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Retirement Wishes That'll Be Remembered for a Lifetime

Retirement Wishes
Embracing retirement and whatever else that follows is the key to living a happy, fulfilling life. Remind those who are retiring of the wonderful things that they can do with their time, where it should be a celebration on their retirement day.
SocialMettle Staff
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2018
We work for years to save up for a time when we can finally kickback and enjoy spending our hard-earned money. Some of us love working and the thought of retiring may not seem very appealing, but think of all things you can do now with your free time.
People can still work from at home using their skills to keep busy during the day. There are so many options for those who retire now, where it is understandably bothersome to sit idle all day.
Using Quotes As Retirement Wishes
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where you thoughts take you."
- James Allen
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
"O, blest retirement! Friend to life's decline - How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, a youth of labor with an age of ease!"
Retirement: World's longest coffee break.
"At last you will get rid of boring colleagues, annoying bosses and painful duties. The only thing we ask is: pray for us to have the same opportunity one day!"
"There is no point to count the years. They are not important. Important are the things you did, things we shall never forget. One day I'd like to be remembered like that."
"Retirement is a statutory senility."
- Emmett O'Donnell

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stop."
- Henry Adams

Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials - much to live on and much to live for.
"You're used to multitasking. Whatever you did, you were making money at the same time. Now you will be able to focus on one important thing, keeping your money."
"Happy days are here at last. The days of 9 to 5 are past. I've worked all my life and paid my dues, Now I'll do just what I choose."
"I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do, but now that I am older, I find that I don't want to do them."
- Lady Nancy Astor
retirement quote
"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
"Congratulations on your retirement. May your new life be an adventure. Here's to an end of an era and to the start of a brand new chapter."
"Retirement is the time when you never do all the things you intended to do when you were still working."
"Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese."
"You're starting a new journey and an exceptional chapter of your life. May your days be filled with elation and triumph. We thank you for your integrity and dedication. And congratulate you on your retirement."
"Don't wait for retirement to be happy and really start living. Invariably, people who try this find out that they have waited much too long."
- Life's Secret Guide to Happiness
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
- Edith Wharton
Retirement Message Samples for Co-workers
Happy Retirement
❋ Happy Retirement!

You've worked overtime, consistently met deadlines, and played the role of confidant and trusted co-worker. The time's come to say your goodbyes, and we bid you farewell and the best of luck. Do join us for a farewell celebration in the cafeteria at 12 noon.

Best wishes,
Richard & Co.
❋ It's Your Retirement Day!

We're going to truly miss your presence around the office, and we hope that you'll come around to say hello. It's been wonderful and a pleasure to work with you. Keep in touch and remember us in your prayers. We'll miss you! Hope you love the gifts.

Love and luck,
Your favorite co-workers
❋ We're Sad to See You Go!

I'm so used to your presence that not hearing your perky voice every morning, will be a real downer. I hope that whatever you pursue from here on out, is accomplished exactly as planned. Do make the most of it, and keep in touch!

Best wishes,
Trudy
❋ Cheers to the Good Life.

We've been through so much in these last couple of years, both in and out of work. In you I not only found a dedicated, sincere colleague, but a true friend. I look forward to hearing about all your adventures post retirement. Stay safe.

Love,
Constantine
Find nice things to say about your time with them, maybe even include a little funny incident that you will always look back on. If it is a family member or friend, you can use one of the retirement quotes and write a message on how you look forward to spending more time with them.