Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice.
— Dianne Nahirny
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do and , and bark.
- Samuel Johnson
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
The secret to [retirement] life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived.
- Oscar Wilde
Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it.
- Bernard Baruch
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
One of the best hearing aids a [retired] man can have is an attentive wife.
- Groucho Marx
When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.
— Jonathan Clements
In retirement, I look for days off from my days off.
— Mason Cooley
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
There are so many other interesting ways to spend your time. I feel like early retirement is a gift, but it's such an incredible gift. It's a gift I need to use.
— Martha Felt-Bardon
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
— John Burrough
The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things.
— Susan Miller
Fear no more the heat o’ th’ sun,
Nor the furious winter’s rages.
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone and ta’en thy wages.
— William Shakespeare
Retired is being twice tired, I've thought
First tired of working,
Then tired of not.
— Richard Armour
An elegant sufficiency, content,
Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books,
Ease and alternate labour, useful life,
Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
— James Thomson
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