21st Birthday Quotes



Enjoy this collection of 21st birthday quotes to help commemorate the official transition from adolescence to being an adult with all of it's privileges and responsibilities.

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Being 21

Finally 21, and legally able to do everything I've been doing since 15.
~ Anonymous

When a man is tired of life on his 21st birthday it indicates that he is rather tired of something in himself.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Celebrate

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

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

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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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“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ― Victor Borge


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 first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.
~ Jerry M. Wright

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

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

"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

"At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; and at 40 the judgment."
~ Benjamin Franklin

Live as long as you may. The first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
~ Robert Southey

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

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

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

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

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

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

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; and at 40 the judgment.
~ Benjamin Franklin

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

We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
~ Emily Dickinson

"When a man is tired of life on his 21st birthday it indicates that he is rather tired of something in himself."
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
~ Goethe

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

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

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.

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

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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