Entering the 40th year of life is something very special for everyone. With lots of responsibilities and practical implementation of experiences, life actually begins at this perfect age. So, why not surprise that special someone who is turning 40 by throwing a special birthday party that every guests will remember. Also, do not forget to add some fun element to the party with some funny 40th birthday sayings.
Famous 40th Birthday Quotes and Sayings
Most people assume that 40th birthday celebration lacks fun and enthusiasm. Take it the other way, and rejoice the beginning of middle age with loads of good food and fun-filled games. Make the person feel special by sending catchy 40th birthday invitations and decorating the party hall with unique ideas. Following are some witty, yet happy 40th birthday sayings for women and men, in general.
At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage. ~ John Andrew Holmes
We don’t understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it. ~ Jules Renard
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. ~ Eli Cass
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. ~ Robert Frost
Middle age is when you still believe you’ll feel better in the morning. ~ Bob Hope
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. ~ Bob Hope
A man not old, but mellow, like good wine. ~ Stephen Phillips
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. ~ Confucius, Analects II.iv
Age is a number and mine is unlisted. ~ Unknown Author
The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
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
When you reach forty you can’t do anything every day. ~ Henry “Hank” Aaron
When I passed forty I dropped pretense, ’cause men like women who got some sense. ~ Maya Angelou
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. ~ Victor Hugo
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~ Lucille Ball
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. ~ Bernard M. Baruch
35 is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. ~ Oscar Wilde
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 Author
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 “I just woke up” face of your 30’s is the “all day long” face of your 40’s. ~ Libby Reid
To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon as a miracle of precocity. ~ Unknown Author
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. ~ Ogden Nash
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age. ~ Margaret Mead
A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. ~ Chinese
Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that’ll get you home earlier. ~ Dan Bennett
Of middle age, the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles. ~ Don Marquis
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. ~ Charles Schulz
Sing a song of Birthdays
Full of fun and cheer
And may you keep on having them
For many a happy year. ~ Unknown Author
You’ve heard of the three ages of man – youth, age, and you are looking wonderful. ~ Francis Cardinal Spellman
This was a compilation of some humorous and funny 40th birthday quotes, with which you can lend a fun-filled atmosphere in the party. Create your own 40th birthday sayings and jot down in birthday cards to make them sound touchy and more meaningful.