A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday
All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
Being seventy is not a sin.
About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A gift with a kind courtenance, is a double present.