An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection.


Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986, French novelist, essayist)


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


George Burns (1896-1996, American comedy actor)


To retire is to die.


Pablo Casals (1876-1973, Spanish cellist, conductor, composer)


Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known.


Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773, British statesman, author)


The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work.


Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British author)


I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather.


Javier Perez De Cuellar


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


George Foreman (1949-, American boxer)


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


George Foreman (1949-, American boxer)


A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown.


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)


When some people retire, it's going to be mighty hard to be able to tell the difference.


Virginia Graham


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 drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.


Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961, American writer)


Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don’t you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


Love prefers twilight to daylight.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


When some fellers decide to retire nobody knows the difference.


Kin Hubbard (1868-1930, American humorist, journalist)


Men and women approaching retirement age should be recycled for public service work, and their companies should foot the bill. We can no longer afford to scrap-pile people.


Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995, American civil rights activist, author)


Florida is Gods’ waiting room.


Glenn Le Grice


Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.


Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990, British broadcaster)


I have a lifetime appointment, and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.


Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993, American judge)


Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.


Margaret Mead (1901-1978, American anthropologist)


A short retirement urges a sweet return.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


Retirement: statutory senility.


Emmett O'Donnell


Eating's going to be a whole new ball game. I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers.


Lester Piggott


Learn to live well, or fairly make your will; you 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 (1688-1744, British poet, critic, translator)


Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, nor the furious winter's rages. Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.


Gail Sheehy (1937-, American journalist, author)


I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.


Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778, French historian, writer)


As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.


Anthony Trollope (1815-1882, British novelist)


A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.


Author Unknown


The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.


Author Unknown


I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers.


George Washington (1732-1799, American President (1st))


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