Quotes, sayings & poems

30th Birthday Sayings

As life runs on

As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new -- and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.

- James Russell Lowell

With mirth and laughter

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come

- William Shakespeare

Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives

Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.

- Voltaire

Grow old along with me!

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made.

- Robert Browning

How people keep correcting us

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

My only fear is that

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

- Thomas Jefferson

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.

- Henry David Thoreau

What's a man's age?

What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.

- Robert Browning

Perhaps one has to be very old

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

- Pearl S. Buck

I have never known a person to live to be one hundred

I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.

- Josh Billings

A woman's always younger than a man

A woman's always younger than a man at equal years.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Age will not be defied.

Age will not be defied.

- Francis Bacon