100+ Retirement Quotes Which Are Inspirational And Funny

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Retirement should have three things – happiness, health, and wealth. You’ve spent the major part of your life in making money by working hard in your career. It is possible that you may have chosen your passion as your job, but after all, now is the time to seek out new opportunities. Here are retirement quotes that you can share with your coworker, friend or family member who is going to be retired soon.

Now is the time to find new passions that leave you feeling fulfilled even without a paycheck. Challenge your body and mind with new and exciting activities and create stronger bonds with the people around you.

Funny Retirement Quotes

Make the farewell of retiring person fun with these funny retirement quotes. These funny quotes for retirement will surely make you laugh and will bring a smile on your face.

Funny Retirement Quotes

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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

“What do you call a person who is happy on Monday? Retired.” — Unknown

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

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

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

“In your retirement years never drink coffee at lunch; it will keep you aware in the afternoon.” — Unknown

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

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

“I can’t wait to retire so I can get up at 6 o’clock in the morning and go drive around really slow and make everybody late for work.” — Unknown

“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” — Kellie Elmore

“When a man retires, his wife gets twice as much husband for half as much money.” — Chi Chi Rodriguez

“Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.” — Jonathan Clements

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

“Instead of saving for someone else’s college education, I’m currently saving for a luxury retirement community replete with golf carts and handsome young male nurses who love butterscotch.” — Jen Kirkman

“I have never liked working. To me, a job is an invasion of privacy.” — Unknown

“As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.” — Robert Benchley

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” — Doug Larson

“I found out retirement means playing golf, or I don’t know what the hell it means. But to me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.” — Dick Van Dyke

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” — Sophia Loren

“It is better to live rich than to die rich.” — Samuel Johnson

“Retirement: No Job, No Stress, No Pay!” — Unknown

“Retire from work, but not from life.” — M.K. Soni

“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

“Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” -Arthur E. Morgan

Short Retirement Quotes

Retirement is a time to enjoy yourself, and experience what life has to offer outside of the office. Give the retiree an inspiration and make him or her feel special with these short retirement quotes.

Short Retirement Quotes

“Retire from work, but not from life.” -M.K. Soni

“You can’t retire from being great.” — Unknown

“I’m retired – goodbye tension!” – Unknown

“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.” -George Foreman

“As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.” – Earl Nightingale

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

“The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.” – Unknown

“Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire.” – Margaret Mead

“Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

“If you start thinking about retirement in six months’ time, you’re already there.” – Brian O’Driscoll

“You can’t put off being young until you retire.” – Philip Larkin

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

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

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

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

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

“Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” – Unknown

“What do you call a person who is happy on a Monday? Retired.” – Unknown

“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” – Abe Lemons

“You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“Time spent in laughter when one is retired is well invested.” – Unknown

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

“There’s one thing I always wanted to do before I quit . . . . retire!” – Groucho Marx

“Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials — much to live on and much to live for.” – Unknown

Inspirational Retirement Quotes

You should not feel bad about your retirement. Be motivated and stay inspired with these inspirational retirement quotes. These quotes are motivating and will give you a boost for your upcoming retirement life.

Inspirational Retirement Quotes

“You know that retirement is coming. It isn’t as though it just shows up one day and takes you by surprise, so you need to get ready for it.” – Batya Shevich

“Something pretty…that’s just the surface. People worry so much about aging, but you look younger if you don’t worry about it.” – Jeanne Moreau

“Planning to retire? Before you do, find your hidden passion. Do the thing that you have always wanted to do.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy your children will not have declared you legally insane in order to gain control of your estate.” – Woody Allen

“Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.” – Bernard Baruch

“Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself.” – Hartman Jule

“Establishing new schedules and routines is a great way to make the transition into retirement easier and help seniors find a new path forward.” – Samantha Westwood

“Happy days are here, at last, the days of nine to five are passed, you’ve worked your life and paid your dues, now you can do just what you choose!” – Anon

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” – Sophia Loren

“I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.” – Voltaire

“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 still a perfectly good word, but we need to rein in its usage now that its original meaning is no longer all that relevant because people are living longer, healthier, more active lives.” – Mike Drak

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“People may live as much retired from the world as they like, but sooner or later they find themselves debtor or creditor to someone.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the joy of life; to experience daily the freedom to invest one’s life-long knowledge for the betterment of others; and, to allocate time to pursuits that only received, in years of working, a fleeting moment.” – Byron Pulsifer

“Planning to retire? Before you do, find your hidden passion. Do the thing that you have always wanted to do.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Living each day as if it were your last doesn’t mean your last day of retirement on a remote island. It means to live fully, authentically and spontaneously with nothing being held back.” – Jack Canfield

“Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it, and, how you want to do it.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell

“Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” – Arthur E. Morgan

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

“Fear no more the heat o the sun, nor the furious winter’s rages. Thou thy worldly task hast has done, home art is gone and taken thy wages.” – William Shakespeare

“Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” – William A. Ward

“Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.” – Simone De Beauvoir

“I have fulfilled my dreams and aspirations in competitive skating, and it is now time to move on to new challenges and opportunities.” – Patrick Chan

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – J. Lubbock

“Planning to retire? Before you do find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.” – Jonathan Clements

“Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” – William Shakespeare

“Retirement is supposed to be the great escape from the stresses inherent in most jobs, a time to experience a fulfilling life derived from many enjoyable and rewarding activities.” – Ernie J. Zelinski

Happy Retirement Quotes

If your coworker, friend or family member is going to be retired in the near future, then this is the time to share these happy retirement quotes with your loved one.

Happy retirement wishes! Wishing you all the best in your new retired life.

Think about it, now you never have to ask for a day off again. Happy Retirement!

All the best for an amazing retirement! Enjoy your new chapter in life, where you become your own boss.

As one chapter ends, another begins, welcome to your new-found freedom!

When someone as wonderful as you finally get to retire it makes my heart melt! Congrats and all the best to your relaxing years ahead!

Are you ready for that golf trip you were always telling me about? Enjoy your golf retirement!

You will always be remembered for your accomplishments. Thank you for your years of hard work and dedication to our team, and congrats on your retirement!

You will be deeply missed! You are truly a one in million people that can never be replaced! Enjoy your retirement!

Now that you’re retired you can do all the things you enjoy. Have a happy retirement!

Retirement is the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. Let’s hope the next chapter of your life is as good or better as your previous one! Congratulations!

Now that you are retired, what are you going to do with all of that free time? I could fill up your Tuesdays with coffee and gossip? What do you say? Enjoy yourself out there!

Enjoy the fruits of your hard labor. Here’s to wishing you a relaxing and wonderful retirement.

You’ve worked your entire life for this day, you deserve it, and all the best for a happy retirement!

You are an amazing co-worker, I will never forget all the little tips and tricks you taught me along the way. You are an inspiration to us all. Congrats on your well-deserved retirement days.

Thank you for being an amazing example for me and our team. Your dedication and hard work are really inspiring! I will never forget you for that! Enjoy your retirement!

You have made us and the company better, and for that we thank you. Enjoy your retirement!

Thank you for always challenging us to become the best at what we do. Congrats on your retirement!

Now that you’re retired, you get to spend every day with your wife. I’m sure you can’t wait to get your green thumb dirty again! Enjoy it.

All of the wonderful things you’ve done for us will not be forgotten. Congrats on the fruits of your hard labor!

Leave your past behind and embrace your new future. Work it over, retirement is here! Let’s go!

Retirement is all about embracing your future and leaving the past behind. Enjoy the years ahead!

Are you seriously retiring already? It seems like you just started yesterday. You will be deeply missed, my friend!

Best wishes on your early retirement. Enjoy the new opportunities to do fun and wonderful things just for you.

Thank you for inspiring us all to do our absolute best. You are a very motivating and pleasant person to work with. You will not be forgotten after you retire!

Thank you for always motivating us to do our best. We wish you an amazing retirement with years of enjoyment to come!

You are a true friend! Our years of work together have shown me that you can love your work if you love the people you work with. Thank you for proving that to me! Happy Retirement!

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