Retirement Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Retirement quotes and Retirement sayings, and Retirement proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf."

Gene Perret

"Retirement is a time to look back with satisfaction, and a time to look ahead with anticipation. A time to fill each day with enjoyment. A very special time for you."


"Retirement brings the ball finally onto your court, where you get to make all the rules."


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

John Sharp Williams

"Retirement requires the invention of a new hedonism, not a return to the hedonism of youth."

Mason Cooley

"And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years."

Abraham Lincoln

"Retirement gives each of us another opportunity to smell the flowers. Once again, some of us will, and some of us won’t."


"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

"I never stopped doing anything [when I retired], I stopped getting paid for it."

Bill Chavanne

"Retirement: World’s longest coffee break."

Author Unknown

"Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it."

Abigail Charleson

"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

"In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential."

Mason Cooley

"Retirement is a great opportunity to become the person you have always wanted to be but have never been."

Dave Erhard

"Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance."

Mason Cooley

"The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money."


"Retirement to me does not mean nothing to do but the realization of the decisions I made in the past. That I made in my life."

Jack Bowman

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


"Retirement . . . is when you stop living at work and begin working at living."


"Retirement: The time in your life when time is no longer money."


"Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice."

Dianne Nahirny

"When you retire, you switch bosses from the one who hired you to the one who married you."

Gene Perret

"In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day."

Terri Guillemets

"Retirement is a time given to find God within yourself."


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

Gene Perret

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."

Vince Lombardi

"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

"Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to."

Harry Emerson Fosdick

"The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things."

Susan Miller

"If you start thinking about retirement in six months’ time, you’re already there."


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