40th Birthday Sayings, Quotes, and Greetings

56 Great 40th Birthday Sayings and Quotes:

You know you're forty when pensions start becoming interesting.

Thanks to modern medical advances such as antibiotics, nasal spray, and Diet Coke, it has become routine for people in the civilized world to pass the age of 40, sometimes more than once.
~ Dave Barry

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

Lordy lordy look whos forty.
~ found on a t-shirt

Say goodbye to the flirty 30’s and bring on the naughty 40’s.
~Unknown Author

40th birthday greeting

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

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

Turning 40? Hurry up! Do the K-turn and just tell everyone you’ve change your mind!
~Unknown Author

Forty's kind of like New Year's. It's an age to think about what you've done up till now, and what you ought to do in the future.
~ Eric Berne

You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years experience.
~40th birthday saying found in a card

When I passed forty I dropped pretense, cause men like women who got some sense.
~Unknown Author

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
~George Bernard Shaw

Life begins at forty.

~ W. B. Pitkin

The first forty years of our life give the text, the next thirty furnish the commentary upon it, which enables us rightly to understand the true meaning and connection of the text with its moral and its beauties.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

40th birthday sayings

At 40 you are approaching the dead centre of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush to the net.
~ 40th birthday saying by Unknown Author

At 40 you have a lot to be thankful for. Isn’t it nice that wrinkles, greying hair, thinning hair and developing belly doesn't hurt
~Unknown Author

It was reported recently that at the age of 20, men say they have sex at least 5 times a week. By the time they reach 40, they're still telling the same lie.
~Unknown Author

The first forty years are just practice.
~ 40th birthday saying found in a card

You know you're forty when you have a party and the neighbors don't notice.
~Unknown Author

Forty isn't fatal.
~ Linda Evans

Forty always sound so important. The Big Four-O. It's halfwa, or more, through life, but I find it so appealing. I've always wanted to be older.
~ Elizabeth Taylor

Be wise with speed;
A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
~ 40th birthday saying by Edward Young

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

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.
~ 40th birthday quote by Helen Rowland

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

Forty isn't old, if you're a tree.
~ Unknown Author

When you reach forty you can’t do anything every day.
~ Henry "Hank" Aaron

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

Once you hit forty you start adding letters “i’m 39A this year.
~Unknown Author

40 is just a fancy word for old timer.
~Unknown Author

40's just a number. A big number, but still...just a number.
~Unknown Author

40…Too young for Medicare, too old for men to care…
~Unknown Author

40-is great –it’s the 19 anniversary of your 21st.
~ 40th birthday saying found on a coffee cup

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 

There is so much more than that little space from 14 to 40. And if you cut that off and begin to believe that you are not good past a certain age, then you end up scared and insecure and afraid. That is definitely NOT beautiful.
~Renee Russo

If life really begins on your 40th birthday, it's because that's when women finally get it… the guts to take back their lives.
~ Laura Randolph

I'm 40 & I feel great. Feel for yourself!
~Unknown Author

Love your 40's, because you know what comes next? Your 50's!
~Unknown Author

At 40 you've got your head together but your body is starting to fall apart.
~Unknown Author

You're 40. You know what that means...Time to take up golf.
~Unknown Author

Your not forty, your 14600 days old.
~Bonnidette Lantz

The best thing about turning forty, everything is downhill from here.
~ Unknown Author

You know you've reached 40 when a doctor, not a policeman, tells you to slow down, all you exercise are your prerogatives and it takes you longer to rest than to get tired.
~Unknown Author

Age seldom arrives smoothly or quickly. It’s your 40th birthday. Did you jerk today.
~Unknown Author

Forty, the ultimate “F” word.
~Unknown Author

It took forty years to look this good.
~Unknown Author

Forty happens.
~Unknown Author

Forty is the new thrifty.
~Unknown Author

Forty is the real awkward age; you are old enough to realize that you would look silly doing things you are still young enough to wish you could do.
~Robert M. Yoder

Don't worry – 40's the new 20, minus the frat boys and hangovers.
~Unknown Author

After all, it isn’t a crime to be forty. A pity maybe, but not a crime.
~ Jack Benny

I suppose that up to the age of 39, 40 seems old.
~ Helen Lawrenson

Men's minds, they say, ossify after forty.
~Adolph S. Oko

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

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. If it were so, today you'd still be 40 but next year you'd be 39 not 41.
~Unknown Author

The last 40 years have been great because you are here. Happy Birthday.
~Unknown Author

40 years of Progress!
~Unknown Author

When I was young and in my prime, I used to do it all the time Now I am 40 and turning GREY and only do it once a day.
~Unknown author

40 years and still hotter than all these candles.
~Unknown Author

You know you're forty when policemen start looking like teenagers
~Unknown Author

Life begins at forty, so does middle age and cataracts! ~Unknown author

Only 87,600 hours until you're 50.
~Unknown Author

You know you're turning forty when light from your birthday cake candles significantly contributes to global warming.
~Linda Klemanski

Are you beginning to look like Dad … you could be forty!
~ Tom Rent

If you enjoyed these 40th birthday sayings you might also like...

over the hill sayings

quotes about ageing

50th Birthday

If you enjoyed this page on 40th birthday sayings, quotes and greetings please share it with your friends. It’s simple to do, just use the social media buttons below to share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about our 40th birthday sayings page. Thank You!

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Go to: Sayings Plus Home>  Birthday Sayings>   Top of: 40th Birthday Sayings