Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Friday Five - Pick the Theme

Benjamin Franklin At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

Helen Rowland What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Anonymous At the age of twenty, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at thirty, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at forty, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.

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

Helen Rowland Life begins on your 40th birthday. But so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.

George Bernard Shaw Every man over forty is a scoundrel

Edward Young Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.

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

Cicero This wine is forty years old. It certainly doesn't show its age. (Latin: Hoc vinum Falernum annorum quadragenta est. Bene aetatem fert.)

Colleen McCullough The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men.

Lewis Carroll There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents.

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

Laura Randolph 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.

James Thurber Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty.

Samuel Beckett To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.

W B Pitkin Life begins at forty


  1. Yup, you are on the downhill slide to Weeblehood! LOL Hope you have a very happy day

  2. LOL, what CJ said!

    The best is yet to come!!!! And I don't mind if you tell me the same stories 3 or 4 times ;-)

  3. Happy Birthday, Erica! And it's not so bad on this side of 40.

  4. I won't say much so people won't throw things at me (since I'm about to turn 25 next week! - ducking - ) but Happy Birthday and no black balloons from me. You've still got it, girl!!

  5. Hey, sounds like an excuse for a party! Hope you have a great day.