68 Retirement Quotes and Sayings
Let these retirement quotes and sayings 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."
Quote of the Day |
"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
"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
I have fulfilled my dreams and aspirations in competitive skating, and it is now time to move on to new challenges and opportunities.
Patrick Chan, Three-time Olympic medalist
"Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living."
Danielle Duckery, Words For The Occasion: Sentiments and Well Wishes
"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 Ten Retirement Quotes
"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
The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the
joy of life; to experience daily the freedom to invest one's life-long knowledge
for the betterment of others; and, to allocate time to pursuits that only
received, in years of working, a fleeting moment.
... retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the
path to greater personal freedom.
Mark Evan Chimsky, 65 Things To Do When You Retire
Once the mindless myths associated with aging are dispelled,
people of traditional retirement age must learn to identify the purpose
they can pursue with a passion.
Helen L. Harkness
Appreciation Poems |
"The first step to a thriving unretirement is to begin by asking
yourself what it is you want to be doing."
Chris Farrell, Unretirement
"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."
"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
"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."
"Voluntary early retirement gives you a chance to pursue new areas of study
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
Others will keep working because the "gold" in our so-called
doesn't have to come from watching sunsets.
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Sit back and relax and do the things you never got a chance to do."
Julie Hebert, Retirement Wishes
"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
"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
Margaret Hovanec, Redefining Retirement
"I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy."
Funny Inspirational Quotes
Just because you are getting older and have retired doesn't mean that you should have
less confidence in your abilities. Think about the experience and knowledge that you have
gained by all the years you have worked!
Theodore W. Higginsworth
"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."
"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
"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
"For retirement brings repose, and repose allows
a kindly judgment of all things."
John Sharp Williams
"Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy a rest that's overdue. Take pleasure
in the finer things that are awaiting you."
"Retire from work, but not from life."
M. K. Soni
"Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning."
"Working people have alot of bad habits,
but the worst of these is work."
"RETIREMENT - now life begins."
Words of Encouragement
"Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to
do when you worked."
A thriving "New Beginning" can be and should be a time for amazing
engagement, growth, connections, contributions and increased possibilities.
Lee M. Brower
"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
"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
"There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working."
"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!
"Living frugally now however, can help you start your very own
retirement plan for the future."
Ricky Gomez, Frugal Living
No person, at any age, needs to remain on an
uninspiring level of accomplishment.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today
"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
Poems about Life
"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.
"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?
"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
"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
... retirement is not an end, but rather a new beginning, an opportunity
for growth, creativity, and the discovery of one's authentic self.
I started soon after I retired... Having more free time and fewer things
I have to do, I have more time to think about items of importance
that I touched on fleetingly in my working life.
Robert Warren Cromey, Joy Years: My Retirement Memoir
A time of retirement is the realization that pleasure comes from
doing what I enjoy, while meaning comes from doing what is important
to me. My purpose in retirement
completely shifts to that which is meaningful to others
while partaking in what provides satisfaction provides its reward.
Theordore W. Higgingsworth
Helping Others |
"A retirement community is best for retirees who are still able
to pursue an active life."
Kathy Bishopson, Caring for Elderly Parents
"Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials -much to live on
and much to live for."
"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
"For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which
becomes the path to greater personal freedom."
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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
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 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
"Retirement security is often compared to a three-legged stool
supported by Social Security, employer-provided pension funds,
and private savings."
Thought for the Day
To save yourself from the anguish and uncertainty that comes with
the thought of retirement, you need to take a step back and define
what your retirement actually means to you.
Joe Allen, Retirement: A No Fluff, Step-by-Step Guide
Retirement does not mean that you are all through. It means that you
have experienced a big break-through to a new freedom,
with the time to do the things you've always wanted to do.
Good Day Quotes
I don't hear a lot of so-called experts talk about dreaming as part of a
healthy retirement plan. Maybe that's why when most people hear the
word retirement they usually feel a sense of dread and despair.
The vision of people 50+ spending their retirement years gardening,
golfing, and lounging on the beach is out. Meaningful work is in.
Kerry Hannon, Great Jobs for Everyone 50 +
Top Ten Work Quotes
Perhaps it is a great idea for religious leaders to retire at fifty and
spend their senior years mentoring younger men and women.
Perhaps there are reasons for this strange, isolated reference to retirement,
since people in Bible times rarely lived to what we call "old age."
They did, however, work until they died.
R. Paul Stevens, Aging Matters: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life
Today we are living longer and retiring earlier, allowing us twenty-five or
more years to pursue lifelong goals and passions. Rather than fading
into the sunset, we have time to rediscover our personal uniqueness,
deepen relationships, and question the mysteries of life.
Douglas Fletcher, Life After Full Time Work: Redefining Retirement
Many people count down
the days to their retirement. Generally, retirement is seen as a privilege,
a luxury even...Retirement is often a more moderate transition,
with ups and downs, and pros and cons, just as with other life transitions.
Pauline Johnson-Zielonka PhD, Retirement Life Plan