Quotes And Sayings About Retirement

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. ~Abe Lemons

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

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

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. ~Bernard Baruch

Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf. ~Gene Perret

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language. ~Ernest Hemingway

Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. ~Gene Perret

O, blest retirement! friend to life’s decline –
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these,
A youth of labor with an age of ease!
~Oliver Goldsmith

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 kills more people than hard work ever did. ~Malcolm Forbes

When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. ~Gail Sheehy

Retirement is like a long vacation in Vegas. The goal is to enjoy these years to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money. ~Jonathan Clements, “Playing the Right Cards For a Long Retirement,” The Wall Street Journal, November 1999

When you retire, you switch bosses — from the one who hired you to the one who married you. ~Gene Perret

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. ~Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949

Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought
First tired of working,
Then tired of not.
~Richard Armour

There are days in retirement that are the waking equivalent of a dreamless sleep, if you know what I mean. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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

I’m now as free as the breeze — with roughly the same income. ~Gene Perret

There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working. ~Robert Half

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

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Life begins at retirement. ~Author Unknown

When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you’re still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired. ~Author Unknown

A gold watch is the most appropriate gift for retirement, as its recipients have given up so many of their golden hours in a lifetime of service. ~Harry Mahtar

If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don’t have to waste energy going back to pick it up. ~Tommy Bolt

I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end of their career. ~Mike Hammar

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing. ~Phyllis Diller

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. ~Jim Bishop

Retirement: World’s longest coffee break. ~Author Unknown

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. ~George Burns

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Retire from work, but not from life. ~M.K. Soni

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment. ~Terri Guillemets

First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly. ~Branch Rickey

If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt. ~Dean Martin

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. ~Herbert Asquith

Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money. ~Author Unknown

Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

I’m retired — goodbye tension, hello pension! ~Author Unknown

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

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. ~William Wordsworth

The money’s no better in retirement but the hours are! ~Terri Guillemets

When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income. ~Chi Chi Rodriguez

In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day. ~Terri Guillemets

I’ve been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They’re called naps. ~Merri Brownworth

Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

In my retirement I go for a short swim at least once or twice every day. It’s either that or buy a new golf ball. ~Gene Perret

Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. ~Harry Vardon

Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial. ~Seneca

Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone? You hadn’t realized it. And you notice that the sun has set already, the day gone before you knew it — and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape. That’s retirement. ~Stephen Leacock

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. ~Ogden Nash

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

The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income. ~George Foreman

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

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

Middle age is when work is a lot less fun and fun is a lot more work. ~Author Unknown

Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. ~John Lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life, 1894