Quotes for My 40th!

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; and at 40 the judgment. – Ben Franklin

The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. – French Proverb

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. – Robert Frost

To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and non the wiser. – Robert Louis Stevenson

There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents…and only one for birthday presents, you know.  – Lewis Carroll

When I passed forty I dropped pretense, ’cause men like women who got some sense. – Maya Angelou

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2 Comments to “Quotes for My 40th!”

  1. I hope you had a GREAT birthday! Love the quotes (especially the French proverb) and videos.

  2. Love you – thanks for a wonderful birthday! It was lovely! I’ve already read “Barefoot in Paris” cover to cover and I have brioche on the brain…

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