Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2010
The "R" Word

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. – Bernard Baruch

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. – George Burns

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language. – Ernest Hemingway

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did. – Malcolm Forbes

When is the right age to retire? When you dread going to work. – Mary Bright

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. – Vince Lombardi

When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire. – Margaret Mead

I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box. – Bette Davis

I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife. But the problems are such that for anybody with a conscience who can use whatever influence he may have to try to bring about peace, it’s difficult to say no. – Nelson Mandela

Never retire. Michelangelo was carving the Rondanini just before he died at eighty-nine. Verdi finished his opera Falstaff at eighty. – W. Gifford-Jones 

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