It’s hard to find a birthday card outside the kid’s section that doesn’t reference some sort of physical ailment you are sure to get soon…very soon.
Some of the cards are even funny.
What I like even better are the pithy #quotes about growing up or growing older that have been repeated through the years. Here are a few I’d like to share.
“Show me a good loser and I’ll show you an idiot.” Lou Durocher
“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” Victor Holt
“I am an old man and have known many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Mark Twain
“If I had my life to live over again, I would make the same mistakes—only sooner.” Tallulah Bankhead
“To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” Bernard Baruch.
“Don’t grow old without money, honey.” Lena Horne
“Inside every seventy-year-old is a 35-year-old asking, ‘What happened?’” Ann Landers
“When I was young, there was no respect for the young, and now that I’m old, there’s no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going.” J.B. Priestley
“I’ve found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” Harry S. Truman
“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.” Golda Meir
“When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So, I stopped wearing socks.” Albert Einstein
“Age is nothing but experience, and some of us are more experienced than others.” Andy Rooney