137 Inspirational Birthday Quotes and Short Poems


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And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln        

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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

Dr. Seuss        

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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Buddha        

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A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

Muhammad Ali        

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If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

A. A. Milne        

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Keep true to the dream of thy youth.

Friedrich Von Schiller        

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Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it.

Rudyard Kipling        

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

Lucille Ball        

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I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake.

Mitch Hedberg        

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If you're lost you can look and you will find me.
Time after time.
If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting.
Time after time.

Cyndi Lauper        

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One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.

Virginia Woolf        

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

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

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Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed.

Anthony Powell        

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I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do.

Phyllis Diller        

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You are young and Life is long and there is time to kill today.

Pink Floyd        

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Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.

Sammy Hagar        

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We are always the same age inside.

Gertrude Stein        

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

Anna Magnani        

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

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Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.

Albert Einstein        

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The first hundred years are the hardest.

Wilson Mizner        

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Here is a wish that says:
Warm, happy hours be yours
Shadows are of passing note
But healing laughter cures.
Be, therefore, ever joyful, Friend,
And walk on gladsome feet
Towards tomorrow's brand new dawn
And promise sweet!

John McLeod        

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I'm not getting old. I'm getting better.

Shirley Bassey        

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Age is a number and yours is unlisted.

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I just want to celebrate another day of livin' I just want to celebrate another day of life.

Rare Earth        

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After 40 a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face and stay sitting down.

Barbara Cartland        

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As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can't remember the other two.

Norman Wisdom        

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To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

Bernard M. Baruch        

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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        

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You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

Bob Hope        

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Looking fifty is great–if you’re sixty.

Joan Rivers        

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There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana        

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Time, why you punish me? Like a wave bashing into the shore You wash away my dreams. Time, why you walk away?

Hootie and the Blowfish        

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You were born an original. Don't die a copy.

John Mason        

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Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'... into the future.

Steve Miller        

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I'm a summer baby, so I usually have my birthday as a good summer memory.

Sloane Crosley        

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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.'

Jerry Seinfeld        

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One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.

Pablo Picasso        

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Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go. So make the best of this test, and don't ask why, It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time.

Green Day        

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

Herbert Asquith        

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Those whom the gods love grow young.

Oscar Wilde        

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Youth has no age.

Pablo Picasso        

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Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had, and what you’ve learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

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After 30, a body has a mind of its own.

Bette Midler        

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Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.

Bob Hope        

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

Alexander Pope        

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Of late I appear To have reached that stage When people who look old Who are only my age

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

Franz Kafka        

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Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.

Robert Browning        

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Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

C. E. M. Joad        

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Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.

Edward Morykwas        

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Age is of no importance unless you're a cheese.

Billie Burke        

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From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash.

Sophie Tucker        

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Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

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Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life's work.

Karl Jaspers        

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Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw        

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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 Lynd        

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Every day, every birthday candle I blow out, every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well, every time my daughter says, 'Let's make a wish on a star,' there's one thing I wish for: wisdom.

Rene Russo        

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At the age of twenty, we don’t care what the world thinks of us; at thirty, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at forty, we discover that it wasn’t thinking of us at all.

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe        

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Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.

Mother Teresa        

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The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.

Oscar Wilde        

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Being seventy is not a sin.

Golda Meir        

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Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere.

George Burns        

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At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.

John Andrew Holmes        

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

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I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

Steven Wright        

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

Truman Capote        

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I’m so glad you were born, because you brighten my life and fill it with joy.

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Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend.

John Lyle        

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Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art.

Garson        

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At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.

Benjamin Franklin        

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

Fred Astaire        

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I'm amazed. When I was 40, I thought I'd never make 50. And at 50 I thought the frosting on the cake would be 60. At 60, I was still going strong and enjoying everything.

Gloria Stuart        

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No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.

Oscar Wilde        

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All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.

George Harrison        

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It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life.

Green Day        

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Another birthday, another year
May you have problems that disappear
May you have health
And a bit of wealth
May you share
With those who care
May the coming year
Be one of good cheer.

Theodore W. Higginsworth        

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And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.

The Beatles        

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Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

Groucho Marx        

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Sixteen candles make a lovely light But not as bright as your eyes tonight.

Luther Dixon        

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At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.

Jim Bishop        

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Old age is not for sissies.

Malcolm Forbes        

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There is still no cure for the common birthday.

John Glenn        

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You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.

John P. Grier        

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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        

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Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter !

George Bernard Shaw        

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If youth knew; if age could.

Henri Estienne        

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Every day is a day you can be a better person than you were yesterday.

Bruce Van Horn        

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Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.

Margaret Fuller        

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Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.

Satchel Paige        

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Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Chili Davis        

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How far that little candle throws his beams!

William Shakespeare        

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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.

Abhishek Bachchan        

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My Birthday! What a different sound that word had in my youthful ear.

Thomas Moore        

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

Mark Twain        

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Why party like it is 1999 when you can party like it is your birthday?

Prince        

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Every year that comes and goes
Brings its flowers and its snows;
With each birthday, every year,
I celebrate you, for it's so clear
You're really special; you're the peak,
One of a kind, you are unique.
Happy Birthday; may your day
Be blessed, like you, in every way.

Joanna Fuchs        

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Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.

Georges Clemenceau        

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Youth is a disease from which we all recover.

Dorothy Fulheim        

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Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories.

Buddy Valastro        

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Don't just count your years, make your years count.

George Meredith        

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Time is on my side, yes it is. Time is on my side.

Rolling Stones        

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Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

Kitty Collins        

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The day which we fear as our last is the birthday of eternity.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca        

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Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

Henry W. Longfellow        

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It takes a long time to grow young.

Pablo Picasso        

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Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.

Maurice Chevalier        

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You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage, And if I chance to fall below, Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow.

David Everett        

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Plant the seeds of Love in your hearts. Let them grow into trees of Service and shower the sweet fruit of Ananda. Share the Ananda with all. That is the proper way to celebrate the Birthday

Sri Sathya Sai Baba        

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Birthday is a salty word if you're not a fan of cake and ice cream.

Greg Evans        

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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        

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The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.

H. V. Prochnow        

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One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell anything.

Oscar Wilde        

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Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

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Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.

Jean Paul Sartre        

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I like birthday cake. It's so symbolic. It's a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just 'Happy birthday!' because it's this emblem of childhood and a happy day.

Aimee Bender        

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You've heard of the three ages of man – youth, age, and 'you are looking wonderful'.

Francis Cardinal Spellman        

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There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.

Lewis Carroll        

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If there’s something that you’re dreaming of then may it all come true, because you deserve it all ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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At age fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.

George Orwell        

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If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.

Al Bernstein        

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Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty.

James Thurber        

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

Larry Lorenzoni        

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Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery.

Kahlil Gibran        

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Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Janet Evanovich        

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Live long and prosper.

Dr. Benjamin Spock        

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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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Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.

The Beatles        

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How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Satchel Paige        

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Be strong, go with your heart, and believe in miracles because anything ... anything can happen.

Marlo Javidando        

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I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'

Steven Wright        

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It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams

Gabriel Garcia Marquez        

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I wish you health, I wish you well, and happiness galore.
I wish you luck for you and friends; what could I wish you more?
May your joys be as deep as the oceans, your troubles as light as its foam.
And may you find, sweet peace of mind, where ever you may roam.

Irish Blessing        

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May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.

Irish Blessing        

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May the sun shine all day long,
Everything go right and nothing go wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you
And may all the wishes you wish come true!

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