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40th Birthday Quotes

Want people to remember your birthday, but forget your age? Does life begin at 40 as they say? Yes!  better quality life begins at 40. Why? Because you’ve gotten  some of the rough corners of your life smoothed out…now you know how to do almost everything easier and with less effort. It doesn’t take you as long to do things like it used to because you have most of it down by now. Not so bad…the old saying that older is wiser just might be true. Hey, life really is great! Here are some quotes to prove it and make you think and laugh at the lighter side of turning the big, bold and awesome 40!

A am not old but mellow like good wine. Stephen Phillips

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

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

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. Unknown

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.


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

Every man over forty is a scoundrel. George Bernard Shaw

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

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

I’m not 40, I’m eighteen with 22 years experience. Unknown

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

The best years of a woman’s life – the ten years between 39 and 40. Unknown

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

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

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

Forty isn’t old, if you’re a tree. Anonymous

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

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

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

If you are 40 today—a big Happy 40th Birthday!! And remember, “Life begins at forty.” W.B. Pitkin

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