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20 clever quotations about retirement

Whether you’re writing a retirement speech or just looking for a little inspiration for your retirement planning, it can be helpful to start by reviewing some good quotations! We’ve rounded up 20 quotations that can be easily related to retirement (even if they weren’t used in that way initially

Inspirational quotations about retirement

“Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude.”

Victor Frankl

“When you make a choice, you change the future.”

Deepak Chopra

“It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts.”

Ella Fitzgerald

“Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter.”

Sharon Salzberg

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”

Dr. Mae Jemison

“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”

Langston Hughes

“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.”

James Taylor

“It’s the ordinary things that seem important to me.”

Alex Colville

“Only make moves when your heart’s in it.”

Andrew Wiggins

“Exploration is not something you retire from. It is a part of one’s life ethic.”

Roberta Bondar

“Pay attention to yourself. Build on who you are. Become a whole person. Enjoy life.”

Andrea Bain

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

John Wooden

“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.”

Marilyn Monroe

“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.”

Maya Angelou

“It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.”

Sanhita Baruah

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton

“The home is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose, and that is to support the ultimate career.”

C.S. Lewis

“Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.”

Gloria Steinem

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

Fred Rogers

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