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70 Best 30th Birthday Quotes For A Remarkable Decade

70 Best 30th Birthday Quotes For A Remarkable Decade

They say life begins at 30, and as we stand on the threshold of this exciting new decade, we often wonder what’s in store.

Well, here are some great 30th birthday quotes I found online to make you smile, reflect, and embrace the adventure that is turning the big 3-0!

10 Best Happy 30th Birthday Quotes

1. “Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.” — Robert Frost

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2. “Life begins at 30.” — Joseph Conrad

3. “Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” — Decimus Magnus Ausonius

4. “The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.” — Hervey Allen

5. “At 30 you finally start to catch up on those dreams you’ve been chasing for the last 10 plus years.” — Bonidette Lanz

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6. “When you turn 30, a whole new thing happens: you see yourself acting like your parents.” — Blair Sabol

7. “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” — Doug Larson

8. “It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.” — William James

9. “The 30s are the new 20s.” — Carrie Underwood 

10. “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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Happy 30th Birthday To Myself

1. “Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.” — J. P. Sears

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2. “Happy 30th birthday to a person who knows what they want and goes after it with all their heart. Here’s to a year of achieving my dreams and goals.” — Unknown

3. “Every day, every birthday candle I blow out, every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well, every time my daughter says, ‘Let’s make a wish on a star,’ there’s one thing I wish for: wisdom.” — Rene Russo

4. “To myself on my 30th birthday — I’m excited to see what the future holds and grateful for all the amazing people and opportunities in my life.” — Unknown

5. “Why party like it is 1999 when you can party like it is your birthday?” — Prince

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6. “I’m turning thirty this year. And you know the saying, a woman over thirty is more likely to get hit by a bomb than find a man.” — Fanny Fink

7. “To myself on my 30th birthday — I’m proud of all that I’ve accomplished and excited for all that’s yet to come.” — Unknown

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

9. “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” — Steven Wright

10. “My life is better with every year of living it.” — Rachel Maddow

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See also: Birthday Prayer For Myself: 120 Great Ideas For Inspiration

30th Birthday Quotes For Your Better Half

1. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.” — Robert Browning

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2. “For your birthday, I just want to say: I hope you can see how special you are to me. Happy birthday, my love!” — Unknown

3. “You don’t get older, you get better.” — Shirley Bassey

4. “Today you have added another candle of knowledge and wisdom to your life. May it give you the power to enlighten the whole world. On your birthday, I wish you joy and happiness.” — Debasish Mridha

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

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6. “Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.” — Lucy Larcom

7. “May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss. After all, you yourself are a gift to earth, so you deserve the best. Happy birthday.” — Unknown

8. “Your birthday is the beginning of your own personal new year. Your first birthday was a beginning, and each new birthday is a chance to begin again, to start over, to take a new grip on life.” — Wilfred Peterson

9. “Your body may have turned thirty today but the way you look like a hot twenty-one-year-old suggests that your beauty will never be able to catch up with your age. Happy 30th birthday.” — Unknown

10. “A birthday is like a new year and my wish for you, is a great year full of happiness and sunshine!” — Catherine Pulsifer

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Sweet 30th Birthday Wishes For Your Kids

1. “Today you are another year older, and we know how fast time flies as we get older, therefore, live each day and be happy!” — Kate Summers

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2. “My baby is growing so fast, I can’t believe she’s already celebrating her 30th birthday today.” — Euginia Herlihy

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

4. “Birthdays come but once a year, celebrate and be of good cheer.” — Robert Rivers

5. “Today marks one small milestone in the beautiful journey that is your life. May you continue to be blessed and follow your goals and ambitions to success!” — Unknown

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6. “Age is only a number for my child. You still look as sweet and as young as ever. Happy 30th birthday!” — Unknown

7. “Your age isn’t you. Use today to feel your best, celebrate, and be your very happiest.” — M. Rivers

8. “Have fun celebrating your 30th birthday! But remember, you can’t call me an old man anymore as you’ve just hit the beginning of old age too!” — Unknown

9. “May you receive many gifts, may your day be joyous, and best of all may you be surrounded by family and friends. May all you wish for come true.” — Theodore W. Higginsworth

10. “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 proverb

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Inspiring Quotes For Your Friend Turning 30

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

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2. “We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.” — Bernard Baruch

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

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

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

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6. “I hope that your 30s are kind to you and that you achieve everything that you’re looking for! Happy 30th birthday to a one-of-a-kind friend. Enjoy your day — you deserve it!” — Unknown

7. “When people enter their 30s and stow away their childhood self, live honestly, and point all their five senses toward the glorious year that marks a wonderful new chapter in their lives, they become the person they were destined to be.” — Unknown

8. “Your 30s are a time to work smart, conserve your time and energy, and spend your days doing what you really love. I hope you find yourself doing exactly that. Happy 30th!” — Unknown

9. “You are my special friend, my unique blend; and, for our friendship, there is no end! Have a merry 30th!” — Unknown

10. “Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.” — Booth Tarkington

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Birthday Quotes To Put In A Card For 30-Year-Olds

1. “After 30, a body has a mind of its own.” — Bette Midler

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2. “May you live all the days of your life.” — Jonathan Swift

3. “Your 20s were the muse you needed, your 30s are when the masterpiece is born. Happy 30th!” — Unknown

4. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” — Dr. Seuss

5. “Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.” — Brigitte Bardot

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6. “At thirty a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities… and know how to compensate for his deficiencies.” — Albert Einstein

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

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8. “The first thirty years of life give us the text: the next thirty years supply the commentary.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

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

10. “Each 10 years of a man’s life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Funny Happy 30th Birthday Quotes

1. “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.” — Mark Twain

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2. “The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” — Lucille Ball

3. “Inside every 30-year-old is an 18-year-old asking what happened?” — Ann Landers

4. “Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.” — E. Joseph

5. “As you get older, three things happen: The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.” — Norman Wisdom

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6. “You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” — Bob Hope

7. “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” — Tom Wilson

8. “Thirty is, after all, the new twenty, unless you are too young to understand this joke in which case it’s the old forty-five.” — Fran Lebowitz

9. “To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” — Bernard Baruch

10. “One of the shocks of a 30th birthday is realizing the fundamental fact that your youth is irrevocably over.” — Marianne Williamson

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See also: 90 Inspiring & Funny Quotes About Aging Gracefully

Wrapping It Up

These 30th birthday quotes have celebrated the entry into this remarkable decade, offering wisdom, insight, and some laughter too. Hope you like them!

70 Best 30th Birthday Quotes For A Remarkable Decade