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Birthday

  • I wondered what you wanted, but didn't know how to ask it; So I did the best I could: my best wishes in a basket.
     
  • I think it's wonderful you could all be here for the forty-third anniversary of my thirty-ninth birthday. We decided not to light the candles this year-we were afraid Pan Am would mistake it for a runway. - Bob Hope
     
  • Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. Jean Paul Richter
     
  • My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all. Oscar Wilde
     
  • I'm sorry you are wiser, I am sorry you are taller; I liked you better foolish and I liked you better smaller. Aline Kilmer
     
  • A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. Robert Frost
     
  • So you see, old age is really not so bad. May you come to know the condition! Cicero
     
  • You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them. Arnold Palmer
     
  • The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball
     
  • Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. Bob Hope
     
  • First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly. Branch Rickey
     
  • I'm sixty years of age. That's 16 Celsius. George Carlin
     
  • You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience.
     
  • I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.
     
  • A well-adjusted woman is one who not only knows what she wants for her birthday, but even knows what she's going to exchange it for.
     
  • Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once. Dave Barry
     
  • Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. Sam Ewing
     
  • Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. George Bernard Shaw
     
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Success

  • If at first you don't succeed; you are running about average. M.H. Alderson
     
  • Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen
     
  • Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success. Jim Backus
     
  • Success is the one unpardonable sin against one's fellows. Ambrose Bierce
     
  • Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
     
  • You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. Benjamin Franklin
     
  • I have got two reasons for success and I'm standing on both of them. Betty Grable
     
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Achievement

  • My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. Winston Churchill
     
  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
  • The only way around is through. Robert Frost
     
  • Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh
     
  • To spend life for something which outlasts it. William James
     
  • There is a woman at the beginning of all great things. Alphonse de LaMartine
     
  • I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso
     
  • I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. Dr. Jonas Salk
     
  • So much to do, so little done, such things to be. Alfred Lord Tennyson
     
  • If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.
     
  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller
     
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Happiness

  • Happiness is a positive cash flow. Fred Adler
     
  • Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillame Apollinaire
     
  • Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life. Marcus Aurelius
     
  • The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. Sir James M. Barrie
     
  • Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others. Ambrose Bierce
     
  • Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
     
  • Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. Chuang Tzu
     
  • It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Wayne Dyer
     
  • Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
  • It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. Desiderius Erasmus
     
  • Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Robert Frost
     
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Love & Romance

  • For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. Francis Bacon
     
  • If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile. Lynda Barry
     
  • An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. Oscar Wilde
     
  • If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde
     
  • Love is the river of life in the world. Henry Ward Beecher
     
  • There is no remedy but to love more. Henry David Thoreau
     
  • Love is not a matter of counting the years ... but making the years count. -- Michelle Amand
     
  • You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. Amy Carmichael
     
  • Love's pure silver flame gives each innermost spirit invisible warmth. Haiku verse
     
  • A man in love is like a clipped coupon -- it's time to cash in. Mae West
     
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Wine

  • Wine is the most civilized thing in the world. - Ernest Hemingway
     
  • My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne. - John Maynard Keynes
     
  • Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne. - Paul Claudel
     
  • Champagne for our real friends and real pain for our sham friends!
     
  • Wine had such ill effects on Noah's health that it was all he could do to live 950 years. Show me a total abstainer that ever lived that long. - Will Rogers
     
  • In victory, you deserve champagne, in defeat, you need it. - Napoleon
     
  • Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. - Anonymous
     
  • Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. - Benjamin Franklin
     
  • In wine one beholds the heart of another -- Anonymous
     
  • If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink. Good friends, good times, or being dry, or lest we should be by and by, or any other reason why
     
  • Wine ... the true old man's milk and restorative cordial.
     
  • I wonder what the vintners buy one half so precious as the stuff they sell. - Omar Khayyam
     
  • Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile. - Homer, Odyssey (9th c. B.C.)
     
  • When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing. - Ovid, The Art of Love (c. A.D. 8)
     
  • If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life. - Sir Alexander Fleming
     
  • From wine what sudden friendship springs! - John Gay The Squire and the Cur, 'Fables'
     
  • Come quickly! I am tasting stars! - Dom Perignon (1638-1714) at his first sip of champagne
     
  • [Wine is] poetry in a bottle. - Clifton Fadiman
     
  • To take wine into your mouth is to savor a droplet of the river of human history. - Clifton Fadiman, N. Y. Times, 8 Mar '87
     
  • A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover. - Clifton Fadiman, N. Y. Times, 8 Mar '87
     
  • In wine there is truth. - Pliny The Elder [A.D.23-79] Natural History, Book XIV, Sect. 141
     
  • I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn't have to wait for it to age. - Steven Wright
     
  • Compromises are for relationships, not wine.
     
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