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Make Way for a Fabulous Forty With These 40th Birthday Quotes

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Your 40th birthday welcomes you into the beautiful "middle age." This age does not have the casual immaturity of the youth, nor does it have the constant dependency of old age. You can enjoy your 40th birthday in quiet reflection on the four decades of a beautiful life. It is the time for you to enjoy the little moments rather than focus on bigger events. Read these 40th birthday quotes that express the beauty of middle age.

Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

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

Anonymous
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.

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

Helen Rowland
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.

George Bernard Shaw
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.

Edward Young
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.

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

Cicero
This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age.
(Latin: Hoc vinum Falernum annorum quadragenta est. Bene aetatem fert.)

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

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

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

Laura Randolph
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.

James Thurber
Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty.

Samuel Beckett
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.

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

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

W B Pitkin
Life begins at forty.

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