Retirement Quotes And Sayings


Retirement Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collation of retirement quotes and sayings about retiring, retirement and retirees.

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

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.”
– Abigail Adams

“Convent – a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“I wish that my husband’s friends had left him where he is, happy and contented in retirement.”
– Anna Harrison

“Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement.”
– Annie Lennox

Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.”
– Anthony Burgess

“The Princess’s so-called ‘time and space speech’ at the end of ’93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it’s called her retirement from public life but we’ve seen in fact it’s nothing of the kind.”
– Anthony Holden

“When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you’re still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired”
– Author Unknown

“Retirement: When you quit working just before your heart does”
– Author Unknown

“It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.”
– Barack Obama

“I was a stock broker once. I think there is an absolute place for market investments. But they should never be the basis of one’s retirement. They should be an additional piece on top of a basic, secure, guaranteed retirement benefit.”
– Barbara Boxer

“Especially if you’re over 40, shortening the term of your loan to pay it off sooner could make you mortgage-free in retirement.”
– Barbara Corcoran

“Our seniors’ retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.”
– Barbara Mikulski

“When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors’ retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.”
– Barbara Mikulski

“Indeed, in general, healthy investment returns cannot be sustained in a weak economy, and of course it is difficult to save for retirement or other goals without the income from a job.”
– Ben Bernanke

“Maybe forced retirement isn’t necessary after all.”
– Ben Stiller

“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 M. Baruch

“I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”
– Bette Davis

“Personal savings accounts to me are one of the most powerful things, not necessarily in saving, solvency, or bankruptcy of the program, but in guaranteeing, the words I used a few minutes ago, a safe and secure retirement for our seniors.”
– Bill Frist

“Spending and tax cut decisions must be both fiscally responsible and fair to our working families. I believe that fiscal responsibility is the way to create prosperity for America and secure the retirement of America’s seniors.”
– Blanche Lincoln

“I think if we are actually going to accept our generation’s responsibility, that’s going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents.”
– Carol Moseley Braun

“For now I’m building up stories for the retirement home!”
– Carol Vorderman

“I’ve had moments where I realize my body isn’t going to withstand many more seasons, but I am very satisfied with my career and I am trying not to look at retirement as a sad thing.”
Cat Osterman

“I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.”
– Chaka Fattah

“Nothing is more usual than the sight of old people who yearn for retirement: and nothing is so rare than those who have retired and do not regret it”
– Charles de Saint-Evremond

“Since my retirement, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can’t afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.”
– Charles Kuralt

“When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.”
– Chi Chi Rodriguez

“One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits – a total of $3.8m on a $120,000 investment.”
– Chris Christie

“As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people – the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy.”
– Chris Van Hollen

“Specifically, I am concerned about the long-term condition of Social Security. I am committed to ensuring that current beneficiaries and those nearing retirement face no reduction in benefits, while preserving this vital program for future generations.”
– Cliff Stearns

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

“I’ve enjoyed my retirement.”
– Darrell Royal

“I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.”
– David Brainerd

“The rolling contract was designed to specifically take away some of that retirement talk and retirement issue.”
– David Gill

“We need to build on the success of Social Security by developing bold and innovative ways for Americans to build wealth and save for retirement. I believe we can work together in a bipartisan manner to accomplish these goals.”
– Debbie Stabenow

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