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Retirement Quotes

This page is a collection of Retirement Quotes.

Retirement affects everyone in different ways. I've known some people to meet it with excitment and others with dread. It seems the main advice in approaching retirment is to have a plan. Find what you want to do and go do it. Travel, write, create, play with your grandkids, etc... Remember, just because work is done, doesn't mean life is over.

If you're approaching retirement or know someone who is, enjoy the wisdom and humor from the Retirement Quotes below.

Also check out this page of Inspirational Retirement Quotes.

Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk
in the closing part of the afternoon,
and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone?
And the sun has set and the day gone before you knew it,
and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape?
That's retirement.
-Stephen Leacock

I've been attending lots of seminars in my retirement.
They're called naps.
-Merri Brownworth

Life begins at retirement.

Retire? I'm going to stay in show business
until I'm the only one left.
-George F. Burns

Retirement can be a great joy
if you can figure out how to spend time
without spending money.

Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials,
much to live on and much to live for.

Retirement is when you stop living at work
and begin working at living.

Retirement itself is the biggest gift.
No gold watch could ever top it.
-Abigail Charleson

The best time to start thinking about your retirement
is before your boss does.

The company gave me an aptitude test
and I found out the best work I was best suited for
was retirement.

We have no porch, no rocking chair, and no time.
My biggest need is a calendar
because there are so many things to do.
Now I encourage people to retire, the younger the better.
-Maurice Musholt

The worst thing about retirement
is having to drink coffee on your own time.
-unknown wise person

Planning to retire?
Before you do find your hidden passion,
do the thing that you have always wanted to do.
-Catherine Pulsifer

For retirement brings repose,
and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.
-John Sharp Williams

The time in your life when time is no longer money.

Retirement is the time when you never do
all the things you intended to do when you were still working.

Retirement may be an ending, a closing,
but it is also a new beginning.
-Catherine Pulsifer

Stay busy [when you retire].
If you are going to sit on the couch and watch TV,
you are going to die.
-Bill Chavanne

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.
-Arthur E. Morgan

When is the right age to retire?
When you dread going to work.
-Mary Bright

Retirement, when every day is Saturday!

There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit,
-Groucho Marx

In retirement, I look for days off from my days off.
-Mason Cooley

The only way to avoid being miserable [in retirement],
is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
-George Bernard Shaw

We've put more effort into helping folks reach retirement age
than into helping them enjoy it.

The great thing about show business
is that there's no mandatory retirement age.
-Scott Bakula

Eating's going to be a whole new ball game.
I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers.
-Lester Piggott

Retirement gives you the opportunity to revisit your youth,
think about the things you have not done
and then begin to do them.

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

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