The most appropriate retirement congratulations words depend on the context of the retirement and the job. Examples include "Congratulations on a job well done" or "May your retirement be as successful as your career." It's also possible to say "Congratulations on a legendary career, and enjoy a well-deserved retirement."
Examples of quotes and retirement congratulations notes can be found on websites such as QuoteGarden.com, RetirementMessages.com and Thank-you-notes.com. The website Thank-you-note-examples-and-tips.com also provides examples of how to write retirement congratulations statements.
The office culture, industry or length of association with someone affect the choice of retirement congratulations. Some types of retirement notes or sayings may be well-suited for specific interests. Light-hearted or thoughtful phrases are appropriate when praising someone about retirement.