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“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” – Unknown. Here are 45 Best Retirement Quotes.

Retirement Quotes

1. “Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.” – Patrick Foley

2. “Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been.”– J. A. West

3. “Retirement, a perfect time to do what you want to, when you want to, where you want to do it, and, exactly how you want to do it.” – Catherine Pulsifer

4. “As your life changes, it takes time to recalibrate, to find your values again. You might also find that retirement is the time when you stretch out and find your potential.” – Sid Miramontes

5. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi

6. “Time spent in laughter when one is retired is well invested.” – Unknown

7. “Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials — much to live on and much to live for.”
– Unknown

8. “Happy days are here at last, the days of nine to five are past, you’ve worked your life and paid your dues, now you can do just what you choose!” – Unknown

9. “For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom.” – Robert Delamontague

10. “Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living.” – Unknown

11. “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

12. “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

Retirement Quotes

13. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”– Fred Rogers

14. “Retirement is when having a good time is your only job.” – Unknown

15. “There’s one thing I always wanted to do before I quit… retire!” – Groucho Marx

16. “You can retire, but you can’t retire from being great!” – Unknown

17. “When you ‘retire,’ you’re on your own. No longer is most of your life ahead. You don’t have forever to fulfill promises. But there’s also good news: Now, going forward, can be the most important part of your life, when it all comes together – your experience, wisdom, and successes.” ~ Michael Jeans

18. “For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.”– John Sharp Williams

19. “Retire the word ‘retirement’ from your vocabulary. Look it up: it means to ‘withdraw’ or ‘retreat.’ Words can shape reality, and it’s time for this one to go. Doesn’t ‘renaissance’ or ‘graduation’ or ‘transition’ better describe your post-career life?” – Marika Stone

20. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – J. Lubbock

21. “Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked.”– Catherine Pulsifer

22. “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

23. “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

Retirement Quotes

24. “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” – Will Rogers

25. “Don’t think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire.” – Samuel Johnson

26. “There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it retirement. I call it bliss.” – Betty Sullivan

27. “The challenge to retirement is spending more time without spending more money.” – Unknown

28. “Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.” – Abigail Charleson

29. “Don’t just retire from something; have something you retire to.” – Unknown

30. “You have to put off being young until you can retire.” – Unknown

31. “Retirement is a time to enjoy what you have been working so hard for.” – Unknown

32. “You can’t retire from being great!” – Unknown

33. “RETIREMENT – now life begins.” – Catherine Pulsifer

34. “In retirement it’s not the years in your life. It’s the life in your years.” – Unknown

Retirement Quotes

35. “Retire from work, but not from life.” – M.K. Soni

36. “Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

37. “Retirement brings the ball to your court, where you make the rules.” – Unknown

38. “Life starts at retirement.” – Unknown

39. “Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice.” – Dianne Nahirny

40. “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Waterson, Calvin & Hobbes

41. “Retiring from work does not mean retiring from life! It is just the beginning not the end!” – Unknown

42. “The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things.” – Susan Miller

43. “Retirement is when you start working at living and quit living at work.” – Unknown

44. “Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living.” – Danielle Duckery

45. “What do you call someone who’s happy on Mondays? Retired!” – Unknown


Best Retirement Quotes

1.
“Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.”– Gene Perret
2.
“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
3.
“Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.” – Unknown

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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