I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens, And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, Who married young and then retired.
— Janis Ian

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
Omar Khayyam retirement quote

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A person can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love prefers twilight to daylight.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time.
— retirement quotation by Malcolm Muggeridge