Retirement Quotes: 60 good quotes about retirement

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. Harry Emerson Fosdick

Here are 60 Retirement Quotes. I hope you like them.

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
Abe Lemons

Retirement:  It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
Gene Perret

When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.
R.C. Sherriff

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!
Author Unknown

I didn’t know that painters and writers retired. They’re like soldiers – they just fade away.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Life begins at retirement.
Author Unknown

Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
Gene Perret

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

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.
Author Unknown

I’m now as free as the breeze – with roughly the same income.
Gene Perret

When you retire, you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married you.
Gene Perret

The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.
George Foreman

Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf.
Gene Perret

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
Ernest Hemingway

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 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.
Martha Sherrill

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.
Mark Singer

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
Jim Bishop

Don’t play too much golf.  Two rounds a day are plenty.
Harry Vardon

You get old faster when you think about retirement.
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

It appears history is going to keep happening, despite our hopes for retirement.
Gregory Maguire

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

A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job.
Ella Harris

Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.
Author Unknown

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Herbert Asquith

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

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!
Oliver Goldsmith

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
Ogden Nash

Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work.
Author Unknown

But I’m really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.
Derek Landy

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.
Albert Camus

The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.
Author Unknown

Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought
First tired of working,
Then tired of not.
Richard Armour

There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.
Robert Half

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous.  When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
George Burns

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.
J. Lubbock

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.
Gail Sheehy

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
William Wordsworth

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.
Terri Guillemets

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing.
Phyllis Diller

In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.
Terri Guillemets

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.
Mike Hammar

If you drink, don’t drive.  Don’t even putt.
Dean Martin

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records.  A man can’t retire his experience.  He must use it.
Bernard Baruch

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.
Harry Mahtar

First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly.
Branch Rickey

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.
Gene Perret

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.
Tommy Bolt

Retire from work, but not from life.
M.K. Soni

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.
Douglas Pagels

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
Malcolm Forbes

Retirement:  That’s when you return from work one day and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
Gene Perret

I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work.  So I do it three or four times a day.
Gene Perret

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?
Kelly Crawford

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Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. Harry Emerson Fosdick

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