26 40th Birthday Sayings


If someone you know is turning the big four-O then you will be on the search for 40th birthday sayings. You’ve come to the right place. We have complied some wishes and quotes for your convenience hoping that you will find what you are looking for.  Some will be more serious and others will be funny or have a mocking tone to them.  Just depends on what you are looking for as each person will be in need of a different saying.

Here are some sayings written for you by :

  1. Make turning forty be the start of your life. Take a hold of your life and live it to the fullest.

  2. Being 40 only means one thing, you’re between the ages of youth and old! So make the most of it, because old is creeping up on you.

  3. You may feel old at 40, but that's just because your next stepping stone is 50. So feel young while you have the chance.

  4. Being middle aged just means your coming around the bend, so take the road less traveled.

  5. For women, being 40 means we can finally appreciate the men in their twenties!

  6. Think of turning 40 this way: A 40 year old wine is a wine worth drinking!

  7. Being middle aged can be tough to let sink in, but how you think of it will determine how you live the next 40 years of your life.

  8. What a great age forty is!  Its a time when you're life is exactly where it should be.

  9. 40 is a time to enjoy your birthday while also taking a break!  You've been going strong for 40 years now! wow!

  10. You're turning 40?  Wow, I was sure it was 50? Oops!  Happy Birthday old man!

  11. You've finally caught up to us, its about time you gained some wisdom!

  12. Turning 40 is a wonderful time!  But don't go partying too much, don't want you to break a hip or anything.

  13. I can't believe you are 40!  Where did the time go? Well at least I'm still younger!  No matter how old I get, you will always be older than I!

  14. Happy 40th Birthday! May all your wishes come true!  But just so you know, wishes can't turn back the clock!  Time to look to the future!

  15. Hey 40 isn't that many candles on the cake, it may look like a forest fire, but its really not!

  16. If you're worried turning 40 is getting old, think of it this way, in 10 years you'll be turning 50, and that is old!

  17. People who turn 40 have it all wrong.  Its not a time to have a pity party, its a time to celebrate the 40 years you've been on this planet!

  18. 40 is the new 30!  But if you asked me turning 30 was just as bad!


  1. 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.
    Author Unknown

  2. Life begins at forty.
    W. B. Pitkin

  3. 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.
    Author Unknown

  4. Forty isn’t old, if you’re a tree.
    Author Unknown

  5. The “I just woke up” face of your 30’s is the “all day long” face of your 40’s.
    Libby Reid

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

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

  8. You’re not forty; you’re eighteen with twenty two
    Author Unknown

We hope you have found the perfect congratulation phrase to send to someone for their 40th birthday. I know someone turning 40 doesn’t found as exciting as someone turning 30 or 50 but to that person, turning 40 is a big deal. They are in that in between age of adulthood, 30 being a young adult and 49 being old. So its your job to remind them its just a number and they control what age they are inside. And that's all that counts.

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