Meaningful Or Funny 40th Birthday Quotes And Sayings


Meaningful Or Funny 40th Birthday Quotes And Sayings

Is someone turning 40? Check out this collation of 40th birthday quotes and sayings to bring some inspiration or humor to the occasion. Use them for fun or to send as birthday greetings and wishes.

“A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.”
– Arnold Bennett

“The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”
– Bernard M. Baruch

“Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning.”
– Bob Hope

“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”
– Charles Schulz

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”
– Chili Davis

“A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”
Chinese Proverb

“This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn’t show its age.”
– Cicero

“The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men.”
– Colleen Mccullough

“At fifteen, my mind was bent on learning.
At thirty, I stood firm.
At forty, I had no doubts.
At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven.
At sixty, my ear was receptive to truth.
At seventy, I could follow my heart‘s desires without sin.”

“Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier.”
– Dan Bennett

“Of middle age, the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.”
– Don Marquis

“Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.”
– Edward Young

“Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.”
– Eli Cass

“A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job.”
– Ella Harris

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.”
French Proverb

“Every man over forty is a scoundrel.”
George Bernard Shaw

“I’m 60 years of age. That’s 16 Celsius.”
– George Carlin

“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.”
– Golda Meir

“The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.”
– H.V. Prochnow

“Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.”
– Helen Rowland

“Life begins on your 40th birthday. But so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.”
– Helen Rowland

“What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.”
– Helen Rowland

“When you reach forty you can’t do anything every day.”
– Henry “Hank” Aaron

“Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
– Jack Benny

Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty.”
– James Thurber

“If it can’t be fixed with duct tape or WD-40, then it’s a female problem”
– Jason Love

“Men want the same thing from their underwear that they want from women–a little bit of support and a little bit of freedom.”
– Jerry Seinfeld

“At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage.”
– John Andrew Holmes

“To me, old age is always ten years older than I am.”
– John Burroughs

“No wise man ever wished to be younger.”
– Jonathan Swift

“We don’t understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it”
– Jules Renard

“Why do men like intelligent women? Because opposites attract.”
– Kathy Lette

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