Happy Birthday Wish

Make Your Happy Birthday Wish Special

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There are birthday wishes and then there are birthday wishes. But to make a truly special birthday wish you have to blend together many beautiful phrases. Here are some quotes that I like to use in creating a personalized happy birthday wish.

  • Frank Sinatra
    May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
  • Jonathan Swift
    May you live all the days of your life!
  • William Butler Yeats
    From our birthday, until we die,
    Is but the winking of an eye.
  • Lewis Carroll
    There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents and only one for birthday presents, you know.
  • Anonymous
    A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
  • Anonymous
    This card is filled with wishes
    For a very special day,
    One that brings a world of joy
    And happiness your way-
    It's also filled with loving thoughts
    Especially meant for you,
    For you're the kind of person
    Happy things should happen to!
  • Anonymous
    Hope it adds
    Some special pleasure
    To the hours of your day
    To know you're being thought of
    In the very warmest way...
    And when your birthday's over,
    Hope that you'll remember, too,
    The same warm thoughts as always
    Will keep going out to you!
  • Emily Dickinson
    We turn not older with years but newer every day.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.
  • Billy Mills
    Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life.
  • Bishop Richard Cumberland
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.