50 Retirement Quotes That Never Get Old

Retirement is a new chapter in life, perfect for embarking on a new adventure, spending more free time with the grandkids, and enjoying the fruits of your previous years of hard work. Why not start off this new beginning in your life with some retirement sayings to help you get in the mood for years and years of doing whatever you want, whenever you want?

We here at Caring Advisor have rounded up the best retirement quotes for you to enjoy below. We wish you all the best during your upcoming retirement!

31 Inspirational Retirement Quotes

Get inspired with the following quotes that can help you approach the upcoming years with a positive outlook.

1. “It’s not how old you are. It’s how you are old.” Jules Renard

It's not how old you are. It's how you are old. Jules Renard

2. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” Frank Lloyd Wright

3. “Aging is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person you always should have been.” David Bowie

4. “Aging is just another word for living.” Cindy Joseph

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

6. “The biggest lie about getting older is that excitement and growth end with youth.” MØ

7. “Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once. Be comfortable with growing older.” Louise Hay

8. “Every year should teach you something valuable; whether you get the lesson is up to you.” Oprah Winfrey

9. “For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.” Hasidic saying

10. “Forget about aging gracefully; focus instead on aging gratefully.” Unknown

11. “There’s no such thing as aging, but maturing and knowledge. It’s beautiful, I call that beauty.” Celine Dion

12. “Optimism is a cure for many things.” Michael J. Fox

13. “Getting older makes you more alive. More vitality, more interest, more intelligence, more grace, more expansion.” Jamie Lee Curtis

14. “Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you!” Unknown

15. “As soon as you feel too old to do something — DO IT and prove yourself wrong.” Unknown

As soon as you feel too old to do something-DO IT and prove yourself wrong. Unkown

16. “Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.” Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

18. “You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don’t dance. So you might as well dance.” Gertrude Stein

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

20. “Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” Unknown

21. “For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom.” Robert Delamontague

22. “Retire from your job, but never retire your mind.” Unknown

23. “Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.” Patrick Foley

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

25. “I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself.” Walt Mossberg

26. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Unknown (but often attributed to Mark Twain)

27. “Planning to retire? Before you do, find your hidden passion. Do the thing that you have always wanted to do.” Catherine Pulsifer

28. “There is a whole new kind of life ahead, full of experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it ‘retirement.’ I call it bliss.” Betty Sullivan

29. “To me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.” Dick Van Dyke

30. “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” – Confucius.

31. “Your someday is here. Enjoy!” Unknown

"Your someday is here. Enjoy!" Unknown

13 Funny Retirement Quotes

Make sure to include some laughs in your retirement plan! Get started with some of the fun quotes below.

1. “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional!” Walt Disney

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional. Walt Disney

2. “I’m not just retiring from the company, I’m also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron.” Hartman Jule

3. “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” Ingrid Bergman

4. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” Madeleine L’Engle

5. “I’m not retired – golfing is a full-time job!” Unknown

6. “A lot of friends complain about their retirement. We tell ’em to get a life.” Vince Lombardi

7. “You have to put off being young until you can retire.” Unknown

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

8. “Working people have a lot of bad habits, but the worst of these is work.” Clarence Darrow

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

10. “Goodbye tension, hello pension!” Unknown

11. “Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say, ‘Hi, Honey, I’m home—forever.'” Gene Perret

12. “Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been.” J. A. West

13. “Retirement is the world’s longest coffee break. Enjoy your coffee!” Unknown

"Retirement is the world's longest coffee break. Enjoy your coffee!" Unknown

6 Retirement Wishes

These retirement sayings are perfect to add into a retirement card for a new or soon-to-be retiree, like a family member, friend, or coworker.

1. “Retirement is the reward you get for putting up with coworkers like me for many years. I wish you the best!” Unknown

2. “This is your chance to enjoy life after work! Best wishes for a wonderful and long retirement.” Unknown

3. “Three cheers—and lots of wise words—in honor of the very last day of work ever!” Unknown

4. “Having a wonderful person like you as my coworker has been a gift. I wish you a very happy retirement.” Unknown

5. “You’ve been promoted to the retirement stage of your life! Congrats!” Unknown

6. “Congrats on retiring—now you can do all the things you never had time for! Enjoy it!” Unknown

"Congrats on retiring—now you can do all the things you never had time for! Enjoy it!" - Unknown