Retirement Quotes

Let these retirement quotes be ones that you share with the new retiree. Retiring from work can be one of the best times of your life. While you may retire from a job never retire from living life to the fullest!


"Planning to retire? Before you do find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do."
Passion   |  


"Retirement is supposed to be the great escape from the stresses inherent in most jobs, a time to experience a fulfilling life derived from many enjoyable and rewarding activities."
Ernie J. Zelinski, The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked
Inspirational Quotes  |  


"We work all our lives so we can retire - so we can do what we want with our time - and the way we define or spend our time defines who we are and what we value."
Bruce Linton, Fatherhood: The Journey from Man to Dad
Wise   |  


"Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living."
Danielle Duckery, Words For The Occasion: Sentiments and Well Wishes
Age   |  


The first step to a thriving unretirement is to begin by asking yourself what it is you want to be doing. Chris Farrell
"The first step to a thriving unretirement is to begin by asking yourself what it is you want to be doing."
Chris Farrell, Unretirement
Questioning   |  


"Early retirement is not an up-and-coming trend; it will be increasingly difficult in the years to come. The goal for most Canadians is to enjoy our working lives and our retirement in comfort and security."
Suzanne Steel
Goal   |  


"Creating your semi-retirement can be the best thing you ever do for yourself. Start by envisioning what you'd like your life to be like, if you only had more time."
Robert Clyatt, Work Less, Live More, The Way to Semi-Retirement: The New Way to Retire Early
Vision   |  


"I'm not retiring. I am graduating. Today is my graduation day. Retirement means that you'll just go ahead and live on your laurels and surf all day in Oceanside. It ain't going to happen."
Junior Seau
Graduation   |  


Others will keep working because the "gold" in our so-called "golden years" doesn't have to come from watching sunsets.
Arianna Huffington
Work   |  


"Voluntary early retirement gives you a chance to pursue new areas of study, work part-time in an area that interests you, or move to a warmer climate. It's a great opportunity to pursue your goals and dreams while you are still young, energetic, and healthy enough to enjoy them. In addition, retirement may be your last shot at being the person you would like to be."
Ernie Zelinski, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
Opportunity   |  


As you embark on the exciting journey into retirement, you will experience a transition that will be both thrilling and terrifying. Olivia Greenwell
"As you embark on the exciting journey into retirement, you will experience a transition that will be both thrilling and terrifying."
Olivia Greenwell, So You've Retired: A Practical Guide For Your Happy Retirement
Experience   |  


"On the positive side, retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy life in a new way, the right to stop work and do the 1,001 things you've always wanted to do but never had time for, and a chance to give yourself over to new challenges and adventures."
Sara Yogev, A Couple's Guide to Happy Retirement: For Better or for Worse . . . But Not for Lunch
Positive Attitude   |  


A thriving "New Beginning" can be and should be a time for amazing engagement, growth, connections, contributions and increased possibilities.
Lee M. Brower
Possibilities   |  


"Some may also feel that excellent health is essential. No doubt excellent health is an important asset. Nonetheless, many retirees with health problems are still able to enjoy their leisure time and life in general."
Ernie J. Zelinski, The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked
Health   |  


"As your life changes, it takes time to recalibrate, to find your values again. You might also find that retirement is the time when you stretch out and find your potential."
Sid Miramontes, Retirement: Your New Beginning
Change   |  


Sit back and relax and do the things you never got a chance to do. Julie Hebert
"Sit back and relax and do the things you never got a chance to do."
Julie Hebert, Retirement Wishes
Relax   |  


"Maybe the word 'retirement' makes you think of old age, boredom and laziness, but I'd rather have you try think of it as freedom to do what you want, freedom to be as active as you'd like, and even freedom to work the job that you like - to be in a place where money doesn't dictate your choices."
Rex Dalen, Early Retirement: How To Get There On An Average Salary
Motivation   |  


"Retired workers can now expect to live much longer than they did in earlier generations. In 1900, the average length of retirement was just one year, and it was usually accompanied by physical debility and decline."
Margaret Hovanec, Redefining Retirement
Inspirational Sayings   |  


"I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy."
Danny McGoorty
Funny   |  


"Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it, and, how you want to do it."
Catherine Pulsifer
Positive   |  


"For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things."
John Sharp Williams
Kindness   |  


Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy a rest that's overdue. Take pleasure in the finer things that are awaiting you. Judith Wibberley
"Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy a rest that's overdue. Take pleasure in the finer things that are awaiting you."
Judith Wibberley
Hope   |  


"The old notion of retirement is dead. It is no longer a day in the distant future when, on reaching your sixty-fifth birthday, you hang up your suit and never return to the office again."
Martin Bamford, How to Retire 10 Years Early: Your Plan for Less Work and More Life
Birthday   |  


"Retire the word 'retirement' from your vocabulary. Look it up: it means to 'withdraw' or 'retreat.' Words can shape reality, and it's time for this one to go. Doesn't 'renaissance' or 'graduation' or 'transition' better describe your postcareer life?
Marika Stone, Too Young to Retire: An Off-The Road Map to the Rest of Your Life
The Secret of Success   |  


"Retire from work, but not from life."
M. K. Soni
Each Life Is A Journey   |  


"Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning."
Catherine Pulsifer
New Beginnings   |  


"Working people have alot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work."
Clarence Darrow
Attitude   |  


"RETIREMENT - now life begins."
Catherine Pulsifer
Words of Encouragement   |  


Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked. Catherine Pulsifer
"Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked."
Catherine Pulsifer
Time   |  


"There is not a single healthy retired person I know who does not still work to one extent or another - even if he or she does not need the money, including me! Why? Because even if you don't need the money, you still need the work!"
Wallace R.Curiel, THRIFTCRAFT - How to Work Less, Live More, and Retire at Any Age Sooner Than You Ever Dreamed Possible!
Wealth   |  


"The idea of retirement both excites and terrifies people. After decades of working full-time, visions of throwing out the alarm clock for good are certainly provocative."
Belinda Tucker, Creative and Cheap Retirement Lifestyle Options
Fear   |  


"There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working."
Robert Half
Regret   |  


"You know that retirement is coming. It isn't as though it just shows up one day and takes you by surprise, so you need to get ready for it."
Batya Shevich, Warren Buffett: To Be Rich And Successful Is Easy!
Success   |  


"Living frugally now however, can help you start your very own retirement plan for the future."
Ricky Gomez, Frugal Living
Future   |  


"Think of retirement as the opposite but equally unhealthy extreme on the other side of being in a perpetual state of high stress and anxiety. Just as it's not healthy to overwork yourself, it's also not healthy to not work at all."
Linda Westwood, Healthy Habits Vol 3
Stress   |  


Congratulations on making it over the all the hurdles and reaching that wonderful time of life where you get to do whatever you want. Stella Rheingold
"Congratulations on making it over the all the hurdles and reaching that wonderful time of life where you get to do whatever you want."
Stella Rheingold, 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement
Accomplishment   |  


"About one-third of men and 12 percent of women who retire from their breadwinning occupation return to work within six months. Some by choice, others by default."
Ronald J. Manheimer, Ph.D.
Choices   |  


"Are you ready to retire? Only one person can answer that question - YOU! Please don't leave that important decision to your spouse, your co-workers, or your family it is your choice when to retire and how to travel down that retirement path."
Wendy S. Fisher, Retirement Planning: Ready to UN-Retire?
Decision   |  


"Make a plan of how your future is going to look like. Make a smart investment portfolio so that you won't have to worry about your retirement."
John McQuilkin, Insecurity
Worry   |  


"There is so much talk about pension funds depleting and people living longer, however, putting monies away for retirement is still a good investment."
Eunice Tawney, Getting out of Debt
Good   |  


"A retirement community is best for retirees who are still able to pursue an active life."
Kathy Bishopson, Caring for Elderly Parents: A Son or Daughter's Guide to Taking Care of Elderly Parents
Life   |  


The joys of retirement can be enjoyed here and now. You can pursue your passions, live your dreams and enjoy life while you are still working. Rand Bennett
"The joys of retirement can be enjoyed here and now. You can pursue your passions, live your dreams and enjoy life while you are still working."
Rand Bennett, Take a Mini-Retirement
Joy   |  


"For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater personal freedom."
Robert Delamontagne
Thoughts on Personal Development   |  


retire "Establishing new schedules and routines is a great way to make the transition into retirement easier and help seniors find a new path forward."
Samantha Westwood, Rise and Shine!
Top 10 Quotes on Retirement   |  


"Our western European thought of retirement and pension has to be broken against all odds. Because it is a false myth that happiness comes from 65 years 'retires'."
Ben Friedland, How to age cool
Happiness   |  


"Please remember that retirement is a different way of life, with new challenges and opportunities. You need to adapt and adjust to this new lifestyle, and that takes time, effort, and creativity."
Rick Steiner Ph.D., Retirement: Different by Design: Six Building Blocks Fundamentally Changing How Life After Work is Viewed, Planned For, and Lived
Challenge   |  


"Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials -much to live on and much to live for."
Author Unknown
Purpose   |  


All who retire discover that Time (with a capital T) can be both friend and foe. Steven D. Price
"All who retire discover that Time (with a capital T) can be both friend and foe. Your week as well as your life revolved around the job for many decades."
Steven D. Price, How to Survive Retirement: Reinventing Yourself for the Life You?ve Always Wanted
Friend   |  


"When you 'retire,' you're on your own. No longer is most of your life ahead. You don't have forever to fulfill promises. But there's also good news: Now, going forward, can be the most important part of your life, when it all comes together - your experience, wisdom, and successes."
Michael Jeans
Positive Thinking   |  


"'Retirement' is a concept that is in transition. It no longer reflects what people are experiencing or means what it used to, but it has yet to be redefined."
Roberta K. Taylor, The Couple's Retirement Puzzle
Inspirational Thoughts   |  


"You can compare a person's retirement partly to that of an automobile's or any other device. There comes a time when you have to slow down or completely stop doing what you've been doing for the past 20 or 30 years and take a well-deserved break."
Adrian J.Williams, Retirement: The Ultimate Retirement Planning Guide!
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


"Retirement is still a perfectly good word, but we need to rein in its usage now that its original meaning is no longer all that relevant because people are living longer, healthier, more active lives."
Mike Drak, Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You
Top Ten Retirement Quotes   |  


"Retirement security is often compared to a three-legged stool supported by Social Security, employer-provided pension funds, and private savings."
Sander Levin

Thought for the Day   |  

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