40th Birthday Quotes

Happy and funny 40th birthday quotes for women and men

When you turn 40, your “friends” are likely to point that your face has so many wrinkles and that there are so many gray hairs on your head that you’re beginning to look like a witch.

Seriously, though, people who love you would never make cracks about wrinkles and gray hair. Those who truly care about you would only say you’re becoming "more" so the local buffet filed for bankruptcy after you ate there.

The thoughts shared in 40th birthday quotes emphasize that 40 isn’t old – for a tree. And friends will let you know that the bottle of Geritol, box of hair color and walking cane are only intended as gag gifts, quickly adding that it might be a good idea to keep them handy anyway.

Most people think that age is a steep price to pay for maturity, when it would be more fun to still be young and foolish. But turning 40 doesn’t always have to bring maturity. Those who rib their friends about turning “The Big 4-O” are merely returning the grief they’ve received from others.

And those who have yet to reach that milestone are setting themselves up for these famous words when they reach 40 – “Payback is hell!”

40th birthday quotes and sayings
  • Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake, so dig in.

  • Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. - Eli Class
  • The best years of a woman's life - the ten years between 39 and 40.          
  • 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      
  • 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
  • Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
  • Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. - Bob Hope        
  • Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. - Victor Hugo
  • If life begins at 40...What just ended for you?       
  • At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage. - John Andrew Holmes 
  • What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy. - Voltaire         
  • I'm not 40, I'm eighteen with 22 years experience.         
  • Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. - French proverb       
  • Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. - Mark Twain

         Great 40th birthday wishes for friends or family members

  • You’re not 40. You’re 29.95 plus shipping and handling.
  • At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. - Benjamin Franklin
  • Happy 40th birthday. There's nothing bad about turning 40, now that you, my dear sister, have joined the 40 Club. You make everything better.
  • Being 40 means so many things. For example is you have so many experience to know what you like or what you don’t like. Or you understand to be so old for anything that you want. Anyways I want to wish you have a life as wonderful as you are. Happy 40th birthday.
  • Happy birthday! At 40, your body may not always do what you want it to do but your mind is as sharp as ever. That's why you should only exercise your mind, not your body.
  • I have never seen somebody make every day count like you can. On this day, I hope it really counts as one of the most memorable ones! Have a happy birthday!
  • Happy birthday! Hoping your 40s will feel incredibly new and exciting like your 20s — only doubly so!
  • All the things that you haven’t done in your 30s is a chance for you to achieve in your 40s. Have a great chapter ahead. Happy 40th birthday!
  • You completely epitomize the saying “age is just a number”! Stay fabulous and I hope you have a blessed year ahead. Happy 40th birthday!
  • Happy birthday! You simply look amazing. In all fairness, start aging like a normal person and give the rest of us a break.

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