"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
"Forty's kind of like New Year's.
It's an age to think about what you've done
up till now, and what you ought to do in the future."
"Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll
meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration
that never can end."
"We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing."
George Bernard Shaw
"Forty always sound so important. The Big Four-O. It's halfwa, or more,
through life, but I find it so appealing. I've always wanted to be older."
"You're not getting older,
you're getting better."
"One-half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that’s the important half, for without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with luck."
"No matter how often I tell people I'm thirty-nine
some of them
refuse to believe I'm that old."
"Forty isn't fatal."
"No wise man ever wished to be younger."
"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time."
Jean Paul Richter
"All the world is birthday cake,
so take a piece, but not too much."
"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age."
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
"The butterfly counts not months but moments,
and has time enough."
"My mother is going to have to stop lying about her age
because pretty soon I'm going to be older than she is."
"You know you are getting old when
the candles cost more than the cake."
"Age deosn't matter,
unless your cheese."
John Paul Getty
"Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had,
and what you’ve learned from them, and less to do with how many
birthdays you’ve celebrated."
"A birthday is a time to reflect on the year gone by,
but to also
set your goals for the upcoming year."
"To me old age is 15 years older than I am."
Bernard M. Baruch
"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
"New Year's Day is every man's birthday."