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."
"Retirement, a time to rediscover your passion.
What would you work at if you didn't have to earn money!"
"Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous.
When I was sixty-five I still had pimples."
George F. Burns
"The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people
when they cease to work."
G. K. Chesterton
"Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them."
"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
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life,
there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."
"The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off."
"Sooner or later I'm going to die,
but I'm not going to retire."
Poems about Life |
"Never regret growing old; not everyone has that privilege."
Quotes to Live By |
"There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working."
"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."
"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."
Thought Provoking |
"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."
Inspirational Poems |
"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time
we have rushed through life trying to save."
"When some fellers decide to retire nobody knows the difference."
"Retired is being twice tired, I've thought.
First tired of working, then tired of not."
"We grow neither better nor worse as we grow old, but more like ourselves."
May Lamberton Becker
"A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell 'em to get a life."
"The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income."
"Stress relief from work = retirement."
"Retirement, no need to procrastinate, just the opportunity to spend your
days as you want.
"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."
"When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces.
Women go right on cooking."
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
"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
"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years."
Birthday Poems |
"When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but
only half the income.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
"A short retirement urges a sweet return."
"Never retire. Michelangelo was carving the Rondanini just before
he died at eighty-nine. Verdi finished his opera Falstaff at eighty."
"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."
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how
you made them feel."
Carl W. Buechner
"In every change is an opportunity."
"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
Retirement = world's longest coffee break.
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
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
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