Quotes about Retirement

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Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain
People ask me what I'd most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit.
George Burns


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


I do wish I could tell you my age but it's impossible. It keeps changing all the time.
Greer Garson


I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere.
George Burns


How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?
Satchel Paige
Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
Edward Stanley Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
Robert Benchley


The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
Robert Frost


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

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


A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job.
Ella Harris


Retired is being twice tired, I've thought first tired of working, then tired of not.
Richard Armour


To retire is to die.
Pablo Casals


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


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 man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore



The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.
Doris Day


but 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

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

Quotes About Retirement continued

Here 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

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


A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job.
Ella Harris


Retired is being twice tired, I've thought first tired of working, then tired of not.
Richard Armour


To retire is to die.
Pablo Casals


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


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 man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore



The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it.
Doris Day


but 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

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

Robert Frost

Other quotes about retirement

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


Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
Margaret Mead


A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.
Author Unknown


The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
Author Unknown


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


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


Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
Ernest Hemingway


Choose a work that you love and you won't have to work another day.
Confucius
You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.
George Bernard Shaw

More quotes about retirement

A man approaching retirement called the retirement office to inquire about his pension. Afterward, he was asked if his wife worked. “She’s worked all her life making me happy”, he replied. “Yes sir, but has she earned money to receive her pension?” “When we got married we agreed on an arrangement”, he said. “I would earn the living, and she would make the living worthwhile”.

“Make the living worthwhile”…have we forgotten the very essence of that? Have we forgotten to live for someone else, that doing so IS what makes a living worthwhile?”
― Kelly Crawford

“He knew now that it was his own will to happiness which must make the next move. But if he was to do so, he realized that he must come to terms with time, that to have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.”
― Albert Camus, A Happy Death

“Somebody is born.
Somebody goes to school.
Somebody learns to conform.
Somebody types a CV.
Somebody gets a job.
Somebody follows orders.
Somebody gets a golden watch.
And then, eventually,
Somebody dies.
And, a Nobody is buried.” Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit

“Poirot, watching him, felt suddenly a doubt--an uncomfortable twinge. Was there, here, something that he had missed? Some richness of the spirit? Sadness crept over him. Yes, he should have become acquainted with the classics. Long ago. Now, alas, it was too late....”
― Agatha Christie, The Labours of Hercules

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