The Golden Years: Quotes About Retirement

Whether You Want to Chill or Find a New Career, This Is for You

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Ah, retirement. It's been called the golden years for the freedom it brings from the daily grind and heavy responsibilities of your job. It's also a major adjustment to a new era of life when you must transition from your familiar adult identity to something a bit different. Maybe you just want to chill: feel the breeze, smell the flowers, hear the birds and do what you want when you want. Maybe you want a second career that's less stressful and more fulfilling. This new era is often the beginning of a journey of self-discovery. So go ahead and rediscover yourself and this all-new experience. 

Quotes About Retirement

Malcolm Forbes
"Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did."

Bill Watterson
"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."

Gene Perret
"Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache ... unless you play golf."

"I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day."

George Foreman
"The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income."

Merri Brownworth
"I've been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They're called naps."

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."

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."

Harry Emerson Fosdick
"Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to."

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

Groucho Marx
"There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit … retire!"

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

R .C. Sherriff 
"When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch."

Mason Cooley
"Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance."

Bill Chavanne
"Stay busy [when you retire]. If you are going to sit on the couch and watch TV, you are going to die."

Charles de Saint-Evremond
"Nothing is more usual than the sight of old people who yearn for retirement -- and nothing is so rare than those who have retired and do not regret it."

Richard Armour
"Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not."

W. Gifford Jones
Never retire. Michelangelo was carving the Rondanini just before he died at 89. Verdi finished his opera "Falstaff" at 80.

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

Ernest Hemingway
"Retirement is the ugliest word in the language."

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