Retirement Sentiments

When writing a retirement message it’s often difficult to find appropriate or fitting words. A sentiment or saying about retirement can often work to avoid the banal and clichéd sayings found in a lot of pre-written cards. Instead a clever or thoughtful saying or sentiment can express your feelings and sum up the situation more succinctly than you could have managed with your own words. And using one or more of the retirement sentiments below can hopefully achieve this.

So scroll down for a wide selection of retirement sentiments that will work perfectly in any retirement card.

Thanks for your best years, enjoy your rest years!

Retire from work, but not from life.
— M. K. Soni

May your retirement be such that every day seems like Sunday.

You’ve saved the best years for last!

To borrow from a quote from Francis Bacon, may your retirement be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine best to drink, old friends best to trust, and old authors best to read.

You look remarkably well-preserved, considering the work you’ve done!

May you know how to retire happy and allow your retirement to, as the Chinese proverb advises, “Always take an emergency leisurely.”

I’m still trying / just about to catch up to you!

See you on the golf course!

Now that you’ve run the rat race, you can work on that better mouse trap!

Your grey hairs are from wisdom, mine are from stress!
Playin’ boules!
The cubicle monkeys are going to go bananas around here without you.

Now you’re at that lovely stage of life where you get to sit around the house and annoy your spouse all day, everyday. Congratulations!

Imagine actually being able to ignore your alarm clock and read the whole paper while you eat breakfast and laugh as you listen to the traffic report – yeah, retiring definitely has its perks!

You’ve slayed your dragons, now it’s time for happily ever after!

Just think, no more workplace drama! What are you going to do for entertainment? Daytime television!

Your retirement has left us all in shock – who’s going to do all the work now?

Now that you are retired you can say goodbye to the stressful things, like daily commutes and workplace drama – and say hello to the relaxing stuff, like sky diving and bungee jumping!

Your reputation rocks, now that it’s time for you to roll on, we’re all banging our heads.

You’re a classic! Your model will never be discontinued – happy retirement!

It’s going to be scary around here without you – Happy Retirement!

No one can fill your shoes – your feats will be sorely missed.

May your biggest need in retirement be a calendar because you have so many retirement activities to pursue.

May there be a whole new kind of life ahead of you, full of lots of wonderful experiences just waiting to happen. Some call it “retirement” — but you, of course, will experience it as bliss.

May your retirement be like the experience of a kid being out of school for the summer — but the summer never ends. At the same time, may your retirement allow you to do what you don’t like as little as possible and what you like as much as possible.

To borrow from a quote from Francis Bacon, may your retirement be best in four things — old wood best to burn, old wine best to drink, old friends best to trust, and old authors best to read.

Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
— Arthur E. Morgan

Anyone who complains about being put out to pasture has been in the harness too long. Enjoy your retirement!

Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had then 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.
— Hartman Jule

You must pursue what you truly want out of retirement, and not what others want you to pursue or what other retirees are pursuing.
— from How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free

Don’t act your age [in retirement]. Act like the inner young person you have always been.
— J. A. West

Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

Retirement itself is the best [retirement] gift. No gold watch could ever top it.
— Abigail Charleson

For a happy retirement day, look for something bright and beautiful
in nature. Listen for a beautiful sound, speak a kind word to some
person, and do something nice for someone without their knowledge.
— Unknown

Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.
— Jonathan Clements

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable
the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with finer
spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.
You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
— Woodrow Wilson

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