Retirement Quotes for the Light Hearted

retirement quotesOh, the joys and woes of planning for retirement. It seems like sure a leisurely dream, yet we are so used to working and are steadfastly focused on what our money is doing for us now that some of us wait until the last working minute to begin thinking about our retirement days. However, there is good news ahead — no matter if you’re at the beginning of your career or near the end, you can always start somewhere! Our course, How to Have Financial Security and Live Debt-Free, is a wonderful place to start for anyone concerned about cleaning up their finances in preparation for retirement.

Leave it up to the following list of retirement quotes to sum up the trials and tribulations of what it means to retire. I’ve compiled list of varied quotes about retirement that will make you laugh, refocus, and jump-start your retirement planning today!

“But I’m really enjoying my retirement. I get to sleep in every day. I do crossword puzzles and eat cake.”
― Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

“I didn’t know that painters and writers retired. They’re like soldiers – they just fade away.”
― Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“He knew now that it was his own will to happiness which must make the next move. But if he was to do so, he realized that he must come to terms with time, that to have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.”
― Albert Camus, A Happy Death

“I wonder what the retirement age is in the novel business.
The day you die.”
― Yasunari Kawabata, Beauty and Sadness

How about working for yourself when you retire?

“A man approaching retirement called the retirement office to inquire about his pension. Afterward, he was asked if his wife worked. “She’s worked all her life making me happy”, he replied. “Yes sir, but has she earned money to receive her pension?” “When we got married we agreed on an arrangement”, he said. “I would earn the living, and she would make the living worthwhile”.

“Make the living worthwhile”…have we forgotten the very essence of that? Have we forgotten to live for someone else, that doing so IS what makes a living worthwhile?”
― Kelly Crawford

“Gainfully unemployed, very proud of it, too.”
― Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love

“You get old faster when you think about retirement.”
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“I often think about dogs when I think about work and retirement. There are many breeds of dog that just need to be working, and useful, or have a job of some kind, in order to be happy. Otherwise they are neurotically barking, scratching, or tearing up the sofa. A working dog needs to work. And I am a working dog.”
― Martha Sherrill

“It appears history is going to keep happening, despite our hopes for retirement.”
― Gregory Maguire, Out of Oz

“The goal of retirement is to live off your assets-not on them”
― Frank Eberhart

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“He had an answer to almost everything and he retired at an early age.”
― Dejan Stojanovic

“I feel that one of the most important lessons that can be learned is that what we “see” may be different than what is actually in front of us.”
― Mark Singer, The Changing Landscape Of Retirement – What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

“Every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome.”
― George Washington, George Washington’s Farewell Address

“Silver surfers … nah, that’s old hat. Retire a gold surfer with Cosmic Ordering.”
― Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful

“I believe that the biggest mistake that most people make when it comes to their retirement is they do not plan for it. They take the same route as Alice in the story from “Alice in Wonderland,” in which the cat tells Alice that surely she will get somewhere as long as she walks long enough. It may not be exactly where you wanted to get to, but you certainly get somewhere.”
― Mark Singer, The Changing Landscape Of Retirement – What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

“Learn the lessons of history. Don’t let how you feel about your tenure at your organization drive you to make poor investment decisions that could potentially derail a successful retirement.”
― Mark Singer, The Changing Landscape Of Retirement – What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

“(The subjects of What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life) “have convinced me that past failing can as easily prove preparatory as predictive. Age does not of itself limit on enable us. The choice is ours.”
― Bruce Frankel

“If employment really cared about employees, people wouldn’t have to work until retirement comes to their rescue.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Retirement from Job does not mean retirement from life! It is the beginning not an end!”
― Ravi Samuel

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“Grandchildren are their grandparents’ toys.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“As a subconscious attempt to add meaning or purpose to their life: The unemployed pray for a job; the retired pray for grandchildren.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I just got a world record. It has music from Europe, Asia, North America, all over the globe. Michael Phelps also has a world record, but you can’t dance to it like you can mine. And after we dance, we can make love like Michael Phelps makes retired people look oh so youthful and fit.”
― Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.

Enjoying your retirement is what’s most important.  To finally have the time and financial security to do whatever your heart pleases is the best kind of paradise, in my option! Start your retirement planning with Udemy today.