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Welcome to retirement quotations - you will find a selection of short quotes & sayings that we hope you will find helpful for your retirement occasion.

When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch. ~ R.C. Sheriff

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Play golf in retirement
Retirement gives you time to play with your grandchildren

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

Funny Retirement Quotes

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

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

Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

A retired husband is often a wife's full time job. ~ Ella Harris

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off ~ Abe Lemons

Retirement Quotations

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~ Charles Dickens

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. ~ Calvin Coolidge

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they cannot find them, make them. ~ George Bernard Shaw

No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him.
Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself
. ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. ~ Mother Teresa

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

There are so many other interesting ways to spend your time. I feel like early retirement is a gift, but it's such an incredible gift. It's a gift I need to use. ~ Martha Felt-Bardon

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them. ~ Louis Armstrong

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