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79 Gorgeous Retirement Sayings

Retirement Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing retirement sayings and quotes.


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

“I’m retired — goodbye tension, hello pension.” —Unknown

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

“I’m a little young for retirement.” —Joni Mitchell

“I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave.” —Hugh Hefner

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

“I never stopped doing anything , I stopped getting paid for it.” —Bill Chavanne

“Retirement is a mirror that reflects the thoughts, habits, and behaviors you bring to it.” —Robert Laura

“When some people retire, it’s going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference.” —Virginia Graham

“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Life begins at retirement.” —Unknown

“A retirement community is best for retirees who are still able to pursue an active life.” —Kathy Bishopson

“Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.” —Betty White

“Pay off your mortgage before retirement, and that’s one less bill you’ll have to worry about when you’re on a fixed income.” —Suze Orman

“You get old faster when you think about retirement.” —Toba Beta

“Your best retirement plan for retiring happy and prosperous — don’t be a burden on others.” —Ernie Zelinski

“While some people can’t wait until their retirement, others feel cheated that they have to retire at all.” —Catherine Pulsifer

“A successful retirement isn’t one without problems, but one in which you learn to overcome them.” —Robert Laura

“When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.” —Chi Chi Rodriguez

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

“Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy a rest that’s overdue. Take pleasure in the finer things that are awaiting you.” —Judith Wibberley

“Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.” —Simone de Beauvoir

“I’m always announcing my retirement. I’m still not retired.” —Dick Van Dyke

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

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

“It’s a good, quiet retirement. Most days I do nothing, but it takes me all day to do it.” —Barry Wilkin

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

“Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought first tired of working, then tired of not.” —Richard Armour

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

“The money’s no better in retirement but the hours are.” —Unknown

“To enjoy a long, comfortable retirement, save more today.” —Suze Orman

“I haven’t quite got the hang of this retirement thing.” —Walter Cronkite

“Retirement isn’t a goal; it’s a sentence.” —Ari Gold

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

“Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.” —Louis Armstrong

“To retire is to die.” —Pablo Casals

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

“Whether you are just entering the workforce or nearing retirement age, planning for the future is critical.” —Ron Lewis

“Anyone with a pension or retirement is an investor in the stock market.” —Brad Katsuyama

“There is nothing wrong with athletes coming back from retirement.” —George Vecsey

“Old Instrument Engineers never die, They just get deranged.” —Chris K Harrinauth

“Retirement is the beginning of life, not the end.” —Unknown

“Retirement is a great opportunity  to become the person you have always wanted to be — but have never been.” —Dave Erhard

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.” —Unknown

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

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

“People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.” —Helen Hayes

“Knowing where you stand in your quest to accumulate enough money for retirement is an incredibly important part of the planning process.” —Jean Chatzky

“The goal of retirement is to live off your assets-not on them.” —Frank Eberhart

“When you quit working just before your heart does.” —Unknown

“Creativity in retirement is knowing how to spend time without spending money.” —Unknown

“Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.” —Ernest Hemingway

“The money’s no better in retirement but the hours are.” —Terri Guillemets

“Most people perform essentially meaningless work. When they retire that truth is borne upon them.” —Brendan Francis

“The best thing about retirement is not having to wear pants.” —Mark Hewer

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

“I have retired, unretired, and retired again all in the past 10 years.” —Unknown

“Like life, retirement can be full of surprises. Take when you retire, for example.” —Talbot Bogg

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

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

“The first step to a thriving “unretirement is to begin by asking yourself what it is you want to be doing.” —Chris Farrell

“Retirement is a stage where an employer discards an employee that he cannot exploit further.” —Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

“Before deciding to take early retirement from your job, stay home a week and watch daytime television.” Unknown

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” —Robert Frost

“Sit back and relax and do the things you never got a chance to do.” —Julie Hebert

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

“I need to retire from retirement.” —Sandra Day O’Connor

“I’m kind of sorry about leaving ,but not sorry enough to stay.” —Arthur Black

“Retirement is when the living is easy and the payments are hard.” —Unknown

“Happiness is being retired and spending all of my kids’ inheritance before I die.” —Anon

“Sometimes it’s hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment.” —Terri Guillemets

“I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.” —Danny McGoorty

“I believe in financial retirement. I don’t necessarily believe in physical retirement.” —Jerry Doyle

“If you start thinking about retirement in six months’ time, you’re already there.” —Brian O’Driscoll

“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 think retirement beats the heck out of life after death, that’s for sure.” —Martina Navratilova

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

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

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