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July 08, 2019 Anniversary Wishes For Parents 5 comments

Here are some messages you can send to a forty year old person: Happy 40th Birthday sister. Oh man. You are ten years away from becoming half a century.

40th Birthday Quotes & Wishes

Our collection of 40th birthday quotes to help wish that special someone a very happy birthday on this rather significant occasion!

Forty is a funny in-between sort of age. Not really old, not really young. As one person put it: "I'm not old, I'm just chronologically gifted".

Whether you want to tease someone about how old they are or give them a heartfelt congratulations on their birthday, these birthday quotes are a fun way to wish them a special day. They are all quite short, so they should fit into a birthday card or speech. I hope you enjoy them!

40th Birthday Quotes

We've selected quotes that we think would work really well in a birthday card, and included example birthday wishes you could add underneath each quote.


"Thirty-five 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


Happy 35th birthday to my favourite 40-year-old!



"The best 10 years of a woman's life are the ten years between 39 and 40"
- Anon


Happy 39th birthday (again)!



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


Wishing you a very happy 40th birthday and hope you enjoy the next chapter of life!



"One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age
is that it's such a nice change from being young."
- Dororthy Canfield Fisher


Happy 40th birthday!



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


Happy 40th birthday!



"We don't understand life any better at forty than
at twenty, but we know it and admit it."
- Jules Renard


Happy 40th birthday!



"Middle school is for being like everyone else;
middle age is for being like yourself."
- Victoria Moran


Wishing you a very happy 40th birthday!



"Middle age is when your age begins to show around your middle."
- Bob Hope


Here's wishing you a very happy 40th birthday!



"Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night
and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you."
- Ogden Nash


Happy 40th birthday!



"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show
that the people who have the most live the longest."
- Larry Lorenzoni


Wishing you a very happy 40th birthday and here's to many more!



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


Happy 40th birthday to one fabulous lady!



"You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime."
- John Grier


Wishing you a very happy 40th birthday to someone who is young-at-heart!



"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."
- Chili Davis


Wishing you a very happy 40th birthday to someone who is young-at-heart!



Click here for our collection of 40th Birthday Sayings which are perfect for including in a card message or birthday speech too.

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40th Birthday Sayings & Messages

A collection 40th birthday sayings that you can write in a card to wish someone a very happy birthday on this momentous occasion.

Whether you want to tease someone about how old they are or give them a heartfelt congratulations on their birthday, we've got a saying that's right for you.

The 40th birthday sayngs on this page are all quite short, so they should fit into a birthday card. I hope you enjoy them!

40th Birthday Sayings & Messages


Congratulations on your 40th birthday.
Wishing you a truly fabulous day.



Many happy returns on your 40th birthday.



Warmest wishes for a very happy 40th birthday.



Happy birthday. 40 never looked so good!



Congratulations on the 24th anniversary of your
16th birthday! Here's to many more.



Here's to maturing like a fine wine. Happy 40th birthday!



Happy birthday! And remember you're not 40,
you're 18 with 22 years' experience.



Wishing you a very happy birthday! Life begins at forty.



Lordy, lordy, look who's 40! Wishing you a special day
and a very Happy Birthday.



40 is the perfect age. You're old enough to recognize your mistakes
but young enough to make some more. Happy birthday!



Hope you have a great birthday. You're not 40.
You're 39 plus shipping and handling.



Wishing you a very happy 40th birthday.
And remember, in Scrabble, forty is only 11.



Life's milestones are not supposed to be counted, they're
supposed to be celebrated. Happy 40th birthday.



Happy 40th birthday! I'm so pleased to hear
you're over the hill instead of under it.



Life is a book and your forties are the chapters when it all starts
making sense. Wishing you an amazing 40th birthday!



40 is when you finally get your head together
but your body has other ideas. Happy birthday!



You're 40 years old? You're 4 perfect 10s! Happy birthday.



Wishing you a very happy 40th birthday. Enjoy your forties
- they're just like your twenties, only doubly as good!



Happy birthday. It took you 40 years to look this good!



Middle age is when you start turning off lights for economical
rather than romantic reasons. Happy 40th birthday!


And we also have a collection of 40th Birthday Quotes which are perfect for including in a card message or birthday speech.

40th Birthday "Year Born" Poster

If you're looking for a really unique and memorable way to wish someone a happy 40th birthday, then check out our personalized 40th birthday posters . Easy to edit and print out at home, your gift will be the talk of the party!

Click here to personalize and print your poster


Everyone thought this was really cool and asked me how I made it!'' Rachel, Idaho


We've researched all the interesting and funny facts from the year they were born, and our poster maker formats it all beautifully for you. You can personalize the poster with their name, choose your color palette, and add anything else you want about them.

Click here to personalize and print your poster

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Your 40th birthday welcomes you into grand middle age—or as some like to think of it, the "sweet spot." This decade doesn't have the casual immaturity of youth, nor does it have the constant dependency of old age. Gone are the days when you are busy settling in your marriage or career, and you've long said goodbye to the angst-filled teenage years and the roller-coaster ride of your twenties. At forty, you have earned your place in the sun. You have carved yourself a niche and established your identity. Enjoy your fortieth turn around the sun in quiet reflection on four decades of a beautiful life, starting with these age-appropriate quotes.

Famous Quotes About Turning 40

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."

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."

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."

W. B. Pitkin
"Life begins at forty."

You will not make a mistake, sending Birthday Wishes for someone, turning 40 years old. Be creative! Want to make a birthday man or woman.

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40th Birthday Wishes



40th birthday wishes mark a major milestone — turning the dreaded age of 40 — making it official that the birthday boy or girl is now middle-aged (i.e., old), which only makes it harder to choose a "happy" birthday message for your 40-year-old loved one.

When someone you know turns 40, striking the right balance between celebrating this major milestone and avoiding the whole "middle age" thing is difficult, especially if the birthday girl or boy are going to be reluctant fortysomethings. But it's not impossible.

The right 40th birthday greeting offers you a "happy medium" that you (the message giver) can be proud to give and your loved one (the recipient) will be happy to receive. 

On this page, it's easy to find what you need, since all I have here are the right birthday greetings for the 40th birthday girl or boy.


Message Guy Tip #69:
How to choose 40th birthday wishes...

Turning 40 is a major milestone. It can be tough for some people — because it means they’re now middle-aged. For this reason, figuring out what message to write can be difficult.

So what's the best way to choose the right 40th birthday wishes for the 40-year-old birthday boy or girl? Should you be sentimental? Inspirational? Funny? This depends on three factors. First...
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First, you need to look inside and determine what you want to say. This is a little harder than it sounds. You must decide what and how you want to express about turning 40 (whether or not you've actually turned 40 yourself).

If you want to make light of becoming middle aged, the funny route is the way to go. If you want to be serious about turning 40, you can opt for a sentimental or inspirational greeting. If you have no thoughts about this milestone, pick a generic "Happy Birthday" message. Bottom line: This decision takes a little bit of introspection, so take the time to think about your feelings.

The second factor, while easy to navigate, is probably just as important as what you want to say: it's the personality of the birthday boy or girl. Accordingly, go the funny route with people who can laugh at themselves. Be serious with anyone who is easily offended by jokes or is in serious need of inspiration.

The third factor — the background of the birthday boy or girl — is often overlooked. Here, you have to consider his or her religious beliefs, lifestyle, income bracket, education and other personal matters, which could influence how he or she takes your 40th birthday wishes.

Fortunately, I have different types of 40th birthday wishes, so you'll be able to find the right one within a few minutes. Start below. ◄ Read less

May all the dreams you've ever had in the last 39 years start to be fulfilled on your 40th birthday!

You're no longer 30-something. You're now a 40-somebody! It's time to make your 40th birthday a real humdinger!

Wishing you not only a deliriously happy 40th birthday but also a lifetime of immense joy, inner peace and true success!


Happy birthday! Hoping your 40s will feel incredibly new and exciting like your 20s — only doubly so!

Sure, your 30s are over. Good riddance, I say. The 40s are going to be so much better...in every way. So enjoy your 40th!

You and wine have plenty in common. Like wine, you get more and more delicious every year — certainly more priceless. Now let's celebrate your 40th birthday!



What's on the mind of your average 40 year old?
The answer may help you pick the right message...

Recently, I came across two interesting Huffington Post articles about turning 40: Life begins at 40 and Why I choose not to round up in life. Both articles show how 40 year olds think, which should help you choose from the birthday messages in this section. 


Say goodbye, adieu, adios, arrivederci, cheerio, sayonara, au revoir, so long to your 30s. May they rest in peace! Say hello, howdy, bonjour, buenos dias, what's up to 40! Long live the 40s.

Life does begin at forty. Your kids may not think so, but what do they know anyway? Your 40th birthday is a new beginning! It's the perfect time to reinvent yourself!

Happy birthday to someone who is still young, alive and kicking! You really have to stop kicking everyone — you're 40, for goodness sake.


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Happy birthday! Even at 40, you look half your age. You should really bottle up and sell whatever you're doing to stay so incredibly young-looking.

Happy birthday! You simply look amazing. In all fairness, start aging like a normal person and give the rest of us a break.



Top of 40th Birthday Wishes

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Happy 40th birthday! The older you get, the younger you look for your age. At this rate, you're going to soon start getting carded at bars and casinos. 

Happy birthday! At 40, your body may not always do what you want it to do but your mind is as sharp as ever. That's why you should only exercise your mind, not your body.

There's a bright side to hitting 40. It's definitely better than the alternative — turning 41. Have a happy 40th!


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Joy begins at 40. Happy birthday. 


It’s not your 40th birthday we're celebrating today — it’s actually the second anniversary of your 39th birthday. Happy 40th birthday!

Life is short. Now that you're 40, it's even shorter. Happy 40th birthday!

Happy birthday! At 40, you gain a whole new view on life — courtesy of your new bifocals.



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The two 40th birthday wishes below have one thing in common, the one thing that propels them to the top of my favorite 40th birthday message list... Read more ►

That common element is positivity — positivity about getting older and still looking your best. At 40, people start to notice wrinkles and other signs of aging. They also become very aware of their mid-age status. Both concerns are obliterated (if only for a moment) by positive 40th birthday wishes like the ones below.


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40 years of age is a great milestone any man on earth will love to witness, but today you are a 500 Happy Birthday Wishes; Enjoy this 40th year of your life.

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