Quotations About / On: RETIREMENT

  • 1.
    Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, retirement
  • 2.
    In retirement, I look for days off from my days off.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, retirement
  • 3.
    At retirement, switching from "I must" to "I want" leaves me puzzled and uneasy.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, retirement
  • 4.
    Retirement requires the invention of a new hedonism, not a return to the hedonism of youth.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, retirement
  • 5.
    In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, retirement, money
  • 6.
    Keep the town for occasions, but the habits should be formed in retirement.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
    More quotations from: Ralph Waldo Emerson, retirement
  • 7.
    I have now the gloomy prospect of retiring from office loaded with serious debts, which will materially affect the tranquility of my retirement.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, January 5, 1808, to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph. The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson, p. 317, eds. E.M. Betts and J.A. Bear, Jr. (1966).)
    More quotations from: Thomas Jefferson, retirement
  • 8.
    People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach "retirement" age seem very admirable to me.
    (Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. My Life in Three Acts, ch. 19 (1990). Hayes was an actor from age five until into her seventies, and thereafter a speaker and an activist on behalf of the elderly. She also wrote, with assistance, four volumes of memoirs; this was her last.)
    More quotations from: Helen Hayes, retirement, people
  • 9.
    He who comes into Assemblies only to gratifie his Curiosity, and not to make a Figure, enjoys the Pleasures of Retirement in a[n] ...exquisite Degree.
    (Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. The Spectator, No. 4 (1711).)
    More quotations from: Richard Steele, retirement
  • 10.
    Singularity is only pardonable in old age and retirement; I may now be as singular as I please, but you may not.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Apr. 5, 1754, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p. 78, London (1774). Chesterfield was sixty at the time, and his son twenty-two.)
[Hata Bildir]