One quote suitable for an 80th birthday is, "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18," by Mark Twain. Another "Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked," by Pearl S. Buck.Continue Reading
Born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain was a writer during the 19th and 20th centuries. He is most famous for writing "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." The setting for these two novels was inspired by the area of Mississippi in which Twain was born and raised.
One of his first published works as a journalist was "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." This piece became an international success and was translated into classic Greek. Another quote from Twain about aging is "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
Pearl S. Buck was an American writer during the 20th century. She is also recognized by her Chinese name, Sai Zhenzhu. She was the daughter of missionaries and spent a large part of her life in China. One of her most famous works is "The Good Earth."Learn more about Birthdays