There are several important days throughout the year that simply need to be celebrated. A person’s birthday is definitely one of them. And it surely is worth celebrating. To most people, their birthday is one of the most important days during the year. It’s a day when you’re surrounded by all your loved ones, not to mention that you receive beautiful gifts from all of them. Every birthday in a person’s life is an important milestone and should be treated – or rather celebrated – as such. If someone close to you is about to celebrate their birthday, you can greatly brighten their day by sending them your heartfelt and sincere happy birthday wishes. However, it can be quite difficult to find the right words to express how much that person means to you. For this reason, we’ve prepared a hand-picked selection of the sweetest happy birthday quotes and happy birthday pictures.
In many situations, it can be quite difficult to find the right birthday message. On one hand, you want to express your heartfelt and genuine birthday wishes. On the other hand, it is so difficult to find the right words that express all your feelings for that person.
“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
Luckily, there are many excellent happy birthday quotes and happy birthday wishes you can choose from. You only need to find the one that you like best.
In the following, you can find a selection of heartfelt happy birthday quotes, pictures, and wishes that will deeply touch your beloved friend, partner, or family member.
The 100 Sweetest Happy Birthday Quotes & Birthday Pictures
Here’s a quick overview of the contents of this article.
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Let’s start with some of the most beautiful happy birthday quotes.
Enjoy the following happy birthday quotes and happy birthday images
The right quote at the right time can definitely work wonders. This is especially true when it comes to celebrating birthdays. In the following, you can find some of the most beautiful happy birthday quotes.
1. Jody Livon on love that overshadows sorrows
“May the love in your heart overshadow any sorrows, and may you always know with a deep inner certainty, how loved you truly are.”
Sorrows and difficult times in life can unfortunately not be avoided. That’s why it’s so important to always have faith in your ability to overcome the struggles you are dealing with. Of all the beautiful happy birthday quotes, this particular one is remarkably true. The person you’re sending these birthday wishes will always be reminded how loved they are, no matter how difficult the situation they are confronted with is. It will give them the courage to continue pursuing their dreams even if this pursuit is sometimes difficult and painful.
2. James Patterson on dreading one’s birthday
“You know how most people dread a birthday… Well, I feel the exact opposite. I feel that every day is an extraordinary gift. Just to be here, and especially to be here with you.”
In fact, every day of your life should be a great celebration. It should be a celebration of life, of who you are, of all your loved ones, and of the beauty of life. Once you see every day as a gift, a feeling of deep gratitude, fulfillment, and happiness will begin to emerge.
3. Debasish Mridha on beautiful birthday wishes
“Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life. May it give you the power to enlighten the whole world. On your birthday, I wish you joy and happiness.”
That’s another fantastic birthday quote.
Many people become very sad when they count their age by numbers. However, a birthday shouldn’t be a day of sadness and resentment just because one has become one year older. Instead, it should be a great celebration of the important wisdom you have accumulated throughout the years. Every year of your life has made you a little stronger and a little more knowledgeable than you were before. See your birthday as an homage to the beauty of your life and the knowledge you have acquired.
4. William Barclay on the two most important days in your life
“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.”
Admittedly, the day when you are born is a truly special day – to you, your parents, and all the people who hold you dearly. But the day when you realize why you’ve been born, the day when you begin to understand what your purpose in life is, may be quite as important as your birthday. It marks the beginning of a life dedicated to a greater purpose. For many people, this day heralds a new way of living and is the beginning of a life that is more fulfilling.
However, most people struggle greatly to discover the reason why they’ve been born. They are searching for it without ever being able to fully understand their purpose in life. The big issue is that your purpose in life is not something you accidentally stumble across. Even further, it’s not something someone else hands over to you. Instead, you have to actively seek to give your life a meaning. If you are willing to do whatever it takes to create your life’s purpose, you will find meaning in your existence.
5. Auliq Ice on birthday songs
“There are many beautiful songs but I do not dedicate any of them to you because they do not describe the infinite love I feel for you. It is better that I tell you that myself, that I love you with all my strength. Have a happy birthday.”
Sometimes, words are simply not enough to express your feelings for a beloved person. But the happy birthday quote shown in the above pretty much does a good job at it.
6. Debasish Mridha on the very special day of your life
“Today is a special day for you and for the universe. Today you started your life’s journey and the universe got a precious gift and that is you. I am wishing you a day of joy to fill your life with pleasant surprises.”
When compared with all the other happy birthday quotes, this one is especially unique.
7. George Meredith on counting your years
“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.”
Many people rush from one birthday to another without actually enjoying the journey. They always seek to reach the next destination but totally forget that life is not a destination, it’s a journey. At the same time, many people worry if they are going to live long enough when all that matters is to make each year you have count. Does it really matter whether someone is going to live for 90 years or 100 years? All that really matters is whether this person made the best of the time they were given. Some accomplish more within 50-60 years than others accomplish in 100 years.
8. Oprah Winfrey on praising life
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
It’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more joyful you live your life, the more you celebrate your existence, the happier and the more exciting your life will become.
9. Debasish Mridha on happiness and joy
“To fill your life with joy and happiness, the greatest gift that you can give is love and kindness. Wishing you a memorable birthday!”
Why is this quote so important? Well, many people do not understand how important it is to give in order to receive. For this reason, many people focus only on receiving without even considering giving something as well. However, in order to receive, we all must be willing to give freely. If we only seek to fulfill our own – and often rather egotistical – wishes, we can never get as much as we get when we are willing to give freely and unconditional.
10. Satchel Paige on age
“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”
Another wonderful saying that must be included in a collection of happy birthday quotes.
Many people nowadays are obsessed about their age. It frightens them to realize how old they have become. But isn’t old age a wonderful privilege and an important aspect of being human? Isn’t it a tribute to the fact that you have grown a little wiser with every year that you have lived?
Worrying about your age does nothing but drag you down. But if you don’t care what the numbers say, it won’t even matter to you.
11. Ellen Glasgow on forgetting birthdays
“It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.”
We all need such a reminder every once in a while.
12. Shirley Bessey on getting older
“You don’t get older, you get better.”
There are two ways to think about the fact that you’re getting older: you are either depressed and sad or you are happy for all the remarkable learning experiences and opportunities for growth.
And isn’t that what life is all about? We don’t get older just because life wants to make fun of us. Instead, we grow older in order to learn important lessons about life. With each year that we complete, important knowledge and wisdom are added to our lives. This fact alone should be celebrated.
This concise statement is another important element of every happy birthday quotes collection.
13. Robert Staughton Lynd on birthday memories
“Most of us can remember a time when a birthday – especially if it was one’s own – brightened the world as if a second sun has risen.”
Robert Staughton Lynd
Those were the good old days. Back in the days, one’s birthday was one of the most exciting days of the years. Especially when we were kids, the entire world was shining in the brightest light just to celebrate this wonderful day.
14. Janet Fitch on birthday cakes and candles
“The cake had a trick candle that wouldn’t go out, so I didn’t get my wish. Which was just that it would always be like this, that my life could be a party just for me.”
Not all wishes come to fruition but that makes those who do even more valuable.
15. Joseph Cossman on remembering your spouse’s birthday
“The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.”
E. Joseph Cossman
Indeed it is, and when this happens, you will never ever forget it another time. If there’s ever a collection created about humorous happy birthday quotes, this one must definitely become a part of it.
16. Goran Ivanisevic on birthday presents
“At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can’t say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake.”
Fancy birthday presents are the greatest joy for children. But when looking back at one’s childhood, it’s not the toys that made these moments so special but the wonderful experiences one made during all these birthday celebrations. In retrospect, it’s not about these toys. It’s all about all the magnificent people that celebrated this special day with you.
17. Abhishek Bachchan on celebrating your birthday
“A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.”
Absolutely true. But don’t forget to celebrate this wonderful day and to cherish all the marvelous aspects of your life.
18. Lailah Gifty Akita on the circumstances of your birth
“The circumstances surrounding your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita
You may not be able to change the circumstances of your life. But you can always use what you have to make the best of your life and to live life to the fullest.
19. Bob Hope on getting old
“You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”
Or, you use one candle for every decade. This makes life so much easier.
20. Stephen Wright on candle shops that burn
“I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing ‘Happy Birthday.'”
What a tragedy for the owner.
21. Israelmore Ayivor on living life
“Live every day like your birthday and drive your life with all varieties of appreciation. A life lived with thanksgiving every day is never tired of being lived again and again!”
Why only make your birthday a special day in your year? By treating every day as a special gift, you will live a truly fulfilling life.
22. Gloria Stuart on little coincidences
“When I was little I thought, isn’t it nice that everybody celebrates on my birthday? Because it’s July 4th.”
The same probably holds true for all the kids that are born on other holidays.
23. Akshay Kumar on birthday gifts
“On every birthday, I ask my wife, ‘What would you like this year?’ and her instant reply is, ‘Diamonds! Diamonds! Diamonds!’ I’m always living in hope that one day she’ll say she just wants me!”
Hopefully, this day will come eventually.
24. Amit Kalantri on celebrating life
“A birthdate is a reminder to celebrate life as well as to update life.”
Birthdays give us the wonderful opportunity to reflect on our lives and to be grateful for all the beautiful aspects of it. But it is also a time to make important adjustments and necessary improvements.
25. Paris Hilton on living life
“The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.”
It’s not always possible to celebrate every day of your life, but you can make every day count.
26. Chris Geiger on getting old
“I don’t mind getting older; it’s a privilege denied to so many!”
That’s the right attitude to getting older. Instead of continuously complaining that we are getting older and older, why not be thankful that we are still alive and that we can still enjoy every moment of our existence?
27. Jerry Seinfeld on getting older
“You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’”
Let’s hope that this day lies in the far distant future.
28. Ausonius on old age
“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”
Getting older is not always easy. But you always have the choice to be grateful for the many important lessons and gifts that come with each year.
29. Lynsay Sands on amazing birthdays
“Birthdays could be such a bummer when you were older than the country you lived in.”
30. David Henrie on birthday presents
“When I was young and it was someone’s birthday, I didn’t have the money to buy nice presents so I would take my mom’s camera and make a movie parody for whoever’s birthday it was. When I’d show it them, they’d die laughing. That reaction was a high for me, and I loved that feeling.”
In many cases, a birthday gift that comes from your heart is far more valuable than material things.
31. Andrena Sawyer on living in the moment
“The only way that getting older can be a bad thing is if you are not fully living in the moment now.”
Never allow the past to haunt you and the future to worry you. Instead, live in the present moment and try to make the best of it.
32. George Harrison on taking a piece of the cake
“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”
Balance is the key to almost everything. If you overdo it, you often come to regret it later on. Just like eating an entire cake on your own – it never feels good some hours later.
33. Buddy Valastro on birthday cakes
“Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.”
And that’s also the reason why this quote was chosen as the last one in this collection of happy birthday quotes.
I hope you enjoyed these happy birthday quotes. Let’s continue with some really nice birthday images.
In the following, you can find fantastic happy birthday images you can send as e-cards to your beloved ones.
Let’s wrap things up with some inspiring happy birthday wishes you can send your loved ones.
A special day
Your birthday has arrived and it will be a truly special day. You are a wonderful, kind, and amazing being. You are the greatest gift of my life. Without you, my life would not be complete. I love you dearly and I cannot wait to celebrate this wonderful day with you. May all your exciting dreams come true so that your entire life becomes a big celebration.
All the best in the world
Happy birthday. I wish you all the best in the world. May all your dreams come true.
Counting your age
Don‘t count your life by age, count your life by the beautiful moments you enjoyed. Count all the blessings in your life and the heartwarming experiences you’ve had. Forget the mistakes you’ve made in the past and look forward to a bright future. I wish you a wonderful birthday!
Keep on rocking
I wish you a happy birthday. Keep on rocking and live your life to the fullest.
Celebrating your birthday is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You are a true companion in my life, a champion, and a bundle of happiness and joy. You never cease to amaze me with your gift to make me smile. You let the sun shine into my life, you brighten my day, and you give me courage when I need it the most. You don’t deserve a normal birthday celebration, you deserve the biggest birthday feast ever celebrated.
The most beautiful day of the year
Today’s your birthday, the most beautiful day of the year. You are now [insert age]years old but you never cease to amaze me. We know each other now for [insert years]but you are just as kind, joyful, beautiful, and sincere as when I first met you. I wish you a happy birthday. Celebrate this wonderful day with a big bang – you definitely deserve it.
Birthdays are a wonderful time to reflect and to make plans for the next year to come. They help you to wipe the slate clean, to start anew, and to reflect on all the beautiful aspects of your life. I wish you a happy birthday. May life’s greatest rewards turn your life into an existence full of joy, meaning, and fulfillment.
Dreams and wishes
Have a wonderful birthday! May all your dreams and wishes come true.
To a beloved friend
Happy birthday my beloved friend! Today is the greatest day of the year and I’m at a loss for words to express how excited and happy I am for you. Words alone cannot express my gratefulness that you are a part of my life. I am so happy that you exist and nothing could make me happier than celebrating this special day with you. May everything you do be blessed with good fortune, my dear friend. I wish you a happy birthday.
A fabulous day
Today marks a great day! Today, you have once more made another successful trip around the sun. I hope the sun shines as bright for you today as it shone on the very special day when you were born. I wish you a remarkably happy birthday. May all your wishes come true so that all the other 364 days of the year are wonderfully joyful days as well.
Joy and happiness
Happy birthday my beloved friend! I wish you all the best. May your life be filled with happiness and joy. May you always find the courage to continue pursuing your dreams. May you always have the strength to stand up for what you believe in and to overcome every obstacle that stands in your way.
Important part of life
Ever since we’ve met, you’ve become an important part of my life. I am so grateful that you’ve always been there when I needed you and that I could accompany you through difficult times as well. Your friendship means everything to me and I enjoy every moment we spent together. When I look back at all the crazy times and all the magic moments we’ve enjoyed together, I cannot help but feel indefinitely grateful. I wish you a wonderful birthday my dear friend. May all your dreams come true so that your entire life becomes much better than your wildest dreams.
Courage to follow your dreams
Today’s your birthday and I wish you a wonderful day. I hope that you get the most beautiful presents, which you duly deserve. But above all, I wish you the courage to follow your dreams, the strength to endure difficult times, and happiness from within that transforms every day of your life into a remarkable gift.
An homage to you
On this remarkable occasion of your birthday, I’d like to give an homage to you. Today marks the very special day when you were born. It is the time of great celebration and reflection. I still remember when I first met you. And I’m happy to say that you are just as remarkable, beautiful, insightful, kind, and loving as you were the day you became a friend of mine. Your presence in my life is one of the most precious gifts that life has given to me. Your friendship means everything to me and I am happy that throughout all the years, you were an important part of my life. When looking back, I cannot help but feel tremendously grateful for all the magic and joyful moments. I cannot express my happiness and thankfulness that I can consider you not only as a friend but also as an important companion who travels with me through the ups and downs of life. I wish you a happy birthday, my friend. I cannot wait to celebrate this wonderful day with you.
Celebrating this very special day
On this special day, I’d like to wish you a happy birthday! Every year, I cannot wait until this wonderful day arrives when I can finally celebrate with you this magic day.
I wish you a happy birthday! May this special day be a fabulous celebration of your uniqueness and kindness, you are a wonderful being.
Celebration of who you are
Today’s your birthday and it’s a wonderful occasion to celebrate who you are. You duly deserve a big celebration not only today but throughout the whole year. Let’s turn this day into an amazing celebration that you will never forget.
To a dear friend
Happy birthday, my dear friend! Today is the wonderful day you were born and it marks the beginning of an era. You are an important part of my life and whenever you are around, the sun is shining. You brighten every day in my life and fill my life with happiness. May there be many more days to celebrate you for who you are.
Circling the sun
Finally! You’ve successfully circled the sun once more. On this special day, the sun is definitely shining much brighter than on all the other days of the year. This day marks the day you were born and it definitely must be celebrated. May all your dreams come to fruition and may you always have good fortune in everything you do.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of beautiful happy birthday quotes and inspiring happy birthday pictures.