A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know. - James Russell Lowell
A man of forty today has nothing to worry him but falling hair, inability to button the top button, failing vision, shortness of breath, a tendency of the collar to shut off all breathing, trembling of the kidneys to whatever tune the orchestra is playing, and a general sense of giddiness when the matter of rent is brought up. Forty is Life's Golden Age. - Robert Benchley
A man over nintey is a great comfort to all his elderly neighbors: he is a picket-guard at the extreme outpost; and the young folks of sixty and seventy feel that the enemy must get by him before he can come near their camp. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
After all, tomorrow is another day. - Margaret Mitchell
All my possessions for one moment of time. - Queen Elizabeth
An old man loved is winter with flowers. - German proverb
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement. - Benjamin Franklin
Born on Monday,
Fair in face;
Born on Tuesday,
Full of God's grace;
Born on Wednesday,
Sour and sad;
Born on Thursday,
Merry and glad;
Born on Friday,
Born on Saturday,
Work hard for your living;
Born on Sunday,
You will never know want. -
Count your life by smiles, not tears,
Count your age by friends, not years.
He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up...a lot of people don't have the courage to do it. - Helen Hayes
Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants. - Edward Steichen
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. - Georges Clemenceau
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life. - Jean De La Fontaine
For he's a jolly good fellow,
For he's a jolly good fellow,
For he's a jolly good fellow,
Which nobody can deny - Traditional Song
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. - French proverb
From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents.
From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks.
From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality.
From fifty-five on, she needs good cash. - Sophie Tucker
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
the last of life,
for which the first was made. - Robert Browning
Here's a birthday spanking,
Sent you on a card,One, Two, Three,
Put them right on hard,
Four, Five, Six
One to live on,
one to grow on,
One to make you fat.
Here's a posy of flowers, and a basket too,
With Birthday greetings all for you.
How far that little candle throws his beams! - William Shakespeare
How unspeakably the lengthening of memories in common endears our old friends! - George Eliot
I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred. - Thomas Alva Edison
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines. - Oliver Goldsmith
I never forget my wife's birthday.
It's usually the day after she reminds me about it.
I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups,
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs, where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburmum on his birthday,
-The tree is living yet. - Thomas Hood
I want to be an artist
To paint pictures just for you,
So when each birthday comes around,
I can send you quite a few.
I wouldn't say that you're old......you've just been young longer than most of us.
If only I may grow: firmer, simpler-quieter, warmer. - Dag Hammarskjold
If you want to be happy, be. - Henry David Thorr
In this busy world we often take those closest to us for granted,
and we don't stop to tell them what's in our hearts...
But today seems like the perfect time to tell you how special you are
and how very much you mean to me. Happy Birthday!
It is better to wear out than to rust out. - Bishop Richard Cumberland
It is through the idealism of youth that man catches sight of truth, and in that idealism he possesses a wealth which he must never exchange for anything else. - Albert Schweitezer
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me. - Ellen Glasgow
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. - Margaret Mead
It seems only yesterday,
you were turning one,
Now a year is gone by and my how you’ve grown.
You’re talking and walking and throwing a ball.
And loved a lot, by one and all.
Today we say Happy Birthday to you,
Because today we are watching you turn TWO!
It takes a long time to grow young. - Pablo Picasso
Just want to tell you that you're special,
and to wish you all the joys of a wonderful birthday!
Keep true to the dream of thy youth. - Friedrich Von Schiller
Life is like a hot bath.
It feels good while you're in it,
but the longer you stay in,
the more wrinkled you get. - Robbert Oustin
Made this card and made a wish;
That all the nice things you have hoped for will come your way!
Many Happy Returns!
Make hay while the sun shines. - Proverb
May All Your Wishes Come True. Happy Birthday!
May today be filled with all the thing you're wishing for. Happy Birthday!
May your birthday bring you as much happiness as you give those who know you.
May your essence claim the freshness of the new laid morning dew.
All of this... and more...is my Birthday wish for you.
May your spirit keep the freedom of a butterfly in spring,
and may your heart be filled always with the joys of simple things.
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. - Ogden Nash
Mondays' child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child has to work for it's living,
But a child that's born on the Sabbath day
Is fair and wise and good and gay.
Most of us can remember a time when a birthday - especially if it was one's own brightened the world as if a second sun has risen. - Robert Lynd
My Birthday! what a difference sound
That word had in my youthful ears;
And how each time the day comes round,
Less and less white its mark appears. - Thomas Moore
My heart is like a singing bird...
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me. - Christine Rossetti
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
Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. - Carl Sandburg
No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, - something more than we could learn by ourselves, from a book. - Cyril Connolly
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative. - Maurice Chevalier
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. - Virginia Woolf
One to-day is worth two to-morrows. - Benjamin Franklin
And count each birthday with a grateful mind. - Alexander Pope
Sending a greeting on your birthday
For an extra special day,
And wishes for a year ahead
That brings much happiness your way!
Sending warm and loving wishes
Of happiness and cheer,
And everything you need to start
Another happy year!
Seven was heaven but eight is great!!
Sing a song of Birthdays
Full of fun and cheer
And may you keep on having them
For many a happy year.
It happened to me!
Yesterday, I was only three.
But when today
came through the door,
I turned to FOUR! - Joan Walsh Anglund
Sugar in the gourd and honey in the horn,
I never was so happy since the hour I was born.
Thank you for making family such a beautiful word. Happy Birthday!
Thank you for your tender love
Of which you'll never really know,
How happy that you've made me
And how much I love you so.
The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love. - Jean Renoir
The BEST way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once. - H. V. Prochnow
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. - Pierre Cornielle
The more things change, the more they remain the same. - Alphonse Karr
The old believe everything;
the middle-aged suspect everything;
the young know everything. - Oscar Wilde
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. - English Proverb
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. - T. S. Eliot
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. - George Santayana
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone,
And that has twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.
This is a happy day,
A very happy day for me
This day, everyone will say
Happy Birthday to me!
This is a special birthday wish
That comes with love to you.
It brings warm and heartfelt thanks
For all the thoughtful things you do,
It also comes to let you know
You mean more to me each day
And to everyone your lives have touched
In such a loving way.
Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend. - John Lyle
'Tis education forms the common mind,
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's incln'd. - Alexander Pope
Today's a very special day
A day to celebrate
For today is your birthday
You've reached the grand old age of (insert age)
Today take time for you, and enjoy every little thing you do.
To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eye'd,
Such seems your beauty still. - William Shakespeare
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age. - George Sand
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow. - Margaret Fuller
Wanted to send you something really nice for your birthday.
Well, what's nicer than this handmade card?
We are always the same age inside. - Gertrude Stein
We are one in love and joy,
In fondness and in worth,
And so as one we celebrate
This day, your day of birth!
We are so fond of one another, because our ailments are the same. - Jonathon Swift
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. - Brigitte Bardot
Whatever with the past has gone,
The best is always yet to come. - Lucy Larcom
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished a how much he had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain
When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like you parents. - Blair Sabol
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. - Mark Twain
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. - James M. Barrie
Wishing you a year filled with love and joy. Happy Birthday!!
Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!
With every joy and happiness on your special day. Happy Birthday!
Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake? - John Heywood
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. - Mark Twain
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh yourself. - Ethel Barrymore
You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
You take all the experience and judgement of men over fifty out of the world and there wouldn't be enough left to run it. - Henry Ford
You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look. - Sir Seymour Hicks
You'd scarce expect one of my age
To speak in public on the stage,
And if I chance to fall below
Demosthenes or Cicero,
Don't view me with a critic's eye,
But pass my imperfections by.
Large streams from little fountains flow,
Tall oaks from little acorns grow. - David Everett
Youth comes but once in a lifetime. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it. - Rudyard Kipling