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If you are ready for a new adventure, whether it be in the form of a new career, or just a new hobby, then this article's quotes is for you.

Ready for a New Adventure? 39 Retirement Quotes to Inspire Your Golden Years

As we reach the end of our working years, many of us start to reflect on our lives and decide what comes next. Some people choose to take on a new challenge, while others retire and take on a new role within their families or communities. Regardless of what we choose to do, there are some important things to consider when embarking on a new adventure in retirement. Here are some quotes to inspire those who have reached this incredible milestone!

Retirement quotes that will inspire you

  1. “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
  2. “Retirement is not the end of the road. It is the beginning of the open highway.” ~Unknown
  3. “Retirement is when you stop living at work and start working at living.” ~ Anon
  4. “Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” ~ Will Rogers
  5. “Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different.” ~ Patrick Foley
  6. “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” ~ Fred Rogers
  7. “For many, retirement is a time for personal growth, which becomes the path to greater freedom.” ~ Robert Delamontague
  8. “Retirement is the only time in your life when time no longer equals money.” ~ Unknown
  9. “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “Retire from your job, but never retire your mind.” ~ Unknown

Retirement quotes that are humorous

  1. “Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money. ” ~ Jonathan Clements
  2. “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.”~ Abe Lemons
  3. “Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.”~ Gene Perret
  4. “You’re retired – goodbye tension, hello pension!” ~ Unknown
  5. “Retirement, a time to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it, and how you want to do it.”~ Catherine Pulsifer
  6. “There is no need to be bound by convention, push the envelope, do it weird, do it differently, but most of all, do it fun! Be that cigar-chomping rock’n’roll granny if it takes your fancy.”~ Stella Rheingold
  7. “Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day and say: “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.””~ Gene Perret
  8. “What do you call someone who’s happy on Mondays? Retired!”~ Anon
  9. “Retirement is when you switch bosses from the one who hired you to the one who married you.”~ Gene Perret
  10. “Except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.”~ Robert Benchley
  11. “When a man retires, his wife gets twice as much husband for half as much money.”~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

Retirement quotes about age

  1. “Don’t act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you have always been. ” ~ J. A. West
  2. “You have to put off being young until you can retire.” ~ Unknown
  3. “Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living.” ~ Danielle Duckery
  4. “How do you know it’s time to retire? It’s when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. ” ~ Unknown
  5. “My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  6. “Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five, I still had pimples. ” ~ George Burns
  7. “Retirement is when you stop lying about your age and start lying around the house.” ~ Unknown
  8. “When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. ” ~ Gail Sheehy
  9. “Age is just a number, but retirement is one of the greatest gifts to mankind.” ~ Unknown
  10. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”~ Abraham Lincoln

Quotes for individuals who don’t want to stop working

  1. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  2. “We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work—and then we retire. And what do they give us? A bloody clock!” ~ Dave Allen
  3. “I’m always announcing my retirement. I’m still not retired.” ~ Dick Van Dyke
  4. “I find the biggest trouble with having nothing to do is you can’t tell when you are done.” ~ Unknown
  5. “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” ~ Abe Lemons
  6. “I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.” ~ Bette Davis
  7. “I need to retire from retirement.” ~ Sandra Day O’Connor
  8. “I wanted to have more time to play and reflect, but I find retirement more stressful than having a nice, steady job because I have to make decisions about where I want to be.” ~ Walter Cronkite
  9. “Well, I didn’t grow up with that word ‘retirement’ as part of my consciousness. I didn’t grow up with professionals that retired. I thought retiring was when you are tired and go to bed.” ~ Ruby Dee
  10. “Choose a work that you love and you won’t have to work another day.” ~ Confucius

As you get older, it’s important to remember that life is an adventure. There are new things to experience and explore, so don’t be afraid to take on new challenges. As long as you stay positive and open-minded, the golden years can be some of the best of your life. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start living!

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