"Those whom the gods love grow young."
"When somebody says to me--which they do like every 5 years- "How does it feel to be over the hill?" my response is, "I'm just heading up the mountain."
"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality."
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate."
"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."
"Your birthday is a day of personal power, when the heavens are aligned as they were on the day you were born. Make a wish!"
"Birthdays are good for you; the more you have the longer you live!"
"Real birthdays are no annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth."
"A new year is a clean state, a chance to suck in your breath, decide all is not lost, and give yourself another chance."
"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.... "
"Birth may be a matter of a moment, but it is a unique one."
"It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen."
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
"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."
"It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me."
"I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines."
"We grow too soon old and too late smart."
~Pennsylvania Dutch proverb
"A am not old but mellow like good wine."
"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much."
"We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it."
"I hope I never get so old I get religious."
"Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked."
"Happiness in the older years of life, like the happiness in every year of life, is a matter of choice-your choice for yourself."
"Happiness may well consist primarily of an attitude toward time."
"Happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes when you're lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love."
~Adela R St. Johns
"Cheerfulness and content are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of youthful looks."
"From forty to fifty a man must move upward, or the natural falling off in the vigor of life will carry him rapidly downward."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
"When I passed forty I dropped pretense, 'cause men like women who got some sense."
"One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young."
"Men at forty
Learn to close softly
The doors to rooms they will not be
Coming back to."
~Donald Justice, "Men at Forty"
"Of middle age, the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles."
"Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this."
"Fifty years old, 212 fights, and I'm still pretty."
"At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths –your abilities and your failings."
"50 is a milestone, when you feel you can do anything."
"Many celebrities remarry at 50."
"I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you."
~ Agatha Christie
"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down."
"The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life."
"50 years: here's a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren't doing what you love, then what's the point?"
"Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, "ye cannot enter the kingdom of God." One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again. "
~Dorothy L. Sayers
"Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again."
~Menachem M Schneerson
"Take care of the minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves."
"Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial."
~Richard Ben Sapir
"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician."
"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."
"Youth has no age."
I hope you have found the above inspirational birthday quote inspiring and helpful! May God bless you on this very special day!