Retirement Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old retirement quotes, retirement sayings, and retirement proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.     

Gene Perret

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

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

The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things.     

Susan Miller

Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself.     

Hartman Jule

Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.     


Retirement: That's when you return from work one day and say, 'Hi, Honey, I'm home, forever.'     

Gene Perret

Retire from work, but not from life.     

M.K. Soni

To enjoy a long, comfortable retirement, save more today.     

Suze Orman

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.     

Malcolm Forbes

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

Author Unknown

Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning.     

Catherine Pulsifer

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

Abe Lemons

Retirement: Something arrived at in haste and lived at in leisure.     

Dave Erhard

If you start thinking about retirement in six months' time, you're already there.     

Brian O'Driscoll

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


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

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Life begins at retirement.     


The goal of retirement is to live off your assets-not on them.     

Frank Eberhart

Retirement from Job does not mean retirement from life! It is the beginning not an end!     

Ravi Samuel

Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it.     

Robert Brault

In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.     

Terri Guillemets

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

Gene Perret

I'm not just retiring from the company, I'm also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron.     

Hartman Jule

I never stopped doing anything [when I retired], I stopped getting paid for it.     

Bill Chavanne

Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.     

Abigail Charleson

In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential.     

Mason Cooley

Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance.     

Mason Cooley

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

Retirement . . . is when you stop living at work and begin working at living.