41 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.
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Don’t just retire. Don’t you dare check out and just retire. Why? Because people who retire die.
Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement
"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."
It’s a simple game to play: you work hard, you listen, you learn and you keep doing what they ask you to do. Retirement means the end of that routine.
Riley Moynes, The Four Phases of Retirement
Retirement = world's longest coffee break.
Poems of Encouragement
Retirement is the perfect time to become the person you would like to be and do the things you have always wanted to do.
Ernie Zelinski, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
There will always be something for me to do, and I will always enjoy doing it. You don't make plans to retire from your passion in life.
Mitch Anthony, The New Retirementality
"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
The most compelling reason to practice retirement is that if you’ve identified those things you are excited about doing in retirement, why not bring as much of that as possible into your life now? Why wait?
Larry Swedroe, Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement
Retirement, a time to rediscover your passion.
What would you work at if you didn't have to earn money!
Poems About Time
"The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off."
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
"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."
"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."
"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."
"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.
"Never retire. Michelangelo was carving the Rondanini just before
he died at eighty-nine. Verdi finished his opera Falstaff at eighty."
Then suddenly it happened – your work days have expired, retirement is set to come with age, your routine is disrupted, you haven’t much to do, but life is offering you a brand-new page.
Greta Zwaan, Time Belongs To God
"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."
"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."
"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."
Sir Winston Churchill
Poems About 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."
Positive Quotes About 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
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
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