"A birthday is a time to reflect on the year gone by, but to also set your goals for the upcoming year."
"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time."
Jean Paul Richter
"A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip!"
"You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience."
"May happiness and sunshine fill your day not only on your birthday but the whole year through."
"I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred."
"Wishing you all the fun and excitement that only birthdays can bring."
"The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has many people to love."
"Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come."
"I wish you happiness and joy in life and many more birthdays to bring you delight."
For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday."
"Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
"I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines."
"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."
"A birthday is a time for fun and celebration. May your celebration be great and the fun you have follow you through to next year."
May you have miles of smiles in the coming year. We wish only the best for you today and throughout the coming year."
"You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."
"A special day for a special person. Happy Birthday!"
If we had one wish for you on this special day it would be:
May the best of your past be the worst of your future.
"Birthdays come but once a year, but our wish for you is many more birthdays to come."
More birthday wishes and toasts on page 2 and 3: