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).)
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.)