More Inspiring Or Humorous 40th Birthday Sayings And Quotes


More Inspiring Or Humorous 40th Birthday Sayings And Quotes

Here are more 40th birthday sayings and quotations to bring some inspirational moments or funny laughs to the celebration, or to send as happy birthday wishes.

“Only then, approaching my fortieth birthday, I made philosophy my life‘s work.”
– Karl Jaspers

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

“You’re not 40, you’re eighteen with 22 years experience.”
– Unknown

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

“Life begins at forty.”
– W.B. Pitkin

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

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

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

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

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

“Thirty, thirty-five, forty, all had come to visit her like admonitory relatives, and all had slipped away without a trace, without a sound, and now, once again, she was waiting.”
– Evan S. Connell

“A man of forty today has nothing to worry him but falling hair, inability to button the top button, failing vision, shortness of breath, a tendency of the collar to shut off all breathing, trembling of the kidneys to whatever tune the orchestra is playing, and a general sense of giddiness when the matter of rent is brought up. Forty is Life’s Golden Age.”
– Robert Benchley

“A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know. ”
– James Russell Lowell

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

“When I passed forty I dropped pretense, ‘cause men like women who got some sense.”
– Maya Angelou

“Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man’s life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.”
– Goethe

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

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

“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.”
– Ann Landers

“Forty isn’t old, if you’re a tree.”
– Unknown

“Men at forty
Learn to close softly
The doors to rooms they will not be
Coming back to.”
– Donald Justice

“From forty to fifty a man must move upward, or the natural falling off in the vigor of life will carry him rapidly downward. ”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

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

“The “I just woke up” face of your 30′s is the “all day long” face of your 40′s.”
– Libby Reid

“I am not old but mellow like good wine.”
– Stephen Phillips

“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.”

“You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.”
– Anouk Aimee

“I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.”
– Elizabeth Arden

“She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.”
– Anita Brookner

“40 is when your body gives your brain a list of things it’s not going to do anymore.”
– Unknown

“People don’t turn forty. They turn 39.95 plus shipping and handling.”
– Unknown

“Once you hit forty you start adding letters. I’m 39A this year.”
– Unknown

“Turning 40 is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind it doesn’t matter.”
– Unknown

“At 20 I thought I knew it all. At 30 I realized I didn’t. At 40 I realize I never will, but it’s fun trying!”
– Unknown

Life begins at 40 – 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

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