25 Retirement Quotes-Many wish their retirement could start immediately regardless of age. Hoping that you are totally set mentally, financially and physically when that time comes. Individuals wish they can bask in the sun or take those luxurious cruises to various parts of the world after putting in years of hard work. But the notion of retirement has generating much interest. There are those who believe this process slows you down. After years of working hard the change in the body’s daily routine can lead to a total shut down. Research has shown the best bet as it relates to retirement is to stay active. There are so many things that have been said about retirement. The quotes below are a few of the most mentally stimulating.
25 Retirement Quotes
“Retirement: a brand new beginning! How wonderful!” M.I.A.
“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” Vince Lombardi
“The role of a retired person is no longer to possess one.” Simone de Beauvoir
“Retirement: statutory senility.” Emmett O’Donnell, Jr.
“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” Abe Lemons
“In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential.” Mason Cooley
“I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather.” Javier Perez de Cuellar
“Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.” Seneca the Younger
“A short retirement urges a sweet return.” John Milton
“Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.” Malcolm Forbes
“You can’t put off being young until you retire.” Philip Larkin
“Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.” Ernest Hemingway
“Gainfully unemployed, very proud of it, too.” Charles Baxter
“Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance.” Mason Cooley
“A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job.” Ella Harris
“A man can’t retire his experience.” Bernard Baruch
“To enjoy a long, comfortable retirement, save more today.” Suze Orman
“I just don’t like people taking debt into retirement.” Michelle Singletary
“God has a plan for your retirement.” Billy Graham
“Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn’t take any practice.” Will Harvey
“To retire is the beginning of death.” Pablo Casals
“I need to retire from retirement.” Sandra Day O’Connor
“Once I retire, I’m retiring. I’m done.” Michael Phelps
“To fear retirement is to fear life.” Ernie J Zelinski
“Retirement is the beginning of life, not the end.” Ernie J Zelinski
The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income-George Foreman
This once world champion boxer seems to be somewhat of a sage. For many, retirement is about that needed rest and a time to cease that daily active that once brought the bread home. However Mr. Foreman believes that you should build those stacks. Let the money decide when you retire.
Even if you have retired from one job you may being doing something else that brings in money and not relying on a retirement plan. George aptly demonstrates this. He was once a boxer and has retired from the sport but he is still a business man. He is making money with his George Foreman Grills and other business ventures. Probably he has not made the retirement income.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give-Winston Churchill
Former British prime minister, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill made a very powerful quote here. If you are to give fully to your lives’ enterprises then you will truly make a life. Give quality time, effort and in general your all, to whatever you do and your life will be fulfilled. You will not be working daily hoping retirement comes quickly. As you bask in retirement your life will feel satisfied.
Choose a work that you love and you won’t have to work another day-Confucius
Often individuals choose those jobs that they think will provide the big pay day. Very few people pursue areas that they really like. Working only for a dollar quite regularly makes the job appear to be a laborious task. The great Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher. He believed that individuals should work in areas doing things they love. In doing so, your work then becomes a passion and it is not just another dollar provider. When actual retirement comes it would not appear as if you worked a day.