If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.— Emily Dickinson
Tempting Happy Retired quotations
People ask me what I'd most appreciate getting for my eighty-seventh birthday.
I tell them, a paternity suit.
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing
Your best retirement plan for retiring happy and prosperous - don't be a burden on others.
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
Retirement is the last opportunity for individuals to reinvent themselves, let go of the past, and find peace and happiness within.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
From today I am no longer a racing driver. I'm retired and I am very happy.
People treat having a kid as somehow retiring from success.
Quitting. Have you seen a baby? They’re pretty cute. Loving them is pretty easy. Smiling babies should actually be categorized by the pharmaceutical industry as a powerful antidepressant. Being happy is really the definition of success, isn’t it?
I'm just happy as a lark having a good health.
People say are you thinking about retiring, I don't have time to think about retiring.
I wish that my husband's friends had left him where he is, happy and contented in retirement.
I retired at twenty-nine, bought a life-time pass on American Airlines and my only goal in life was to party like a mad man and get drunk with as many people as possible. And I was happy right there. But when we started the streaming business, I knew it could be something big.
By anticipation we sugar misery and enjoy happiness before they are in being.
We can set the sun and stars forward, or lose sight of them by wandering into those retired parts of eternity when the heavens and earth shall be no more.
He knew now that it was his own will to happiness which must make the next move.
But if he was to do so, he realized that he must come to terms with time, that to have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
John McCain is falling down on the job.
He has gotten weak. He has gotten old. I do want to wish him a happy birthday. He is going to be 80 on Monday and I want to give him the best birthday present ever, the gift of retirement.
My passion strengthens daily to quit political turmoil, and retire into the bosom of my family, the only scene of sincere and purehappiness.
Sex is Number 1 of my Top-10 joys in retirement.
Number 2 is reading How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free. I forgot the other eight.
If, in my retirement to the humble station of a private citizen, I am accompanied with the esteem and approbation of my fellow citizens, trophies obtained by the bloodstained steel, or the tattered flags of the tented field, will never be envied. The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise;
it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
I don't care what other people think as long as I am happy.
The day I die or retire, I have blown all my chances because I don't have the chance any more to change my image as an F1 driver.
I'm happy in retirement.
I don't have to retire to be happy.
Note the individual and subjective nature of each case.
No two are alike and there is no reason to expect them to be. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy. Contrariwise, if you are looking for shorter hours and longer vacations and early retirement, you are in the wrong job. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Or geeking in a sideshow. Or even politics.
The love of retirement has in all ages adhered closely to those minds which have been most enlarged by knowledge, or elevated by genius. Those who enjoyed everything generally supposed to confer happiness have been forced to seek it in the shades of privacy.
Happy is she that from the world retires, and carries with her what the world admires.
While I am flattered about the speculation of being enticed out of retirement, I'm happy with life as a bad golfer!
If you want to retire happy, great health is important.
The foundation for all happiness lies in health. Physical, mental, or spiritual health - you must use it or lose it!
The Stoics say, "Retire within yourselves;
it is there you will find your rest." And that is not true. Others say, "Go out of yourselves; seek happiness in amusement." And this is not true. Illness comes. Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fire-side enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted ev'ning, know.
Congratulations on your well deserved retirement, Wishing you every happiness in the years ahead. No lying about your age, more lying around the house After lying much longer in bed
Well, I think some people are very happy in retirement.
And in a year and a half I'm going to see how happy I feel in retirement. I'm just going to not work quite so hard, but I'll continue to write as long as God gives me breath.
At my age, and in my circumstances, what sinister object, or personal emolument had I to seek after, in this life? The growing infirmities of age and the increasing love of retirement, daily confirm my decided predilection for domestic life: and the great Searcher of human hearts is my witness, that I have no wish, which aspires beyond the humble and happy lot of living and dying a private citizen on my own farm.
As long as we continue to think we will be happy in the future, we will never be happy in the moment, and that is the same as saying that we will never be happy. If we think that our lives will be better when we get that better job or retire, stay or go, gain or lose weight, or when our children grow and leave or come back, we are putting off the happiness that there is in today.