Some funny sayings for retirement are, "The money is no better in retirement but the hours are," "Retirement is the time to give advice to others, even though you never followed it yourself," and "Retirement is the company's way of saying it has no more use for an old bum like you." Humorous quips for retirees typically deal with free time, aging, benefits, spending money and leisure pursuits.
Some famous wits contributed one-liners about the ups and downs of retirement. Groucho Marx said, "There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit...retire!" Ella Harris made the cutting remark, "A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job."
Since retirement, by definition, is the end of a life of toil, many witticisms deal with work itself. Examples of these types of quotes include this quote from Abe Lemons: "The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off."
Retirees often have to learn to get by on a fixed income, and many choose to laugh at their reduced incomes. Some sayings to help retirees gain perspective on money are, "Goodbye tension, hello pension!" and this observation by the humor writer Gene Perret: "It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese."