Choosing what to pop in the card of a loved one is always a moment where we want to say something funny or profound and nine times out of ten end-up writing, 'Happy Birthday!'

While this is a nice sentiment, it doesn't scream deep consideration and thought. That's where we come in. Below we've collated a whole load of birthday quotes for appropriation. Use them as they are or bend them to your will to give any birthday wishes you send a bit more punch!

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Happy Birthday Quotes

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.Plautus

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.Bernard M. Baruch

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.Jean Paul Richter

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.William Shakespeare

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.Charles Schulz

Inspirational Birthday Quotes

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.Abraham Lincoln

Count your blessings, not your wrinkles.Anon

Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.Anon

We're not getting old, we're getting awesome.Anon

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.Anon

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?Satchel Paige

Funny Birthday Quotes

I'll always think of you as someone older than me.Anon

It's never too early to start a mid-life crisis.Anon

Congratulations on being a year closer to finding out if atheism was the right choice.Anon

Let's celebrate the first time you cried naked in someone else's bed.Anon

Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.Maurice Chevalier

The secret to eternal youth is arrested development.Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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

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

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.Mary Schmich

Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.Anon

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.Lucille Ball

There is still no cure for the common birthday. John Glenn

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.Tom Stoppard

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Birthday Quotes For A Friend

Just imagine the things you'd want to hear on your birthday and assume I said them.Anon

I can't believe it's already been a year since the last time I didn't buy you anything for your birthday.Anon

Old enough to know better. Young enough to still do it.Anon

People say that the good die young, so I guess that's make you a bad ass!Anon

If you want to look young and thin, hang out with old fat people.Jim Eason

If things get better with age, then you're approaching magnificent.Nicole Beale

Age is not important unless you're a cheese.Helen Hayes

Forget about the past, you can't change it, forget about the future, you can't predict it, forget about the present, I didn't get you one!Anon

18th Birthday Quotes

I cried on my 18th birthday. I thought 17 was such a nice age. You're young enough to get away with things, but you're old enough, too.Liv Tyler

Do not follow the roads that others make. Cut your own path through life and you will discover so many new things.Anon

21st Birthday Quotes

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.Mark Twain

When you turn 21, you can legally do all the things you've been doing since you were 15.Anon

On our 21st birthday, we don't care what the world thinks of us; only later we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.Anon

30th Birthday Quotes

30 was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. -C. S. Lewis

Everything I know I learned after I was 30.Georges Clemenceau

40th Birthday Quotes

You're not 40, you're 18 with 22 years of experience.Anon

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.Helen Rowland

The first 40 years of life give us the text: the next 30 supply the commentary.Arthur Schopenhauer

50th Birthday Quotes

Looking 50 is great, if you're 60.Joan Rivers

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.Muhammad Ali

Nature gives you the face you have at 20, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at 50.Coco Chanel

60th Birthday Quotes

A man of 60 has spent 20 years in bed and over three years in eating.Arnold Bennett

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.Yoko Ono

70th Birthday Quotes

You're only (5 x 15) - 5.Anon

We can't reach old age by another man's road.Mark Twain

80th Birthday Quotes

Congratulations on turning 20 for the fourth time.Anon

The more you age the more valuable you become. I think your value is priceless.Anon

The advantage of being 80 years old is that one has many people to love.Jean Renoir

Girl blowing out the candles on her birthday cake

Birthday Quotes For Him

Don't think of it as getting older, think of it as becoming a classic.Anon

No matter where I go and whom I meet, I'm sure I'll never come across a person who has a smile cuter than yours.Anon

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.Anon

Birthday Quotes For Her

A well-adjusted woman is one who not only knows what she wants for her birthday, but even knows what she's going to exchange it for.Anon

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.E. Joseph Cossman

When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off.Anon

Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.Robert Frost

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.Robert Frost

Boom! 60 birthday quotes that'll have you sending memorable birthday messages at every available opportunity and making your recipients feel like the 'many happy returns' heroes they are!