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

There is still no cure for the common birthday. ~John Glenn

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

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.

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

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

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. ~Dave Barry, "Your Disintegrating Body," Dave Barry Turns 40, 1990

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. ~Sam Ewing

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. ~George Bernard Shaw

In childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups. In old age, we yearn to be kids. It just seems that all would be wonderful if we didn't have to celebrate our birthdays in chronological order. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

It's your birthday to-day, so why are we waiting?
Without further delay, Let's start celebrating.
~Norman Wesley Brooks, 1967

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. ~Mark Twain

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. ~Ogden Nash

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

We advance in years somewhat in the manner of an invading army in a barren land; the age that we have reached, as the saying goes, we but hold with an outpost, and still keep open communications with the extreme rear and first beginnings of the march. ~Robert Louis Stevenson, "Virginibus Puerisque II," Virginibus Puerisque, 1881

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. ~Don Marquis

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

Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier. ~Dan Bennett

They're not gray hairs. They're wisdom highlights. ~Author Unknown

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. ~Truman Capote

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. ~Bob Hope

First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly. ~Branch Rickey

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

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. ~Herbert Asquith

I'm sixty years of age. That's 16 Celsius. ~George Carlin, Brain Droppings, 1997

You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience. ~Author Unknown

I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now. ~Author Unknown

So mayst thou live, dear! many years,
In all the bliss that life endears,...
~Thomas Hood, "To My Daughter, On Her Birthday"

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

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

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

May you live to be a hundred years
With one extra year to repent.
~Author Unknown

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

Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician. ~Author Unknown

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. ~Jennifer Yane

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


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Original post date 1998 March 18th
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