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!


  1. "Planning to retire? Before you do find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do."
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  2. "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
    Inspirational Quotes



  3. "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



  4. 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
    Sports



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



  7. "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



  8. "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
    Encouraging Poems



  9. 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
    Knowledge



  10. ... 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
    Growth



  11. 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
    Learning   |  



  12. The first step to a thriving unretirement is to begin by asking yourself what it is you want to be doing. Chris Farrell
  13. "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



  14. 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
    Happy



  15. "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
    Inspirational Poems



  16. "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



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



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



  20. "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
    Positive Attitude



  21. As you embark on the exciting journey into retirement, you will experience a transition that will be both thrilling and terrifying. Olivia Greenwell
  22. "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
    Experience



  23. "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
    Health



  24. "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
    Potential   |  



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



  27. "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
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  28. "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



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



  30. 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
    Confidence



  31. Retirement ....do what you want to do, when you want to do it!
  32. "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



  33. "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
    Birthday



  34. "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
    Inspirational Stories



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



  45. "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



  46. The idea of retirement both excites and terrifies people.  Belinda Tucker
  47. "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



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



  49. "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



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



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



  52. 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
  53. "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



  54. "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



  55. "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



  56. "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
    Smart  |    



  57. "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



  58. .... retirement is not an end, but rather a new beginning .... George McHenry
  59. ... 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
    Being Yourself



  60. 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
    Motivational Poems



  61. 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
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  62. "A retirement community is best for retirees who are still able to pursue an active life." Kathy Bishopson, Caring for Elderly Parents
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  63. "Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials -much to live on and much to live for." Author Unknown
    Purpose



  64. 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
  65. "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



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



  67. "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



  68. "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
    Challenge



  69. All who retire discover that Time (with a capital T) can be both friend and foe. Steven D. Price
  70. "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
    Friend



  71. "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



  72. "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



  73. 'Retirement is a concept that is in transition.... Roberta K. Taylor
  74. "'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



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



  76. 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
    Vision



  77. Retirement does not mean that you are all through.
  78. 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. Wilfred Peterson
    Good Day Quotes



  79. 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. Dave Ramsey
    Dream



  80. 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



  81. 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
    Age



  82. Rather than fading into the sunset, we have time . . .
  83. 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
    Goals



  84. 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
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