You can't put off being young until you retire, And however you bank your screw, the money you save Won't in the end buy you more than a shave.Philip Arthur Larkin: 1973 'Money'.
You don't retire in this business.You just notice that the phone has not rung for ten years.2000 In The Guardian, 31 Dec.
Skill'd to retire, and in retiring draw Hearts after them tangled in amorous nets.john milton: 1671Paradise Regained, bk.2, l.161-2.
When you retireyou go from who's who to who's that.Walter Bigelow Wriston: 1985 In the NewYorkTimes, 21 Apr.
We are making politics a spectator sport in which our only duty is to vote somebody into office and then retire to the grandstands.David Richmond Gergen: 1993 In US News & World Report,10 May.
When a manfell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.Disraeli, Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield: 1870 Lothair, ch.28.
I want to retire at 50. I want to play cricket in the summer and geriatric football in the winter, and sing in the choir.Neil Gordon Kinnock: 1980 In The Times, 28 Jul.
In this country ... men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.adams, charles francis, sr.: Diary entry (15 April 1836), as quoted in The Travellers' Dictionary of Quotation : Who Said What, About Where? (1983) by Peter Yapp, p. 862.
I am prepared to retire (from playing) today...and coach the national team. Maybe it's time to bring in new blood, people who understand today's players, their psyche. If they ask me, I'll do it. It's an honour to coach the national team.eyal berkovic: When asked about what the IFA should do after Avraham Grant did not qualify the national team for the World Cup in 2006. Berkovic ready to coach national side. Eurosport, 23 October 2005. Retrieved on 27 March, 2007.
Nothing embitters my old age [like] the circulation of absurd stories that I retire as civilization advances, that I shun the white men and seek the Indians, and that now even when old, I seek to retire beyond the second Alleganies.daniel boone: As quoted in Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer (1993) by John Mack Faragher p. 302
Music is nothing separate from me. It is me. I can't retire from music any more than I can retire from my liver. You'd have to remove the music from me surgically — like you were taking out my appendix.ray charles: Little Bit of Soul p. 307
Several inhabitants have been killed and wounded, and nearly sixty within a short time carried into confinement and robbed of their property, and unless some protection is afforded, those who are of ability and inclination will retire into the country, and others will make their peace. The ardor of the people, (which is to be lamented,) has abated in consequence of their distresses, so that very little opposition is to be expected from them.abraham davenport: Letter to George Washington, requesting military assistance against British attacks during the American Revolutionary War (August 1781).
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.harry emerson fosdick: As quoted in Wisdom for Our Time (1961) by James Nelson
In recent years, hours of work have been reduced, holidays have been increased, the age of entry into employment has gone up, and above all, our general health and expectation of life as a people have markedly improved. It is a natural corollary of these changes that we should work longer and retire later.Hugh Gaitskell: Hansard, House of Commons, 5th series, vol. 486, col. 849.
In numerous years following the war the Federal government ran a heavy surplus. It could not pay off it's debt, retire its securities, because to do so meant there would be no bonds to back the national bank notes. To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply.john kenneth galbraith: Chapter VIII, The Great Compromise, p. 90
We cannot have the government or the Labor party go to the next election with a person leading the party and a person floating around as the potential alternative leader. Anybody who enters the ballot tonight should do it on the following conditions: that if you win you're Labor leader, that if you lose you retire from politics.julia gillard: Calling for a vote of confidence
The resolution of our current account deficit and household debt burdens does not strike me as overly worrisome, but that is certainly not the case for our fiscal deficit, which, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will rise significantly as the baby boomers start to retire in 2008. Our fiscal prospects are, in my judgment, a significant obstacle to long-term stability because the budget deficit is not readily subject to correction by market forces that stabilize other imbalances.Alan Greenspan: March 10, 2005 
When I retire, I'll get Ricky Hatton to wash my clothes and cut my lawn and buckle my shoes.ricky hatton: Floyd Mayweather Jr talking the talk 
Christianity depends f1nally on consciousness and experience. From other departments of the mind she may retire at times or seem to, but never from this. Sitting here, if allowed to, on the throne of the soul, she occasionally walks into the other rooms and sets them in order; and accustomed lo her presence, sooner or later the soul finds every department flooded with her light.Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 134.
The worst death for anyone is to lose the center of his being, the thing he really is. Retirement is the filthiest word in the language. Whether by choice or by fate, to retire from what you do - and makes you what you are - is to back up into the grave.ernest hemingway: Pt. 3, Ch.12
In consequence of the harassing and fatiguing life he had led during the winter months, he used to retire to bed with a bason of milk or glass of water, and Smith's Harmonics and Optics, Ferguson's Astronomy, etc., and so went to sleep buried under his favourite authors; and his first thoughts on rising were how to obtain instruments for viewing those objects himself of which he had been reading.william herschel: Caroline Herschel, Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel, pp.34–5
When retire I will swim aganist Micheal Phelps and beat him. (Alexander Popov) In good days, no one can beat me, in bad days, no one can beat me (Alexander Popov) In relays i do the 110%, but I still swim for myself (Massimiliano Rosolino) Our enemy - not the guy next to us, but the clock. Tom Crabb Go big or go home. Victor Davis) CoachesNight Swimming, R.E.M.
It was my ambition to fight Becerra. I didn't care where. But that very year Becerra was unlucky enough to be responsible for the death of Walt Ingram, whom he had boxed in Mexico. I don't think he wanted to fight too much after that. He continued for another year, or until he himself was knocked out over the weight in Mexico by Eloy Sanchez. Then he did retire.eder jofre: Jofre. E. Boxing & Wrestling. Vol 2, No 9. March 1963, Page 19, Why I am the Strongest Little Champ.
I always give 'rest to rest' and hope I will not retire from active politics.karunanidhi: Chief Minister's speech to the media, rest for politics (14 December 2006)
A childish feeling, I admit, but, when we retire from the conventions of society and draw close to nature, we involuntarily become children: each attribute acquired by experience falls away from the soul, which becomes anew such as it was once and will surely be again.mikhail lermontov: A Hero of Our Time