Best Quotes About Retirement Quotations
Vote List
15 votes 13 voters 14,181 views more info

Best Quotes About Retirement

List Criteria: Must be a famous or well-known quote. If a quote is cut off you can hover over the text to see the full quote.

A list of the best retirement quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous retirement quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic retirement quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about retirement?" and "What are inspirational retirement quotes?"

This list includes notable retirement quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest retirement quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite retirement sayings get to the bottom of the list.
</> Rerank List
  1. 1
    Up 8
    Down 0

    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 More
  2. 2
    Up 1
    Down 0

    new! When some fellers decide to retire nobody knows the difference.

    Kin Hubbard More
  3. 3
    Up 1
    Down 0

    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?

  4. 4
    Up 1
    Down 0
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe More
  5. 5
    Up 1
    Down 0

    Love prefers twilight to daylight.

  6. 6
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.

    Malcolm Muggeridge More
  7. 7
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  8. 8
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  9. 9
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

    William Shakespeare More
  10. 10
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  11. 11
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  12. 12
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  13. 13
    Up 0
    Down 0

    A short retirement urges a sweet return.

    John Milton More
  14. 14
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.

    Margaret Mead More
  15. 15
    Up 0
    Down 0

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

    George Burns More
  16. 16
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known.

  17. 17
    Up 0
    Down 0

    The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work.

    G. K. Chesterton More
  18. 18
    Up 0
    Down 0
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe More
  19. 19
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  20. 20
    Up 0
    Down 0

    Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.

    Ernest Hemingway More
  21. 21
    Up 0
    Down 0

    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 More
  22. 22
    Up 0
    Down 1

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

  23. 23
    Up 0
    Down 1

    A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.

  24. 24
    Up 0
    Down 1

    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 More
  25. 25 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
BE THE FIRST TO ADD AN ITEM

items 1 - 24 of 24

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists