When a manfell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire from the world.1870 Lothair, ch.28.
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
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
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.1973 'Money'.
Skill'd to retire, and in retiring draw Hearts after them tangled in amorous nets.john milton
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.
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
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
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
When I retire, I'll get Ricky Hatton to wash my clothes and cut my lawn and buckle my shoes.ricky hatton
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
I always said that the decision to retire would be his alone but now that decision has been taken I feel a sense of sadness. We have lived through some unforgettable times together, some good and some bad, achieving results that will be hard to equal.Michael Schumacher
He has everything to lose and nothing to gain, so it's very logical and sensible to retire while he's on top of his game, but knowing Michael, everything he has been able to do, I think he would still have the energy to continue.Michael Schumacher
Totti is the greatest exponent of the Roman world. He is a player who kids look up to. When the day arrives that he has to retire, it will be hard for Roma and the whole environment there because he is a club emblem.francesco totti
Even if I have to fight Bob The Builder, I am never going to retire on a loss.Danny Williams[]
To me personally the only function of philosophy is to teach us to take life more lightly and gayly than the average businessman does, for no businessman who does not retire at fifty, if he can, is in my eyes a philosopher.lin yutang
If you had a European prime minister who experienced what we've experienced it would be expected that he would retire or resign.buckley, william f., jr.
Why would I ever want to run Disney? Wouldn't it make more sense just to sell them Pixar and retire?steve jobs
Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou too art wont to desire such things very much. But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. For nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul.marcus aurelius
Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.Margaret Mead
Appearance should never attain reality, And if nature conquers, then must art retire.friedrich von schiller
Now he was far from bored but feeling many of the same stresses that had caused him to retire from active duty in the first place. Was it possible to find a station in life with just the right level of interest? Was it possible to be normal without being someone’s dupe?neal stephenson
Experience, next, to thee I owe, Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd In ignorance; thou open'st wisdom's way, And giv'st access, though secret she retire.john milton
In the future, when I retire, I'll look back and I'll thank my lucky stars that I had such great players giving me those opportunities to score goals with my head.Abby Wambach, Men in Blazers (10 April 2013).
Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldy Wisdom, (1647).
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
Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains; and thou too art wont to desire such things very much. But this is altogether a mark of the most common sort of men, for it is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself. For nowhere either with more quiet or more freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul.Variant translation: Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
The American flag has been forced to retire. This is intolerable.Major-Gen. R. L. Bullard, on leaving the Conference of French Generals, July 15, 1918. Expressing regret that he could not obey orders. He is called "The General of No Retreat." See N. Y. Herald, Nov. 3, 1919. (Editorial).
My men never retire. They go forward or they die.Col. William Hayward to a French General who cried to him to retire his troops, the 369th Infantry, colored. See N. Y. Herald. Feb. 3, 1919. Attributed also to Major Bundy, but denied by him.