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Retirement quotes 2

One thing you can do if you are struggling to find the appropriate words for a retirement card message is to use one or more retirement quotes. This gives you the opportunity of using the words or feelings already articulated by someone else, perhaps in a better way, but also find something inspiring or with a different perspective of retirement.

So use one or more of the famous poets, authors and celebrities from the selection of retirement quotes below to help your retirement card stand out and offer more than just a standard, run of the mill greeting or message.


“For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.” John Sharp Williams


“Retire from work, but not from life.” M. K. Soni


“For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.” John Sharp Williams


“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income. ~George Foreman


“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” ~Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949

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“Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me,” Hartman said in sudden seriousness. “I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself.” ~Terri Guillemets

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“Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.” ~Seneca


“Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it.” ~Bernard Baruch


“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne


“I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end of their career.” ~Mike Hammar


“Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache…… Unless you play golf” – Gene Perret

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“When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income” – Chi Chi Rodriguez


“Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it” – Gene Perret


“A retired husband is often a wife’s full- time job” – Ella Harris


“I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day” – Gene Perret


“When you retire, you switch bosses – from the one who hired you to the one who married youx – Gene Perret


“But what, it may be asked, are the requisites for a life of retirement? A man may be weary of the toils and torments of business, and yet quite unfit for the tranquil retreat. Without literature, friendship, and religion, retirement is in most cases found to be a dead, flat level, a barren waste, and a blank. Neither the body nor the soul can enjoy health and life in a vacuum.”
— Richter

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“Age [along with retirement] appears to be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
— Francis Bacon

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“Retire from work, but not from life.”
– M.K. Soni


“The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things.”
– Susan Miller


“I’m not just retiring from the company, I’m also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron.”
– Hartman Jule


“Retirement is not a work status, it’s an attitude”


“Planning to retire? Before you do, find your hidden passion, do the thing that you have always wanted to do.” Catherine Pulsifer

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“Sit back and relax and do the things you never got a chance to do.” Julie Hebert


“For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things.” John Sharp Williams


“Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy a rest that’s overdue. Take pleasure in the finer things that are awaiting you.” Judith Wibberley


“Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning.” Catherine Pulsifer


“Retirement – now life begins.” Catherine Pulsifer


“Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked.” Catherine Pulsifer


“There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.” Robert Half

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“Life begins at retirement.” ~Author Unknown<


“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.” ~Doug Larson


“When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you’re still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired.” ~Author

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“Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf. Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.” ~Jim Bishop


“Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.” ~Harry
Vardon


“Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.” ~Harry Emerson Fosdick


“The thing to do is to make so much money that you don’t have to work after the age of twenty-seven. In case this is impracticable, stop work at the earliest possible moment, even if it is at a quarter past eleven on the morning of the day when you find you do have enough money.” ~Robert Benchley


“I’m now as free as the breeze — with roughly the same income.” ~Gene Perret .


“Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it.” ~Bernard Baruch

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“A gold watch is the most appropriate gift for retirement, as its recipients have given up so many of their golden hours in a lifetime of service.” ~Terri Guillemets


“Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.” ~Herbert Asquith


“Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.” ~Ernest Hemingway


“Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. ~William Wordsworth
Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it. ~Robert Brault”


“I try to treat each evening and weekend as little slices of retirement because no one is guaranteed a lengthy one at the end of their career.” ~Mike Hammar


Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials — much to live on and much to live for. I believe that I now have both.”
— Unknown wise person


“As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning.”
-Earl Nightingale


“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


“There are so many other interesting ways to spend your time. I feel like early retirement is a gift, but it’s such an incredible gift. It’s a gift I need to use.”
– Martha Felt-Bardon


“Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice.”
– Dianne Nahirny


“I work harder now that I have retired from corporate life, than when I actually worked, but I love it.”
– Catherine Pulsifer


“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

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When someone you know, be that a friend, family member or co-worker retires then you may want to send a retirement card. This gives you the opportunity to wish them well in their new phase of life. However, it can often be difficult coming up with the right words. Knowing exactly what to say, finding the words to express what you’re feeling and just trying to avoid causing any offence can all be tricky to navigate when writing your retirement wishes.

With that in mind we’ve put together an extensive range of retirement card wishes for you to use as you feel best.

So use the selection of retirement wishes below either as inspiration for writing your own or use them exactly as they are to express the sentiments you feel towards whoever it is that is retiring.


Best wishes and good luck for a fulfilling retirement.


Wishing you a long and joyous retirement.


Wishing you the best in this next phase in your life.


Wishing you a lengthy and satisfying retirement.


My best wishes on your retirement. You have a bright future ahead of you; enjoy it.


However will you get along without seeing my face every day? Never mind, I’m sure you’ll manage. Best wishes on your retirement.


Happy retirement day!


Good luck retiring!


Enjoy your golden years!


Wishing you well through retirement!


Happy, happy retirement!


Enjoy this new journey!


Wishing you well during your retirement and travels.


Wishing you the best on your life after this retirement. We’ll miss you.


Wishing you all the joy and happiness that a happy retirement can bring.


Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy a rest that’s overdue. Take pleasure in the finer things that are awaiting you.” Judith Wibberley

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Sending you loving wishes for a truly amazing retirement
Best wishes on your retirement, may it be even better than you ever imagined
May your retirement be the best days of your life.


We’ll miss you. You are one of a kind, and will not be easily replaced. Enjoy your retirement.


May your do all the things you love to do and avoid the things you don’t like to do in your retirement.


May you live out your retirement dreams to its fullest


Wishing you an amazing retirement, the best is still to come


May your retirement be filled with many new adventures, meaningful moments, and much happiness.


May your retirement be a special time spent with friends and family doing all the things that you enjoy to do.


Hoping your retirement brings you all the best things in life


Wishing you the best through retirement, but please come back to visit periodically.


Wishing you all the best for your retirement. May all your retirement dreams come true.


Wishing you a wonderful retirement. May you enjoy your retirement to the fullest.


Wishing you the most exciting and stress-free retirement ever.


Wishing you and your family all the best as you enter into a new phase of your life. May you enjoy the extra time that you’ll be spending with them.


I wish that your retirement will be everything you dreamed that it would be.


Good luck and best wishes to you on your retirement.


Best wishes for a relaxing and happy retirement.


Wishing you good health, good luck and great success in your retirement.


Sending you loving wishes for a truly amazing retirement.


Wishing you the best, but wishing it was me.
Hope to see you soon, even though you will not miss us one bit!


Wishing you happiness and peace for the rest of your life.


Wishing you only the best! Happy day!


With the warmest of wishes and the warmest of hearts, so excited for your new adventure!


Sincerest wishes on your retirement!


My best wishes on your retirement. You have a bright future ahead of you; enjoy it.


Enjoy the freedom your achievement has earned. Happy retirement


A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind. We were glad to work with a boss like you and wish you a happy retirement!


Some people just know how to bring out the best in others. You are this type of co-worker! Thank you for everything you did. Good bye and good luck!


Wishing a very special person a fulfilling retirement. May your new journey be filled with joy!


Best wishes for a fun-filled but relaxing retirement. I’ll think of you often. But now forget all meetings and worries – it’s your day!


Wish you all the joy and happiness a happy retirement can bring to you! Have happy days for your rest of your life!


Best wishes for your happy retirement.


We really appreciate the things you have done for us so far with a smiling face!
We’re really going to miss you! Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement. Best wishes!


I send you my heartfelt happy retirement wishes as you begin this new journey of your life.


Best wishes to you as you take up the new role of retiree. It is a tough job in case you did not know. Best wishes on your retirement!


You always loved Sundays because it meant time off and rest. Now you have three hundred and sixty five Sundays all coming one after another for as many years as lie ahead of you. What a lucky person you are. Best wishes on your retirement.


You are free at last my friend, so go and enjoy your freedom and find something less stressful to do. Happy retirement to you.


Life never stops and retirement is just the beginning of a new phase of life. Embrace it with joy and may peace and happiness come along for the ride too. Happy retirement.


Good teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things. Wish you a happy retirement.

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Retirement is life’s way of telling you that it is time you put your friends and family before your work. Happy retirement.


Your career’s biggest souvenirs are your colleagues’ good wishes. Happy retirement.


May you have a fun and bright new chapter ahead of you – one where you will have unlimited time for relaxation. Happy Retirement!


Wishing you a new journey of success and happiness in the new page of your life. May you be showered with abundant opportunities to do what your heart desires. Happy retirement!


It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. Have an awesome retirement!


If anyone deserves a great retirement it’s you. You have worked hard for so many years. Best wishes!


Retirement is the reward you get for putting up with co-workers like me for many years. I wish you the best!


This is not the end for you. As a chapter of your life ends a new one begins and we all wish you a very happy and fulfilling retirement.


May your retirement be the best days of your life.


Happy retirement! I know you can look back on your time with us as one of achievement and a job well done. Here’s hoping that you find the same in whatever adventure you have planned next


Happy retirement! You can do anything and everything you’ve always wanted! So, you’re probably just going to sleep, right?


We will miss your wisdom and experience, but most of all, we will miss the encouragement you have been to us. We wish you the happiest of retirements.


You are the kind of person that brings the best out in others! Thank you for everything you did. Wishing you a life full of success and happiness!