18th Birthday Quotes

Legally an Adult...



Review this collection of 18th birthday quotes to find the perfect quote to mark this rite of passage from being a teenager to becoming an adult.

Being a legal adult comes with such benefits such as voting, getting married, and purchasing tobacco products along with its all responsibilities such as picking a vocation, going to college, getting a job, and supporting oneself.

About 1 week after turning 18 years old, I was hit with the sobering fact that the expectations and consequences for your actions are dramatically different when you are an “immature” teenager versus a “mature” adult.

I was still struggling with my parent’s recent divorce and I did something stupid to try to get my parents attention… I shoplifted.

To my surprise, I was tried as an adult!

As as teen, I want to be treated like adult when I want privileges, but as child when I “screwed up” in life. You just can’t have your cake and eat it too.

Happy 18th Birthday!

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Being 18

There isn't a child who hasn't gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn't return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes.
~ Art Buchwald

You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going.
~ Unknown

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

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
~ Quentin Crisp

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
~ Arnold H. Glasow

One of the blessings of becoming an adult is finally seeing my mom and dad as people, not just parents.
~ Sara Shandler

Why do children want to grow up? Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity. But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do? Not much: they can "do" drugs, "have" sex, "make" babies, and "get" money (from their parents, crime, or the State). For such adolescents, adulthood becomes synonymous with responsibility rather than liberty. Is it any surprise that they remain adolescents?"
~ Thomas Szasz

At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
~ Milla Jovovich

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
~ Alden Nowlan

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Birthday Party Games

I'd suggest either looking at the teen birthday games or the adult birthday games or both!

At age 18, sometimes they are a teen and sometimes they are an adult ;-)

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Celebrate

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
~ Oprah Winfrey

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
~ Unknown

Pleas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind, And count each birthday with a grateful mind.
~ Alexander Pope

Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.
~ Unknown

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
~ George Santayana

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Friends

Believing hear, what you deserve to hear:Your birthday as my own to me is dear...But yours gives most; for mine did only lendMe to the world; yours gave to me a friend.
~ Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis), Epigrams (bk. IX, ep. 53)

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Youth is a disease from which we all recover.
~ Dorothy Fulheim

Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?
~ Bobby Kelton

The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
~ Oscar Wilde

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.
~ Euripides

You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
~ John P. Grier

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

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

It is better to wear out than to rust out.
~ Bishop Richard Cumberland

The best birthdays of all are those that haven’t arrived yet.
~ Robert Orben

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Insightful

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
~ Reverend Larry Lorenzoni

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Inspirational

I hope your dreams take you... to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
~ Unknown

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
~ William Arthur Ward

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
~ John Mason

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. An you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~ Dr. Seuss

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

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

May you live all the days of your life.
~ Jonathan Swift

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

Whatever with the past has gone, The best is always yet to come.
~ Lucy Larcom

Don't just count your years, make your years count.
~ Ernest Meyers

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 Mendel Schneerson

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
~ Sammy Hagar

You're not getting older, you're getting better.
~ Unknown

Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
~ Unknown

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Quotes by Famous People

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

Pleas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind,And count each birthday with a grateful mind.
~ Alexander Pope

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. An you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~ Dr. Seuss

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.
~ Euripides

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Well, birthdays are merely symbolic of how another year has gone by and how little we've grown. No matter how desperate we are that someday a better self will emerge, with each flicker of the candles on the cake, we know it's not to be, that for the rest of our sad, wretched pathetic lives, this is who we are to the bitter end. Inevitably, irrevocably; happy birthday? No such thing.
~ Jerry Seinfeld

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
~ Oprah Winfrey

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

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Spiritual

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

There is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.
~ Bible Ecclesiastes 3:1

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 Mendel Schneerson

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