Every birthday should be a time of celebration, regardless of our age. Birthdays are special occasions in which we should leave our worries behind and just enjoy a few laughs with some of our favorite people.

Maybe you have friends around you that have become a little sensitive when talking about their age. Or maybe they even stopped celebrating their birthdays because they hate being reminded that they’re getting older. Use these circumstances to remind them that they are loved and that getting older shouldn’t get in the way of having some fun.

To help you with that, we’ve handpicked some famous birthday quotes that you can send or use in a toast. Whether you choose a wise or a funny one, you’ll definitely make a good impression.

Life’s short and a little party never hurt anybody. If someone around you forgets this, let them know that they don’t have to throw one of those big parties where people don’t even know each other. They just have to let the ones that care for them, celebrate them.

Here are 30 famous birthday quotes for your friends and loved ones:

Live long and prosper.

MR. SPOCK

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

DR. SEUSS (more Dr. Seuss quotes)

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.

AUSONIUS

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

LUCILLE BALL (more Lucille Ball quotes)

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

MARK TWAIN

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

LARRY LORENZONI

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

OPRAH WINFREY

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

LUTHER DIXON

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

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (more Abraham Lincoln quotes)

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

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

SAMMY HAGAR

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

GEORGE HARRISON

You don’t get older, you get better.

SHIRLEY BASSEY

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

GOETHE (more Goethe quotes)

And I’m sure you would agree/ What could fit more perfectly/ Than to have a world party on the day you came to be?

STEVIE WONDER (more Stevie Wonder quotes)

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

POPE JOHN XXIII

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

GEORGE MEREDITH

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

BOB HOPE

There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.

WILLIAM BARCLAY

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

PRINCE

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

PLAUTUS

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

FRANZ KAFKA (more Franz Kafka quotes)

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

JONATHAN SWIFT

Those whom the gods love grow young.

OSCAR WILDE

We turn not older with years, but newer every day.

EMILY DICKINSON

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

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (more Benjamin Franklin quotes)

This day is only for you/ ‘Cause you’re so special in every way/ Happy birthday to you!

NKOTB

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

JAMES THURBER

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

ROBERT FROST (more Robert Frost quotes)