Retirement Quotes



~Wonderful Retirement Quotes~

"It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label."
Barack Obama


"I need to retire from retirement." Sandra Day O'Connor


~My Favorite Retirement Quote~
"Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement." Dwight L. Moody


"As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything." Drew Carey


"Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap." Simone de Beauvoir


"Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."
Abigail Adams


"Retirement takes all the fun out of Saturdays." Duke Gmahle


"Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism."
Claude D. Pepper


"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


"Retirement: Statutory senility." Emmett O'Donnell


"Retirement is the ugliest word in the language." Ernest Hemingway


"A lot of the money in the stock market is really our national retirement plan, for better or worse." Ron Chernow


"A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity, because they simply are not preparing for retirement now." Scott Cook


"Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges." Russell M. Nelson


"I believe in financial retirement. I don't necessarily believe in physical retirement." Jerry Doyle


"I can enjoy a vacation as well as the next person, as long as I know it's a vacation and not a premature retirement." Mary Crosby


"I don't even think about a retirement program because I'm working for the Lord, for the Almighty. And even though the Lord's pay isn't very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world." George Foreman


"I tell people retirement isn't what you think. You are going to sit around and waste your life, you can only golf so much. To stay young, you have to stay in the mix." Ron Rice


"Increased awareness and education could be a great help toward improving spending and saving habits and increasing participation and contribution levels to retirement plans." Ron Lewis


"Our government makes the simple promise of a secure retirement to every American who works for many years and contributes to our retirement benefit system." Sue Kelly


"People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me." Helen Hayes


"President Roosevelt, the author of Social Security, was the first to suggest that, in order to provide for the country's retirement needs, Social Security would need to be supplemented by personal savings accounts." John Doolittle


"The boomers' biggest impact will be on eliminating the term 'retirement' and inventing a new stage of life...the new career arc."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter


"The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age." Scott Bakula


"Today more people believe in UFOs than believe that Social Security will take care of their retirement." Scott Cook


~I Wholeheartedly Agree With This Retirement Quote~
"When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on, but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market."
Barbara Mikulski

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