Turning 50 is no small accomplishment. Although it may be harder to embrace for some, there is much cause to celebrate! A lot of tremendous things have happened in the the last 50 years. We’ve put together some of our favorite birthday quotes for the nifty fifties – be sure to add one to your 50th birthday invitations.

50th Birthday Quotes

50th birthday quotes
50th birthday party invitation by PurpleTrail.

“The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.”

– T.S. Eliot

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“Looking fifty is great–if you’re sixty.”

– Joan Rivers.

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“At age 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”

– George Orwell

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“The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”

– Muhammad Ali

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“You take all of the experience and judgment of men over 50 out of the world and there wouldn’t be enough left to run it.”

– Henry Ford

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“50 years: here’s a time when you have to separate yourself from what other people expect of you, and do what you love. Because if you find yourself 50 years old and you aren’t doing what you love, then what’s the point?”

– Jim Carrey

“I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you.”

– Agatha Christie

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

 – Abraham Lincoln

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“A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.”

– Author Unknown

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

– Oprah Winfrey

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

– Les Brown

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.”

– Sofia Loren

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“Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.”

– J. P. Sears

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“By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.”

– Marie Dressler

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“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”

– Carl Sandburg

Have Fun Celebrating

Enjoy the birthday celebration. Make sure to lift your friends spirits with these inspiring 50th birthday quotes. For more great birthday inspiration, take a look at our 50th Birthday Invitation Wording article.

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