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64 Most Inspiring Quotes on Retirement (MEANING)

Top 10 Most Famous Retirement Quotes

“The ultimate lesson is that there is no immunity, no matter our age or the size of our retirement account, from going through constant cycles of integration and disintegration in which we are humbled and hopefully set to rights with the world again.”

David Whyte
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. - Abigail Adams
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. – Abigail Adams
I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself. - Walt Mossberg
I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself. – Walt Mossberg
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. - Dwight L. Moody
Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement. – Dwight L. Moody
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
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

“I plainly felt that, had God given me such a retirement with the companion I desired, I should have forgotten the work for which I was born and have set up my rest in this world.”

John Wesley
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. - Will Rogers
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. – Will Rogers
Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.
Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.
People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me. - Helen Hayes
People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me. – Helen Hayes
Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else. - Fred Rogers
Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else. – Fred Rogers

15 Inspirational Retirement Quotes

For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom. - Robert Delamontague
For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom. – Robert Delamontague
Retire from your job, but never retire your mind.
Retire from your job, but never retire your mind.
Retirement isn't the end of the road, but just a turn in the road.
Retirement isn’t the end of the road, but just a turn in the road.
Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living. - Danielle Duckery
Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living. – Danielle Duckery
Age is just a number, but retirement is one of the greatest gifts to mankind.
Age is just a number, but retirement is one of the greatest gifts to mankind.
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
You have to put off being young until you can retire.
You have to put off being young until you can retire.
In retirement, every day is Boss Day, and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.
In retirement, every day is Boss Day, and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.
Don't act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been. - J. A. West
Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been. – J. A. West
Retirement is the only time in your life when time no longer equals money.
Retirement is the only time in your life when time no longer equals money.
To me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing. - Dick Van Dyke
To me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing. – Dick Van Dyke
Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice. - Dianne Nahirny
Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice. – Dianne Nahirny
There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. - Bill Waterson
There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. – Bill Waterson
The best part about being retired is never having to request time off.
The best part about being retired is never having to request time off.
Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials much to live on and much to live for.
Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials: much to live on and much to live for.

2 Retirement Quotes on Financial Literacy

“Cash – in savings accounts, short-term CDs or money market deposits – is great for an emergency fund. But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing power of your money.”

Suze Orman

“Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.”

Ron Lewis

8 Retirement Quotes To Ponder

“It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.”

Barack Obama
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch. - R.C. Sheriff
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch. – R.C. Sheriff
A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell 'em to get a life. - Larry Laser
A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell ’em to get a life. – Larry Laser

“I wanted to have more time to play and reflect, but I find retirement more stressful than having a nice, steady job because I have to make decisions about where I want to be.”

Walter Cronkite
I'm not just retiring from the company; I'm also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron. - Hartman Jule
I’m not just retiring from the company; I’m also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron. – Hartman Jule
My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum security prison in Hawaii. - Julius Sharpe
My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum security prison in Hawaii. – Julius Sharpe
There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working. - Robert Half
There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working. – Robert Half
Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. - Ambrose Bierce
Convent – a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. – Ambrose Bierce

20 Funny Retirement Quotes

“Well, I didn’t grow up with that word ‘retirement’ as part of my consciousness. I didn’t grow up with professionals that retired. I thought retiring was when you are tired and go to bed.”

Ruby Dee
Retirement It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese. - Gene Perret
Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese. – Gene Perret
A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job. - Ella Harris
A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job. – Ella Harris
The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. - George Burns
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. – George Burns
I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day. - Gene Perret
I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day. – Gene Perret
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. - Abe Lemons
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. – Abe Lemons
Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren't going to get rid of me that way. - Betty White
Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way. – Betty White
My father calls acting 'a state of permanent retirement with short spurts of work.' - Chris Pine
My father calls acting ‘a state of permanent retirement with short spurts of work.’ – Chris Pine
We spend our lives on the run we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work—and then we retire. And what do they give us A bloody clock! - Dave Allen
We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work—and then we retire. And what do they give us? A bloody clock! – Dave Allen
Retirement That's when you return from work one day and say, 'Hi, Honey, I'm home—forever.' - Gene Perret
Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, ‘Hi, Honey, I’m home—forever.’ – Gene Perret
He who laughs last at the boss's jokes probably isn't far from retirement.
He who laughs last at the boss’s jokes probably isn’t far from retirement.
Retirement No job, no stress, no pay!
Retirement: No job, no stress, no pay!
My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law. - Jerry Seinfeld
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law. – Jerry Seinfeld
Retirement When you stop lying about your age and start lying around the house.
Retirement: When you stop lying about your age and start lying around the house.
Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. - Gene Perret
Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. – Gene Perret
Say goodbye to tension and hello to your pension.
Say goodbye to tension and hello to your pension.
I need to retire from retirement. - Sandra Day O'Connor
I need to retire from retirement. – Sandra Day O’Connor
I find the biggest trouble with having nothing to do is you can't tell when you are done.
I find the biggest trouble with having nothing to do is you can’t tell when you are done.
Retirement World's longest coffee break.
Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.

9 Retirement Quotes for Teachers

Cheers and tears, high fives and cries – this is the crazy roller coaster ride of emotions that we're going through, will bid farewell to an awesome teacher like you. Goodbye.
Cheers and tears, high fives and cries – this is the crazy roller coaster ride of emotions that we’re going through, will bid farewell to an awesome teacher like you. Goodbye.
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. - Karl Menninger
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. – Karl Menninger
A teacher affects eternity he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Brooks Adams
A teacher affects eternity he can never tell where his influence stops. – Henry Brooks Adams
The vacancy you'll leave behind may be filled. But in our hearts, you're simply irreplaceable.
The vacancy you’ll leave behind may be filled. But in our hearts, you’re simply irreplaceable.
The Teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. - Khalil Gibran
The Teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. – Khalil Gibran
Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.
Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.
Education is what survives when what has been learned is forgotten. - BF Skinner
Education is what survives when what has been learned is forgotten. – BF Skinner
You encouraged me with your words full of hope and support.
You encouraged me with your words full of hope and support.
I thank destiny for sending such an awesome teacher my way. Farewell.
I thank destiny for sending such an awesome teacher my way. Farewell.

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