40th Birthday Quotes and Sayings - Inspirational and Funny

What are some funny, inspirational, or interesting 40th birthday quotes and sayings?

Some people are horrified at the thought of turning 40, while others just accept it as another birthday - another year gone by.

Being 40 is actually a great age. You have finally "grown up", are confident in yourself and who you are, and, of course, have become a lot wiser because of your years of experience. Whatever your views are on turning 40, the following are quotes to help you get through your day.

For those of you who find the fact of turning 40 rather daunting, here are a few humorous 40th birthday quotes and sayings that are sure to have you seeing the age of forty as yet another amusing part of life.

"Life begins at forty, 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

"Forty isn't old, if you're a tree." - Anonymous (this 40th birthday quote sure is a jibe!)

For you ladies who don't even like to mention THAT age, according to Christian Dior, "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". Now isn't that an inspiring 40th birthday quote?

Also, even though you have turned the big 4-O, think like Colleen McCullough, who believes that, "the lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men". So, don't forget what WB Pitkin said - "life begins at forty", and do just that - have a ball!

There are many men, too, who immediately feel old when they reach the age of 40. Of course, you're not old when you turn forty - after all, it's just another birthday. You cannot simply become old overnight, from the age of 39 to the next day when you turn 40 - it's just not possible.

Also, remind yourself every day that, according to Charles Schultz, "just remember, once you're over the hill, you pick up speed". Now, that's a funny 40th birthday quote.

Speaking of speed, "be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed" - good advice from Edward Young.

Have a laugh at life when you turn 40, and you will FEEL a whole lot younger! As George William Curtis once said, "age is a matter of feeling, not years". However, take care to not become what George Bernard Shaw firmly believed - "every man over forty is a scoundrel"; not among the nicest 40th birthday quotes, for sure.

You will do yourself a huge favor if you heed the funny, but wise words of Jack Benny, who said that, "age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter".

Also, have comfort in the knowledge that, once you reach forty, you will probably think the same as Dan Bennett, who believed that "middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier".

As Samuel Beckett said - "to think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old. That is perhaps something".

So, did you find any of these 40th birthday quotes and sayings inspirational, or at least funny and humorous?

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