Everyone loves an inspirational quote. Whether it’s printed onto a cushion, made into a motivational poster for your bedroom wall or just typed up for Instagram, these short and sweet little quotes let us have a moment of reflection, a tiny boost to get us through the day. So what better day to use a quote than a birthday?
Writing happy birthday wishes can easily end up sounding generic, boring and not very heartfelt, but with the addition of a carefully sourced quote, the lucky birthday boy or girl can love your message as much as the birthday gifts they accompany. Here are some of our favourite inspirational quotes:
Birthday quotes for her
- Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination
- Keep being pretty – pretty awesome, pretty tough, pretty fierce, pretty amazing
- Sometimes be good, sometimes be bad, but always be fabulous, darling
- Remember; never apologise for being you, insecurity is a waste of time
- No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
- Don’t compare yourself to others, there is no comparing the sun and the moon, they shine when it’s their time
- I always wake up smiling…I think it’s your fault
- You are my today and all my tomorrows
- It’s the million little things that you don’t even know you’re doing that make you amazing
- Hey, you’re gorgeous
- Her smile was like armour and every day she went to war
Birthday quotes for him
- Remember your goals and why you started
- Do not work for an easier life, work to be a tougher man
- Wake up anticipating that something great will happen today
- Great hopes make great men
- You were born with the ability to change lives
- To the one who stole my heart, I’ll let you keep it
- Once you stop chasing the wrong things, the right things catch you
- If you are thrown to the wolves, return leading the pack
- If you’re still trying, then you are not failing
- Whatever you are, be a good one
Birthday quotes for friends
- Good friends will know you’re a good egg, even when you’re cracked
- Friends are the family we choose for ourselves
- Friendship means that even when you’re alone, you aren’t
- A true friend is the person who brings out the best in you
- In my friend, I find a second self
- I can’t always stop the downpour but I’ll always walk beside you when it rains
- A fabulous friendship multiplies the good in life
- Friends are the only ones who know how truly insane you actually are
- I will be successful because my friend believes I will be and I cannot let them down
- A friend will know you’re hiding something before you do, and always make it better
Birthday quotes for the year to come
- Don’t think you’re special because it’s your birthday…You’re special every day!
- Ten years from now, make sure you can say you chose your life and didn’t settle for it
- Birthdays are good for your health, the more you have, the longer you live!
- You’ll never have this day again, make it count!
- It’s your road and yours alone, invite others to walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you
- Mistakes are made, dreams realised, memories captured, the beautiful thing is that life still goes on
- You’re not getting old, you’re getting better
- Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional
- Forget the past, the future is yet to come
- A whole year more incredible-r!
Sending birthday wishes and found the perfect quote? Then get it looking fabulous on a birthday card and make someone’s special day even better!