Quotations About / On: RETIREMENT

  • 1.
    Retirement planning starts from your first income, not a few years to retirement.
    (Retirement)
  • 2.
    Don't look forward to retirement, you never get a day off.
    (Me.)
  • 3.
    Retirement is a one-way trip to insignificance.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
  • 4.
    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).)
  • 5.
    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).)
  • 6.
    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).)
  • 7.
    In retirement, only money and symptoms are consequential.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
  • 8.
    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).)
  • 9.
    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).)
  • 10.
    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.)
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