S: Happy 40th Birthday
BC: 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
FC: Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same | Celebrating the 19th Anniversary of my 21st Birthday...
1: Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times
2: Journey through 18 years of my life with 22 years of experience
3: Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family
4: Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
6: The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams, and memories.
7: "Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
8: May you always fly high in life and touch all your dreams.
10: It is truly a gift to have a son like you who grows more precious with the years
12: A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
14: I find as I grow older that I love those most whom I loved first.
16: You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories.
17: A sister is someone who knows everything about you and loves you anyway.
19: You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
21: If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
22: You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
23: Life is built around experience with others; our foundation is always family.
24: And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.--
25: Families fill our lives with happiness and laughter leaving us memories to treasure today and forever after.
27: Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future | Our family tree is blessed with thee.
28: Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they are meant to be there; they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or help you figure out who you are
31: Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.
32: I am not old but mellow like good wine.
34: Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
36: I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often, but I'm well preserved
37: Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. | Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
39: The first forty years of life give us the text, the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
41: And that's the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.
42: At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgment
45: The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart
47: Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
48: We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it