34 Retirement Quotes

We associate retirement with freedom. The freedom to do want you want, when your want. Travel, leisure, family, golf and other pursuits. Is this the true reality? These 34 retirement quotes may help paint the picture a little better.

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

Derek Landy

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

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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I wonder what the retirement age is in the novel business. The day you die.

Yasunari Kawabata

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It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.

Professor Scott Elledge

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The goal of retirement is to live off your assets-not on them.

Frank Eberhart

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Every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome.

George Washington

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A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell ’em to get a life.

Larry Laser

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Now that I’ve reached the ripe old age of retirement, I feel it my duty to teach you everything I’ve learnt about love, so listen closely. Love is like… That’s as far as I’ve gotten I’m afraid.

Ben Mitchell

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The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Vince Lombardi

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

Ella Harris

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In this country men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.

Charles Francis Adams

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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

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The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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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

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When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.

Gail Sheehy

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Most people perform essentially meaningless work. When they retire that truth is borne upon them.

Brendan Francis

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

Terri Guillemets

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

George Burns

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To retire is to die.

Pablo Casals

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Sometimes it’s hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment.

Terri Guillemets

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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

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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

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I am so busy since I have retired, I may have to go back to work to get a rest.

Uncle Dude

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