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Need some retirement card ideas for your co-worker? We’ve found several retirement sayings that will fit their personality. Being a Boomer, my friends are beginning to retire or at least thinking about it. Honestly, sleeping in past 5:30 am sounds heavenly. However, my alarm clock and I have several years before we can reach that point. The word “retirement” strikes a chord with all human beings. Some people can’t wait for that Social Security or pension check to land in their mailboxes as they can head straight to the lake or links. Others couldn’t imagine not working and will retire when they die. I, for one, happen to fall in the first category. While I love my job, I look forward to living life on my own time and having the freedom to travel with my husband, Kevin. Jean Chatzky sums it up for me: “Whether it's fly-fishing, taking your camper to the Everglades, or just traveling, everyone has got a little retirement dream.”

Inspirational Retirement Quotes

There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it “retirement.” I call it bliss. —Betty Sullivan

Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway. —Author Unknown

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. —Will Rogers

Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked. —Catherine Pulsifer

Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice. —Dianne Nahirny

Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else. —Fred Rogers

For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom. —Robert Delamontague

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. —Vince Lombardi

Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been. —J. A. West

Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living. —Danielle Duckery

You have to put off being young until you can retire. —Author Unknown

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Funny Retirement Quotes

The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. —Author Unknown

My father calls acting ‘a state of permanent retirement with short spurts of work.’ —Chris Pine

A retired husband is often a wife’s full-time job. —Ella Harris

Retirement: When you stop lying about your age and start lying around the house. —Author unknown

A lot of our friends complain about their retirement. We tell ’em to get a life. —Larry Laser

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

Working people have a lot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work. —Clarence Darrow

Retirement: No Job, No Stress, No Pay! —Author Unknown

I’m not just retiring from the company; I’m also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron. —Hartman Jule

Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. —Gene Perret

He who laughs last at the boss’s jokes probably isn’t far from retirement. —Author Unknown

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

I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy. —Danny McGoorty

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. —Bill Waterson, Calvin & Hobbes

My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law. —Jerry Seinfeld

I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day. —Gene Perret

We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work - and then we retire. And what do they give us? A bloody clock! —Dave Allen

Retirement: World’s longest coffee break. —Author Unknown

There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working. —Robert Half

When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. —Gail Sheehy

Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home—forever. —Gene Perret

When some people retire, it's going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference. —Virginia Graham

My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum security prison in Hawaii. —Julius Sharpe

Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese. —Gene Perret

Quotes for Those Who Won't Retire After Retirement

I find the biggest trouble with having NOTHING to do is you can’t tell when you are done. —Author Unknown

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. —George Burns

I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box. —Bette Davis

I need to retire from retirement. —Sandra Day O'Connor

I wanted to have more time to play and reflect, but I find retirement more stressful than having a nice, steady job because I have to make decisions about where I want to be. —Walter Cronkite

Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren't going to get rid of me that way. —Betty White

Choose a work that you love and you won’t have to work another day. —Confucius

Well, I didn't grow up with that word 'retirement' as part of my consciousness. I didn't grow up with professionals that retired. I thought retiring was when you are tired and go to bed. —Ruby Dee

People are always asking me when I'm going to retire. Why should I? I've got it two ways. I'm still making movies, and I'm a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price. —George Burns

I'm really in retirement. My career is over. I'm just playing now and having a great time. I like to keep busy, and I'm doing what's fun for me. —Dick Van Dyke

I'm always announcing my retirement. I'm still not retired. —Dick Van Dyke