THE RETIREMENT QUOTES CAFÉ
Retirement Quotes and
The Retirement Quotes Café is the ultimate webpage of retirement quotes and retirement sayings, for the retirement-party organizer, human resource specialist, professional speaker, financial writer, journalist, author, and connoisseur of great quotations. You will find appropriate retirement quotes for women, teacher retirement quotes, and inspirational quotes about life for retirement on this website. These quotations should add spice to your conversations, remind you humorously of your questionable existence, motivate you to greater accomplishments, or just plainly lighten your day.
First Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes
Retire from work, but not from life.
— M. K. Soni
I’m kind of sorry about leaving — but not sorry enough to stay.
— Arthur Black, former radio host, upon his retirement at 58 from CBC Radio’s show Basic Black
I’m not just retiring from the company, I’m also retiring from my
stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron.
— Hartman Jule
I never stopped doing anything [when I retired], I stopped getting paid for it.
— Bill Chavanne
Retirement is a time to make the inner journey and come face to face with your flaws, failures, prejudices, and all the factors that generate thoughts of unhappiness. Retirement is not a time to sleep, but a time to awaken to the beauty of the world around you and the joy that comes when you cast out all the negative elements that cause confusion and turmoil in your mind and allow serenity to prevail.
— Howard Salzman
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
— Abe Lemons
Your best retirement plan for retiring happy and prosperous — don’t be a burden on others.
— Ernie Zelinski
My retirement plan is to find a shopping cart with good snow tires.
— Patty Doyle
The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things.
— Susan Miller
If we wait until retirement to enjoy ourselves, there may not be enough of ourselves to enjoy it.
— Mike Hammar
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Second Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes
The concept of freedom is never truly realized until one settles into retirement mode.
— A. Major
Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.
— Jonathan Clements
Retire? I’m going to stay in show business until I’m the only one left.
— George F. Burns
Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
— Gene Perret
Retirement is the beginning of life, not the end.
— from the international bestseller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
Age [along with retirement] appears to be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old
authors to read.
— Francis Bacon
Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.
— Abigail Charleson
Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the
time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, the tree
outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself.
— Hartman Jule
I really stay busy [in retirement]. I often have to cancel my golf games on the weekends to go play in tennis tournaments.
— Richard Davies
Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire.
— Samuel Johnson
Retirement Quotes — The Right Time to Retire
Retirement will become evident to me at the time.
— Peter Brock
There’s no retirement for an artist, it’s your way of living so there’s no end to it.
— Henry Moore
Hang in there, retirement is only thirty years away!
— Workplace graffiti
By the age of 65, most of us have accomplished whatever work-related goals we are going to reach. If you haven’t done it by then, chances are you aren’t going to do it. Take the retirement, take the pension, take the Social Security, and sail off into the sunset.
— Sue Lasky
Being 54, I seriously doubt I’ll ever be able to fully retire. It would probably kill me anyway sitting around the house watching the grass grow. Am not saying that I plan on working 40 hours per week until I drop, however, I would rather work 25 hours per week starting at 60 and working til 65, then 20 hours until 70 and 15 per week after that. That way I can enjoy retirement earlier and longer. Besides, the government will figure out a way to wipe out my retirement accounts long before they put me in the ground …. either that or some quack doctor.
— “Catbluize” (pen name for a person commenting on a retirement article)
Most people will never be able to retire and maintain even a hotdogs for dinner standard of living
— Timothy Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Workweek
It’s tough to get reallocated when you’re the one who’s redundant.
— MacDonald’s Law
I have made enough faces.
— Greta Garbo (in 1946 refusing ever again to perform)
Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry
that you retire.
— Samuel Johnson
The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.
— George Foreman
Remember, what does ‘retirement’ mean? It doesn’t mean that you’re a couch potato. Leisure is not the same thing as rest. If you’re bicycling five miles a day, that’s leisure, but it certainly takes a lot of effort.
— Robert Fogel
Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.
— Betty White
Retirement is a work in progress. I try to figure out my day, and what I know about myself is that I need structure.
— Pete Sampras
The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
— Unknown Wise Person
Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick
Retirement Quotes — What Is Important
In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential.
— Mason Cooley
But what, it may be asked, are the requisites for a life of retirement?
A man may be weary of the toils and torments of business, and yet
quite unfit for the tranquil retreat. Without literature, friendship,
and religion, retirement is in most cases found to be a dead, flat