Compiled by Mia Inderbitzin


Midlife is about surrendering things that no longer matter, not because
our lives are in decline but because they're on an incline.
Traveling upward, we simply let go of some baggage.
-Marianne Williamson

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
-Abe Lemons

Retirement as we know it is over. Thank goodness for that.
-Ken Dychtwald

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
-T.S. Eliot

The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income.
-George Foreman

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
-Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

While you might be feeling a bit depressed that you're no longer young,
you're ecstatic that you're no longer clueless.
-Marianne Williamson

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
-Ernest Hemingway

Baby boomers, who are starting to turn sixty, are probably well aware of the financial challenges that lay ahead, but few may realize what they will experience emotionally. We have discovered that retirement is a complex process made up of distinct emotional stages, similar to other life transitions, such as pregnancy or grieving and loss.
-Ken Dychtwald

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
-Malcolm Forbes

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
-Mark Twain

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
-Samuel Ullman

Youth is a disease from which we all recover.
-Dorothy Fulheim

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt;
as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear;
as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
-Douglas MacArthur

We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.
-Jules Renard

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?
-Satchel Page

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.
-Jerry M. Wright

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded
that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
-Bob Hope

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. 
-Victor Hugo

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things
undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
-Lin Yutang

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
-John Barrymore