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70th birthday: 60 wishes + 7 texts for the celebration

Everyone spends their 70th birthday in their own way. Some take it easy and enjoy the time with their family, others are still full of energy. To help you find a great saying for your congratulations that also fits the celebrant, we have created a selection for you.

The 70th birthday can be celebrated big or quiet. Adapt your congratulations to the life of the one who has a birthday and write a birthday card that stands out on this special occasion.

Sayings for the 70th birthday

Sayings for the 70th birthday

Most of these sayings are a bit longer and rhyme, so you can also write them as a small poem in a card, for example. In addition, they fit well into the generation of today’s 70-year-olds, who still often had to learn poems by heart in school.

We have beautiful, short, and funny sayings, but also specific ones for calmer candidates or fit 70-year-olds who are still fully in life.

Beautiful 70th birthday sayings

The 70th birthday is a beautiful occasion that deserves kind words and affectionate congratulations. Many years of life have been successfully mastered and this achievement should be honored. Beautiful sayings are suitable for almost all contacts and bring joy.

  1. Wishing you a happy and wonderful 70th. Let’s spend some time together and celebrate your amazing life.
  2. On the special occasion of your 70th birthday, you deserve to enjoy every special moment of it. Let’s make it wonderful together!
  3. Celebrate your birthday like a Rockstar! Exactly like you’ve celebrated your eventful life — with enthusiasm, excitement, and thrill. Happy 70th birthday.
  4. Have an amazing 70th birthday. Wish you’ll always be this happy forever.
  5. Happy 70th birthday! You deserve all the happiness and joy! You’ve won many people’s hearts in these 70 years! Now, it’s time for you to cherish the best wishes received from loved ones!
  6. Happy 70th birthday! Now, you can happily enjoy your achievements, it’s time for you to relax and watch your kids hustle hard.
  7. Happy birthday! Congrats for completing 70 years and keep rocking as always
  8. I wish you health, happiness and well-being.
    You should continue to look forward even after 70 years.
    Just forget about worries and all the rest today.
    Seize the day and enjoy the celebration.
  9. Best wishes to my role model, keep inspiring us in your 70s as you did all your life!
  10. Enjoy the celebration of the 70th year.
    It is sure to be wonderful!
    Let us celebrate you and congratulate you:
    You shall never lose your cheerfulness.
    Health shall always accompany you.
    And don’t let yourself be tempted to gloom.
    I also wish you happiness and joy
    and the fulfillment of all your dreams.
  11. At 70, you have no more responsibilities! The kids are taken care of, the work is done, you now have time to do what you’ve always wanted to do.
  12. I wish you happy hours today and that you have only dear people around you. I wish you much more time and good health and much joy on your special day. Happy 70th birthday!
  13. Life is really awesome at 70. All you need to do is just relax and enjoy every moment on your special day.
  14. It’s your birthday, we are going to celebrate the day! Hope it’s filled with happiness and plenty of love.

In your selection, make sure that the saying fits well with the birthday boy and the celebration. For example, there should be no talk of alcohol if the celebrant does not drink alcohol at all.

So, read the sayings thoroughly and give some thought beforehand so that the birthday boy or girl is really happy about the saying.

Short 70th birthday sayings

Short sayings for the 70th birthday

A short saying for birthday wishes is always a good idea. You can use them to fill space in your card or write them on small gift tags.

They work wonderfully as a complement to your own, slightly longer text but you might also find several short sayings great and just fill a birthday card with them.

  1. Happy 70th birthday. Let’s celebrate the day you entered this world.
  2. The secret of happiness is to count the highlights of life instead of birthdays.
    (Mark Twain)
  3. It’s your birthday! Hope it’s filled with happiness and plenty of love.
  4. Congratulations, you were born many years ago. You created history!
  5. 70 steps on the ladder of life. I wish you continue to climb them for a long time.
  6. Seventy is a very proud age. And remember, age gets better with wine.
  7. Relax, you’re not getting old. Just getting better.
  8. 70 years have never looked so good. Happy birthday!
  9. Take the day off. Put your feet up. You deserve it! Happy 70th birthday!
  10. Happy birthday! For 70 years, your dreams have fulfilled you. Now it’s time to fulfill your dreams.
  11. Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.

Short sayings for 70th birthday are also wonderful to recite. Sending them via WhatsApp probably won’t work as well, since most 70-year-olds don’t use that app.

However, even if the birthday boy or girl is quite modern and even uses WhatsApp or texts, the older generation will appreciate it more if you write a card, call or pay a personal visit.

Find more birthday sayings here.

Calm sayings about aging for the 70th birthday

Calm sayings about aging for the 70th birthday

By the time you’re 70, you’ve already experienced many ups and downs, perhaps raised and married children, witnessed a lot of history, and certainly worked a lot. For this reason, 70-year-olds richly deserve to take it easy now and pay attention to what’s good for them.

The following sayings are contemplative and respectful, and more suitable for the kind of 70-year-olds who take it easy and enjoy their retired life in peace.

  1. We are all getting quieter and older, but your youthful charisma has remained.
  2. The beauty of age is that you have much more world view despite increasing myopia.
  3. Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.
    (Mark Twain)
  4. Life is really awesome at 70. All you need to do is just relax and enjoy every moment on your special day.
  5. To live 70 years takes a lot of strength and strong nerves. You have managed these years very well and earned your time.
  6. You are the most loving, kind and encouraging person to everyone who knows and loves you. Happy 70th birthday!
  7. With 70 years, life was certainly not always easy,
    but you have achieved all your personal goals.
    That’s the main thing, be proud and let yourself celebrate.
  8. He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
  9. For every year you’ve lived, you grew even more amazing than the previous one. That means you are now 70 times more amazing than the time you were born! Happy Birthday!

Depending on lifestyle and genetics, people at 70 differ quite significantly. Some 70-year-olds already suffer from physical infirmities or are simply no longer as full of verve as they were at 60. With a quiet saying you can pick up this mood of the jubilarian well.

Sayings for fit 70-year-olds

Sayings for fit 70-year-olds

If you either have an athletic, healthy lifestyle or simply have beastly good genes, you can definitely still be really fit at 70. Many a 70-year-old still does sports or rides a bike at this age, takes long walks or even still works.

Below you will find sayings that fit the sort of fit 70-year-olds. They celebrate life and still allow for adventure.

  1. Your body is fit, your mind is wise.
    Isn’t this the perfect time to travel the world?
  2. 70 years? This question must be allowed, so really no one can believe it. Is this number true? Can it be then? When one sees you, then one thinks "no"! You have really kept great and still far from belonging to the "old".
  3. Turning 70 means seven decades and counting.
  4. Still nimble and agile.
    And anything but ordinary.
    Let’s keep it that way so don’t change a thing.
    And now celebrate the 70th anniversary
    quite exuberant with everyone who likes you.
  5. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
    (Mark Twain)
  6. I congratulate you warmly on your 70th birthday. I am envious and proud of you at the same time. As well as you use your time, keep your body and mind fit and take care of those around you, you are truly a role model for all 70-year-olds!
  7. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
    (Henry Ford)
  8. Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  9. I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
    (Francis Bacon)
  10. Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
  11. Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
    (Mark Twain)
  12. Let’s go out and show the world that age is just a number by partying late night and dancing our hearts out. Happy 70th Birthday!

Many also simply find it difficult to no longer have a regular routine after a life full of work and just rest. Our sayings are based on the fact that life at 70 is far from over. Any 70-year-old who is still full of beans will be happy to hear such a saying.

Funny sayings for the 70th birthday

Funny sayings for the 70th birthday

For the 70th birthday, it may also be a funny saying, but it should be used with caution. Depending on how well the 70-year-old can handle this age, you should be careful with your choice of saying.

Many people at that age have long been above it and have come to terms with no longer being the youngest. They can handle sayings about age well, as long as you don’t overdo it. Others react sensitively and you’d better not resort to funny sayings with them.

  1.  You know you’re getting old when your candles cost more than your cake!
  2. Happy birthday! At 70, blowing out every candle on your birthday cake is not the problem. It’s if you blow out all your dental work at the same time.
  3. At 70 years old, you’re like a valuable classic car. Rich in miles, slight signs of use, but still in good shape.
  4. You’re 70 now? Great, the perfect age for fun cruises, let’s go!
  5. Happy 70th birthday! With 70 candles on your birthday cake to blow out, you won’t have to exercise your lungs for a month.
  6. Happy 70th birthday! Don’t look so glum. At least you’re not 80.
  7. Happy 70th birthday! Don’t be sad about your age. In dog years, you’d just be 10 years old.
  8. Happy 70th birthday! You look amazing for someone who is hitting 80!
  9. You didn’t turn 70 today, you turned 50 with 20 years of experience.
  10. Don’t look at turning 70 as the glass half empty. Just keep filling that glass to the brim with your favorite whisky. You’ll be so blind drunk, you won’t know if your glass is half empty or full. Happy 70th birthday!
  11. A few words of wisdom on the secret of eternal youth: Lie about your true age.
  12. Once you turn 70, you can again start wearing diapers. Growing old is a gift to enjoy childhood again. Do what you enjoy the most.
  13. Attractive, dashing, sweet, amazing, intelligent, friendly, charming, cheerful, hilarious, and witty… well that’s all about me… Happy 70th Birthday!

Used correctly, funny sayings can create a good mood and make the birthday boy laugh. They are suitable, for example, as drinking toast or you can use them as a funny conclusion to your birthday speech.

When you write a funny saying in a birthday card, you should always also balance it with a serious congratulations. Find more funny sayings and funny jokes.

Wishing a happy 70th birthday

Happy 70th birthday wishes – something different for everyone

The 70th year of life can be very different. Some are still very fit at this age and even still working, others already have some physical infirmities and enjoy a rather quiet everyday life.

Depending on the life the birthday boy or girl leads at 70, the congratulations should also be adapted. A saying about how there are still adventures to be had at 70 may suit sporty candidates who are still fit and lively, but not seniors who want to enjoy their well-deserved rest.

However, all 70-year-olds have one thing in common: they have all lived a long life and have experienced and seen a lot that should be appreciated.

Classic congratulations that you can add to any saying or text are:

  • I congratulate you warmly on your 70th birthday!
  • I wish you health, happiness and well-being for your new year of life.
  • Happy 70th Birthday!
  • Happy 70th Birthday!
  • Much happiness, love, joy and health I wish you on your 70th anniversary.
A little surprise for your birthday

Choose a saying and write it on a small card. Add a time and a note letting the guests know that the saying on the card should then be recited together. Of course, the birthday child should not notice the whole thing.

Texts for 70th birthday

70th birthday texts

The following sample texts are suitable for a wide variety of contacts – men and women alike. They range from personal congratulations for relatives to heartfelt congratulations for friends and somewhat more formal congratulations for acquaintances and professional contacts.

You can use them for guidance or let them inspire you. Maybe even one of our texts is exactly what you were looking for.

To Mom or Dad

You have seen life
Inside out
You know what it is
Really all about
You have experienced
All that there is to
You have done everything
Expected of you
You have always fulfilled
Every responsibility
Now it’s time for you
To be wild and carefree
Happy 70th birthday!

To your sister or brother

You are a living example
Of how a 70 year old should be
The way you lived your life
Has greatly inspired me
Your hard work and dedication
Has seen the family through
Here’s a toast to your life
Wishing a happy birthday to you!

Congratulations on the 70th to grandma

Dear Grandma,

Another year goes by,
People go away and say bye
But you’re always there.
We can always be a pair
So have a good birthday, from you to me,
Be the great person, for all the world to see!


I love so many things about you, your cooking, your stories, your calm charisma and much more. You are still in great shape and my role model, despite your proud 70 years.

70th Birthday wishes to Grandpa

All grandfathers are simply the best
They are a cute and a sweet tribe
Affectionate, caring and lovable are the qualities
Deservingly to them, which I ascribe
But you take all this to a whole new level
With your cuteness and adorableness
Gramps, you are the family’s superstar
You are the source of all our happiness
Happy 70th birthday!

Birthday greetings to a friend

Birthday greetings to a friend

Love flows mingled down
mixing with comfort and joy in your presence.
To this effect, I can live forever
And in you, better life of a man has found its essence.
Happy birthday to you!


I love reminiscing with you so I can relive all the beautiful and fun things over and over again. I am grateful for your friendship and look forward to the next years together. Happy Birthday!

To an acquaintance

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Even the 70th year of life still holds secrets for you and since you can never have enough life experiences, I wish you to make some more great ones of them and enjoy the time until the round 80. I congratulate you warmly on your birthday!

To a (former) work colleague or boss

Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. You are a very special person. May today and all of your days be amazing!


Congratulations on your 70th birthday!

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