51 Inspirational Retirement Quotes For The Next Phase of Your Life

Retirement is a time to DO and EXPERIENCE things you have always wanted… (and probably which you should have done in your prime days!). Hey, no regrets… there is still time.
Here are some of the most inspirational retirement quotes to brighten up the next phase of your life…

51 Inspirational Retirement Quotes

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You have to put off being young until you can retire. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

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

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 (Tweet this)

Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought first tired of working, then tired of not. ~ Richard Armour (Tweet this)

A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job. ~ Ella Harris (Tweet this)

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. ~ George Burns (Tweet this)

The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. ~ Abe Lemons (Tweet this)

When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income. ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez (Tweet this)

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Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living. ~ Danielle Duckery (Tweet this)

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 (Tweet this)

For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things. ~  John Sharp Williams (Tweet this)

Retire from work, but not from life. ~  M.K. Soni (Tweet this)

Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning.” ~  Catherine Pulsifer (Tweet this)

There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working. ~  Robert Half (Tweet this)

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 (Tweet this)

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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 (Tweet this)

The key to retirement is to find joy in the Small-Small things. ~ Susan Miller (Tweet this)

It doesn’t take ages to retire, it takes money. ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Retirement is World’s longest Tea break ever. ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Your best retirement plan for retiring happy and prosperous so don’t be a burden on others. ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Retirement isn’t a goal, it’s a sentence.” ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren’t going to get rid of me that way. ~  Betty White (Tweet this)

Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

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. ~  Terri Guillemets (Tweet this)

Just what you wanted! She is all your’s and the time as well!

Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, Hi, Honey, I’m home—forever. ~ Gene Perret (Tweet this)

But I’m really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake. ~  Derek Landy (Tweet this)

Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick (Tweet this)

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Retirement is a stage where an employer discards an employee that he cannot exploit further. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana. (Tweet this)

Retirement marks the end of working for someone else and the beginning of living for yourself. ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Retired Life is seven-day weekends. ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway. ~ Unknown (Tweet this)

Retirement is when the living is easy, and the payments are hard. ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things. ~  Susan Miller (Tweet this)

If we wait until retirement to enjoy ourselves, there may not be enough of ourselves to enjoy it. ~  Mike Hammar (Tweet this)

The concept of freedom is never truly realized until one settles into retirement mode. ~  A. Major (Tweet this)

Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it. ~  Abigail Charleson (Tweet this)

Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. ~  Samuel Johnson (Tweet this)

Retirement is a work in progress. I try to figure out my day, and what I know about myself is that I need structure. ~  Pete Sampras (Tweet this)

Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance. ~  Mason Cooley (Tweet this)

If you want to retire happy, great health is important. The foundation for all happiness lies in health. Physical, mental, or spiritual health — you must use it or lose it! ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Planning not to retire is simply not a viable retirement strategy. ~  Catherine Collinson (Tweet this)

inspirational retirement quotes

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 (Tweet this)

Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grand kids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself. ~  Hartman Jule (Tweet this)

Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial. ~  Seneca (Tweet this)

To enjoy a long, comfortable retirement, save more today. ~  Suze Orman (Tweet this)

Retirement: Something arrived at in haste and lived at in leisure. ~  Dave Erhard (Tweet this)

Retirement is a way of saying I’m outta here, have fun working while I have a nice long vacation.~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Retirement is the age where we can live with your beloveds. Recollecting the beautiful moments, experiences and sharing it with your loved ones. Sharing knowledge.” ~  Anonymous (Tweet this)

Retirement is to leave office and to live at home with more appointments of extended family.” ~  Unknown (Tweet this)

Why just work and live for a happy retirement? Why not work and live for a happy life? ~ Jonathan Anthony Burkett (Tweet this)


Wisdom Times always believes in leading a purposeful life. So hope these ’51 Inspirational Retirement Quotes’ have given you ideas on how to make your life a purposeful one and worth remembering to your folks. Wisdom Times wishes you all the happiness and best for your retired life.

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