren Hutton

55.) “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

56.) “I enjoy celebrating birthdays. Everyone should have their birthday celebrated.” – Loraine D. Nunley

57.) “May your years be counted not by your age
but by how you spend your days.” – Catherine Pulsifer

58.) “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” – Jean Paul Richter

59.) “Birthdays come but once a year, celebrate and be of good cheer.” Robert Rivers

60.) “Each year as our birthday comes, our thoughts and beliefs may change a bit from year to year. But believe our wish for you is always the same, may you find happiness and blessings all of your days!” – Catherine Pulsifer

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Birthdays are special days – not only to celebrate among people we love, but also to remind us of how far we’ve come in life. During this occasion, keep these beautiful quotes handy as a gift to yourself.

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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.

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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!

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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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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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Sweet Happy Birthday wishes for friends and family to wish them all the These birthday quotes are a mix of funny and wise, and work well as.

120 Unique Happy Birthday Wishes, Messages & Quotes to Supercharge your Sentiments

wise birthday quotes for friends

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!

Then read on as we have selected for you special happy birthday quotes you for the good, growing wise, gathering experience and accumulating life skills.

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