39 Retirement Quotes and Sayings

A collection of retirement quotes, sayings, and expressions. Share them with the new retiree to remind them this is a great time of their life.


"Retirement, a time to enjoy life! A time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, how you want to do it."
Enjoyment   |



"Retirement, a time to rediscover your passion. What would you work at if you didn't have to earn money!" Catherine Pulsifer
Time  |



"Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples." George F. Burns
Humor   |



"The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work." G. K. Chesterton
Work   |



"Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them." Louis Armstrong
Motivational   |



"Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time." Bernard M. Baruch
Experience   |



"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." Doug Larson
Life   |



"The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off." Abe Lemons
Trouble   |



"Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire." Margaret Mead
Poems about Life   |



"Never regret growing old; not everyone has that privilege." Author Unknown
Quotes to Live By   |



"There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working." Robert Half
Attitude   |



"I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul." Douglas MacArthur
Birthday   |



"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." Vince Lombardi
Thought Provoking   |



"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want." Bill Watterson
Inspirational Poems   |



"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." Will Rogers
Lifestyle   |



"When some fellers decide to retire nobody knows the difference." Kin Hubbard
Smile   |



"Retired is being twice tired, I've thought. First tired of working, then tired of not." Richard Armour
Appreciation   |



"We grow neither better nor worse as we grow old, but more like ourselves." May Lamberton Becker
Inspirational   |



"A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell 'em to get a life." Larry Laser
Midlife   |



"The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income." George Foreman
Questioning   |



"Stress relief from work = retirement." C Pulsifer
Stress   |



"Retirement, no need to procrastinate, just the opportunity to spend your days as you want. Catherine Pulsifer
Procrastination   |



"When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you're still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired." Author Unknown
Relaxation   |



"When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking." Gail Sheehy
Aging Advice   |



"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." George Bernard Shaw
Positive   |



"Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement." Dwight L. Moody
Thoughtful   |



"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln
Birthday Poems   |



"When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income. Chi Chi Rodriguez
Money   |



"A short retirement urges a sweet return." John Milton
Opportunity   |



"Never retire. Michelangelo was carving the Rondanini just before he died at eighty-nine. Verdi finished his opera Falstaff at eighty." W. Gifford-Jones
Motivational   |



"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Sir Winston Churchill
Helping Others   |



"Retirement is not a vicarious experience." Marian Yunghans
Imagination   |



"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." Carl W. Buechner
Memories   |



"In every change is an opportunity." Hugh Wiley
Change   |



"Thoughts often drift toward retirement where the dream is to do what you want, not what you have to do, or feel compelled to do. Byron Pulsifer, Mid-Life Ramblings
Dream   |



Retirement = world's longest coffee break. Retirement Saying
Encouragement Poems   |



Early retirement doesn't necessarily mean never working again; rather, it means being able to freely choose the amount, if any, and type of work to pursue. Dianne Nahirny, Stop Working . . . Start Living
Choices   |



You can look ahead to choices inconceivable to your parents and grandparents - opportunities they could barely dream of. The one-size-fits-all formulas that served as retirement planning in their day are inadequate in ours. Life is too long for a single-minded pursuit of safety and material comforts. Marika Stone, Too Young to Retire: An Off-The Road Map to the Rest of Your Life
Adaptation  |



When you are younger, retirement seems to be so far away, and it is possible that you procrastinate when it comes to creating the plan that you need to ensure you can enjoy your retirement with financial and emotional freedom. Joe Allen, Retirement: A No Fluff, Step-by-Step Guide to a Life of Financial and Emotional Freedom
Sustainability   |


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