Quotes, sayings & poems

40th Birthday Poems

Love is the greatest adventure of the human heart

Love is the greatest adventure of the human heart. It changes everything, your thoughts and your actions, your feelings and your speech. Your entire life.

- Phil Bosmans

The nearer people approach old age

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.

- Desiderius Erasmus

It is only necessary to grow old

It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.

- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

At 40 one must be a miser

At 40 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.

- Virginia Woolf

Let's take a look back

Let's take a look back,
at your fourty great years.
You clearly deserve,
at least fourty sweet cheers.

- Unknown

Maturity has more to do

Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

- Unknown

Be wise with speed

Be wise with speed; a fool at fourty is a fool indeed.

- Edward Young

What's the matter with you?

What’s the matter with you? The older you get, the more attractive you become.

- Unknown

Aren't you tired of all the jokes

Aren't you tired of all the jokes
Of the people yelling "lordy, lordy"
All because you're turning
the ripe young age of fourty?

- Unknown

Well, take a deep breath

Well, take a deep breath and relax my friend
And tonight when you drift off into slumber
Forget about having just turned fourty
Afterall, it's just a number

- Unknown

But fort

But fourty isn't really all that old
You have way more future than you have past
Your body may be slowing down, that's true
But, relax, your mind was really never fast

- Unknown

Every human being on this earth

Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up...a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.

- Helen Hayes