Retirement Quotes

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

Gene Perret

When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.

Louis Armstrong

For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.

John Sharp Williams

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty five I still had pimples.

George Burns

Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.

Gene Perret

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.

Simone de Beauvoir

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.


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

Ella Harris

A gold watch is the most appropriate gift for retirement, as its recipients have given up so many of their golden hours in a lifetime of service.

Harry Mahtar

Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself.

Hartman Jule

Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.

Abigail Charleson

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

Gene Perret

I was a stock broker once. I think there is an absolute place for market investments. But they should never be the basis of one's retirement. They should be an additional piece on top of a basic, secure, guaranteed retirement benefit.

Barbara Levy Boxer
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