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What are some good retirement quotes?

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Some good retirement quotes include, "The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off," attributed to Abe Lemons, and, "A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job," attributed to Ella Harris, as listed at NewRetirement.com. Another, attributed to Simone De Beauvoir, is, "Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on the scrap heap."

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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" is a more pragmatic retirement quote from Maggie Kuhn, as listed at NewRetirement.com.

Some other retirement quotes include:

  • "The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does." — Anonymous
  • "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
  • "Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire." — Margaret Mead
  • "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." — Vince Lombardi
  • "Retirement is the ugliest word in the language." — Ernest Hemingway
  • "When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income." — Chi Chi Rodriguez
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