60th Birthday Quotes



Enjoy this collection of 60th birthday quotes! Find that special quote to convey the "just right" message to that special person in your life who is having their landmark 60th birthday.

Being 60

A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.
~ Arnold Bennett

Some people reach the age of sixty before others.
~ Lord Hood

What, start at this! when sixty years have spread
Their grey experience o'er thy hoary head?
Is this the all observing age could gain?
Or hast thou known the worl so long in vain?
~ John Dryden

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Birthday Party Games

Birthday Bingo

This is your classic Bingo game pre-filled with Birthday items.

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Birthday Charades and Pictionary

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It’s All about the Birthday Star

Have guests fill in this questionnaire about the party star and find out who really knows them the best!


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Celebrate

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

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

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

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

A true friend remembers your birthday but not your age.
~ Unknown

To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eye'd,
Such seems your beauty still.
~ William Shakespeare

I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
~ Oliver Goldsmith

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

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If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
~ Ubie Blake

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
~ Tom Wilson

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

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.
~ Golda Meir

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

They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.
~ Malcolm Cowley

Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.
~ J. P. Sears

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The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
~ Henry L. Mencken

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
~ Leo Rosenberg

Age is a number and mine is unlisted.
~ Unknown

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed.
~ Anthony Powell

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

If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
~ Ubie Blake

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
~ Tom Wilson

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

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.
~ Golda Meir

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

They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.
~ Malcolm Cowley

Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.
~ J. P. Sears

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
~ Henry L. Mencken

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.
~ Leo Rosenberg

Age is a number and mine is unlisted.
~ Unknown

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed.
~ Anthony Powell

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

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You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
~ Bob Hope

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

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
~ Chili Davis

As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.
~ Sir Norman Wisdom

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
~ Fred Astaire

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

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

They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.
~ Unknown

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
~ Billie Burke

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

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Growing Old Gracefully

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

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If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
~ James A. Garfield

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

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

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~ Les Brown

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

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

Everyone is the age of their heart.
~ Guatemalan proverb

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Inspirational

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
~ Bernard M. Baruch

Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change.
~ Molly Keane

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
~ Maurice Chevalier

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
~ Martin Buxbaum

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
~ Anouk Aimee

We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
~ Bernard Baruch

No wise man ever wished to be younger.
~ Jonathan Swift

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
~ Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
~ Marie Dressler

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Jack Benny

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
~ Muhammad Ali

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

We are always the same age inside.
~ Gertrude Stein

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

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

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Men

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
~ Unknown

Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.
~ Chinese proverb

Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
~ C.E.M. Joad

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Over the Hill Games

Over the Hill Bingo

This Bingo game is pre-filled with all those hysterical reminders of getting older, like trifocals and dentures.


You Might Be Older Than Dirt

You just might be older than dirt if you know the answers to these trivia questions! A must-play for any Over-the-Hill party.

Answer key included.


Over the Hill Decade Decoder

Here's the game that will have even the history buffs scrambling to be the first to finish! Who will know which decade 'Streaking' was a fad, or when the board game 'Monopoly' was introduced?

Great game to play individually; but if you have mixed ages, break them up into teams and let the youngsters learn a little about the decades!

What song is "It's past the expected time" referring to anyway?

Answer key included.


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Proverbs

We grow too soon old and too late smart.
~ Pennsylvania Dutch proverb

Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.
~ Chinese proverb

Everyone is the age of their heart.
~ Guatemalan proverb

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Quotes by Famous People

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

Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
~ Anna Magnani

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.
~ Arnold Palmer

Getting old ain't for sissies.
~ Betty Davis

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
~ Bob Hope

It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.
~ Brigitte Bardot

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Life has got to be lived - that's all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that "this, too, shall pass!"
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
~ Fred Astaire

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Jack Benny

For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
~ John Glenn

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Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Mark Twain

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
~ Mark Twain

Age is whatever you think it is." You are as old as you think you are.
~ Muhammad Ali

One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.
~ Pablo Picasso

It takes a long time to grow young.
~ Pablo Picasso

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
~ Phyllis Diller

Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you may have escaped, not from one master but from many.
~ Plato

The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.
~ Plato

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,...
~ Robert Browning

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

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
~ T. S. Eliot

To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eye'd,
Such seems your beauty still.
~ William Shakespeare

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Spiritual

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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

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

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Women

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
~ Unknown

Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn't change.
~ Molly Keane

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You Are Old When...

You're Getting Older When... Quote Game

Let the laughter begin as players compete to finish these famous quotes about getting older!

Will players be able to fill in the right word to complete this quote:

"When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only __?"

This very challenging game will have them rolling on the floor laughing as they race to finish first.


You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
~ Bob Hope

A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.
~ R. C. Ferguson

We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it.
~ Unknown

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.
~ Arnold Palmer

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