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40th Birthday Quotes, Sayings

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

At the age of 20, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at 40, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.
Author Unknown

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

This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age.
Latin: Hoc vinum Falernum annorum quadragenta est. Bene aetatem fert.
Cicero

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw

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

Life begins at forty.
W. B. Pitkin

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

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
George William Curtis

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo

The I just woke up face of your 30's is the all day long face of your 40's.
Libby Reid

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Jack Benny

Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
Christian Dior

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard

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

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

You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, middle age, and 'you're looking wonderful'.
Francis Cardinal Spellman

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
Bob Hope

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

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

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever
Don Marquis

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

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.
Jerry M. Wright

The best years of a woman's life - the ten years between 39 and 40.
Author Unknown

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley

35 is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.
Oscar Wilde

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

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost
 


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