35 Retirement Quotes To Share With The Loved Ones

Retirement Quotes to Share with a Loved Ones

Is someone you know retiring? We’ve found multiple retirement quotes and sayings that will fit their personality. The word “retirement” strikes a chord with all human beings. Some people can’t wait for it. To enjoy a life of  Social Security or pension cheques to land in their mailboxes so that they can head for the lake or mountains. Others couldn’t imagine not working and will retire when they die. With this mix of happy, inspiring, and tongue-in-cheek retirement quotes, you will have plenty of things to write on that retirement card. 

  1. “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” –Will Rogers
  2. “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” — Robert Frost
  3. “For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom.” –Robert Delamontague
  4. “Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.” — Jonathan Clements
  5. “There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it ‘retirement.’ I call it bliss.” –Betty Sullivan
  6. “I have put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” — Vincent Van Gogh
  7. “Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” –Unknown
  8. “When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.” –R.C. Sheriff
  9. “A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job.” — Ella Harris
  10. “Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way.” –Betty White
  11. “Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, ‘Hi, Honey, I’m home—forever.'” –Gene Perret
  12. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” — Bill Watterson
  13. “I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.” –Gene Perret
  14. “I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.” –Gene Perret
  15. “Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been.” –J. A. West
  16. “My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.” –Jerry Seinfeld
  17. “Age is just a number, but retirement is one of the greatest gifts to mankind.” –Unknown
  18.  “I never did a day’s work in my whole life. It was all fun.” — Thomas Edison
  19. “The end of labor is to gain leisure.” — Aristotle
  20. “When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.” –Gail Sheehy
  21. “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  22. “Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked.” –Catherine Pulsifer
  23. “Say goodbye to tension and hello to your pension.” –Unknown
  24.  “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  25. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” –Vince Lombardi
  26. “We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work—and then we retire. And what do they give us? A bloody clock!” –Dave Allen
  27. “I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.” –Bette Davis
  28. “I wanted to have more time to play and reflect, but I find retirement more stressful than having a nice, steady job because I have to make decisions about where I want to be.” –Walter Cronkite
  29. “Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf.” — Gene Perret
  30. “The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the joy of life; to experience daily the freedom to invest one’s lifelong knowledge for the betterment of others and to allocate time to pursuits that only received, in years of working, a fleeting moment.” — Byron Pulsifer
  31. “Well, I didn’t grow up with that word ‘retirement’ as part of my consciousness. I didn’t grow up with professionals that retired. I thought retiring was when you are tired and go to bed.” –Ruby Dee
  32. “A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell ’em to get a life.” –Larry Laser
  33. “My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum security prison in Hawaii.” –Julius Sharpe
  34. “Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice.” –Dianne Nahirny
  35. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” — Sophia Loren