Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary... to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
At fifteen, my mind was bent on learning.
At thirty, I stood firm.
At forty, I had no doubts.
At fifty, I knew the decrees of Heaven.
At sixty, my ear was receptive to truth.
At seventy, I could follow my heart's desires without sin.
If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.
This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age.
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
When I passed forty I dropped pretense, 'cause men like women who got some sense.
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, age, and you are looking wonderful.
Guys are idiots, till they're what, 40 years old.
Pleas'd look forward, pleas'd to look behind,And count each birthday with a grateful mind.
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
Just because you're 40, you don't have to decide whether God exists...when you're already worrying that the National Security Agency is reading your emails, it's better not to know whether yet another entity is watching you.
By your 40s, you don't want to be with the cool people; you want to be with your people.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know.
Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
There is so much more than that little space from 14 to 40. And if you cut that off and begin to believe that you are not good past a certain age, then you end up scared and insecure and afraid. That is definitely NOT beautiful.
Thirty, thirty-five, forty, all had come to visit her like admonitory relatives, and all had slipped away without a trace, without a sound, and now, once again, she was waiting.
Be pleased to look forward,
And pleased to look behind,
Count today, your 40th, and each birthday
With a grateful mind.
So OK, it's your special big Four-O birthday But don't expect me to be obsequious and fawning You, being you, can't possibly be a good example So do try, at least, to serve as a warning
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