72 Best Retirement Quotes and Sayings and Wishes

Let these retirement quotes and sayings be ones that you share with the new retiree. Also find retirement wishes to send congrats! Retiring from work can be one of the best times of a person's life.


Best Retirement Quotes

    Retirement is a blank sheet of paper.

  1. Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.
    Patrick Foley, Winning at Retirement



  2. "Retirement gives you the time literally to recreate yourself through a sport, game, or hobby that you always wanted to try or that you haven't done in years."
    Steven D. Price, How to Survive Retirement



  3. Retirement is a new beginning, and that means closing the book on one chapter in order to begin the next.
    Sid Miramontes, Retirement: Your New Beginning



  4. Retirement ....do what you want to do, when you want to do it!

  5. "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



  6. "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



  7. Retirement is .... a time to experience a fulfilling life derived from
 many enjoyable and rewarding activities. Ernie J. Zelinski

  8. "Retirement is .... a time to experience a fulfilling life derived from many enjoyable and rewarding activities."
    Ernie J. Zelinski, The Joy of Not Working



  9. "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



  10. " . . . there is an exciting world of possibilities out there that very few of us get the chance to explore during our working lives, but retirement is that time!"
    Stella Rheingold, 101 Fun Things to do in Retirement



  11. .. retiring from your primary career is not merely an act of ending, but, more opportunistically and relevant, an act of commencement and of the promise of a meaningful future.
    Alan Spector, After the Cheering Stops



  12. Retirement is not a life without purpose; it is the on-going purpose that provides meaningfullless.
    Robert Rivers



  13. ... retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the
 path to greater personal freedom. Mark Evan Chimsky

  14. ... 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



  15. "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



  16. After all those years of seriously doing what you had to do to make a living and raise a family, now you can be a clown, work at Disneyland helping Mickey Mouse, build new homes for Habitat for Humanity, or just be lazy in scenic surroundings.
    Jaimie Hall Bruzenak, Retire to an RV



  17. I am not retired...I'm way too busy for that...I'm still volunteering my time to wonderful programs and projects. I'm still trying to make a difference in this world.
    Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement



  18. Voluntary early retirement gives you a chance to pursue new areas of study .... Ernie Zelinski

  19. "Voluntary early retirement gives you a chance to pursue new areas of study.... 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



  20. What does retirement mean now that there are so many opportunities for learning, for caring, for serving? We can redefine aging."
    Rachel Cowan, Wise Aging



  21. "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



  22. 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



  23. "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



  24. The idea of retirement both excites and terrifies people.  Belinda Tucker

  25. "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



  26. "For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater personal freedom."
    Robert Delamontagne



  27. "In my opinion, a successful retirement takes place when you no longer need to work for money. Rather, the work you do is motivated by higher-level goals and purposes, not income generation."
    Rand Bennett, Retire Early



  28. ... I firmly believe that the period of life that many still call retirement, which may easily include working, has the potential to be the most treasured time in your life.
    Julia Valentine, Joy Compass: How to Make Your Retirement the Treasure of Your Life


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    Famous Retirement Quotes

  30. "People can't do anything about growing old because it's one of the most natural things in the world, but one thing you can control, though, is how you'll live your life once you're old enough to retire."
    Adrian J.Williams, Retirement: The Ultimate Retirement Planning Guide!



  31. No person, at any age, needs to remain on an 
uninspiring level of accomplishment.  Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

  32. No person, at any age, needs to remain on an uninspiring level of accomplishment.
    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today



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



  34. The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the 
joy of life ... Byron Pulsifer

  35. 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.
    Byron Pulsifer



  36. To some of us, retirement gives us time to follow our dreams.
    Shirley Mitchell, Radiant After 70



  37. 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

  38. "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



  39. Retire from your job but never from meaningful projects.
    Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit



  40. .... retirement is not an end, but rather a new beginning .... George McHenry

  41. ... retirement is not an end, but rather a new beginning, an opportunity for growth, creativity, and the discovery of one's authentic self.
    George McHenry



  42. As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.
    Earl Nightingale



  43. "Retirement is one of those consequential changes in life, it offers us a unique opportunity to start over, to move beyond the past and to once again live forward."
    Rick Steiner Ph.D., Retirement: Different by Design



  44. "Retiring just so you can do nothing is no way to live life and so from now on, the word retirement will be replaced with the word, graduation."
    Mike Finley, Graduation!: Retirement Can Be the Best Time in Your Life



  45. ... believe that your greatest contribution is always ahead of you. You might retire from a job, but never retire from making contributions. Indeed, life is about contribution, not accumulation.
    Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement



  46. Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.
    Bernard Baruch


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    Retirement Sayings

  48. "RETIREMENT - now life begins."
    Catherine Pulsifer



  49. The first step to a thriving unretirement is to begin by asking yourself what it is you want to be doing. Chris Farrell

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



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



  52. You can't retire from being great!

  53. You can't retire from being great!
    Author Unknown



  54. Retirement an amazing opportunity to find new adventure, to climb new mountain and to enjoy a life you once only dreamed of!



  55. Retirement is a time to enjoy what you have been working so hard for.
    Author Unknown



  56. The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things.
    Susan Miller



  57. "With retirement, however, comes a great chunk of free time."
    Steven D. Price, How to Survive Retirement



  58. Retired and inspired to do the things you want to do.



  59. There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it "retirement." I call it "bliss."
    Betty Sullivan



  60. "Retirement is not about 'finding' ourselves - or losing ourselves in electronic distractions - but about creating a new life for ourselves and those around us.
    Rick Steiner Ph.D., Retirement: Different by Design



  61. My formula for a treasured retirement is simple: plan, design, enjoy.
    Julia Valentine, Joy Compass



  62. t can take as long as three years to completely adjust to your retirement. Be patient and know that a new life is awakening within you.
    Mark Evan Chimsky, 65 Things To Do When You Retire



  63. "There are so many other interesting ways to spend your time. I feel like early retirement is a gift, but it's such an incredible gift. It's a gift I need to use."
    Martha Felt-Bardon



  64. "It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man."
    Professor Scott Elledge



  65. "The literal definition of 'retire' is to withdraw, to go away, to retreat. If we were to choose a word today for what life looks like when we hit the so-called retirement age, what is the likelihood we would select 'retirement'?"
    Lee M. Brower



  66. "Retirement as we know it today did not exist prior to the industrialization of various Western democracies."
    Mike Drak, Victory Lap Retirement



  67. "If you believe that achievement ends with retirement, you will slowly fade away. First of all, keeping the mind active is one way to prolong your life and to enjoy life to its fullest for as long as possible."
    Byron Pulsifer, End Of Achievement



  68. .... having a purpose in life is so important in Japanese culture that our idea of retirement simply doesn’t exist there.
    Hector García; Francesc Miralles, Ikigai


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    Retirement Wishes

  1. We have had many good times, and now as you retire you will make new memories. Enjoy every day and don't forget us!, unfortuanately we will be here for awhile!
    Kate Summers



  2. Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living. Danielle Duckery

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



  4. Retirement life is different because there is no set routine. You are able to let the day unfold as it should. Enjoy, be happy and live each day.
    Suzanne Steel



  5. As you embark on the exciting journey into retirement, you will experience a transition that will be both thrilling and terrifying. Olivia Greenwell

  6. "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



  7. We celebrate with you and thank you for the smiles and the memories. We know God has more for you to do, so as you retire we can't wait to see the continuing difference you make in people's lives.



  8. Sit back and relax and do the things you never got a chance to do. Julie Hebert

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



  10. R etire, now it is your time to:
    e xperience all that life has to offer,
    t ake time to smell the roses,
    i nvestigate your hobbies,
    r evitalize your dreams, and,
    e mbark on a new way of life!
    Catherine Pulsifer



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

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



  13. You have made a positive difference in our lives and you will be missed more than you realize. Happy Retirement!



  14. "Retire from work, but not from life."
    M. K. Soni



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

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



  17. We appreciate all your efforts and support. You have been a blessing in our lives. Wishing you the happiest of retirements!



  18. May your hours of reminiscence be filled with days of good cheer and weeks of pleasant memories.
    Author Unknown



  19. Congratulations on making it over all the hurdles and reaching that wonderful time of life where you get to do whatever you want. Stella Rheingold

  20. "Congratulations on making it over 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



  21. Those long hours in the office, every extra hour after the long shifts, every sacrifice, and all the hopes you held onto for so long should now be reminisced in a relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoyable retirement.
    Adrian J.Williams, Retirement



  22. "May you always have work for your hands to do.
    May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
    May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
    May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
    May the hand of a friend always be near you.
    And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."
    Irish Blessing



  23. "It won't be the same around here without you. For you brightened every day. You will be missed but we wish you lots of happiness."
    Julie Hebert


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