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A retirement speech is a small address by a person about to retire, regarding his experience with the company he is retiring from. It is largely related to the experiences and emotions, and some people even shed tears while delivering the speech. However, it should be addressed in a joyful way.
You can always say some humorous words of wisdom before starting your speech. You can also share your memories and experiences which you have been through, while working with a particular company for years.
Thoughtful Ones
Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
- Gene Perret
Words of Wisdom for Retirement by Hartman Jule
Retirement has been a discovery of beauty for me. I never had the time before to notice the beauty of my grandkids, my wife, the tree outside my very own front door. And, the beauty of time itself.
- Hartman Jule
Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
- Malcolm S. Forbes
Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.
- Ernest Miller Hemingway
Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.
- Abigail Charleson
There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working.
- Robert Half
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
The money is no better in retirement but the hours are!
- Author Unknown
Words of Wisdom for Retirement by Richard Willard Armour
Retired is being twice tired, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not.
- Richard Willard Armour
Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.
- Seneca
Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it.
- Bernard M. Baruch
In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.
- Terri Guillemets
When you retire, think and act as if you were still working; when you're still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired.
- Charles de Saint-√Čvremond
A gold watch is the most appropriate gift for retirement, as its recipients have given up so many of their golden hours in a lifetime of service.
- Harry Mahtar
Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning.
- Catherine Pulsifer
On a Lighter Note
Words of Wisdom for Retirement by Author Unknown
Retirement: World's longest coffee break. - Author Unknown
When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.
- Robert Cedric Sherriff
When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.
- Chi-Chi Rodriguez
When you retire, you switch bosses - from the one who hired you to the one who married you.
- Gene Perret
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
- Abe Lemons
The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.
- Author Unknown
Words of Wisdom for Retirement by Ella Harris
A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job.
- Ella Harris
Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
- Gene Perret
Sometimes it's hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment.
- Terri Guillemets
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
Retirement: That's when you return from work one day and say, "Hi, Honey, I'm home - forever."
- Gene Perret
The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
- Author Unknown
Words of Wisdom for Retirement by Jonathan Clements
Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.
- Jonathan Clements