Meaningful Quotes about Retirement
Retirement is when every day is Saturday - goodbye tension, hello pension!
How much they err who, to their interest blind, slight the calm peace which from retirement flows!—Mrs. Tighe.
Don't act your age [in retirement]. Act like the inner young person you have always been.
— J. A. West
One of the problems of retirement is that it gives you more time to read about the problems of retirement.
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick
O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
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!
Depart from the highway, and transplant thyself in some enclosed ground; for it is hard for a tree that stands by the wayside to keep her fruit till it be ripe.—St. Chrysostom.
As I approve of a youth, that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man, that has something of the youth.—Cicero.
Exert your talents and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.—Dr. Johnson.
The statesman, lawyer, merchant, man of trade
Pants for the refuge of some rural shade,
Where all his long anxieties forgot
Amid the charms of a sequester'd spot,
Or recollected only to gild o'er
And add a smile to what was sweet before,
He may possess the joys he thinks he sees,
Lay his old age upon the lap of ease,
Improve the remnant of his wasted span.
And having lived a trifler, die a man.
But what, it may be asked, are the requisites for a life of retirement? A man may be weary of the toils and torments of business, and yet quite unfit for the tranquil retreat. Without literature, friendship, and religion, retirement is in most cases found to be a dead, flat level, a barren waste, and a blank. Neither the body nor the soul can enjoy health and life in a vacuum.—Rusticus.
Early Rising.The difference between rising at five and seven o'clock in the morning, for the space of forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to ten additional years to a man's life.—Doddridge.
You and I are now nearly in middle age, and have not yet become soured and shrivelled with the wear and tear of life. Let us pray to be delivered from that condition where life and nature have no fresh, sweet sensations for us.—James A. Garfield.
The record of life runs thus: Man creeps into childhood,—bounds into youth,—sobers into manhood,—softens into age,—totters into second childhood, and slumbers into the cradle prepared for him. - Henry Giles.