Retirement Quotes

Best selected retirement quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about retirement will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


When some people retire, it's going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference. Virginia Graham
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
Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet? Oliver Wendell Holmes
I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers. George Washington
Retirement: Statutory senility. Emmett O'Donnell
To retire is to die. Pablo Casals
I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband. Thurgood Marshall
Retirement is the ugliest word in the language. Ernest Hemingway
Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time. Malcolm Muggeridge
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare
When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. Gail Sheehy
Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known. Lord Chesterfield
A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age. Anonymous
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. George Burns
A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather. Javier Perez De Cuellar
Love prefers twilight to daylight. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Eating's going to be a whole new ball game. I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers. Lester Piggott
The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work. Gilbert K. Chesterton
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 bark. Samuel Johnson
We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown. Oliver Goldsmith
I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten. George Bernard Shaw
Fear no more the heat o the sun, nor the furious winter's rages. Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages. William Shakespeare
I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left. Voltaire
The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income. George Foreman
Florida, is Gods waiting room. Glenn Le Grice
The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. Anonymous
Learn to live well, or fairly make your will; you played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your fill: walk sober off; before a sprightlier age comes tittering on, and shoves you from the stage: leave such to trifle with more grace and ease, whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please. Alexander Pope
Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire. Margaret Mead
Men and women approaching retirement age should be recycled for public service work, and their companies should foot the bill. We can no longer afford to scrap-pile people. Maggie Kuhn
A short retirement urges a sweet return. John Milton
As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent. Anthony Trollope
When some fellers decide to retire nobody knows the difference. Kin Hubbard
People may live as much retired from the world as they like, but sooner or later they find themselves debtor or creditor to someone. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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