Retirement Quotes


"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!" Catherine Pulsifer

"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." Louis Armstrong

"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." Doug Larson

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

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

"Never regret growing old; not everyone has that privilege." Author Unknown

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

"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." Larry Laser

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

"Stress relief from work = retirement." C Pulsifer

"Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked." Catherine Pulsifer

"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

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

"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." Abraham Lincoln

"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." John Milton

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

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

"Retirement is not a vicarious experience." Marian Yunghans

"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." Hugh Wiley

"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, from Mid-Life Ramblings

Retirement = world's longest coffee break Retirement Saying

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


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