40th Birthday Quotes

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

– Coco Chanel

Remember how excited you are when you turn 5 years old. You should be 10 times that excited. Happy 50th birthday!

– Unknown

Forty isn’t old… if you’re a tree.

– Unknown

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

If you’re 40 years old and you’ve never had a failure, you’ve been deprived.

– Gloria Swanson

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

– Libby Reid

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

– Dan Bennett

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

– Benjamin Franklin

At 40, every time you suck in your gut, your ankles swell.

– Unknown

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.

– Eli Cass

Guys are idiots, till they’re what, 40 years old.

– Wes Borland

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

– Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

– Jules Renard

At 40, your idea of weight lifting is standing up.

– Unknown

Forty – the new F word: Fabulous

– Unknown

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

At 40, you sing along with the elevator music.

– Unknown

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

– Bob Hope

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

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