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Quote Left Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book. Quote Right
Quote Left With the Warner-Lambert merger completed, and having recently reached my 64th birthday, it is a good time to share with you my plans for retirement and for executive succession. Quote Right
Quote Left It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label. Quote Right
Quote Left Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone? And the sun has set and the day gone before you knew it Quote Right
Quote Left O Winter ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know. Quote Right
Quote Left The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. And then you die. What's that? A bonus? I think the life-cycle is all backwards. You should die first and get it all over with. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young. You get a gold watch. You go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol and party. You get ready for high school. You go to grade school and become a kid. You play. You have no responsibilities. You become a little baby & go back into the womb. You spend your last nine months floating... Then, you finish off as an orgasm. I like it. Quote Right
Quote Left The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it is the shades of privacy. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed ... The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. Quote Right
Quote Left Convent. A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. Quote Right
Quote Left A short retirement urges a sweet return. Quote Right
Quote Left Never has an athlete's retirement been so welcome. Quote Right
Quote Left Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. Quote Right
Quote Left The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and un... Quote Right
Quote Left Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone And the sun has set and the day gone before you knew it - and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape That's retirement. Quote Right
Quote Left I am a free man. I feel as light as a feather. Quote Right
Quote Left Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap. Quote Right
Quote Left I feel nothing but the accursed happiness I have dreaded all my life long: the happiness that comes as life goes, the happiness of yielding and dreaming instead of resisting and doing, the sweetness of the fruit that is going rotten. Quote Right
Quote Left As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent. Quote Right
Quote Left Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time. Quote Right
Quote Left Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known. Quote Right
Quote Left I now know how Abbot felt when Costello left, how Brinkley felt when Huntley left, how Sears felt when Roebuck left, and, of course, how Dan Rather felt when Connie left. (at Robert MacNeil's retirement dinner) Quote Right
Quote Left People retire and come to Myrtle Beach all the time; they find they can't make a living here so they want to buy a business. They cash in their 401(k), or their other retirement. Quote Right
Quote Left Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. Quote Right
Quote Left Come, work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this world. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm happy about my decision and I haven't once said, ' I wonder if I made the wrong decision .' I know it's the right one. Quote Right
Quote Left The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. Quote Right
Quote Left With aching hands and bleeding feet We dig and heap, lay stone on stone; We bear the burden and the heat Of the long day, and wish 'twere done. Not till the hours of light return All we have built as we discern. Quote Right
Quote Left I'm not in the speechmaking business nowadays. I'm following the advice of an old mountain woman who said: 'When I walks, I walk slowly. When ... Quote Right
Quote Left Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance. Quote Right
Quote Left There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Retirement

Quote Left The only difference between living in a retirement home and being dead, is the size of the box. Quote Right