"When you reach forty you can’t do anything every day."
- Henry Aaron
"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age."
- Victor Hugo
"Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons."
- Eli Cass
"At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment."
- Benjamin Franklin
"The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
"The "I just woke up" face of your 30's is the "all day long" face of your 40's."
- Libby Reid
"When I passed forty I dropped pretense, 'cause men like women who got some sense."
- Maya Angelou
"The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men."
- Colleen McCullough
"Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
- Jack Benny
"Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed."
- Edward Young
"35 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
"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."
- Laura Randolph
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."
- Lucille Ball