Retirement Quotes

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   |

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