RETIREMENT QUOTES

quotations about retirement

Retirement quote

Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure.

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I want to take retirement rather than feel as if it's taking me unawares. Maybe even seize it joyously. But at least behold it without looking back so longingly that I turn into a pillar of regret.

CARL H. KLAUS, Taking Retirement

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Retirement, it seems, is the final fling. The love boat, the trip-around-the-world.

CARL H. KLAUS, Taking Retirement

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I never understood retirement. What is the attraction of retirement? I go down there to Florida and look around and I said, my God, who wants this? Not me.

ANDY ROONEY, Larry King Live, June 5, 2002

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

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To fear retirement is to fear life.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

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Retirement is not a static event, fixed in time with a gold watch to mark it. Rather retirement -- if that is even the right word -- is a multidirectional process that can take many years.

ALICE RADOSH, Women Confronting Retirement

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Having purpose and vision during retirement is one of the most important determinants of mental, social, spiritual, and physical well-being in later life.

HAROLD G. KOENIG, Purpose and Power in Retirement

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Men and women approaching retirement age should be recycled for public service work, and their companies should foot the bill. We can no longer afford to scrap-pile people.

MAGGIE KUHN, Ms. Magazine, July 1973

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People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach "retirement" age seem very admirable to me.

HELEN HAYES, My Life in Three Acts

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There is no fixed or ideal pattern to respond to the circumstances of retirement. Each solution is a personal one and can be endlessly modified to suit your wishes and desires. That's the fun of it.

ROBERT KELLEY, The Complete Guide to a Creative Retirement

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What people miss most in the early months of retirement is structure. Their daily routine has suddenly disappeared and they feel adrift.

ROBERT KELLEY, The Complete Guide to a Creative Retirement

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Avoid retirement playgrounds like poison, because that's exactly what they are.

LINDA GOODMAN, Linda Goodman's Star Signs

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In the wealthy nations of the world we face nothing less than a thorough redefinition of retirement. To be sure, people will continue to retire from their jobs. But ... retirement will no longer be the twilight of life, focused on rest, recreation, and recuperation; it will now be a time in which people will marshal their experience and intelligence to create entirely new lives for themselves.

PETER SCHWARTZ, Inevitable Surprises

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We need a sexier term for retirement. It doesn't fit anymore.

MITCH ANTHONY, The New Retirementality

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Retirement is the is the last opportunity for individuals to reinvent themselves, let go of the past, and find peace and happiness within.

ERNIE J. ZELINSKI, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

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The difficulty of retirement planning is its parameters -- an undetermined amount of money, to last an unknown length of time, in a highly volatile financial environment including fluctuations in the stock market, the cost of living, medical care, taxes, and Social Security.

ELLIE WILLIAMS, All About Retirement Funds

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Retirement can and will be a glorious time in your life. You'll love the freedom and ability to try new things. It's a new phase of life; a chance to be a beginner again.

RICHARD CARLSON, The Don't Sweat Guide to Retirement

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In retirement, the passage of time seems accelerated. Nothing warns us of its flight. It is a wave which never murmurs, because there is no obstacle to its flow.

MADAME SWETCHINE, "Airelles", The Writings of Madame Swetchine

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Retirement from business is a mistake in those who have not occupation to retire to, as well as from.

ELIZA COOK, Diamond Dust

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