Best Retirement Quotes Of All Times

Best Retirement Quotes Of All Times

Are you looking for heartfelt retirement quotes, sayings or wishes for a retiring colleague or friend’s retirement card, retirement parties or gifts? Look no further – we’ve consolidated the top retirement quotes that you would ever need, and more. So go on, help mark his or her retirement life as a special occasion beyond just “congratulations”!

Best Retirement Quotes

1. “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” – Abe Lemons

2. “Just because you are getting older and have retired doesn’t mean that you should have less confidence in your abilities. Think about the experience and knowledge that you have gained by all the years you have worked!” – Theodore W. Higginsworth

3. “Maybe the word ‘retirement’ makes you think of old age, boredom and laziness, but I’d rather have you try to think of it as freedom to do what you want, freedom to be as active as you’d like, and even freedom to work the job that you like – to be in a place where money doesn’t dictate your choices.” – Rex Dalen, Early Retirement

4. “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” — Doug Larson

5. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren

6. “In your retirement years never drink coffee at lunch; it will keep you aware in the afternoon.” — Unknown

7. “He who laughs last at the boss’s jokes probably isn’t far from retirement.” — Unknown

8. “Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.” — Jonathan Clements

9. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw

10. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Waterson, Calvin & Hobbes

11. “It is better to live rich than to die rich.” – Samuel Johnson

12. “You have to put off being young until you can retire.”-Author Unknown

13. “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” – Will Rogers

14. “Something pretty…that’s just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it.” – Jeanne Moreau

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

16. “We work all our lives so we can retire – so we can do what we want with our time – and the way we define or spend our time defines who we are and what we value.” – Bruce Linton, Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad

17. “The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the joy of life; to experience daily the freedom to invest one’s life-long knowledge for the betterment of others; and, to allocate time to pursuits that only received, in years of working, a fleeting moment.” – Byron Pulsifer

18. “Living each day as if it were your last doesn’t mean your last day of retirement on a remote island. It means to live fully, authentically and spontaneously with nothing being held back.” – Jack Canfield

19. “Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials – much to live on and much to live for.” – Author Unknown

20. “For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom.” – Robert Delamontague

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

22. “Retire from work, but not from life.” – M.K. Soni

23. “Retirement’s the most wonderful thing. I get to enjoy all the things I never stopped to notice on the way up. After an extraordinary life, it’s time to enjoy my retirement.” – Patrick Macnee

24. “I found out retirement means playing golf, or I don’t know what the hell it means. But to me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.” – Dick Van Dyke

25. “A thriving new beginning can be and should be a time for amazing engagement, growth, connections, contributions, and amazing possibilities.” – Lee M. Brower

26. “Retirement is a new beginning, and that means closing the book on one chapter in order to begin the next.” – Sid Miramontes, Retirement: Your New Beginning

27. “Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it, and how you want to do it.” – Catherine Pulsifer

28. “Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been.” – J. A. West

29. “We work all our lives so we can retire – so we can do what we want with our time – and the way we define or spend our time defines who we are and what we value.” – Bruce Linton, Fatherhood

30. “As your life changes, it takes time to recalibrate, to find your values again. You might also find that retirement is the time when you stretch out and find your potential.” – Sid Miramontes, Retirement: Your New Beginning

31. “Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it and how you want to do it,” – Catherine Pulsifer

32. “For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.” – John Sharp Williams

33. “Working people have a lot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.” – Clarence Darrow

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

35. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers

36. “Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” – Author Unknown

37. “Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.” – Patrick Foley, Winning at Retirement

38. “Retirement gives you the time literally to recreate yourself through a sport, game, or hobby that you always wanted to try or that you haven’t done in years.” – Steven D. Price, How to Survive Retirement

39. “Retirement is …. a time to experience a fulfilling life derived from many enjoyable and rewarding activities.” – Ernie J. Zelinski, The Joy of Not Working

40. What does retirement mean now that there are so many opportunities for learning, for caring, for serving? We can redefine aging.” – Rachel Cowan, Wise Aging

41. “On the positive side, retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy life in a new way, the right to stop work and do the 1,001 things you’ve always wanted to do but never had time for, and a chance to give yourself over to new challenges and adventures.” – Sara Yogev, A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement

42. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

43. “Please remember that retirement is a different way of life, with new challenges and opportunities. You need to adapt and adjust to this new lifestyle, and that takes time, effort, and creativity.” – Rick Steiner Ph.D., Retirement: Different by Design

44. “You can’t put off being young until you retire.” – Philip Larkin

45. ” . . . there is an exciting world of possibilities out there that very few of us get the chance to explore during our working lives, but retirement is that time!” – Stella Rheingold, 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement

46. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

47. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” — Bill Watterson

48.. . “As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.” — Earl Nightingale

49. “What do you call a person who is happy on a Monday? Retired.” – Unknown

50. “There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it ‘retirement.’ I call it ‘bliss.’” – Betty Sullivan

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51. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers

52. “I am not retired…I’m way too busy for that…I’m still volunteering my time to wonderful programs and projects. I’m still trying to make a difference in this world.” – Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement

53. “.. retiring from your primary career is not merely an act of ending, but more opportunistically and relevant, an act of commencement and of the promise of a meaningful future.” – Alan Spector, After the Cheering Stops

54. “There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world. Because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.” – Zayn Malik

55. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” — Fred Rogers

56. “Retirement is not a life without purpose; it is the on-going purpose that provides meaningfulness.” – Robert Rivers

57. “After all those years of seriously doing what you had to do to make a living and raise a family, now you can be a clown, work at Disneyland helping Mickey Mouse, build new homes for Habitat for Humanity, or just be lazy in scenic surroundings.” – Jaimie Hall Bruzenak, Retire to an RV

58. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

59. “I found out retirement means playing golf, or I don’t know what the hell it means. But to me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.” — Dick Van Dyke

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

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

62. “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

63. “Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” – Unknown

64. “… retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater personal freedom.” – Mark Evan Chimsky, 65 Things To Do When You Retire

65. “Retire the word ‘retirement’ from your vocabulary. Look it up: it means to ‘withdraw’ or ‘retreat.’ Words can shape reality, and it’s time for this one to go. Doesn’t ‘renaissance’ or ‘graduation’ or ‘transition’ better describe your postcareer life? – Marika Stone, Too Young to Retire

66. “There’s one thing I always wanted to do before I quit . . . . retire!” – Groucho Marx

67. “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

68. “Time spent in laughter when one is retired is well invested.” – Unknown

69. “Voluntary early retirement gives you a chance to pursue new areas of study…. It’s a great opportunity to pursue your goals and dreams while you are still young, energetic, and healthy enough to enjoy them. In addition, retirement may be your last shot at being the person you would like to be.” – Ernie Zelinski, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

70. “Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been.” – J. A. West

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

72. “Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” — Kellie Elmore

73. “You are a person I really admire, because you are a person who gets to retire.” — Unknown

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

75. “If you really want to annoy me, ask me when I’m going to retire from rock n’ roll.” — Bruce Dickinson

76. “Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

77. “As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.” – Earl Nightingale

78. “A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell ’em to get a life.” — Larry Laser

79. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” — Vince Lombardi

80. “Retirement: No Job, No Stress, No Pay!” — Unknown

81. “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 Baruch

82. “I’m retired – goodbye tension!” – Unknown

83. “You can’t retire from being great.” — Unknown

84. “There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.” — Robert Half

85. “Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.” — Unknown

86. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet

87. “You have to put off being young until you can retire.” — Unknown

88. “There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it ‘retirement.’ I call it bliss.” — Betty Sullivan

89. “I can’t wait to retire so I can get up at 6 o’clock in the morning and go drive around really slow and make everybody late for work.” — Unknown

90. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” — Sophia Loren

91. “Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire.” – Margaret Mead

92. “I have never liked working. To me, a job is an invasion of privacy.” — Unknown

93. “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

94. “Choose a work that you love and you won’t have to work another day.” – Confucius

95. “When you retire, you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married you.” — Unknown

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

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

98. “It is better to live rich than to die rich.” — Samuel Johnson

99. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain

100. “Retirement: When you stop lying about your age and start lying around the house.” — Unknown

101. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

102. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi

103. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

104. “Instead of saving for someone else’s college education, I’m currently saving for a luxury retirement community replete with golf carts and handsome young male nurses who love butterscotch.” — Jen Kirkman

105. “The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things.” – Susan Miller

More Retirement Quotes?

Retiring should be a wonderful, easy, and relaxing time of any retiree’s life, so use these retirement quotes to ensure your favourite retiree gets joy out of his impending retirement. Most importantly, learn how to start planning for your retirement early so that you won’t regret it later in life. Whether you’ve just started work, have a family or moving onto a new career, we have the resources and expertise and can advise you on how better to plan for your retirement.

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Sources of Retirement Quotes:
https://www.seniorliving.org/retirement/quotes/
https://www.wow4u.com/retirement/
https://fairygodboss.com/articles/funny-retirement-quotes

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