40th Birthday Sayings, Quotes & Messages

40th birthday sayings

Looking for fabulous 40th birthday sayings that you can write in a card to wish someone a happy birthday? You've come to the right place!

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 messages and quotes on this page are all quite short, so they should fit into a birthday card. I hope you enjoy them!

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40th Birthday Quotes

40th Birthday Sayings & Messages


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

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Many happy returns on your 40th birthday.

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Warmest wishes for a very happy 40th birthday.

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Happy birthday. 40 never looked so good!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


40th Birthday Sayings with Quotations

In this section we've selected quotes that we think would work really well in a birthday card, and included an example message 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!

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


Happy 40th birthday to one fabulous lady!

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


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

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"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!

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"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!

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


Happy 40th birthday!

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


Happy 40th birthday!

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


Wishing you a very happy 40th birthday!

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"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!

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"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!

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