To retire is to die!

Quotations about Retirement

Retirement: statutory senility. ~ Emmett O’Donnell

To fear retirement is to fear life. ~ Ernie J. Zelinski

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

As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent. ~ Anthony Trollope

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

Don’t you stay at home of evenings? Don’t you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet? ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

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

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

When some fellers decide to retire nobody knows the difference. ~ Kin Hubbard

I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather. ~ Javier Perez De Cuellar

Eating’s going to be a whole new ball game. I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers. ~ Lester Piggott

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, nor the furious winter’s rages. Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages. ~ William Shakespeare

Florida is Gods’ waiting room. ~ Glenn Le Grice

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

People may live as much retired from the world as they like, but sooner or later they find themselves debtor or creditor to someone. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don’t choose to have it known. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

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

I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left. ~ François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

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

Love prefers twilight to daylight. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers. ~ George Washington

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

The pain of retirement means loss. ~ John Murray

When some people retire, it’s going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference. ~ Virginia Graham

Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time. ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

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

We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection. ~ Simone De Beauvoir

I have a lifetime appointment, and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband. ~ Thurgood Marshall

A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Learn to live well, or fairly make your will; you played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your fill: walk sober off; before a sprightlier age comes tittering on, and shoves you from the stage: leave such to trifle with more grace and ease, whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please. ~ Alexander Pope

A short retirement urges a sweet return. ~ John Milton

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