40 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.


  1. 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 Poems



  2. "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."
    Catherine Pulsifer
    Short Quotes



  3. 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
    Happy Retirement



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



  6. 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
    Retirement Wishes



  7. 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
    Work



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



  9. "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 Quotes



  10. 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
    Life Quotes



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



  12. If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
    Doug Larson
    Fishing Quotes



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



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



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



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



  18. "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 Quotes



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



  20. "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



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



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



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



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



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



  26. "Stress relief from work = retirement."
    C Pulsifer
    Stress Quotes



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



  29. "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 Quotes



  30. "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
    Relax Quotes



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



  32. "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



  33. "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



  34. "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



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



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



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



  38. "In every change is an opportunity."
    Hugh Wiley
    Positive Quotes About Change



  39. "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 Quotes



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



  42. 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
    Life Choices



  43. 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



  44. 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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