There are a wide variety of best wishes quotes that can provide encouragement and add a special sentiment in a card, letter, or email. If you're at a loss for words and want something perfect to say, try one of these quotes that apply to a number of occasions. The following are examples of quotes that can be used for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. There are also quotations for sending someone "get well" wishes during an illness or surgery.
If you need the right words for a general best wishes message, try one of the following:
"May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for." - An Irish blessing
"The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward." - Nick Cummins
"If we had one wish for you on this special day it would be: May the best of your past be the worst of your future." - Catherine Pulsifer
"Good luck is a residue of preparation." - Jack Youngblood
"Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens." - Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within
"Keep your best wishes and your biggest goals close to your heart and dedicate time to them every day. If you truly care about what you do and you work diligently at it, there's almost nothing you can't accomplish." - Melchor Lim"And when you wish upon a star, you might be happier the way you are." - Phyllis Sugar
"You are smart, you are funny, you are more important than money. If I could have one wish, it is that your day be filled with bliss." - Catherine Pulsifer
"May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin
A special quote can be used as a way to send best wishes to new parents. The following quotes are perfect to congratulate someone on their new arrival:
"Babies are such a nice way to start people." - Liesl Vazquez
"A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." - Carl Sandburg
"Every child begins the world again." - Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living my baby you'll be." - Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch
"It's extraordinary to look into a baby's face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race." - Liam Neeson
"If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you're the grandma." - Theresa Bloomingdale
"Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God." - Larry Barretto
"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle." - Vincent Van Gogh
"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men." - Martin Fraquhar Tupper
"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." - Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)
What better way is there to show your concern and care than by using a get well quote in a card or text? The following quotes are ideal for expressing get well wishes:
"Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing." - Max Irons
"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity." - Hippocrates
"Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours." - Elton John
"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." - Hubert Humphrey
"Time is the best doctor." - Yiddish proverb
In grave circumstances, here are some Appropriate Words for a Serious Illness Card.
Show a graduate that you're proud of their accomplishments with a special quote just for them. The following quotes can be used for either a high school or college graduation:
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - The Complete Works of Anatole France, by Anatole France
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - P.S. I Love You, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however." - Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach
"Fear not for the future, weep not for the past." - Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau
"You're off to great places! Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!" - Oh, The Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss
If you or someone you know is tasked with a graduation speech, here's a great writing outline to follow.
You can use a thoughtful quote in a wedding or anniversary card, as a part of a toast or speech, or just as an expression of best wishes. They can also be used for decorative signs, needlework and other gifts for the happy couple. The following are some quotes ideal for weddings and anniversaries:
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." - Mignon McLaughlin
"To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up." - The Best of Ogden Nash, by Ogden Nash
"You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore...but let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you." - On Marriage, by Kahil Gibran
"You come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - To Love and Be Loved, Sam Keen
For more, check out these Words of Congratulations for a Wedding.
Show you care on a special birthday with a thoughtful quote. The following quotes can be used in a birthday card, social media post, or general message to the birthday recipient:
"It takes a long time to become young." - Pablo Picasso
"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why." - William Barclay
"I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing Happy Birthday." - Steven Wright
"There is no cure for the common birthday." - John Glenn
"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." - George Burns
For more, check out these Words for Birthday Wishes.
A quote to wish someone the best can be heartfelt and memorable. You can tailor the quote to fit your particular need or situation. You can also create a quote of your own to say best wishes from your heart in your own original way. Either way, it's a nice addition to whatever else you write in your message.
Should you ever be on the receiving end of a best wishes card, use these Examples of Words for Thank You Notes to help you find the right sentiment.