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."
"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