Another Set Of Birthday Quotations


Another Set Of Birthday Quotations

Here is yet another collection of birthday quotations and sayings for you to enjoy, and to obtain more perspectives on this thing called a “birthday”.

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

“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
– Albert Camus

“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

“Pleas’d to look forward, pleas’d to look behind,
And count each birthday with a grateful mind.”
Alexander Pope

“‘Tis education forms the common mind,
Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s incln’d.”
– Alexander Pope

“Oh! be thou blest with all that Heaven can send, Long health, long youth, long pleasure–and a friend.”
– Alexander Pope

“The more things change, the more they remain the same.”
– Alphonse Karr

“At times is it seems that I am living my life backward, and that at the approach of old age my real youth will begin. My soul was born covered with wrinkles-wrinkles that my ancestors and parents most assiduously put there and that I had the greatest trouble removing,”
– Andre Gide

“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.”
– Anna Magnani

“Perhaps middle-age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition.”
– Arnold Glasow

“The first forty years of our life give the text, the next thirty furnish the commentary upon it, which enables us rightly to understand the true meaning and connection of the text with its moral and its beauties.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.”
– Audrey Hepburn

“The day
For whose returns, and many, all these pray;
And so do I.”
– Ben Jonson

“One to-day is worth two to-morrows.”
– Benjamin Franklin

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

“It is better to wear out than to rust out.”
– Bishop Richard Cumberland

“May you stay Forever Young”
– Bob Dylan

“Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”
– Bob Dylan

“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

“It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.”
– Brigitte Bardot

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
– Charles Reader

Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.”
– Chinese Proverb

“A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”
Chinese Proverb

“My heart is like a singing bird…
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.”
– Christina Rossetti

“To divide one’s life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.”
– Cliff Fadiman

“If only I may grow: firmer, simpler-quieter, warmer.”
– Dag Hammarskjold

“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

“The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. ‘Why’, I answered without a thought, ‘now’.”
– David Grayson

“The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.”
– Doris Lessing

“Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.”
– Dorothy Thompson

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
– Edith Wharton

“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends-
It gives a lovely light!”
– Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants.”
– Edward Steichen

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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