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30+ Retirement Quotes

Wish someone happy retirement with a beautiful retirement quote with a card and perhaps some flowers! Here is our collection of more than 30 retirement quotes for your inspiration.

30+ Retirement Quotes

  1. If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. Doug Larson
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. Harry Vardon
  5. Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses. Cato
  6. Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare
  7. When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income. Chi Chi Rodriguez
  8. I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet. Rita Rudner
  9. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain
  10. Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. Edward Stanley
  11. Not having to worry about money is almost like not having to worry about dying. Mario Puzo
  12. 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
  13. Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought first tired of working, then tired of not. Richard Armour
  14. Retirement is the ugliest word in the language. Ernest Hemingway
  15. 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
  16. When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch. R.C. Sherriff
  17. I do wish I could tell you my age but it’s impossible. It keeps changing all the time. Greer Garson
  18. Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy your children will not have declared you legally insane in order to gain control of your estate. Woody Allen
  19. The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income. George Foreman
  20. Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. Will Rogers
  21. I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap. Bob Hope
  22. At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all. Ann Landers
  23. The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected. Robert Frost
  24. Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. George Burns
  25. The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. Source Unknown
  26. The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work.  Gilbert K. Chesterton
  27. The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it. Doris Day
  28. God’s retirement plan is out of this world. Source Unknown
  29. A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.  Author Unknown
  30. One loses, as one grows older, something of the lightness of one’s dreams; one begins to take life up in both hands, and to care more for the fruit than the flower, and that is no great loss perhaps. W.B. Yeats
  31. 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


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