Over 60 Birthday Quotes

I hope you enjoy this collection of over 60 birthday quotes. There is a wide variety of birthday quotes ranging from the blessings of growing older to humorous to 100th birthday quotes. Enjoy!

Over 60 Birthday Quotes Index

Birthdays are Special
Blessings of Growing Older
Bright Future
Enjoy your Life
Eternal Youthfulness
Friends
Funny

Quotes by Famous People
Romantic
Spiritual
70th Birthday
80th Birthday
100th Birthday

Birthdays are Special

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

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

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

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Blessings of Growing Older

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

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

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

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

"If you survive long enough, you're revered-rather like an old building."
~ Katherine Hepburn

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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Bright Future

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

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

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Enjoy your Life

"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

"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

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

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

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

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Eternal Youthfulnes

"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
~ Franz Kafka

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

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

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

"We are always the same age inside."
~ Gertrude Stein

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

"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

"Everyone is the age of their heart."
~ Guatemalan proverb

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"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

"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

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

"Youth has no age."
~ Pablo Picasso

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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 lend
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend."
~ Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis), Epigrams (bk. IX, ep. 53)

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

"The first hundred years are the hardest."
~ Wilson Mizner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Getting old ain't for sissies."
~ Betty Davis

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

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

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

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

"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

"Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang 'Happy Birthday.'"
~ Stephen Wright

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

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

"A man is old when he can pass an apple orchard and not remember the stomachache."
~ James Russell Lowell

"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

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

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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

"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

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

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

"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine."
~ Frank Sinatra

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

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

"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

"If you survive long enough, you're revered-rather like an old building."
~ Katherine Hepburn

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

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

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

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

"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."
~ Mark Twain

"The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy with the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity."
~ Mark Twain

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

"To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

"Youth has no age."
~ Pablo Picasso

"It takes a long time to become 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

"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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Romantic

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

"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

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

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

"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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70th Birthday

"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

"On my seventieth birthday I felt as if I were standing on a mountain height, at whose foot the ocean of eternity was audibly rushing; while before me, life with its deserts and flower-gardens, its sunny days and its stormy days, spread out green, wild, and beautiful."
~ The Consolations of Age, translated from the German of Zschokke's autobiography

"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

"To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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80th Birthday

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

"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen."
~ Mark Twain

"Oh to be seventy again."
~ Georges Clemenceau, upon seeing a pretty girl on his eightieth birthday

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100th Birthday

"The first hundred years are the hardest."
~ Wilson Mizner

"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine."
~ Frank Sinatra

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