Retirement Quotes and Sayings

I retired early for health reasons – my company was sick of me and I was sick of them.

For those of you who don’t know what to do after retirement, the answer is simple: whatever you want.

Submitted by: Hiram on May 26, 2010

It doesn’t take age to retire, it takes money.

Submitted by: steve on April 26, 2010

Life begins at retirement.

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

The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.

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 M. Nixon


The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
– Helen Hayes

Retirement: a brand new beginning! How wonderful!

Submitted by: Mia on December 2, 2011

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

Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.
– Jonathan Clements

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it.
– Bernard M. Baruch

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

A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
Ernest Hemingway


To retire is to begin to die.
– Pablo Casals

He who laughs last at the boss’s jokes probably isn’t far from retirement.

I’m retired – goodbye tension, hello pension.

Retirement is when the living is easy and the payments are hard.

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

The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.

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

Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
Gene Perret

Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.

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


A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell ‘em to get a life.
– Larry Laser

I’m now as free as the breeze – with roughly the same income.
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

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

When you see some people work you wonder what they’ll do in retirement.

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