Classic Retirement Quotes

'The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.' Anonymous

'I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.' Charles Lamb.

'When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.' R C Sherriff.

'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.

'It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.' Scott Elledge.

'When one door closes, another one opens, but we often look so long and regretfully at the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.' Alexander Graham Bell.

'Forever, and forever, farewell, Cassius! If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; If not, why then this parting was well made.' William Shakespeare.

'Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.' - Malcolm Muggeridge

'A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.' - Anon

'There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit...retire!' Groucho Marx

'I've lit the blue touch paper and found there's nowhere to retire to.' - Doctor Who

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