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40 Retirement Quotes For A Perfect Farewell

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Retiring from one's lifelong career can feel both rewarding and heartbreaking. But whatever be the reason, retirement can be a hard thing to deal with. Afterall the years of service in a particular department, you will be leaving everything behind to start a new phase of life. To bid farewell to such an integral part of your team, throw an amazing retirement party coupled with a few heartfelt retirement quotes.

If you are in search of good quotes, then you have come to the right place. Below is a list of X quotes of retirement that you can use and convey your heartfelt gratitude.

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40 Retirement Quotes for Your Departing Employees

  1. 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


  1. Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else. – Fred Rogers
  1. Retirement is the only time in your life when time no longer equals money. –Anonymous
  1. A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job. – Ella Harris
  1. Stay young at heart, kind in spirit, and enjoy retirement living. – Danielle Duckery


  1. Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five, I still had pimples. – George Burns
  1. Retirement, a time to enjoy all the things you never had time to do when you worked. – Catherine Pulsifer
  1. The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. – Abe Lemons
  1. Retirement means doing whatever I want to do. It means choice. – Dianne Nahirny
  1. To me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing. - Dick Van Dyke


  1. Retirement: That's when you return from work one day and say, 'Hi honey, I'm home forever. - Gene Perret
  1. Don't act your age in retirement. Act like the inner young person you always have been. - J.A. West
  1. Retirement is a blank sheet of paper. It is a chance to redesign your life into something new and different. - Patrick Foley
  1. I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself. - Walt Mossberg
  1. You can never have the comeback if you don’t have the retirement. - Chael Sonnen


  1. Retire from work, but not from life. - M. K. Soni
  1. Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
  1. Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. - Gene Perret
  1. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis
  1. Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it to the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money. - Jonathan Clements


  1. Retirement is when you switch bosses from the one who hired you to the one who married you. - Gene Perret
  1. 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
  1. It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad, and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure. - Ernie Harwell
  1. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. Retirement is when having a good time is your only job. - Anon


  1. The key to retirement is to find joy in the little things. - Susan Miller
  1. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
  1. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. - A.A. Milne
  1. To some of us, retirement gives us time to follow our dreams. - Shirley Mitchell
  1. The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the joy of life. - Byron Pulsifer


  1. It’s time to celebrate all the hard work that led to this joyful occasion. - Sheryl Sandberg
  1. You might retire from a job, but never retire from making contributions. Indeed, life is about contribution, not accumulation. - Hyrum W. Smith
  1. Retirement is wonderful if you have two essential- much to live on and much to live for. - Unknown
  1. For retirement brings repose, and repose allows a kindly judgment of all things. - John Sharp Williams
  1. As in all successful ventures, the foundation of a good retirement is planning. - Earl Nightingale


  1. Planning to retire? Before you do, find your hidden passion. Do the thing that you have always wanted to do. - Catherine Pulsifer
  1. Retirement gives you the time literally to recreate yourself through a sport, game, or hobby that you always wanted to try or that you haven't done in years. - Steven D. Price
  1. Retirement is a new beginning, and that means closing the book on one chapter in order to begin the next. - Sid Miramontes
  1. Retirement is .... a time to experience a fulfilling life derived from many enjoyable and rewarding activities. - Ernie J. Zelinski
  1. Retirement is not a life without purpose; it is the ongoing purpose that provides meaningfulness. - Robert Rivers


Summing it Up!

A memorable farewell is required when a person retires from an organization to thank them for their years of service and dedication. To add to that farewell, you can use a variety of retirement quotes to make them feel extra special. This will make them feel valued and will allow them to leave the organization on a positive note. So, if someone is retiring from your company, use these quotes to express how much you will miss that person in the workplace.

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Mrinmoy Rabha is a content writer and digital marketer at Vantage Circle. He is an avid follower of football and passionate about singing. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com

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