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Retirement Sayings to Enjoy the Calm After Working for So Long

Retirement Sayings
Here are some apt retirement sayings that you can enjoy or use at a retirement party speech for a friend or colleague.
Quotabulary Staff
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
For some it means the bliss of doing nothing... To others it is having the freedom to do the things they love and have been putting off... To still others, retirement is a blank slate, akin to death.

Whichever group you belong to, here are some great sayings that you can savor, or use in a speech for a colleague or friend's retirement party.
Quotes on Retirement
Senior gentleman sitting on a bench and relaxing in park
I'm retired - goodbye tension, hello pension!
- Anonymous
» Retirement, when every day is Saturday!
- Anonymous

» Retirement: When you stop lying about your age and start lying around the house.
- Anonymous

» A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
- George Bernard Shaw
» Retirement to me does not mean nothing to do but the realization of the decisions I made in the past. That I made in my life.
- Jack Bowman

» There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit . . . retire!
- Groucho Marx

» I feel like early retirement is an incredible gift. It's a gift that everyone should give themselves.
- Anonymous
» Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known.
- Lord Chesterfield

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

» Heaven, that's my retirement plan.
- Anonymous
Portrait of senior woman with swimming hat and goggles on
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
» When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.
Richard Milhouse Nixon

» 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
» There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
- Muhammad Ali (on one of his retirement phases)

» Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials - much to live on and much to live for.
- Anonymous

» We have no porch, no rocking chair - and no time. My biggest need is a calendar because there are so many things to do. Now I encourage people to retire - the younger the better.
- Maurice Musholt
Man asleep in bed holding large alarm clock
No longer having to punch a time clock is my definition of retirement. That way I could do what I want - when I want - anytime I want.
- Brooky Brown
» Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
- Malcolm Forbes

» Age (and retirement) appear to be best in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- Francis Bacon

» As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
- Anthony Trollope
» There are so many other interesting ways to spend your time. I feel like early retirement is a gift, but it's such an incredible gift. It's a gift I need to use.
Martha Felt-Bardon

» The money's no better in retirement but the hours are!
Anonymous

» I'm now as free as the breeze - with roughly the same income.
Anonymous
Retirement is surely one of those times in life when you get a second chance to being free again, after student life got over. Make sure you make the most of your retirement days!