40th Birthday Quotes - Happy Birthday Messages

Fun And Fabulous 40th Birthday Quotes
When You Need An Inspirational Birthday Message!


Few people look forward to or are thrilled to turn 40. Some say that turning 40 means that you're entering middle age. Others think that 40 is the new 30, and then of course there are those who say that it's the start of being "over the hill". Therefore, why not choose to be a part of the solution--the one who gives the poor "old" soul a laugh or two.


The following 40th birthday quotes will surely put a smile on those aged, fossil-like mugs, or perhaps give them a chuckle or two. These famous birthday quotes work great when you want to jazz up your cards and notes. Another fab way to use them and keep the fun going is to text one to the birthday recipient every couple of hours on their birthday. A third option would be as a greeting/message on the birthday cake.

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To get your wheels turning, I have scoured my resources and gathered together an assortment of birthday quotes uttered by many a "famous" person that have resulted in becoming memorable and famous over time.

40th Birthday Quotes


The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men.
--Colleen McCullough
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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
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What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
--Voltaire
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The best thing about turning forty, everything is downhill from here.
--Unknown
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You know you're 40 when policemen start looking like teenagers.
--Unknown
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Be wise with speed: A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
--Edward Young
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At the age of twenty, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at thirty, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at forty, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.
--Anonymous
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You're not 40, you're eighteen with 22 years' experience.
--Anonymous
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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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We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.
--Jules Renard
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Forty isn't old, if you're a tree.
--Unknown
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More Fun 40th Birthday Quotes



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The I just woke up face of your 30's is the "all day long" face of your 40's.
--Libby Reid
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Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty-eight and forty.
--James Thurber
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The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn't have when you were young you no longer want.
--L.S. McCandless
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The best years of a woman's life - the ten years between 39 and 40.
--Unknown
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40 years and still hotter than all these candles.
Unknown
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40 is just a fancy world for old timer.
--Unknown
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Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
--George Bernard Shaw
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If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.

--Jim Eason
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What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
--Helen Rowland
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The first forty years of life give us the text, the next thirty supply the commentary.
--Arthur Schopenhauer
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Here's the secret to look younger: Dress like a teenager with baggy, over-sized clothes, they will hide your baggy, over-sized body.
--Anonymous
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Still More 40th Birthday Quotes



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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
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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
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If life begins at 40...What just ended for you?
--Unknown
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You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
--Anouk Aimee
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
--Les Brown
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Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
--Mark Twain
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Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
--Fred Astaire
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Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.
--Anonymous
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I am not old but mellow like good wine.
--Stephen Phillips
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The older you get, the more you tell it like it used to be.
--Anonymous
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If you're still in the mood to check out some additional funny birthday quotes, I have several more pages to offer. If you click back to my main page of Famous Birthday Quotes and you will be able to select from pages that contain quotes that are geared toward men, women, that are funny, or the various milestone ages from 21 to 100.

As you peruse your options, remember that these quotes will not only serve to snazz up your birthday cards, but can also be used to snazz up your party walls. Just type them out in a fun font and print each one onto a piece of paper and tape them to your walls.


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