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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
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new! When some fellers decide to retire nobody knows the difference. Kin Hubbard
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Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?
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A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Love prefers twilight to daylight.
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Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time. Malcolm Muggeridge
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Learn to live well, or fairly make your will; you played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your fill: walk sober off; before a sprightlier age comes tittering on, and shoves you from the stage: leave such to trifle with more grace and ease, whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please. Alexander Pope
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Fear no more the heat o the sun, nor the furious winter's rages. Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages. William Shakespeare
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Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare
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I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten. George Bernard Shaw
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As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent. Anthony Trollope
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I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left. Voltaire
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A short retirement urges a sweet return. John Milton
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Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire. Margaret Mead
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Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. George Burns
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Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known.
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The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work. G. K. Chesterton
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We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown. Oliver Goldsmith
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Retirement is the ugliest word in the language. Ernest Hemingway
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Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark. Samuel Johnson
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The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
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A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.
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I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers. George Washington
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