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100 Happy 70th Birthday Wishes, Greetings and Quotes

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Is someone you know turning 70 and you want to wish them a happy 70th birthday? Well, we’ve got you covered. We scoured the internet and put together a list of the best happy 70th birthday wishes. You can find ones that are funny, short, for her or him, or 70th birthday wishes for a friend.

Or are you stumped about what to write in a birthday card? Our 70th birthday greetings are perfect for that. And if you think that a quote is the way to go, head to our section of 70th birthday quotes.

Turning 70 is worth celebrating and we hope these birthday wishes for 70 help, especially if you’re at loss for words.

Jump ahead to the category you like best or scroll through to find the best wish for a 70th birthday or 70th birthday greeting.

Happy 70th Birthday Wishes

Here are some of our favorite 70th birthday wishes.

  • You have been the same awesome person for six decades. Here’s wishing us many more!
  • They say 70 is the new 60. However, it should be noted that they often lie. Happy Birthday!
  • They say too much of everything is bad, but I beg to differ with that statement since too much of you, my sweet friend, is heavenly. Have a lovely 70th birthday.
  • Happy birthday! And thank you so much for turning 70 before me!
  • It’s OK to light the 70 candles on your birthday cake now; I’ve already alerted the fire department.
  • You might be prehistoric, but at least you’re not extinct! Happy 70th birthday!
Couple on beach with happy 70th birthday wishes
  • You’re not old! …oh, no wait, actually you are, sorry about that.
  • Don’t grow up… It’s a trap! Oh, you did! Happy birthday, in that case!
  • You’ve reached that golden age where your train of thought usually leaves the station without you. Happy 70th!
  • Old age… when “happy hour” is a nap! Happy 70th!
  • 70 isn’t old if you’re a tree. Happy birthday.
  • Soon you’ll find that a lot of big things come with turning 70: big doctor appointments, large print in your books, and huge pills.  Happy birthday to an amazing 70 year old.  We love you so much!
  • You’re older today than yesterday but younger than tomorrow, happy 70th birthday!
  • Cheers on your birthday. One step closer to adult underpants.
  • Just wanted to be the first one to wish you happy birthday so I can feel superior to your other well-wishers. So, happy 70th birthday!
  • Turning 70 is a piece of cake and a few extra candles.
  • With 70 years comes wisdom…and wrinkles.
  • Happy 70th birthday to a true troublemaker. Don’t you dare get old on me!
  • Happy 70th birthday! Oh, and if you wake up feeling like crap tomorrow, it’s not a hangover – that’s just what it’s like being old.
  • Don’t think of it as your 70th birthday. Think of it as the 40th anniversary of your 20th birthday.
  • You know, they say that age is really all in the mind. The key is to prevent it from trickling down into your body. Happy birthday!
  • Welcome to 70, an age when you’re still young at heart, but other body parts are starting to falter.

Funny 70th Birthday Wishes

When it comes to happy 70th birthday wishes, funny ones are often the best. You might also like our list of Funny Birthday Wishes.

  • Age is but a number that you don’t have to reflect on the outside.
  • Every year of life is a gift, even 70.
  • Everything you have worked for begins to fall into place when you turn 70.
  • You’ve accomplished enough to fulfill several lifetimes, and yet you’re only 70 years old!  May your day be filled with ice cream and chocolate cake – your favorite!
  • Perhaps your mind isn’t as quick as it used to be, but it’s still faster than the body you have! 
  • Welcome to 70, an age when you’re still young at heart, but other body parts are starting to falter.
Ocean sunset with funny 70th birthday wishes
  • You are definitely seventy if you notice that all your sentences start from ‘When I was younger…’.
  • You have accomplished so much these past 7 decades and so many more opportunities as headed your way.
  • Look forward to all that this next decade has to hold. Happy 70th!
  • Take a deep breath and step on through. This is your new chapter.
  • The older you get, the older I feel. So please stop getting older.
  • At least you’re not as old as you will be next year.
  • Congratulations on being born a really long time ago.
  • You’re not old! …oh, no wait, actually you are, sorry about that.
  • Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy 70th birthday!
  • The world is a much better place for having had you in it for the last 70 years. Here’s to wishing you many happy returns
  • Turning 70 is a piece of cake and a few extra candles.
  • With age comes wisdom…and wrinkles.
  • When you opened your 70th birthday card from me, you may have expected lots of jokes and silly sayings about incontinence, losing teeth, and poor eyesight. However, I just hope that you last the day!  Happy birthday!
  • Because you’re no longer a spring chicken at your age, you don’t have to shake your tail feathers. However, you’re only 70 years old, so you can still strut your stuff!
  • You’re like a fine wine, you keep getting better with age.
  • What goes up but never comes down? Your age. Happy 70th birthday!
  • You look good for 70. Scratch that, you look good, period. Happy birthday!
  • Happy 70th birthday! And remember: You’re never too old to act like an idiot.
  • Hope you have a blast on your 70th birthday! Just don’t overdo it – at your age, partying too much can be dangerous.
  • Don’t let aging get you down… it’s too hard to get back up again! Happy birthday, 70-year-old!
  • If your candles cost more than your cake, then definitely you are getting older.

Happy 70th Birthday Wishes for Friends

Here are some great happy 70th birthday wishes for friends. You might also like our lists of Funny Friendship Quotes, Best Friend Quotes and Short Friend Quotes.

  • Sweet things like you are proof that sugar never expires! Happy 70th birthday, honey.
  • If you’re the new face of 70, then it’s going to be an amazing year. Happy Birthday, dear friend!
  • We’ll be friends ’til we’re old and senile… and then we’ll be new friends!
  • My friend, you have so much to be proud of at 69. Congrats and enjoy!
  • 70 cheers to 70 great years. Now, let the real party begin my friend!
  • To my best friend, you don’t look a day over fabulous! Happy 70th birthday
  • 70 is just a number,,,,,,it’s not how old you are, but how young you feel, happy 70th birthday to one of my favorite people.  You have had quite the life, my friend.
  • Now that you’re turning 70, it’s time to grow up and stop acting like a kid in their 60’s!
  • Reaching your age can be seen as making it all the way past 69, or as being only 70 years old. Happy Birthday!
People by lake with happy 70th birthday wishes for friends
  • Friend, I watched you create a great life with a beautiful family. Congratulations on 70 amazing years!
  • Seventy never looked so good as it does on you my friend!
  • Happy 70th, bud! How does it feel to be the world’s oldest kid?
  • Seven decades of being your wonderful self. Happy birthday, buddy!
  • Happy 70th birthday!  I couldn’t decide if you needed a walker or a cane, so I just got you this Amazon gift card instead.
  • Best wishes on your 70th birthday. I’m so proud to have you as a friend… even if you are old.
  • I would make a joke about how you’re getting really old, but I didn’t want to hurt your feelings. Then again, you probably won’t remember any of it since you’re getting so old. Happy 70th bday!
  • Hey, friend! You’re the youngest 70-year-old I know!
  • You look incredible for 70! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, my friend.
  • 70-years-young and at the top of your game. Can’t nobody tell you nothing!
  • 70 is only a number when you’re forever young. And you, my friend, have such a youthful spirit.
  • Happy 70th Birthday to one of my most special friends!
  • Friend – Congratulations on your 70th birthday! What a prime opportunity to stop and reflect on how much you have achieved in so little time. You are an inspiration to all of us. May your future be bright and full of wonders.
  • Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the kindest friend I know. I hope you have a fantastic 70th birthday today.
  • Wishing you the very best on your 70th birthday. Enjoy the attention on your special day, you deserve it my wonderful friend.
  • Happy 70th birthday! I’m so grateful for your friendship and all the fun we’ve shared over the years. Here’s to many, many more!
  • Though we couldn’t be with you today, we’re raising our glass and wishing you the happiest of 70th birthdays! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends.
  • The older we get, the brighter our birthday cake becomes. See? It’s all filled with burning candles. Have fun blowing it all! Happy 70th!

Short Happy Birthday Wishes for 70th

Check out these short happy birthday wishes for 70th.

  • Congratulations on seven decades of sheer awesomeness!
  • Happy birthday. It took you 70 years to look this good!
  • Seventy is the new awesome. Happy birthday!
  • Wishing you a fun-filled, fancy seventieth on this fabulous day!
  • Sincerely wishing you life’s finest things at 70.
  • Hope your 70th year is your favorite year so far!
Ocean wave with short happy birthday wishes for 70th
  • Happy 70th birthday, sweetie! If we gotta grow old, let’s do it together!
  • 70?! YOU?! I demand a recount! Happy birthday!
  • Forever be beautiful, inside and out. Happy 70th birthday.
  • Now you’re as sexy as two 35-year-olds. Happy 70th birthday!
  • The first 70 years of childhood are always the hardest.
  • I’m so proud to have you as a friend… even if you are old.
  • Happy birthday!! You only look as old as the last selfie you took.
  • I hate to remind you of your old age, but… you’re seventy! Happy birthday!
  • Congratulations on being born a really long time ago.
  • If gray hair is a sign of wisdom, then you’re a genius! Here comes the 70th birthday!
  • You’re like a fine wine, you keep getting better with age.
  • Every year of life is a gift, even 70.
  • 70 is fun, fabulous, and absolutely fantastic. It’s your time in the sun.
  • Life is a book and your fifties are the chapters when it all starts making sense.

70 Years Old Birthday Wishes for Her

You might like these 70 years old birthday wishes for her. The birthday girl will love to receive one of these messages.

  • Best wishes to the most magnificent woman in my life. I hope this message brings that stunning smile to your face.
  • I’m wishing a happy 70th birthday to you in the only way that you’ll notice: with large print!
  • Respect is something that’s earned over time, and because you’re turning 70, I can assume that you’re the most respected person I know.
  • Happy 70th birthday to the prettiest and most loving woman I know. Today being your special day, my wish for you is that all your dreams come to pass. Have a happy birthday filled with sweet surprises, my friend.
  • Congratulations on reaching this incredible journey to 70. Wishing you many good things for the years ahead.
  • Happy birthday to my beautiful wife, you don’t look at day over 69.
Couple on beach with 70 years old birthday wishes for her
  • Now that you are an old 70-year-old, you now only have 10 years before I call you an old 80-year-old. Happy Birthday!
  • Happy 70th birthday to the most remarkable and fun woman I know.
  • Sending love to my favorite person on her special day. Happy 70th!
  • Time is precious, so I’ll keep this short: Happy 70th birthday to the coolest woman I know!
  • No woman is as accomplished, caring, selfless, and warm-hearted as you. On this special day, I hope you feel half of what you send out to the world every day.
  • It’s yet another beautiful day to celebrate a special woman. I wish you all the best this new year will bring, long life and prosperity. Happy 70th birthday to you
  • On this lovely day, I wish you have a fabulous 70th birthday and I pray that all you wish for come true. Happy birthday!
  • Babe, as you add another year and grow wiser today, I wish you long life, good health and may your joy be full. Happy 70th birthday to you.

Turning 70 Happy Birthday Wishes for Him

Now check out these turning 70 happy birthday wishes for him.

  • Age is just a number.  It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine!  Today I am sending only the best 70th birthday wishes to my favorite man in my life,  I love you and can’t wait to celebrate with you.
  • Best wishes on your 70th birthday – a great milestone for a true gentleman!
  • There are ups and downs in life, but we rode the rollercoaster together without getting off; however, you threw up a lot. Let’s continue to grow old together!
  • Happy 70th birthday! You are officially a Distinguished Gentleman.
  • Happy 70th birthday to my amazing husband! I’m still head over heels for you, and I always will be.
  • I believe you forgot my birthday present last year, so now I’m returning the favor. Happy 70th, dad!
Two people sitting in front of mountains with turning 70 happy birthday wishes for him
  • Handsome and youthful as ever. Happy 70th birthday!
  • You’ve always been a good-looking dude. Now you’re a good-looking older dude. Happy 70th birthday!
  • Your first 70 years on earth have been filled with wonder, so I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the next 70. Happy Birthday!
  • Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest! Happy 70th birthday!
  • Wishing you all the best on your 70th birthday! You’re one of the most loving, generous, and kind-hearted people I know and I feel so lucky to be married to you.
  • Happy 70th birthday to my husband – the man who makes every day an adventure! I can’t wait to see what the next years bring!
  • Because you’re only seventy years old, you’re still too young for the geriatric crowd.  
  • You’re an amazing, wonderful, and unreproachable person, and it took you only seventy years to perfect yourself!    
  • Dancing in the rain might make you feel refreshed and youthful, but it may also break your hip.
  • Congratulations on being even more experienced. I’m not sure what you learned this year, but every experience transforms us into the people we are today. Happy 70th birthday!
  • Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, so live today and enjoy the year.
  • Let this birthday bring peace to your soul and happiness to your heart.
  • Happy 70th birthday! I’m so grateful to be married to such an amazing man. You make every day special and I can’t wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you.
  • Happy 70th birthday to the most wonderful husband in the world! I feel so lucky to be married to you and I’m looking forward to many more happy years together.

Happy 70th Birthday Messages

They will love these happy 70th birthday messages.

  • Best wishes on your 70th birthday! I would make fun of you for being old, but I’m afraid you might toss your dentures at me and hit me with your cane!
  • Happy birthday. If your next 70 years are half as good as the first, you will have had a pretty amazing life.
  • No one would ever guess that you’re 70 years old, and with the right incentive, I won’t tell! Happy birthday.
  • This year, I wish for even more time together with the greatest person I know. Happy 70th birthday to you!
  • It’s great to have a friend to grow old with… glad you’re first.
  • There is still so much life to be lived at the ripe age of 70.
  • See age as the gift that it is and you will always be grateful on your birthday.
  • Here’s to maturing like fine wine. Happy 70th birthday!
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  • The best years are still ahead of you. So, make the most of today. Happy 70th birthday.
  • As Helen Hayes says, age is not important unless you’re a cheese. Here’s a cheesy birthday wish for you, though.
  • May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to you on this day. Wishing you a very happy 70th birthday!
  • Count not the candles…see the lights they give. Count not the years, but the life you live. Wishing you a wonderful time ahead. Happy 70th birthday.
  • Happy Birthday! You know, you don’t look that old. But then, you don’t look that young, either.
  • You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime. Happy 70th birthday!
  • Everything you have worked for begins to fall into place when you turn 70.

70th Birthday Greetings

Check out these 70th birthday greetings.

  • Congrats on turning the big 7-oh. You’ve accomplished so much in your life, and to think, you’re just getting started.
  • Your 60’s are behind you now, which means that you’ve probably got your midlife crisis out of your system! You can relax now. Happy Birthday!
  • If you can still blow up all your birthday balloons without passing out, then you earn the right to still feel “young” at 70. Happy 70th birthday.
  • It’s your 70th birthday? Not too late to get up to some mischief!
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  • At 70 years old, you get to eat all the birthday cake you can!  Don’t burn the house down when you blow out all the candles, happy 70th birthday, wishing you all the joy in the world.
  • Every birthday of yours is a reminder for me that I’m not the oldest person here! Happy 70th birthday!
  • Happy birthday! I can’t wait to see what you do in the coming year.
  • I’ll bet you were hoping no one would notice you were turning 70. Well, no such luck! Happy birthday!
  • Have a great 70th birthday! Too young to die and too old to Rock n Roll!
  • Happy 70th birthday to someone who’s awesome at any age.
  • You almost have as much white hair as me! Happy 70th birthday!
  • I hope you already saved enough money for retirement because it’s time that we spend a good chunk of it today!  Happy 70th birthday!
  • Sending you a hundred wishes so that you get everything you could hope for this birthday. Happy 70th birthday!
  • Your birthday is the first day of another 375-day journey. Be the shining thread in the beautiful tapestry of the world to make this year the best ever. Enjoy the ride.
  • Age is but a number that you don’t have to reflect on the outside.
  • A birthday is a day to celebrate your achievements, your accomplishments, and your future.
  • Look forward to all that this next decade has to hold.

Messages for 70th Birthday Card

These are perfect to use as a message for a 70th birthday card.

  • A wise man once said, ‘Forget about your past, you cannot change it’. I’d like to add, ‘Forget about your present, I didn’t get you one’. Happy 70th!
  • You know, I would be a lot more excited about you turning one year older if I was in your will. Happy birthday!
  • I would have planned a big 70th birthday party for you, but who would’ve thought that you’d make it this far?
  • The secret to staying young is make-up… make up an age, then stick with it!
  • Without you, my life wouldn’t be as complete. Thanks for simply being you, and I wish you nothing but the best as you hit the seven-decade mark.
  • Here’s to 70 years of being the best you…and to many more!
  • May you wish on every single candle, and may all 70 of them come true for you.
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  • Happy birthday! You’re halfway to the end of the end!  In the meantime, put your feet up and enjoy the rewards from all the hard work you put in during your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Congrats!
  • A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always. Happy birthday!
  • Don’t get all weird about getting older! Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!
  • Just be grateful you’re not seventy in dog years.
  • Time to start crossing things off that bucket list.
  • You have accomplished so much these past 7 decades and so many more opportunities as headed your way.

Happy 70th Birthday Quotes

Here is a great list of happy 70th quotes. They work great as a captions for a birthday photo or in a birthday card. Find your favorite birthday quotes for 70th below.

“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.” – George Eliot

“Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.” – Dorothy Thompson

“To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.” – Helen Hayes

Ocean sunset with happy 70th birthday quotes

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

“At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can’t.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“Forget the block. When you’re seventy you’ve been around the entire neighborhood a few times.” – Dane Peddigrew

“When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past… And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.” – Jean Anouilh

“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Jack Benny

“The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience.” – Maurice Chevalier

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

“Seventy is beautiful for me. I am truly, at last, an elder.” – John Kani

Funny 70th Birthday Quotes

Here are a few funny 70th birthday quotes. Check out our list of Funny Birthday Quotes for more.

“Seventy is wormwood, Seventy is gall, But its better to be seventy, Than not alive at all.” – Phyllis McGinley

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

“Youth is a gift of nature but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Lec

“Seventy years old! How did that happen? I was part of the generation that wasn’t going to die.” – Ian McShane

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“I shall not die young, for I am already near seventy: I may die old.” – Laurence Housman

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

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

“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.” — Anna Magnani

“I still think of myself as I was 25 years ago. Then I look in a mirror and see an old bastard and I realize it’s me.” – Dave Allen

“Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” – Kitty Collins

“Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” – Ingrid Bergman

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

“Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus.” —John Byrne

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

70th Birthday Cake Quotes

Here are a few of our favorites from our full list of Birthday Cake Quotes.

“If life is a birthday cake let my face be smeared with its icing of cognac and kindness.” – Aberjhani

“Birthdays are a great time to stop and appreciate gravity. Sure, it makes things sag as you get older, but it also keeps your cake from flying all over the room, so you don’t have to chase it.” – Greg Tamblyn

“I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day.” — Aimee Bender

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

Sunset with quotes for 50th birthday cake by Hope

“Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?” – Bobby Kelton

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” — Edward Morykwas

“The cake had a trick candle that wouldn’t go out, so I didn’t get my wish. Which was just that it would always be like this, that my life could be a party just for me.” – Janet Fitch

“Celebration is life’s frosting: isn’t frosting the very best part of the cake?” – Bethenny Frankel

“You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’” — Jerry Seinfeld

“When the candles on your cake burn down before they are all lit you know you are getting up there.” – Catherine Pulsifer

70th Birthday Captions

If you like these 70th birthday captions, go check out our list of Funny Birthday Captions for more.

Cheers and beers to 70 years.

Chapter 70, Page 1.

Lap 70 around the sun…

Officially 70, but still mentally about 26.

69 is so last year.

Couple on beach with 70th birthday captions

After today, I’m celebrating my birthday in dog years.

I don’t care how old I’m turning, so long as there’s cake.

Be good to me, 70.

Cheers to good friends, good vibes, and another 70 years.

Don’t wanna be sappy so… let’s just say 70 is already one for the books.

I can’t keep calm, it’s my birthday.

Woke up a little older… but not wiser.

I think 70 looks good on me.

70 is seven perfect 10’s.

Fabulous at seventy.

Cheers to 70 years!

70 isn’t old if you’re a tree.

You make 70 look good.

You’re not 70. You’re 59.95 plus shipping and handling.

70… More fun than two 35-year olds!

The first 70 years of childhood are always the hardest.

So there you have it! Hopefully we were able to help you find the best 70th birthday wish or 70th birthday greeting you were looking for.

You might also like our lists of birthday wishes for 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, and 70th birthdays.

Now get out there and help them celebrate turning 70!

Please let us know in the comments section below if you have a favorite 70th birthday message or quote for your 70th we missed.

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