Interesting Retirement Quotes
For A Farewell Or Retirement 

From Famous People
That Are Worth Quoting

Retirement Quotes can serve many purposes in a Farewell or Retirement Speech, whether you are delivering a speech to someone leaving or you are leaving and are responding to a speech.  Here you will find retirement quotes to use on both of these occasions and for all situations, eg in business retirement from a job, or from a volunteer role, or even not leaving, but from a position held for a few years.

A persuasive speaker saying a few words to a colleague who is retiring not only is satisfying for the retiree, but ensures everyone leaves in a happy frame of mind and also, most important, knowing a little more about their colleague.

Here you will find a growing list of quotes about retirement, some funny retirement quotes and even some quotes for specific vocations, for example retirement quotes for teachers.

Adding a quote to your presentation will strengthen and support your message and your persuasive speech. 

Remember to integrate the quotes into the speech outline when you are preparing your speech so that it flows well in your speech as you give it.

Today retirement means many things to many people, but one theme starting to come through is that we are all quite active in retirement, seeking out all sorts of adventures and also volunteer work.  I hope to reflect these new expectations as I grow this list of retirement quotes.

There are quotes in here that I have used when farewelling a colleague and a couple I have used when changing roles. I really hope that you find a quote in here that is just right for you.

Here we go. 

Retirement Quotes

Quotes about Retirement can serve many purposes in a Retirement Speech, whether you are delivering a speech to someone leaving or if you are responding to a speech.  Here you will find retirement quotes to use on both of these occasions and for all situations, eg in business retirement from a job, or from a volunteer role.

A persuasive speaker saying a few words to a colleague who is retiring not only is satisfying for the retiree, but ensures everyone leaves in a happy frame of mind and also, most important, knowing a little more about their colleague.

Here you will find a growing list of quotes about retirement, some funny retirement quotes and even some quotes for specific vocations, for example retirement quotes for teachers.

Adding a quote to your presentation will strengthen and support your message and your persuasive speech.  Remember to integrate the quotes into the flow of your speech and into the outline <link to PSN Speech Outline> when you are preparing your speech.

Today retirement means many things to many people, but one theme starting to come through is that we are all quite active in retirement, seeking out all sorts of adventures and also volunteer work.  I hope to reflect these new expectations as I grow this list of retirement quotes.

There are quotes in here that I have used when farewelling a colleague and a couple I have used when changing roles. I really hope that you find a quote in here that is just right for you.

Here we go.

Have fun with these Quotes

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift.  That is why I call it the present.

 ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to celebrate.   

 ~ Oprah Winfrey


It is important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.  

 ~ Anonymous


I’d hate to die with a good liver, good kidneys and a good brain.  When I die I want everything knackered.

 ~ Hamish Imlach


I know one should never say never, but I hope I’ll get off the beach before the tide goes out.

 ~ Terry Wogan commenting on retirement


If you give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer, it just seems longer.

 ~ Clement Freud


The ageing process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

 ~ Doug Larson


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.  
~ Les Brown


If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.

 ~ Edgar Howe


Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

 ~ Saint Augustine


I Feel Young at Heart

Old age is always 15 years older than I am.

 ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes


I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.  

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


Age is just a number. It's totally irrelevant unless of course, you happen to be a bottle of wines.

 ~ Joan Collins


If asked her age.  A woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity.

 ~ Helena Rubinstein


Commenting on how young he/she looks. There are people whose watch stops at a certain hour and who remain permanently at that age.

~ Charles Sainte-Beuve


In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

~ Albert Camus


Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.

~ Cora Armstrong


I don't want to retire. I'm not that good at crossword puzzles.

~ Norman Mailer


The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

~ Lucille Ball


Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.

~ Fred Astaire


I Am Now Older and Wiser

When you tell me I'm too old to do something, I attempt it immediately.

~ Pablo Picasso


The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

~ Niccola Machiavelli



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