40th Birthday Sayings and Quotes - Funny and Inspiring Messages

Are you looking for some useful 40th birthday sayings and quotes?

When asked, people who are turning forty usually say that they might be older but they are definitely wiser and that they are ready to live their youth all over again. That's probably why most of the 40th birthday quotes and sayings that have been written centre on a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor.

These sayings work very well for someone with a sense of humor. Most people take turning 40 very seriously, so finding a laugh in sayings is the perfect idea.

Here are some popular tongue-in-cheek 40th birthday sayings and quotes.

"I'm not 40, I'm eighteen with 22 years experience." - Author Unknown

"Forty, Shmorty." "Lordy, I'm Forty!" - frenchfriar

"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed." - Charles M. Schultz

"I'm not forty - I'm 39 and 365 days young!" - Christine175

"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy" - Helen Rowland

"The Naughty Forties" - Unknown

"Turning Forty … You're a big kid now" - Unknown

"Turning forty means you can have a second youth" - Unknown

"Turning forty and almost over the hill" - Unknown

"The best thing about turning forty, everything is downhill from here" - Unknown

"The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men." - Colleen McCullough

"There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents." - Lewis Carroll

"Forty - the new F word: Fabulous" - Unknown

"Fabulous at forty" - Unknown

"You know you're turning forty when light from your birthday cake candles significantly contributes to global warming" - Linda Klemanski

"Foxy Forties" - Unknown

"Are you beginning to look like Dad … you could be forty!" - Tom Rent

"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

"So you're turning forty? That's no reason to lose your feathers! Look on the bright side: Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest!" - Larry Lorenzoni

Now, wasn't that last one a great 40th birthday saying?

Some people enjoy the more intellectual side of turning forty. The following 40th birthday sayings imply wisdom and can be used for people who are more sensitive.

"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don't care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all." - Anonymous

"At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment." - Benjamin Franklin

"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age." - French Proverb

"Life begins at forty." - W B Pitkin

This last 40th birthday saying is so short yet inspiring.

"When I passed forty I dropped pretense, 'cause men like women who got some sense." - Maya Angelou

"The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age." - Cicero

"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

Did you find any of the above 40th birthday sayings and quotes powerful and life-changing?

There are several authors who will write a personalized phrase as well, based on a few insights; they are relatively inexpensive and most will produce a fantastic result too.

There is an abundance of 40th birthday sayings or phrases - the only problem is choosing just one.

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