Retirement Quotes – 25 That Will Make You Smile

Retirement is a big deal for senior citizens. We are either looking forward to, planning for, or dealing with retirement. But, it can be stressful. Especially if you happen to be change adverse. As a public service, here are 25 senior citizen and retirement quotes to make you smile or at least let you know that you are not alone!

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

“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

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” — Mark Twain

“Aging is not “lost youth” but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan

“Anywhere is in walking distance if you have enough time.” – Annette Fraser Elliott

“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” – Bill Vaughan

“I live in that solitude, which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” – Albert Einstein

“I’m saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day. “- Terri Guillemets

“Live your life and forget your age.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“My retirement plan is to get thrown into a minimum-security prison in Hawaii.” — Julius Sharpe

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

“Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.” – Malcolm Forbes

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

“There is never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Waterson, Calvin & Hobbs

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” – Arthur Wing Pinero

“To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent – that is to triumph over old age.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

“When some people retire, it’s going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference. “ – Virginia Graham

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

Hopefully, you got a smile from one of the retirement quotes above. If you did, please comment below which one you liked. If you have a favorite senior citizen or retirement quote, please leave it in the comments below as well.

At least, that’s the way I see it.

Until next time…

Richard Elliott
The Senior Observer

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