25 Retirement Quotes You Desperately Need to Read

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If there's one thing almost everyone looks forward to in life, it's their retirement.

After you've spent most of your life hard at work, there comes a point when it's finally time to relax. No matter how you spend your retired years, they're definitely worth the wait.

These exciting quotes will help you either look forward to or reflect on your own retirement. For some, it's a time to feel young again and do all of the things you missed out on when you were busy working. For others, it's all about spending time at home with your loved ones. Either way, enjoy your retirement to the fullest by reading through these retirement quotes now!

Worthwhile Retirement Quotes

  • "The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off." -Abe Lemons

  • "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

  • "Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money." -Jonathan Clements

  • "It is better to live rich than to die rich." -Samuel Johnson

  • "Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." -Will Rogers

  • "Something pretty… that's just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don't worry about it." -Jeanne Moreau

  • "A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job." -Ella Harris

  • "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." -Vince Lombardi

Noteworthy Retirement Quotes

  • "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." -Mark Twain

  • "There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age." -Sophia Loren

  • "You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing." -George Bernard Shaw

  • "Living each day as if it were your last doesn't mean your last day of retirement on a remote island. It means to live fully, authentically, and spontaneously with nothing being held back." -Jack Canfield

  • "Fear no more the heat o' the sun, nor the furious winter’s rages. Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages." -William Shakespeare

  • "Retirement's the most wonderful thing. I get to enjoy all the things I never stopped to notice on the way up. After an extraordinary life, it's time to enjoy my retirement." -Patrick Macnee

  • "I found out retirement means playing golf, or I don't know what the hell it means. But to me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing." -Dick Van Dyke

  • "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

Exciting Quotes About Retirement

  • "A thriving new beginning can be and should be a time for amazing engagement, growth, connections, contributions, and amazing possibilities." *-Lee M. Brower

  • "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

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

  • "Working people have a lot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work." -Clarence Darrow

  • "Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese." -Gene Perret

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

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

  • "Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." -Fred Rogers

  • "Don't act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been." -J.A. West

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