Quotes, sayings & poems

40th Birthday Sayings

Love has no age

Love has no age, as it is always renewing.

- Blaise Pascal

When your friends begin to flatter you

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.

- Mark Twain

These are the soul's changes

These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.

- Virginia Woolf

In the multitude of middle-aged men

In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as the tie of their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.

- George Eliot

Grow old with me

Grow old with me the best is yet to come.

- Robert Browning

None are so old as

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm

- Henry David Thoreau

To be seventy years young

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The older we grow

The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes.

- Mark Twain

As one grows older

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

- Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

Talking is the disease of age.

Talking is the disease of age.

- Ben Johnson

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne