Birthday Wishes and Quotes for Friends

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Friends make your birthday special. They may not shower you with expensive presents, but their presence makes the celebration complete. Likewise, your friends expect you to shower them with love and attention on their birthdays.

Friends Like Unexpected Birthday Surprises

On your friend's birthday, show your dearest friend how much you care. As long as your surprise does not cause embarrassment, your friend will enjoy being surprised on her birthday. The surprise need not be extravagant. You can throw a surprise birthday party with close friends. Your friend will be touched by your gesture, however big or small.

With little investment, come up with creative birthday surprises. You can plan a treasure hunt for your friend, or a picnic at her favorite holiday spot. You can even plan a special trip to a rock concert. Or take her to a karaoke bar, and dedicate a birthday song to your friend.

Birthdays are the perfect occasion to catch up with friends. If your friend has moved to another part of the world, send birthday wishes through text messages or social networking sites. If you have not been in touch with your childhood friends, surprise them by sending them birthday wishes. Everybody loves to be remembered on birthdays. Your birthday wish will come as a pleasant surprise. Also, you can use birthdays as the perfect excuse to befriend someone.

Birthday Quotes Add a Special Zing

You want your gift to stand out in a pile of presents. While it would be foolish to empty your pockets and buy the most expensive presents, you can gift your friend something you hold dear. Or you can gift her a handmade present, such as an engraved handkerchief, or a personalized t-shirt. While choosing a birthday gift, keep your friend's preferences in mind. If you are unable to make a choice, simply gift your friend a small present with a happy birthday wish written on it. Your eloquent words can make any gift special.

Use these birthday quotes for friends to add that magic touch.

Larry Lorenzoni

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

Menachem Mendel Schneerson

"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."

Edna St. Vincent Millay

"My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night.
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends; it gives a lovely light!"

Robert Brault

"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."

Chili Davis

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."

Oscar Wilde

"Thirty-five is a very attractive age; London society is full of women who have of their own free choice remained thirty-five for years."

E. W. Howe

"Probably no man ever had a friend that he did not dislike a little."

Robert Brault

"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar."

Margaret Lee Runbeck

"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts."

John Leonard

"It takes a long time to grow an old friend."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."

Barbara Kingsolver

"The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away."

Elbert Hubbard

"The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried."

Jean-Paul Richter

"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time."

William Shakespeare

"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."

Cherokee Expression

"When you were born, you cried, and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."

Bishop Richard Cumberland

"It is better to wear out than to rust out."

John Lennon

"Count your life by smiles, not tears,
Count your age by friends, not years."

W. C. Fields

"Start every day with a smile and get it over with."

Bob Hope

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

Samuel Ullman

"Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."

William W. Purkey

"You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth."

Markus Zusak

"Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are."

George Harrison

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

Mae West

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

"It is not the length of life, but the depth."

Maya Angelou

"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good."

Martin Buxbaum

"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty—they merely move it from their faces into their hearts."

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"The heyday of a woman's life is the shady side of fifty."

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