Here are 60 Retirement Quotes. I hope you like them.
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.
When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.
Chi Chi Rodriguez
I’m retired – goodbye tension, hello pension!
I didn’t know that painters and writers retired. They’re like soldiers – they just fade away.
Life begins at retirement.
Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
I’ve been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They’re called naps.
Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
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.
I’m now as free as the breeze – with roughly the same income.
When you retire, you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married you.
The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.
Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf.
Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
I’m not just retiring from the company, I’m also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron.
I often think about dogs when I think about work and retirement. There are many breeds of dog that just need to be working, and useful, or have a job of some kind, in order to be happy. Otherwise they are neurotically barking, scratching, or tearing up the sofa. A working dog needs to work. And I am a working dog.
I believe that the biggest mistake that most people make when it comes to their retirement is they do not plan for it. They take the same route as Alice in the story from “Alice in Wonderland,” in which the cat tells Alice that surely she will get somewhere as long as she walks long enough. It may not be exactly where you wanted to get to, but you certainly get somewhere.
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity
It appears history is going to keep happening, despite our hopes for retirement.
The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job.
Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
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.
O, blest retirement! friend to life’s decline -
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these,
A youth of labor with an age of ease!
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work.
But I’m really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.
He knew now that it was his own will to happiness which must make the next move. But if he was to do so, he realized that he must come to terms with time, that to have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.
Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought
First tired of working,
Then tired of not.
There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949
When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
Bill Watterson,Calvin and Hobbes
Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment.
The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing.
In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.
I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end of their career.
If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.
Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it.
A gold watch is the most appropriate gift for retirement, as its recipients have given up so many of their golden hours in a lifetime of service.
First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly.
In my retirement I go for a short swim at least once or twice every day. It’s either that or buy a new golf ball.
Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.
Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne
If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don’t have to waste energy going back to pick it up.
Retire from work, but not from life.
Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.
Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.
A man approaching retirement called the retirement office to inquire about his pension. Afterward, he was asked if his wife worked. “She’s worked all her life making me happy”, he replied. “Yes sir, but has she earned money to receive her pension?” “When we got married we agreed on an arrangement”, he said. “I would earn the living, and she would make the living worthwhile.Make the living worthwhile”…have we forgotten the very essence of that? Have we forgotten to live for someone else, that doing so IS what makes a living worthwhile?
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