150+ Best 100th Birthday Wishes, Messages, And Quotes

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Celebrating your 100th birthday is quite a milestone. It’s time to look back at a century of ups and downs and memories made along the way. Not many people live to be 100, so let them know how special they are with some unique 100th birthday wishes! A heartfelt message that reflects how much you cherish them is bound to make their day.

Hence, here are some 100th birthday wishes, quotes, and messages to commemorate this special occasion. Customize them to fit the person you are addressing and give them your own personal touch.

150+ Best 100th Birthday Wishes, Messages, And Quotes

A person celebrating their 100th birthday is likely to have witnessed many generations in their family and have a wide circle of acquaintances. Since this is a one-in-a-lifetime moment, be sure to make them know how special they are with these 100th birthday wishes.

100th Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes offer a special way to convey a heartfelt message. So here are some unique 100th birthday wishes to commemorate that special person in your life.

  1. You are the pillar of this family. You’re not only an elder I look up to but a friend and helper in times of need. So all I can say is thank you so much for being you, and happy birthday!
  1. Your heart is made of gold, and you have a century’s worth of wisdom and experiences. You’re one of the most extraordinary persons I’ve ever met. Happy birthday!
  1. You have the wisdom of a 100-year-old and the agility of a 30-year-old, which is quite an extraordinary combination! So I wish this unique person a happy birthday!
  1. You have been through many ups and downs, good times and bad ones. My only wish is that you’ll keep being here with us and see our family grow. Happy birthday!
  1. When I saw you I thought you were a teenager, so when did you turn 100? Amazingly, time flies so fast. I hope you hit a double century too. Happy birthday!
  1. The wrinkles on your face describe the journey of your life, and of course, you are an amazing and gorgeous grandma. Happy birthday!
  1. Granny, your grace and maturity add beauty to our house, so much so that we don’t need fancy vases or luxurious things. I wish you a happy 100th birthday!
  1. A reminder: It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that matter. Here’s wishing you a blessed 100th birthday!
  1. You haven’t reached 100 yet; you are 75 years old with 25years of experience in this field. Happy birthday!
  1. We are lighting 100 candles to celebrate you and recognize the brightness you have brought to our lives and that of others. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. You are so young at heart! Happy 80th birthday for the 20th time.
  1. Happy 100th birthday! If we only get better with age, you must be nearly perfect.
  1. You don’t look your age at all. What are you…90? 95? 99? I think you can get away with robbing the cradle. It’s time to get yourself an 80-year-old hottie.
  1. Welcome to the centenarian club. Very few people get into it. For most, the initiation fee is just too steep. I always knew you were unique. You’ve always stood out. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. If we lit a birthday candle for every life you’ve enhanced, your birthday cake would light up the entire sky. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. Happy 100th birthday! Keep your chin up if you can still manage it. Besides, you’re only one-tenth of the way to being 1,000 years old.
  1. Your 100th birthday means 100 candles on your birthday cake. Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you blow them all out. After all, you’ve always been there for us. Happy birthday!
  1. Before you blow out your 100 candles, don’t forget to remove your dentures. You wouldn’t want to injure anyone. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. Enjoy your special day because turning 100 doesn’t happen every day, only every 100 years. So have a special 100th birthday!
  1. Now that you’re turning 100, I only have one thing to say to you: I hope your amazing genes run in the family. Happy 100th birthday!

    I hope your amazing genes run in the family!

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  1. You’re very lucky. You’re now 100 but still healthy and sharp, and you can give an honest answer to almost any question, except your age. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. I believe this is a very special day for humanity because it’s not a common sight to see someone get past the 100 mark and ascend to even greater feats! Happy birthday!
  1. If this day were an object, it would be a door leading you to new adventures that you now face one year older, one year wiser, and with a century’s worth of awesomeness! Happy birthday!
  1. Like a modern-day superhero, you’ve surpassed all the difficulties of life and attained a century’s worth of memories and experiences, which make the best stories! Happy birthday!
  1. If this were a game, you would be on the final boss! You’ve gone through every difficulty, sorrow, grief, and obstacle, and you have come on top, victorious! Now, just lay back and enjoy life! Happy birthday!
  1. This day calls for a celebration! Like a good bottle of wine or whiskey, you’ve gone past “old” and become “vintage”! Happy birthday!
  1. Happy 100th birthday, Pops! Be ready for your special party with sugar-free juice and cakes!
  1. Turning 100 indicates that you are free from all responsibilities and can now live your life freely. So be ready to encounter your best life. Happy birthday, dear!
  1. The 100th year of life brings countless moments to cherish and the best stories to tell to your younger ones. But don’t forget that knee pain comes like a gift. LOL! Happy birthday, grandma!
  1. I have no clue how all these years were for you, but they have been the best of my life. Congratulations on completing 100 years of life, my dear friend.
  1. I have probably done some good deeds. That’s why God has blessed me with people like you. I hope all the upcoming years will be as memorable as the past ones. Happy 100th birthday, my dear friend!
  1. I am blessed with the best childhood because my granny is beside me. You have made it wonderful. I love you a lot. Happy 100th birthday, Granny. Always be with me!
  1. Dear Grandmother, thank you for making my childhood memories sweet with all the funny stories you recited. I love them all and hope you will recite the same for my kids. Happy 100th birthday, Granny. I love you!
  1. You are like a mother to me. You always supported and encouraged me to achieve the best. Thank you for your unlimited support. I love you. Happy 100th birthday, Granny! I hope you will always be with me!
  1. Dear Grandfather, roaming around the city with you was one of the best parts of my childhood. In your 100th year, I will help you explore new places and make new memories. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. My dear father, now that I am half your age,I can understand how difficult life can be. Thank you for training me to go through life calmly. Happy 100th birthday, Father!
  1. The bond we share is my definition of love. Don’t worry, I’ll always be here for you. Happy 100th birthday, my dear father!
  1. It’s okay to light the candles on your birthday cake now; I’ve already alerted the fire department. Happy birthday!
  1. Happy 100th birthday! With 100 years of priceless moments under your belt, your heart must be full of joy. You deserve every precious memory.
  1. Happy 100th birthday! This is when you say to the world, “I’ve done my part,” and the fun begins. You deserve only the best.
  1. The three most important lessons you’ve taught me are to laugh at yourself, laugh with friends and family, and laugh at life. It’s better than crying. Ha-ha-happy 100th birthday!
  1. To me, you’re ten decades young. When I look at you, I don’t see a 100-year-old. I see someone who inspires me to love every trial and tribulation of life every day. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. May every minute of your 100th birthday be filled with the immense joy you’ve shared with your loved ones for 100 years. Happy birthday!
  1. I’m sending 100 warm wishes, hugs, and kisses on your 100th birthday. You deserve it, so you’ll have to sit still while we give them to you. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. You deserve a standing ovation! You’ve always been a superstar. Now that you’re in Act III of your life, we want you to know that you’ve always had a talent for being wonderful. We love you. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. If there were an Olympic medal for 100 years of legendary love, kindness, and strength, you would win gold. You’re my hero. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. Each new day holds the promise of happiness and peace of mind, another opportunity to embark on a new journey, and another moment to celebrate life. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. On this special day, saying congratulations is not enough. You deserve a Medal of Courage, a Purple Heart, a street named after you, or at least a parade in your honor. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. On your 100th birthday, it is my honor to award you the Medal of Valor for 100 years of spreading love, kindness, hope, forgiveness, wisdom, and joy in the face of danger and delight. You’re my hero. Happy birthday!
  1. I send my warm 100th birthday wishes to someone who has brought fond memories and much laughter into this world. May this day bring you more happiness and love since someone as special as you truly deserve it. Happy 100th birthday!

    May this day bring you more happiness and love

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100th Birthday Messages

Completing a century of your life is an extraordinary achievement. Make it a memorable moment for your loved ones with these100th birthday messages.

  1. I consider myself a lucky person because I’ve had an amazing teacher all these years. Some may see you as someone turning 100 years old, but I see someone who is ten decades young. Thank you for coaching me throughout my life and allowing me to overcome every trial and tribulation. Happy 100th birthday, Papa.
  1. The way you lived your life inspires me a lot. I grew up seeing you as my idol. As this is a really special day for you, I wish you many sweet memories and good health. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. You’ve added so much color and light to all our lives. I know I’ll always be grateful to you. As you celebrate another year, may God all you to keep adding your color to our lives. Happy 100th birthday, Mom.
  1. Here’s to 100 years of memories and 100 years of life! You are very special, and surely, honor is due for all the great experiences life has given you. You’ve done more in a lifetime than others could dream of, and you are the most amazing 100-year-old most people have ever known or seen! Happy birthday!
  1. Happy 100th birthday! You’re only 1/10th of the way to 1,000.
  1. A person like you only comes around once in a lifetime. So my 100th birthday wish to you is that you will know how much you mean to all of us.I hope you have one of the best birthdays of all time.
  1. Wishing one of the most beautiful souls to ever set foot on this earth an amazing 100th birthday. You have changed the lives of many with your infectious smile and laughter, and you have also been an inspiration to me, for which I am truly grateful. Happy birthday! May all your deepest desires come true.
  1. Who would have known I’d have liked to be with you? It took me 100 years to find it out!
  1. I pray that God grants you many more birthdays so that we can spend more time together. Wishing you a wonderful birthday!
  1. A life well lived is enough reason to celebrate. Indeed, God did a happy dance when you were born. Have a wonderful birthday!
  1. Here’s a toast to celebrate the great life you have lived. Cheers to your birthday! I thank God that He made you, for you have brought so much joy into our lives.
  1. When God created you, He did so with a purpose and a plan. He saw all your days before lived them, so remember that you are truly special in His eyes. Happy Birthday!
  1. I wish you a happy birthday, my dear sister. God has blessed you with the rare gift of long life. As you’ve reached this milestone, I pray that God gives you happiness, makes you an instrument of happiness to others, and helps you witness the beautiful things you desire.
  1. I pray that God blesses you with strength and good health as you make it to 100 years of a good life. God’s blessings on you have been manifold, but I count your life as the biggest blessing. I’m thankful to God for keeping you with me.
  1. Welcome to this super happy day, Brother, and happy 100th birthday to you! I want you to smile all through today and recall the wonderful things God has done for you in the past ten decades. I pray that God gives you more remarkable memories!
  1. Hip! Hip! Hip! Hurray! I am extremely happy to witness this day. I wish you a happy 100th birthday, Cousin. Merriment, jollification, and happiness shall never cease with you. You shall always have reasons to celebrate, and you shall do so in strength and sound health.
  1. To my sweet, loving cousin, you are the epitome of tenacity and excellence. I wish you a happy birthday. You have displayed success and intelligence in your dealings, and today, you have brought that fervor with you as you clock 100 years old. I pray that God, who has strengthened you and made you a role model to several others, will continue to make you a star that never dims.
  1. My amiable friend, I wish you a happy 100th birthday. Ten decades on this planet is tremendous, and only God can be praised for this. I pray that God grants you the desires of your heart and makes you see amazing things in the lives of the people you love.
  1. Old age won’t stop us from dancing in appreciation to God for breathing into your life and allowing you to reach 100 years. In His love for you, God will make you happy by blessing those you love, granting the good desires of their hearts, and favoring them with success in their endeavors. Happy 100th birthday!
  1. Hi Grandma, do you know what day it is today? Today is a fantastic day. Happy birthday, Granny! Look, we are all ready to celebrate your birthday. We will cut a cake, sing, and then take a walk.
  1. Grandma, I love you so much. Did you know I love your hugs the most? Today, I want to congratulate you because it’s your birthday. May you live long and be able to give me many more hugs!
  1. Hello, dear Grandma, happy birthday! We’re sending you this note to remind you that we do not stop thinking about you although we are far away. May God give you health and long life.
  1. I don’t know how to explain how important you are to me. You have taught me the right and wrong sides of life. Without your wisdom, I wouldn’t have known how to make many important decisions. I love you so much and wish you a happy birthday, Grandma.
  1. The smartest and funniest person I know is celebrating their birthday today! You taught me good manners, helped me take my first steps, filled me with understanding, and inspired me to do what I thought would be impossible. So I wish you a beautiful and happy birthday, dear Grandma.
  1. Grandma, you are the one who taught me to take my first steps and picked me up when I stumbled a thousand times. That’s why I’m so grateful for you. I wish you health and happiness on this day. Have a great birthday, Grandma!
  1. I can never express all my feelings for you, Grandma. You taught me the best lessons and anecdotes that life has. Those lessons will always guide me along the path of goodness. Happy birthday, Grandma!
  1. After having spent the best years of your life by my side, what better way do I have to thank you for all you have done than by sharing the rest of your life beside you. Congratulations, Grandma! You are the best in the whole world.
  1. If age indicates how successful you are in life, you must be at the pinnacle of world domination! Happy birthday!
  1. Everybody will have birthdays. That’s life! The secret to life is knowing how to have those birthdays without looking like an old hag. Good luck!
  1. Huff! Puff! Huff, huff! Puff, puff! Nope, still not done! You have plenty more candles to blow out! Happy birthday!

    You have plenty more candles to blow out!

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  1. As you get older, you start thinking about how medical science can improve you. It’s amazing that you would want to be an “old guinea pig” instead of just being “old”! Happy birthday!
  1. You may get many gifts for your birthday. Just be mindful that someone may have slipped in a cane or walker. Some people can be so cruel. My gift is that long one with the hook! Happy birthday!
  1. They say you’re only as young as you feel. But, of course, if you see wrinkles and feel a spare tire around your belly, then it’s fairly safe to say that you are no longer “young.”
  1. Grandpa, I want to show you a thing or two about having a fantastic time. Let’s eat dessert for breakfast. Let’s wear mix-matched clothes. Let’s go out and have the best play date ever! Fruit snacks and juice boxes on me! Happy birthday!
  1. I can’t show you how much you mean to me, Grandpa. If I could, I would write it across the sky so that everyone could see it and know that you are truly loved! Happy birthday!
  1. According to my research, you have been declared the best grandmother ever to exist. The whole family and I took a vote! Happy birthday!
  1. I could never count all the reasons you’re the greatest grandma ever. Who can count to a trillion gazillion? Happy birthday!

100th Birthday Quotes

Are you looking for more messages or wishes? Here are some 100th birthday quotes by some famous personalities to wish your precious person a memorable day and commemorate their long life.

  1. “We do not remember days. We remember moments.”– Cesare Pavese
  1. “May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.”– Robert A. Heinlein
  1. “Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.”– Buddha
  1. “So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, so long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”– William Shakespeare
  1. “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”– Marie Curie
  1. “What unlooked-for things do happen, to be sure, in a long life.”– Aristophanes
  1. “Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.”– Irving Berlin
  1. “In the end, long life is the reward, strength, and beauty.”– Grace Paley
  1. “Life is a lively process of becoming.”– Douglas MacArthur
  1. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”– Mark Twain
  1. “Life is a series of collisions with the future. It is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.”– Jose Ortega y Gasset
  1. “It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “It’s like you trade the virility of the body for the agility of the spirit.”– Elizabeth Lesser
  1. “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Know that you are a perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once.”– Louise Hay
  1. “I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.”– Virginia Woolf
  1. “Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.”– Maggie Kuhn
  1. “None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”– Henry David Thoreau
  1. “The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”– William James
  1. “We are not victims of aging, sickness, and death. These are part of the scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.”– Deepak Chopra
  1. “Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them.”– Betty White
  1. “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”– Confucius
  1. “Our lives can’t be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.”– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

    Our lives can’t be measured by our final years.

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  1. “Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”– Aristotle
  1. “The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.”– Saki, Reginald
  1. “If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”– Mae West
  1. “If we live long enough, we become caricatures of ourselves.”– John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River
  1. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”– John Barrymore
  1. “Old age is not a surprise; we knew it was coming – make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.”– Betty White, If You Ask Me
  1. “The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.”– Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
  1. “It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old.”– Jules Renard
  1. “If gray hair is a sign of wisdom, then you’re genius.”– Anonymous
  1. “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”– Chili Davis
  1. “Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”– Jack Benny
  1. “Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.”– Helen Hayes
  1. “Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so many birthdays to earn them.”– Anna Magnani
  1. “Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”– Rosa Parks
  1. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”– Rosa Parks
  1. “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free…so other people would be also free”– Rosa Parks
  1. “For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.”– Robert Browning
  1. “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
  1. “Birthdays are like taxes. Both seem to happen too often and there’s no avoiding either.” – Blake Flannery
  1. “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Frost
  1. “I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely.” – Mary Pickford
  1. “It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.” – Ellen Glasgow
  1. “I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake.” – Mitch Hedberg
  1. “The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.” – E. Joseph Cossman
  1. “The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball
  1. “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Hillary Cooper
  1. “If you live to be 100, I hope to live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh
  1. “To give somebody your time is the biggest gift you can give.” – Franka Potente
  1. “When you turn thirty, a whole new thing happens. You see yourself acting like your parents.” – Blair Sabol
  1. “It is better to wear out than to rust out.” – Bishop Richard Cumberland
  1. “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

    The greatest thing in life is keeping your mind young.

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  1. “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it’s up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” – Coco Chanel
  1. “It takes a long time to become young.” – Pablo Picasso
  1. “The way I see it, you should live every day like it’s your birthday.” – Paris Hilton
  1. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson
  1. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.” – Dr. Seuss
  1. “Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” – Plautus
  1. “People give one another things that can’t be gift-wrapped.” – Nadine Gordimer
  1. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  1. “Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young
  1. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” – George Burns
  1. “Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.” – Jean Ritcher
  1. “Wisdom doesn’t always come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.” – Tom Wilson

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a person celebrating their 100th birthday called?

A person celebrating their 100th birthday is called a centenarian.

2. What do people get when they turn 100 years old?

In the United States, the President traditionally writes a congratulatory letter to a centenarian. Meanwhile, the Irish President gives a special award, called a Centenarian Bounty, to those who have reached 100 years of age (1).

You don’t often come across a person who has turned 100 years old, but when you do, the birthday wish has to be equally unique and special. You can use one of these birthday wishes to make the remarkable birthday celebration even more joyous. You can use them when you raise a toast to them, as a message on a bouquet or gift, or as a thoughtful letter commemorating their long and memorable lifetime. Customize these birthday wishes with your memories together to make them more special.


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Shikha is a writer-turned-associate editor at MomJunction. Having done a certification in Relationship Coaching, her core interest lies in writing articles that guide couples through their courtship to marriage and parenthood. She also specializes in baby names. Being a postgraduate in Human Resources from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, she likes understanding people and their relationships. This reflects in her relationship... more