"Life Begins at Retirement"

Retirement Quotes can be very useful as both an "attention getter" and to build a thought around. On this page are the best that I could find. They should give you some ideas for a speech.


"Retire from work, but not from life." M.K. Soni

"The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income." George Foreman

"The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off." Abe Lemons

"He who laughs last at the boss's jokes isn't far from retirement." Unknown 

"I'm retired — goodbye tension, hello pension!" Unknown

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

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"Retirement: That's when you return from work one day and say: Hi, Honey, I"m home - forever." Gene Perret

"Life begins at retirement." Unknown

"God's retirement plan is out of this world." Unknown

"Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it." Gene Perret

"Retirement, a time to enjoy life! A time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, how you want to do it." Catherine Pulsifer ________________________________________________________________

"You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely." Ogden Nash

"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"You have to put off being young until you can retire." Unknown

"A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job." Ella Harris

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

More Retirement Party Quotes

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

"Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals." Douglas MacArthur

"Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did." Robert Benchley

“The concept of freedom is never truly realized until one settles into retirement mode.” A. Major

"When you retire, you switch bosses - from the one who hired you to the one who married you." Gene Perret

"It is better to live rich than to die rich." Samuel Johnson

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." John Barrymore

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"People ask me what I'd most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday. I tell them, a paternity suit." George Burns

“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

"I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap." Bob Hope     

“Retirement, a time to enjoy life! A time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, how you want to do it.” Catherine Pulsifer

"The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things." Susan Miller

"I've been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They're called naps."Merri Brownworth

"Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow." Douglas Pagels


There are many more retirement quotes on the internet. Type in "retirement quotes" and search for one that suits your needs. I'm sure you will find it. After an exhaustive search these were my favorites.

Usually a quote is good way to open a speech. Have them available during speech preparation. Consider using one as a closing.


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