Retirement Inspirational Quotes

Looking for some inspirational retirement quotes? You've come to the right place...

Lots of these are the perfect quote to begin or end your Retirement Speech.

I also hope they help new retirees to realize that retirement is not the end -- but the beginning!

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It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot

It's never too late to live your own dream - Oprah

Like Oprah or not, I so truly believe
you can live your dream in retirement...

AND my dream is not your dream,  

and your dream isn't your neighbors dream. 

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

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

Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. - Douglas Pagels

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Vince Lombardi

Oh, this is sooooo ME!

Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. - Basil Carpenter

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

All battles are first won or lost, in the mind. - Joan of Arch

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great. - Mark Twain

... even in your retirement years!

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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. - Stephen Leacock

Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grand kids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself. - Hartman Jule

Take time to smell the roses, or a pot of freshly brewed coffee. Sit on the patio and listen to the rustle of the trees leaves, a birds call... be still and just listen. It's the little things in life, not just the hustle bustle of life itself... that makes it all meaningful. - Wendy from