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Retirement Quotes


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



Retirement Poems


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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