Retirement Verses And Sayings


Retirement Verses And Sayings

Here are some retirement verses, quotes and sayings. Some are inspiring, while others are funny.

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

Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
You’ve played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your fill:
Walk sober off; before a sprightlier age
Comes tittering on, and shoves you from the stage:
Leave such to trifle with more grace and ease,
Whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please.”
Alexander Pope

“Come, my friends,
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved the earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Our boss, our good friend,
Best wishes, we’d like to extend.
Time to retire, has finally arrived,
Chronic complaining, you have survived.

Working with you was simply a pleasure,
Our growing friendship, we’ll always treasure.
So many things you did that were great,
You were honest; your talk was real straight.

Each day, you dealt with the pressure,
Learn to relax, your days shall be fresher.
Now it’s time to simply enjoy,
No more worries, who to employ.”
– Anita Poems

“In retirement there’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
– Bill Watterson

“Most people perform essentially meaningless work. When they retire that truth is borne upon them.”
– Brendan Francis

“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rain fall soft upon your field
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”
– Celtic Blessing

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

“Happy retirement days are here at last.
The days of toil and stress are long past.
I worked almost all my life so that I can play.
Do I want to go back to work?
Absolutely, no way!”
– Dave Erhard

“Here’s to Mark
A great guy to whom we say goodbye.
We will miss his charm and presence … no one has to ask why.
We will miss his creativity, his humor, and his smile.
But we are sure that Mark will use these traits to make his retirement worthwhile!”
– Dave Erhard

“Bill Hagen, work is now past you
Allow me these words to say
You are now free as a bird,
Today is your retirement day.”
– Dave Erhard

“Retirement is the time of your life
for you to be
all that you planned to be.
To live life for the moment
to live happy, wild, and free.”
– Dave Erhard

“Goodbye to work, you are on a high — you don’t have to ask why!
You now gladly say adieu to your working life — goodbye to toil and strife.
Tomorrow, when morning comes at noon, you will lie in bed and look up at the ceiling.
There will be no one there to give you orders or more work — what a great feeling.

As the noon sun shines through your window, you will hear a dog bark and the noise of someone’s feet.
It’s the letter carrier, poor working soul, delivering your mail, you can hear him in the street.
Within you will come a warming glow — your new life will have just begun.
This is the day that you have looked forward to — knowing that all your work has been done.

Shortly, you will arise, get dressed, relax — there’s still time left in the day for much merry-making.
You will make the most of it — knowing that most of your friends are at work stressed and mentally aching.
Will there be any reason to feel any stress or guilt at this time of your life?
Only when you forget to wake up early and make breakfast for your poor working wife.”
– Dave Erhard

“A milestone has come and now you can leave,

(No more working from nine until five),

To live out your dreams and do as you please.

Not needing this job to survive.

You can sleep until noon: stay up until dawn,

No need to ‘be here’ or ‘be there’,

Not needing this job to survive.

Go out on the town and really get down,

Or relax in your old underwear.

Whatever you do, it’s all up to you,

the time is now yours; go enjoy it.

Take time for yourself and kick up your heels,

The world’s at your feet; go explore it.

This is not a “goodbye”, it’s a “see you next time”,

And I wish you God’s blessings each day,

May you always be happy and never regret.

this day as you go on your way.”
– David Ronald

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

“So many worlds,
So much to see and do,
So little seen
and done by others,
means many more things
to be seen and done
by extraordinary you.”
– Ernie Zelinski

“Age [along with retirement] appears to be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
– Francis Bacon

“When you get to retirement, you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married you.”
– Gene Perret

“Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf.”
– Gene Perret

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

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

“A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Retire? I’m going to stay in show business until I’m the only one left.”
– George Burns

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

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

“O, blest retirement! Friend to life’s decline -
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these,
A youth of labor with an age of ease!”
– Goldsmith

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

“The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself.”
– H. L. Mencken

“Age is opportunity no less,
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away,
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Enjoy the Spring of Love and Youth,
To some good angel leave the rest;
For Time will teach thee soon the truth,
There are no birds in last year’s nest!”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“May you always have work
for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold
always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright
on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain
to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend
always be near you.
And may God fill your heart
with gladness to cheer you. ”
Irish Blessing

“An elegant sufficiency, content,
Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books,
Ease and alternate labour, useful life,
Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!”
– James Thomson

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all
the friends I want to see.”
– John Burrough

“Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own;
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today.”
– John Dryden

“No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.”
– John Greenleaf Whittier

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