Quotation Explorer - 'Forty'

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. - Meister Eckhart
If you want to sustain excellence over a long time, you'd better come up with a system that works well. Anyone can sprint for a little while, but you can't sprint for forty years. - Michael Dell
Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil! - Golda Meir
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. - Woody Allen
I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.' - Earl Warren
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way. - Jane Austen
Many people over forty have at least one health condition that affects their ability to work a forty hour work week effectively. Human Resources (HR), doctors and governments have known this fact for decades. - Steven Magee
Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air...but only for one second without hope. - Hal Lindsey
To hold the same views at forty as we did 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 none the wiser. - Robert Louis Stevenson
The most important lesson that we're supposed to be learning right now is how completely lost we are without God. If we don't learn this lesson, then our lives are going to have zero meaning. (Stronger: Forty Days of Metal and Spirituality) - Brian "Head" Welch
You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life. - Coco Chanel
I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back forty years and say, 'Is this a world you want to live in?' they would say, 'No. - Helen Mirren
Generally speaking, I resolve to change my life on average maybe thirty to forty times a week, usually at about two a.m, drunk, ore early the next morning, hungover. - David Nicholls
Be wise with speed . A fool at forty is a fool indeed. - Edward Young
Every man over forty is a scoundrel. - George Bernard Shaw
Being an actor is easy, just picture someone in a room and you outside waiting for your cue to go in. Elliot Gould's been trying that for forty years. - George Burns
I only have one enemy in this world and she can be very complicated. After forty one years, I still haven't figured her out as yet, but I will -trust me- I am still working on a formula for you Algebra. - Charmaine J. Forde
The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five- year-old men more.
It must be remembered that the forty hour work week until age sixty five was designed by governments and corporations and not the medical profession. - Steven Magee
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. - Rudyard Kipling
To say she was my girlfriend was absurd: no one the wrong side of thirty has a girlfriend… I suppose I ought to have realize it’s ominous that forty thousand years of human language had failed to produce a word for our relationship. - Robert Harris
Pushing forty? She's hanging on for dear life.
The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief. - Michael Crichton
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgement. - Benjamin Franklin
Havana, Cuba, in which city yellow fever had not failed to make its yearly appearance during the past one hundred and forty years... Havana was freed from yellow fever within ninety days. Dr. , 1902 - Walter Reed
The trees at Cloudwalk have been my friends for forty years. I'm sure if I were sawed in half, our rings would match. - Diane Von Furstenberg
If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen, she's twelve. If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she's damn near forty. - Chris Rock
If you are not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.
I have been a refugee for the last forty years in the luminous land of opportunity. Still my heart is aching with hiraeth for my native land. - Debasish Mridha
Her hair was dyed, and her bloom was fading, and she must have been crowding forty, but she seemed to be one of those women who cling to the manners and graces of a pretty child of eight. - John Cheever
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