201 Meaningful Birthday Messages and Quotes for Friends

Here is a list of 201 meaningful birthday messages and quotes for friends to make them feel special on their special day.

#1 Every day is a gift with a friend as sweet and wonderful as you! Wishing you a happy birthday filled with all your favorite things.

#2 It is not often that someone comes along that you grow with through the years. I am so lucky to have you as that person. I look forward to the next several years of long talks and sharing the events of our lives with each other. Happy birthday, friend!

#3 Happy birthday, my friend. If I could create my life all over again, and pick one friend, it would be you. You are fearless, and I admire you! Thank you for being my friend. I wish you the happiest of birthdays today and an incredible, unforgettable next year of your life.

#4 On your birthday, I hope that you eat as much cake as possible! You deserve the very best and I hope that today is the best day ever. I wish that I could celebrate you every single day of the year! Happy birthday!

#5 I am so grateful that I have a friend like you in my life. I wish you the happiest of birthdays, and a wonderful next year filled with health, laughter, and accomplishments. Happy birthday, my dear friend.

#6 Happy, happy, happy birthday, to my amazing friend! You’re always there when I need you the most, and I couldn’t imagine this journey without you.

#7 Having you in my life is like having both a friend and a teacher. You are there for me when I need you, you know me for my strengths and weaknesses, but I also learn from you. I hope you know how important you are to me in my life. Happy birthday, friend.

#8 Happy birthday! What a treasure it is to have a friend like you. You deserve the very best birthday this world can offer, and I hope this next year is positively wonderful for you.

#9 Today is a day for you – focusing on the person you have become and the person you want to become in the coming years of your life. There is so much ahead of you, and I am thankful that I get to come along for the ride and see where your talent takes you! Happy birthday, dear friend.

#10 Happy birthday, to my best friend. When times have been tough, you have been tougher than nails. Thank you for being such a strong force in my life.

#11 On your special day, my hope for you is that you truly appreciate how cherished you are. You have been such a good friend to me, and not only light up my life but the lives of countless others. We are forever better because you are in our lives. Happy birthday, friend.

#12 I wish that your birthday brings with it another year of success and good times! Happy birthday to one of the best human beings I know. I cannot even think of anyone who is more deserving of true happiness than you! Happy birthday!

#13 Today is indeed a time of celebration! Happy birthday to one of the greatest people of all time. I am one of the luckiest people ever to have met someone like you. Have a truly incredible day!

#14 I will never get tired of celebrating each birthday with you! Friends like you are hard to come by, and impossible to let go of! I hope that this birthday, and every birthday to come, shows you how treasured you are by all who know you. Happy birthday!

#15 I knew it was destiny that we would be friends from the first day we met. I have enjoyed your friendship ever since. Thank you for being there for me. Happy birthday, my true friend!

#16 My wish for you on your birthday is that you never ever forget how incredible you are! I hope that the next year of your life is filled with joy, laughter and unforgettable moments of true happiness. I am really looking forward to growing alongside you. Happy birthday.

#17 You have been there for me through it all. You are in my thoughts and prayer on your birthday. I hope you truly know how wonderful of a friend, and how special of a person you are to me. Happy birthday!

#18 Happy birthday! May your birthday be filled with all of your greatest wishes come true. You’re such a great friend and I’m so thankful to have you in my life.

#19 Take a bath, get a massage, take a nap, eat something decadent…this day belongs to you! Happy birthday, my dear friend. You are the best.

#20 Sending birthday wishes to a dear friend! On this day of immense laughter and joy, I hope that all of your dreams become a concrete reality. Keep smiling and keep spreading joy everywhere you go! Have an awesome birthday!

#21 Only once a year the world gets to celebrate the unique, fabulous, fearless warrior you are. This is your day! Happy birthday, my fierce friend!

#22 I hope that you realize that you make getting older look extremely graceful! Sending my warmest wishes on your birthday. May moments of inspiration and wonder surround you, today, and always! Happy birthday!

#23 Happy birthday! Life is an epic adventure with a friend like you. Wishing you a birthday filled with nonstop fun and wishes come true.

#24  I hope this special day is a wonderful day for you to remember, full of joy and all the things that make you happy! Happy birthday, my dear friend.

#25 Happy birthday, to my AWESOME friend. I truly hope that your birthday is epic and filled with all your favorite things.

#26 Happy birthday, to my wonderful friend. May your day be filled with great food, big wishes, and lasting memories.

#27 The world would be an incredibly boring place without you in it! You light up the lives of everyone. I sincerely hope that on your birthday you are celebrated and loved immensely. Don’t ever change! Happy birthday!

#28 Happy, happy, happy birthday, to my friend. You are a rare and amazing soul who brings so much light to those around you.

#29 I can’t imagine where I would be without your friendship. Wishing you a special and happy birthday!

#30 I hope that you truly sparkle and shine on your birthday! You are becoming stronger and wiser year upon year. It is a privilege to celebrate with you today. I cannot wait to watch you blow out all of those candles (but of course, there are not A LOT of them)!

#31 Happy, happy, happy birthday, to a truly EPIC friend. I love all of our adventures. I hope your birthday is nonstop fun.

#32 You make every single day we spend together a day I cannot forget! The happiest of birthdays to you, a one-of-a-kind friend. You are so refreshingly sweet, generous and humble. Have fun today, because you really do deserve to!

#33 Wishing a very happy birthday, to a friend who’s been there through thick and thin. I don’t know where I’d be without you. I hope that your day is filled with all your favorite things.

#34 Wishing a birthday filled with magic and light, to a friend who spreads beauty everywhere she goes. Thank you for being your wonderful self.

#35 Happy birthday to a true friend! I hope that your day inspires you with its wonder and awe. Enjoy your day and remember that you deserve this amazing celebration!

#36 Every day is an adventure with a friend as silly and fun as you. You sure make life interesting in the best possible way. Happy birthday, to amazing and wonderful you.

#37 Happy birthday, my friend. The memories we share are truly treasured and priceless. I hope that on your birthday, we create even more exquisite memories together. I am certain that all of your wildest wishes will come true today! Let’s party!

#38 Happy birthday, to a simply AMAZING friend. Your humor, wit, and warm spirit are such a delight each day.

#39 You’re a true friend through and through, and I’m so glad to know you. Wishing you a wonderful birthday filled with all your favorite things.

#40 Wishing a birthday of dreams, wishes, and beautiful memories to my sweet friend who does so much for others. You’re such a rare and special soul.

#41 Some friends are soul mates. Happy birthday to the friend who understands me on a deep level. I don’t know where I’d be without you.

#42 Wishing a birthday filled with sweet memories and big laughs to my amazing friend. You deserve all the best the world has to offer.

#43 To my dear friend on your birthday: We go way, way back, and I can’t imagine this journey through life without you. Happy birthday.

#44 Happy birthday, to the friend who always picks me up when I’m down, and who always has a kind word for those you meet.

#45 Wishing a very happy birthday to my friend. You have a beautiful spirit and you’re an inspiration every single day.

#46 What a gift it is to have a friend like you in my life. Wishing you a birthday filled with all of your very favorite things. You deserve all the best.

#47 I’m so thankful to have a friend in my life who understands me the way you do. Wishing you a happy birthday filled with love and laughter.

#48 Wishing a birthday filled with magic, joy, and love to my friend. You have such a beautiful spirit and I’m so thankful to know you.

#49 Happy birthday, friend! You bring a lot of happiness and fun into my life. Wishing you many more years of beautiful memories to come.

#50 Happy birthday, to the friend who has been by my side in times of joy and times of sorrow. You are a truly irreplaceable soul and I’m so lucky to have you in my life.

#51 Wishing a happy birthday, to my very dear friend. We’ve been through so much together, and I wish you many more years of celebrations to come.

#52 Happy birthday! We’ve been through thick and thin and everything in between, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. You’re stuck with me for life, so here’s to many more years together. It’s time to celebrate you!

#53 Thank you for always being the first person I can call, and the last person to leave the party with me. Hope you have the best birthday!

#54 Watching you reach all your goals over the past few years has been so inspirational. You always did what you said you were going to do, and I admire you so much for it. Here’s to another year of wins. Happy birthday, my friend!

#55 As we get older I realize more and more how rare a friendship like ours is. Some people go through their whole lives without it. I am so thankful for you and all the things we’ve been through, the good and the bad, and simply unspeakable. Happy birthday to you!

#56 Another year older, but let’s face it it’s been a while since you’ve been another year wiser. It’s okay I still love you all the same. Happy birthday, buddy!

#57 Happy birthday, friend. May this year bring you closer to everything you’ve dreamed of. Have a great day!

#58 Seeing your face always reminds me of how old we’re getting. Luckily, it’s another thing we get to do together. Happy birthday, friend!

#59 I wish life would take a breather once in a while and stop flying by so quickly. I’m just glad we’re on this roller-coaster together. Happy birthday, old friend!

#60 If friends are like flowers, you’re an evergreen one. So thankful for you. Happy birthday!

#61 One of the best things about a friendship that’s lasted as long as ours is all the reminiscing we get to do. The good the bad and the ugly. We have a lot of memories to be thankful for! Happy birthday!

#62 Adult life is such a whirlwind, I am so happy I met you somewhere in the madness. I’m so lucky to have a friend who always understands what I’m going through. Happy birthday to you!

#63 On your birthday I will stock your fridge with wine, ice cream, and frozen pizzas, for the good and the bad that’s coming our way. So happy I get to go through it all with you. Happy birthday, to a friend I can’t live without!

#64 Happy birthday, friend. May we never skip a birthday for as long as we both live. It’s our excuse to party! It’s time to celebrate you!

#65 Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. So, for your birthday I gift you another year of my devoted friendship. Happy birthday!

#66 My favorite thing about our friendship is that we’re as comfortable in silence as we are in the middle of a party. You make every space more comfortable. Happy birthday to you, my friend!

#67 Happy birthday, to a caring friend with a generous spirit. May your day be filled with all the beauty you possess.

#68 Thank you for being my friend. It’s not always easy to choose to stick by a person but you always have, and for that, I will be forever grateful. Happy birthday to you.

#69 Friends are the family you choose. You are the first person that made me realize that. So thankful life brought us together. Happy birthday!

#70 Wishing a very happy birthday to my kind, beautiful, and caring friend. Thank you for always being such a beacon of light and hope.

#71 Happy birthday! Wishing you all the best things this life has to offer. You are the true meaning of friendship and I am so thankful that you are in my life. It is time to celebrate the magnificent, stupendous, extraordinary…YOU!

#72 Life is a lot more colorful with you in it. I wouldn’t change a thing. Happy birthday, friend!

#73 You’ve always been both the devil and the angel on my shoulders. It is just what I need…a balanced life! Happy birthday!

#74 Happy birthday, to a fun and hilarious friend who brightens every day. I’m so lucky to have a friend as awesome as you.

#75 Life is one long road trip with you riding shotgun. It is something you are very thankful for, and something you never forget. Let’s celebrate you, and our life-long friendship. Happy birthday!

#76 You’ve been there for me through some dark times. I am looking forward to clear skies and cool beers. Happy birthday, bud!

#77 Happy birthday, to the kindest most generous person I know. You make all our lives better just by being you. Hope your day is as great as you are. Happy birthday, buddy!

#78 Thanks for always being the problem solver of the group. We all appreciate you so much. Happy birthday!

#79 Happy birthday, to the person who always brings us together. Because of you, we all have better memories, more love, and richer lives. Life just wouldn’t be nearly as full and beautiful without you in it. You are a real gift to so many.  Thank you, and may this day and all your days bring you pure joy!

#80 Happy birthday to you on your big day. There are so many reasons to celebrate the day you were born, so we better get started now! Congratulations on another great year on this earth!

#81 I am so thankful for true friendship, for the phone calls that last for hours and the glances that say a million words. I hope you have a perfect day. Happy birthday!

#82 Wishing you a year full of the right next steps and easy decisions. As always, I am just a call away for all of it. Happy birthday!

#83 May the wine glass stay full, and may we only be drinking to celebrate all year long. Happy birthday!

#84 Happy birthday! Listening to your wildest dreams has always been my favorite. Now, my favorite is that you’ve made those dreams a reality. Wishing you another successful year!

#85 A friendship is so many different things. It’s late-night chats and early morning road trips. It’s too much wine and healthy diet trends. Through all the extremes and all the in-betweens, I’m glad it’s us against the world. Happy birthday!

#86 Wishing you a day of indulgence. Cake, champagne, and an extra-long spa day. You can never be pampered enough. It is your day to celebrate you! Happy birthday!

#87 Dear friend, let’s make this year one for the books. Cheers to the roads ahead. Happy birthday!

#88 I hope this year brings you luck in all the ways that matter most. You deserve the best life has to offer. Happy birthday!

#89 You wear so many hats. You’re my friend, confidant, motivational speaker, life coach, and I could go on. Please keep wearing all those hats…they look great on you! Happy birthday!

#90 Happy birthday, to my wonderful friend. Thank you for always being there through the ups and downs. It means so much to have you in my life.

#91 Happy birthday, to the person with the best jokes and most reassuring words. Thanks for sending both my way when I need them most. You are a true friend and I am really lucky you are in my life. Thank you, friend!

#92 I hope this birthday brings you so much happiness. You fill all of us with so much love and support, I hope the universe returns it all to you ten-fold. Happy birthday!

#93 The great thing about getting older is that we get to do it together, so our point of reference ages with us. If you get Botox without me, I will never forgive you. Happy birthday!

#94 Thanks for being there for all my mistakes and all my best decisions, and treating me with the same love and respect in both cases. I am so lucky to have a friend like you. Happy birthday!

#95 Thanks for always being the voice of reason in all our adventures. I don’t know where I’d be without you. Happy birthday, dearest friend!

#96 Happy birthday! I hope this year is a special one so we can both share in the excitement. Love you to the moon!

#97 I was thinking that I can’t remember the last decision I made without consulting you about it. What a beautiful habit we’ve fallen into. Happy birthday, my friend.

#98 I don’t want to tell you not to change, because I want you to grow. But just make sure that you change at the exact same speed and in the exact same direction that I do because at this point I can no longer go through this life without you. Happy birthday, from your co-dependent friend.

#99 Happy birthday! Wishing you all the things we spend late nights dreaming about. You deserve the world, my friend.

#100 Happy birthday, to my hilarious, smart, amazing friend. May your day be filled with all the magic you give each day.

#101 I look up to you in so many ways. I am so lucky to have a friend who lifts me up and inspires me every step of the way. Happy birthday to you!

#102 I am happy for a friendship that started off-line and still mostly stays there. We’re a rare breed. Happy birthday!

#103 On your birthday I would like to remind you how lucky you are to have a friend who is not interested in embarrassing you by going down memory lane. Publicly anyway. So here’s to me being a great friend. Happy birthday!

#104 Happy birthday! Thanks for being the kind and caring friend that you are. You truly are beautiful inside and out.

#105 Happy birthday, to my wildest friend. You’ve always carved your own path and reached for the stars. I am so in awe of you. Have a day deserving of you!

#106 Being an adult alongside a childhood friend is weird because it feels like no time has passed between us and we just have to perform all the adulating requirements. It’s like we still have a secret language that the world isn’t in on. I hope it feels this way forever, Happy birthday!

#107 Happy birthday! I love that you’re always up to play any sport. I especially love it when the game is online and we can play from the comfort of our own homes. So let’s never grow up, friend! Have the greatest of birthdays ever!

#108 We’ve both learned that in life love isn’t enough, but I am realizing more and more that friendship is. Thanks for being there through it all. Happy birthday to you!

#109 Happy birthday, to a fabulous person with a fantastic sense of fashion. You are like my favorite reality show in real life. Have a sparkly day!

#110 To my loyal friend, and human diary. Thank you for never judging me. Your support makes meeting any challenge so much easier. I hope this year brings you all the love you deserve. Happy birthday!

The Most Famous Quotes to Include with Your Birthday Message for Your Friend

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”
Emily Dickinson

“We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.”
Lauren Hutton

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”
Satchel Paige

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
John Lennon

“We’ll take the cake with the red cherry on top.”
Navjot Singh Sidhu

“Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.”
Jean Paul

“No wise man ever wished to be younger.”
Jonathan Swift

“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
Mark Twain

“Just remember, once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.”
Charles Schulz

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”

“In other words, live vicariously, beautifully, and excitingly, discover, love, dare and act as there is nothing to lose.”
Andy Hertz

“Don’t regret another birthday, the good news is that you are alive and can celebrate it.”
Catherine Pulsifer

“It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.”
Brigitte Bardot

“When you wake up every day, it’s like a new birthday: it’s a new chance to be great again and make great decisions.”
Poo Bear

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

“It’s not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
Gabriel G. Marquez

“Our hope this year, for you my dear, is a year of happiness and joy. May the coming year bring all you dream of and more!”
Catherine Pulsifer

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.”
Aretha Franklin

“Youth has no age.”
Pablo Picasso

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”
Chili Davis

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”
Cherokee Expression

“To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.”
Bernard Baruch

“We should celebrate every year that we made it through and every year that we’re happier and healthier.”
Ellen DeGeneres

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
Mark Twain

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
Madeleine L’Engle

“Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.”
Sammy Hagar

“You don’t get older, you get better.”
Jean Paul

“Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.”
Carl Gustav Jung

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

“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.”
Oscar Wilde

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”

“Your birthday is my pleasure. You are my sweetest treasure.”
Danny Demeersseman

“Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it!”
Nicky Gumbel

“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.”
George Meredith

“Let them eat cake.”
Marie Antoinette

“It takes a long time to become young.”
Pablo Picasso

“Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.”
Mary Schmich

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
William Shakespeare

“Today you are You; that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
Dr. Seuss

“May your years be counted not by your age but by how you spend your days.”
Catherine Pulsifer

“To me a birthday means celebrating the presence of an individual in our lives.”
Meena Bajaj

“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.”
Woody Allen

“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.”

“No friendship is an accident.”
O. Henry

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”
Jean de La Fontaine

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
Helen Keller

“In a friend you find a second self.”
Isabelle Norton

“A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!”
Doug Larson

“Friends are the siblings God never gave us.”

“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.”
Elizabeth Taylor

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”
Samuel Butler

“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.”
Jacques Delille

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”
Bernard Meltzer

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.”
Charles R. Swindoll

“There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.”
Edith Wharton

“Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.”
Alexander Dumas

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”
Douglas Pagels

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.”
Anna Cummins

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.”
S.E. Hinton

“Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”
Thomas Aquinas

“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.”
Dean Koontz

“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.”
Heidi Wills

“Friendship is the purest love.”

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”
Sarah Dessen

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”
Elbert Hubbard

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
Helen Keller

“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.”
Henry Van Dyke

“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.”
Leo Buscaglia

“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.”
Walt Whitman

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”
Benjamin Franklin

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Audrey Hepburn

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”
C. S. Lewis

“Friendship is delicate as a glass, once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.”
Waqar Ahmed

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
Khalil Gibran

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
Zig Ziglar

“True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.”
St. Jerome

“Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.”
C.J. Langenhoven

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”
Francesco Guicciardini

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.”
Robert Brault

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
Arnold H. Glasgow

“A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”
Donna Roberts

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”

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