121 Retirement Quotes for a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy Life

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Retirement is certain. When we reach a certain age in this lifetime, we are made to retire. What to do when retirement comes? There are several things to do when that time comes. In the meantime, here are retirement quotes to let you get ready for the moment. Let these quotes inspire you.

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Funny Retirement Quotes

“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.”

Abe Lemons

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

 

Bill Waterson, Calvin & Hobbes

“Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.”

 

Gene Perret

“Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.”

 

Unknown

“When you retire, you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married you.”

 

Unknown

“My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum security prison in Hawaii.”

 

Julius Sharpe

“People are always asking me when I’m going to retire. Why should I? I’ve got it two ways. I’m still making movies, and I’m a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price.”

 

George Burns

“As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.”

 

Earl Nightingale

retirement is like a long vacation

“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

“It is better to live rich than to die rich.”

 

Samuel Johnson

“As your life changes, it takes time to recalibrate, to find your values again. You might also find that retirement is the time when you stretch out and find your potential.”

 

Sid Miramontes

“Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it and how you want to do it,”

 

Catherine Pulsifer

“For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.”

 

John Sharp Williams

put off being young before you retire

“You have to put off being young until you can retire.”

 

Author Unknown

“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

“Retirement: The pay sucks but the hours are great.”

 

Unknown

“It’s a good, quiet retirement. Most days I do nothing, but it takes me all day to do it.”

 

Barry Wilkin

“Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.” – Unknown know you’re ready to retire when you think “getting lucky” means finding your car in the parking lot.”

 

Unknown

“My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum security prison in Hawaii.”

 

Julius Sharpe

“You’re retired – goodbye tension, hello pension!”

 

Unknown

“When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go!”

 

Unknown

“The company gave me an aptitude test and I found out the best work I was best suited for was retirement”

 

Unknown

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Inspirational Retirement Quotes

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.”

 

Will Rogers

“Something pretty…that’s just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it.”

 

Jeanne Moreau

“Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living.”

 

Danielle Duckery

“Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.”

 

Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Retirement brings the ball to your court, where you make the rules.”

 

Unknown

“Retirement brings the ball to your court, where you make the rules.”

 

Unknown

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“The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.”

 

Author Unknown

“I am not retired…I’m way too busy for that…I’m still volunteering my time to wonderful programs and projects. I’m still trying to make a difference in this world.”

 

Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement

Just because you are getting older and have retired doesn’t mean that you should have less confidence in your abilities. Think about the experience and knowledge that you have gained by all the years you have worked!”

 

Theodore W. Higginsworth

“In my opinion, a successful retirement takes place when you no longer need to work for money. Rather, the work you do is motivated by higher-level goals and purposes, not income generation.”

 

Rand Bennett, Retire Early

“Retire from your job but never from meaningful projects.”

 

Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit

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Fun Retirement Quotes

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

 

Ella Harris

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

 

George Burns

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

 

Charles Francis Adams

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”

 

John Barrymore

“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.”

 

George Burns

“People ask me what I’d most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit.”

 

George Burns

the harder you work

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

 

Vince Lombardi

“Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.”

 

Cato

“I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.”

 

Bob Hope

“I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.”

 

Rita Rudner

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?”

 

Satchel Paige

“Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.”

 

Arthur E. Morgan

“Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way”

 

Betty White

“I’m always announcing my retirement. I’m still not retired. “

 

Dick Van Dyke

“We work all our lives so we can retire – so we can do what we want with our time – and the way we define or spend our time defines who we are and what we value.”

 

Bruce Linton

Your world does not stop when you retire. Here are some retirement quotes to help you get by…

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“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

 

Mark Twain

“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

“Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials – much to live on and much to live for.”

 

Author Unknown

“For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom.”

 

Robert Delamontague

“Retire from work, but not from life.”

 

M.K. Soni

“Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home — forever.”

 

Gene Perret

“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

“Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire.”

 

Samuel Johnson

“When some people retire, it’s going to be hard to be able to tell the difference.”

 

Virginia Graham

“He who laughs last at the boss’s jokes probably isn’t far from retirement.”

 

Unknown

“I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.”

 

Danny McGoorty

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Happy Retirement Quotes

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”

 

George Bernard Shaw

“Living each day as if it were your last doesn’t mean your last day of retirement on a remote island. It means to live fully, authentically and spontaneously with nothing being held back.”

 

Jack Canfield

“Retirement’s the most wonderful thing. I get to enjoy all the things I never stopped to notice on the way up. After an extraordinary life, it’s time to enjoy my retirement”

 

Patrick Macnee

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

 

Winston Churchill

“You can’t retire from being great.”

 

Unknown

“I can’t wait to retire so I can get up at 6 o’clock in the morning and go drive around really slow and make everybody late for work.”

 

Unknown

“There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.”

 

Robert Half

“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

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Find solace in these retirement quotes…

“I found out retirement means playing golf, or I don’t know what the hell it means. But to me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.”

 

Dick Van Dyke

“We work all our lives so we can retire – so we can do what we want with our time – and the way we define or spend our time defines who we are and what we value.”

 

Bruce Linton

“The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the joy of life; to experience daily the freedom to invest one’s life-long knowledge for the betterment of others; and, to allocate time to pursuits that only received, in years of working, a fleeting moment.”

 
Byron Pulsifer

“A thriving new beginning can be and should be a time for amazing engagement, growth, connections, contributions, and amazing possibilities.”

 

Lee M. Brower

“Working people have a lot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.”

 

Clarence Darrow

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

 

Fred Rogers

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.”

 

Author Unknown

“Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been.”

 

J. A. West

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”

 

Doug Larson

“Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work.”

 

Author Unknown

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

 

J. Lubbock

“Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

 

William Shakespeare

“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.”

 

George Foreman

“People may live as much retired from the world as they like, but sooner or later they find themselves debtor or creditor to some one.”

 

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.”

 

William A. Ward

“God’s retirement plan is out of this world.”

 

Source Unknown

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

 

Fred Rogers

“What do you call a person who is happy on Monday? Retired.”

 

Unknown

“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

“Retirement: When you stop lying about your age and start lying around the house.”

 

Unknown

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

 

Larry Laser

“My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.”

 

Jerry Seinfeld

“I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.”

 

Gene Perret

“Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been.”

 

J. A. West

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.”

 

Will Rogers

“Retirement’s the most wonderful thing. I get to enjoy all the things I never stopped to notice on the way up. After an extraordinary life, it’s time to enjoy my retirement.”

 

Patrick Macnee

“There’s one thing I always wanted to do before I quit… retire!”

 

Groucho Marx

“Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.”

 

Patrick Foley

“Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.”

 

Patrick Foley

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”

 

J. Lubbock

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“For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.”

 

John Sharp Williams

“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

 

The Shawshank Redemption

“RETIREMENT – now life begins.”

 

Catherine Pulsifer

“My father calls acting ‘a state of permanent retirement with short spurts of work.”

 

Chris Pine

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

 

Gail Sheehy

Retirement quotes will make your mind at ease. These quotes prepare you when the time comes that you retire. There are more retirement quotes from different authors you can check out. For now, these are some of the best retirement quotes you can read.

121 Retirement Quotes for a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy Life

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