Famous Birthday Quotes
Here are a collection of famous birthday quotes brought to you from some of our greatest writers and philosophers.
They can be used as birthday messages and greetings - in birthday cards or perhaps as an inscription inside a book.
Let's start with some wise words from the political leader and activist Mahatma Gandhi:
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
When a man is tired of life on his 21st birthday it indicates that he is rather tired of something in himself.
- F Scott Fitzgerald
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.
- Benjamin Franklin
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old
- Franz Kafka
One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.
- Pablo Picasso
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty
- Coco Chanel
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
- Oscar Wilde
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
- Jonathan Swift
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey
Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
- Pope John XXIII
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin--real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
- Alfred D. Souza
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