Retire from work, but not from life.

M.K. Soni


As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.
Earl Nightingale


Don’t wait for retirement to be happy and really start living. Invariably, people who try this find out that they have waited much too long. from Life’s Secret Guide to Happiness


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


Retirement: When you stop lying about your age and start lying around the house.
Unknown wise person


Never retire. Michelangelo was carving the Rondanini just before he died at eighty-nine. Verdi finished his opera Falstaff at eighty.
W. Gifford-Jones


Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous.  When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
George Burns


Retiree: Someone who knows it all and has way too much time on his hands to tell you.
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 is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
Gene Perret


Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Harry Emerson Fosdick


Stay busy [when you retire]. If you are going to sit on the couch and watch TV, you are going to die.
Bill Chavanne.

When is the right age to retire? When you dread going to work.
Mary Bright

Ahhh Retirement: Fishing Yesterday, Fishing Today, Fishing Tomorrow!

Never regret growing old; not everyone has that privilege.
Author Unknown


Save your money. You’re going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
Michael Caine

Planning to retire? Before you do find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do.
Catherine Pulsifer


Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire.
Margaret Mead


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

I’ve been attending lots of seminars in my retirement.  They’re called naps.
Merri Brownworth


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

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

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larson


I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end of their career.
Mike Hammar



Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949


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

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
Ernest Hemingway


Sometimes it’s hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment.
Terri Guillemets


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


Your best retirement plan for retiring happy and prosperous – don’t be a burden on others.
Ernie Zelinski


If we wait until retirement to enjoy ourselves, there may not be enough of ourselves to enjoy it.
Mike Hammar


Retire? I’m going to stay in show business until I’m the only one left.
George F. Burns


Age [along with retirement] appears 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


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain


Many people strive for personal freedom throughout their adult lives, and never attain it. First, they become imprisoned a good portion of their lives by their jobs. Then, after they leave the work force, they become imprisoned by retirement.
Ernie J. Zelinski


The longer you work, the more money you’ll have for retirement. But the longer you work, the less time you’ll have to enjoy that retirement.
Wall Street Journal

There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.
Robert Half


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


When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you’re still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired.
Author Unknown


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

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

Retirement takes all the meaning out of weekends.
Unknown wise person


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 means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf.
Gene Perret


Don’t play too much golf.  Two rounds a day are plenty.
Harry Vardon


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


There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

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


You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
Author Unknown

In my retirement I go for a short swim at least once or twice every day.  It’s either that or buy a new golf ball.
Gene Perret


I have retired, un-retired, and retired again all in the past 10 years.  I find the biggest trouble with having NOTHING to do is . . . you can’t tell when you are done.
Unknown wise person


Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
Malcolm Forbes


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


Enjoy every retirement day as if it was your last and one day you will be right about it.
Unknown wise person


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


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind … it doesn’t matter.
Mark Twain


To avoid getting old, welcome change. Keep busy. Keep interested. Keep optimistic.
Author Unknown


“Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.”
Louis Armstrong


Doing nothing is very hard to do… You never know when you’re finished.
Leslie Nielsen


“A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.”
Marty Allen


“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need if I die by 4 o’clock.”
Henny Youngman


“To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights or inside information. What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework.”
Warren Buffet


No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs back.
Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr


I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago. I shot my broker.
Groucho Marx


Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin

There are plenty of ways to get ahead. The first is so basic I’m almost embarrassed to say it: spend less than you earn.
Paul Clitheroe


I’m filthy stinking rich – well, two out of three ain’t bad.
Emo Philips


The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
Peter Ustinov

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He doesn’t expect to be paid back.
Author Unknown


It’s better to live rich than to die rich.
Henry David Thoreau.

More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.
Roger Babson


Definition: INTAXICATION…  Euphoria at getting a refund from the tax department, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.