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Inspirational 40th birthday wishes beautiful words to inspire But as your friend it is my responsibility to tell you the honest truth – you are not turning any.

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.

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These are examples of what you can write or say to someone turning 40. Use these 40th birthday wishes, messages, and sayings to someone just entering his .

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birthday wishes for someone turning 40

A 40th birthday marks a major milestone. For some, it’s seen as an aspiring journey into the next chapter of life, for others, it’s seen as being a step closer to a mid-life crisis. Regardless of how they see it, it’s important to wish them well, and you can do so by writing them a suitable 40th birthday wishes. Whether its a funny birthday message or and inspirational one, the most important thing above all else is to wish them well as they begin to celebrate their wonderful birthday.

Not sure what to write in your 40th birthday wishes? No problem! Below you will find a range of the best 40th birthday wishes to choose from to ensure you get the right message across.

40th birthday wishes

They say the first 40 years of childhood are always the hardest. Ha-Ha! Happy birthday!

When you turn 40, it’s more important than ever to surround yourself with the right people. Especially those who won’t tell people your actual age. Ha-Ha! Happy 40th birthday!

If you haven’t grown up by now, it probably won’t happen. Ha-Ha! Happy 40th birthday!

If you feel as though you are getting old, just remember that age is only a number. In your case it just happens to be a big number. Ha-Ha! Happy 40th birthday!

Happy 40th birthday! Congratulations on meeting this monumental milestone. Take the day to be grateful for all that you have and all that you have become.

Happy 40th birthday to a beautiful, amazing human being. Let this year bring you the courage and determination to aim toward your goals and make it your best year ever!

I must say that you my friend have come a long way… Think about it… Awkward teen stage… the trying 20’s… the dirty 30’s… Now it’s time for the fabulous 40’s!

Turning 40 isn’t that bad. Think about all the stuff you can say ‘No!’ to, wearing whatever clothes that feel comfortable regardless of the occasion and most importantly, celebrating your birthday in style.

Happy 40th birthday! Here is to looking back on all those years with satisfaction, knowing that the future will be even better.

My 40th birthday wishes to you is that you realise the importance of the simple things in life. Maturity and wisdom can be great assets to have, though are useless if you are unable to balance them out with moments of smiles and laughter. Happy 40th birthday!

The funny thing about age is that the more you tend to think about it, the older you seem to feel. Happy 40th birthday!

Life is like a book and your 40’s are the beginning chapters when it all ties together and starts to make sense. Happy 40th birthday!

You know you’re 40 when you have a party and the neighbours don’t even notice. Ha-Ha! Happy 40th birthday!

You know you’re turning 40 when the pension topic starts to become more interesting…

Turning 40 is a glorious time as you reach the pinnacle of you youth. My 40th birthday wishes for you is that you experience many more joyous years ahead, filled with love, adventure and excitement!

To one of the most humblest people I know, happy birthday! My 40th birthday wishes to you is that you continue on your path to success, enjoying each step you take towards it.

Happy birthday to a beautiful person who is able to balance both work and family with the same dedication and love. Happy 40th birthday, may all of your deepest desires come true.

To one of the most humblest people I know. Happy birthday! May your 40th birthday mark the next chapter of the magical wonder called life.

They say that life begins at 40, though so does aches, pains and constantly repeating the same old stories. Happy 40th birthday!

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

40 marks an easy stage of life as you begin your second childhood. The only difference is this time you can skip the diaper phase.

Now is the perfect time for you to start following your bliss. Happy 40th birthday!

Here is to tackling your 40’s head on…. Right after your nap! Ha-Ha! Happy 40th birthday!

Damn you make 40 look good! Happy birthday!

Happy 40th birthday! I congratulate you on your successful journey so far, may the next 40 continue to drive you to achieving all that you desire.

Now that you’re 40, take life with a grain of salt… Plus a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila! Happy birthday!

Lifes milestones are not meant to be counted, they are meant to be celebrated! Happy 40th birthday!

Remember… You’re only as old as you remember you are! Happy 40th birthday!

Remember age gets better with wine! Ha-Ha! Happy 40th birthday!

Turning 40 is just like watching a new sunrise enter into your life. As you look out far beyond the horizon, see all the love and happiness that lies ahead. Happy 40th birthday!

Everyone will be polite and say that you look half your age but as you know, i’m a realist. It’s my responsibility to tell you that you are not getting any younger… Ha-Ha! On that note, happy 40th birthday!

Turning 40 is the teenage stage of old age, remember that these are the moments to start to live your life to the fullest. Happy 40th birthday!

I wish you all the best on this new chapter of your like and i hope all of your 40th birthday wishes come true. Happy birthday!

The only good thing about turning 40 is that you can blame many things on having a midlife crisis. Ha-Ha! Happy birthday, may all of your 40th birthday wishes come true!

Just because you have turned 40, doesn’t mean you have to act your age… Happy 40th birthday! My 40th birthday wishes to you is that you never lose your inner child. Happy birthday!

Happy 40th birthday! You are now old enough to dye your hair without having to lie about it. Ha-Ha!

Out of all the people I have met in this world, no one deserves an amazing 40th birthday like you. You always seem to know what to say and that smile on your face is infectious to all that are lucky enough to be in your presence. My 40th birthday wishes to you is that you continue to spread your warmth for many, many more years to come. Happy 40th birthday!

I have to congratulate you on reaching such an accomplishment, as turning 40 symbolises the next chapter in this wonderful journey called life. Take a moment to be thankful for all that you have and all that you have become, because a person like you only comes around once in a lifetime. May you enjoy this day and may all of your 40th birthday wishes come true!

May all of the dreams that you have had over the last 39 years be fulfilled on your 40th birthday!

Milestones in life are not meant to be counted… They are supposed to be celebrated. So here is to celebrating this great milestone! May all of your 40th birthday wishes come true!

I wanted to send you something sweet and amazing on your 40th birthday but unfortunately I couldn’t fit in the card… Ha-Ha! Well that’s enough about me, happy 40th birthday, may all of your dreams and desires come true.


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birthday wishes for someone turning 40

The occasion of a 40th Birthday deserves to be celebrated! 40 is the perfect age to reflect on one’s life with humor, gladness, and high expectations of upcoming events. It should be commemorated with a festivity involving friends, family, and new acquaintances. It should also serve and be viewed as a reminder that there are many more years ahead, with youthful exultation.

When wishing someone who is dear to you a Happy 40th Birthday, it is imperative to keep in mind what kind of Birthday wish will delight, make the person laugh, cause deep lines of thought, and stir strong emotions. Here are funny and teasing, comparing with celebrities, and wishes that state that the person who is dear to you is still young.


Funny and Teasing Wishes for 40th Birthday

  • Here’s hoping you will be able to blow out all of the candles on your cake, fast enough to prevent a fire! Happy 40th Birthday!
  • Cheers to a riotous birthday! May the fun you have on your 40th, exceed the back aches you will get, later!
  • If you were 39 yesterday it must have been all the shipping and handling that set you over the edge. But since you’re officially 40, happy birthday.
  • OMG! You’re the absolute best… I can’t thank you enough for turning forty before I did. I owe you big time, so the cake is on me. Happy 40th birthday.
  • Turning forty is not as bad as they say- it means your awesome, cool, smart, and hip, times forty! What could be bad about that? Happy 40th you babe.
  • Hey pal, remember when you were in your thirties and you talked about dreading turning forty? Of course you do, that was just yesterday. Well, at least you’ve got a ways to go before 50. Happy birthday and don’t cry. It’s not that bad.
  • Congratulations! You’re officially a grown up! They say that the first forty years of childhood are tough- kudos to you for making it through. Happy 40th birthday, to my friend who just joined adulthood.
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  • The older I get the more I realize if you think about how old you are it only makes you feel older. So today don’t do too much thinking. Just be. Happy 40th…. Oops. I mean, happy birthday. That’s all.

You are 40 now. It’s pointless to resist. Happy Birthday.

  • May your makeup conceal your wrinkles, may your hair dye not fade, may this be the first of many 40th Birthdays!
  • So I hear it’s your ten-year anniversary of being born- times 4. Congrats and Happy birthday!
  • They say the real secret to staying young is to just lie about your age. So how old are you really? I guess we’ll never know- anyway, happy 40th (airquotes) birthday.
  • On your 40th Birthday, you might feel old. You might be right. Happy Birthday!
  • It’s your 40th Birthday! Time to celebrate another year of applying icy hot to a new place!
  • Today is your 40th Birthday! See? I thought of you. You’re welcome!
  • Happy 40th Birthday to the oldest, I mean wisest, person that I know!
  • Who is that old man sitting next to me? Oh, it’s you! Happy 40th Birthday!
  • Today, avoid all mirrors. You don’t need that old woman keeping you down. Happy 40th Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Oldie!

  • If there is one thing that’s great about turning 40, it’s this: you can blame anything and everything on having a mid-life crisis. Congrats and happy birthday.
  • All I know is that today you are so hot you are, how should I say it…. FORTY-LICIOUS! Yeah, that’s it. Happy birthday.
  • If life was a piece of cake we’d have no need to celebrate birthdays. So even though you’re forty I’m glad we can eat cake now and not feel guilty. Happy birthday.
  • F is for the word Forty- but… um…. I know you may not be thinking along the same lines. Happy birthday anyway. Think positive. It might help.
  • Here’s how you really know you’re forty: when Facebook is just another means to spy on your kids. Happy 40th birthday, lovely.
  • When all you say starts with “when is was younger” you know you’re in the forties. Sorry, kiddo. Happy birthday.
  • Now that you are forty what better time to knock things off your bucket list? You better do it now before you actually kick THE bucket. Happy fortieth.

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40-year-old Celebrity Status

  • Like Taylor, you have always been able to “Shake It Off.” May your birthday be full of joy and free of worries!
  • Jennifer Aniston isn’t the most beautiful woman in the world, you are! Happy 40th Birthday to someone who is truly breathtaking!
  • Letting you know, on your 40th birthday, that you are more beloved and important to me, than Kanye is to himself.
  • You are strong like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and equally exciting! Happy 40th Birthday!
  • I didn’t know we were holding a birthday party for Charlize Theron! Happy 40th Birthday!
  • Wow! Now that you’re forty maybe you might finally when that Oscar… or not. Good luck and happy birthday.
  • You’re a star to me, no matter what others may see. Happy 40th birthday!
  • Some say that life is a book and nothing in it makes sense until you turn forty- so maybe Hollywood is where you belong after all. Happy 40th birthday to the only celebrity I know.
  • Ok, now that you’re forty it’s officially time to let go of all those celebrity crushes. I mean, now that you’ve arrived you’re practically a celebrity yourself! Happy birthday to my star friend on your 40th.
  • Oh Lord, oh Lord, please make my friend famous soon… forty plus un-famous is too much for one person. Amen. Good luck and happy birthday.

40 is the new 25: You’re Still So Young!

  • Life holds so many wonderful experiences, that they don’t stop at a particular age. On your 40th Birthday, remember that there is still so much to see, do, and wish for!
  • At 40, your life is still developing into one that is vigorous. May this special day be marked with occurrences that only serve to lift you up!
  • May the level of vitality that marks your 40th birthday, encourage you to accomplish even more. May the years you have beyond it, continue to reflect your growth, as a person!
  • Being 40 means that you have experienced enough to know what you want and are still young enough to go after it. I hope that you acquire everything that you pursue!

Happy Birthday! Being 40 means that you have experienced enough to know what you want and are still young enough to go after it. I hope that you acquire everything that you pursue!

  • Turning 40 is the start of a new phase in your life! You will bring a fresh approach to all that you do, indicating that the best is yet to come!
  • Your 4th decade is still a short period of time in your existence. May you use this day to envision all of the places that you wish to travel to, and believe that it is possible!
  • On your 40th Birthday, may you honor the youthful quality that you possess of viewing life with enthusiasm and initiative!
  • 40 is a limitless age. You have many options to choose from. My birthday wish is that you explore all of them and choose what is best for you.
  • Holy crap! You’re how old? No way- you don’t look a day over thirty one. Happy birthday to a girl that still blows the guys out of the water. Have a stellar 40th!
  • Happy birthday to a guy that doesn’t look forty at all- you just look hot. Happy 40th.
  • Now that you are forty, I say we screw the rules and go party! After all, your never too old to be young, right? Happy 40th to my youngest old friend.
  • You are forty and just getting started! Didn’t you hear that forty is the teenage part of getting old. Let’s party! Happy fortieth.
  • Don’t be sad. Forty is the best thing that can happen to you: it’s a wake up call. Make each day count so that when you’re fifty you can say ‘I made my life mean something.’ Congratulations and happy birthday. You’re going to do something great.

Happy 40th Birthday!

  • May the fact that you have multiple years to obtain what you desire embolden you! May your 40th birthday light a fire within you that can never be quenched!
  • The anniversary of your birth is already crucial, to me. This being your 40th, holds even more significance. You have been given an indefinite period to participate in worthwhile activities. I hope that you let nothing stop you, and that you know how crucial you really are.
  • Happy 40th Birthday! Your qualities of being honest and strong are inspiring! May the abundant years that await you, hold more chances to urge others to productivity!
  • Happy 40th Birthday! The new era you have entered is noteworthy! There is a large number of things that you have yet to observe, encounter, and undergo! May all that you gain from this be welcome and  usher great happiness into your world!

Happy 40th Birthday! Now is the time to look at the list you have made of places you want to travel to and go!

  • I hold your 40th Birthday in the highest regard! I look forward to witnessing the countless events that I know you will be a part of where you will share your warmth, humor, and goodness!
  • As the occasion of your 40th Birthday commences, revel in its true nature: that it is a display of how boundless you are! You are tied to nothing and can keep moving forward!
  • 40 is a remarkable age! The way in which things take place are always fresh and without an end! May the surprises you discover always be pleasant!
  • The arrival of your 40th Birthday is a stunning testament of your identity! It serves as evidence of an individual whose vibrancy and lightheartedness is everlasting!
  • Every birthday contains a moment that sets the tone for that year. Your 40th birthday differentiates from all others, because there are multitudes of moments, representing how bountiful your life will be, beyond the date your birth.
  • Happy Birthday to a person whose effervescence extends beyond your 40th! The liveliness of your demeanor is a perfect example of eternal youth!
  • May your 40th year overflow with euphoria! May awareness of all of your gifts be realized! May the steadfastness of your mind be appreciated!
  •  Happy 40th Birthday! Now is the time to look at the list you have made of places you want to travel and go! There is much at the forefront of your existence!
  • Let your 40th birthday consists of the vivacity that is within you! Let the sincerity and aspirations of this day persevere!

Happy 40th Birthday!

  • I once heard that no wise person ever wished to be younger. So I guess today makes you wiser. Happy 40th birthday. May all your old dreams come true along with your newest wishes.
  • Even though you’re older than you were yesterday, you are still younger than you’ll be tomorrow. Happy 40th birthday. Make every day count, youngster.
  • Even though you are forty, being young is a state of mind. Free yourself of tomorrow’s worry and today’s frets by loving today for all it offers you. Happy birthday on your 40th.
  • A piece of advice to a friend on your 40th: try to be someone that will make your friends say, hey, that’s how I want to be when I’m forty. It’s the best way to stay young forever. Happy birthday to someone who makes 40 look like 20. Congrats.
  • Wait, how old are you!? No way. You are way too sexy, smart, and gorgeous to be 40. Happy birthday to the hottest forty-year old I know.
  • They say inside every older person is someone younger thinking: what happened!? For you, the right thing happened. Older looks good on you. Happy 40th birthday.
  • Age matters little when you make every day shine a little brighter. That’s what you’re good at doing. Happy 40th birthday to the best person I know.
  • You’re not getting old, you are just getting better- forty years worth of better. That’s pretty amazing. Happy birthday.
  • You’re still so young. This year can be the best if you learn to look at it like the sun rising on a new day. Happy 40th to you! May all your dreams come true now and forever.

Happy 40th Birthday.


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Turning the age of 40 is a large milestone for many people. friend or family member, the following Happy 40th Birthday wishes are provided.

Happy 40th Birthday Wishes!

birthday wishes for someone turning 40

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."

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