Birthday Invitation Card Quotes

by Adrienne Davis

Quotations about aging provide excellent material for birthday card invitations. Including a famous quote not only indicates that you took time and effort to put a thoughtful invitation together but provides fodder for the mindful recipient. Your choice of quotation depends on whether the guest of honor is for instance, a beloved octogenarian or the class clown you went to high school with. Evidence suggests that aging and birthdays are prime topics for comedians, politicians and philosophers. Therefore, there are plenty of quotes for you to choose from.

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Humorous Quotations about Aging

Everyone enjoys a good laugh and you create a fun mood before the party even starts by including a humorous quotation on the invite. That is, providing the birthday honoree has a good sense of humor. Oddly enough, it is often young people that joke about growing older since many older people recognize that aging is a privilege, not a sentence. "The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." Lucille Ball "Age doesn't matter, unless you're cheese." Billie Burke "Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest." Larry Lorenzoni "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain

You're Only as Old as You Feel

People aren't defined by their age. Consequently, just because a person is 70 years old doesn't mean they have to act like it. Agreeable quotations might be suitable on the birthday invitation card of such a spirited individual. "Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." Chili Davis "Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up." Tryon Edwards "We turn not older with years, but newer every day." Emily Dickinson

Philosophical Quotes about Aging

When one takes a pragmatic approach to aging, birthdays seem like the perfect reason to celebrate. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of growing older, philosophical quotations point out the merits and advantages that aging provides. "A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip." Author unknown. "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." George Bernard Shaw "First you are young; then you are middle-aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful." Lady Diana Cooper "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

General Party Quotes

Quotes needn't make reference to aging simply because they are written on a birthday invitation. You can leave age out of the equation and reference the party by itself. "Hear no evil, speak no evil -- and you'll never be invited to a party." Oscar Wilde "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." Katharine Hepburn

About the Author

Adrienne Davis lives in the Hudson Valley and has been a freelance writer and blogger since 2009. Her work regularly appears in various online publications and blogs. Davis' writing expertise comes from a real estate and professional home-staging background and includes design and decoration as well as social planning. She studied radiology at Fanshawe College.

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