RETIREMENT SPEECHES ON THE RETIREMENT
Free Retirement Speeches to Help
You Retire Happy, Wild and Free
One of the most satisfying times at work is either quitting time and the time when you announce
your retirement through a retirement letter and then make your retirement speech at a retirement party.
What to say when one retires is not always easy. Many soon-to-be retired individuals look for
the right words for retirement as do colleagues of the soon-to-be retired individual who look for the right word
for a retirement speech made to the retiree.
When giving a speech, concentrate on what you
can give the audience, not what you can get from them.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Good communication is as stimulating as black
coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh
You can copy and paste the retirement speeches for co-workers made by colleagues and the
retirement speeches by retirees on this webpage into Microsoft Word or Word Perfect and then modify the names
and dates as they pertain to you and your organization.
Retirement Speech to Be
G iven by a Retiring
(For Those Looking for Retirement Speeches by
Thank you, Mike, for your retirement speech with those kind words in
my honor. Also, thank you everyone, for being here today to celebrate
my retirement, and for this brand new set of golf clubs that you guys have so graciously given me as my
retirement gift. I’m glad it wasn’t the proverbial gold
watch. Now that I’m retiring, time is not going to be an issue
Mike, I would also like to thank you for the copy
of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
Free. I don’t have that
book, but I look foreword to reading it. I should mention that I
have already obtained a copy of the author’s earlier book called The Joy of Not Working.
That was about four years ago, while I was thinking about retiring.
Some of you may have noticed that a few years ago, I stopped working my usual
12 hour shifts, and I started taking more days off and working less hours. Back then I was getting ready for retirement. Ernie
Zelinski and his book helped me work less hours and be more productive, but that’s a story for a later
I do express my gratitude for this company. Without it I wouldn’t be where I am today. The
people and work environment have helped me get to the top. The
financial success of the company is only frosting on the cake. I’m
sure that the atmosphere will continue long after I’m gone.
I just have one final point to make. I know that I am retiring early, which to some is the new
retirement. Early retirement is a gift, and I would like to
thank you all for this possibility. I know I’m only 55, while most
people retire at 65, but I know that each and every one of you can all do the
same. Work hard and you can get a lot of leisure time in
return. Actually Ernie’s book helped me save enough so that I
would have plenty retirement income in my early
retirement and find out where to retire.
In closing, I would like to thank you all for being here to wish me
farewell. I will miss you all dearly. I’m consoled by the fact that “retirement isn’t the end; it’s just a new
beginning." I know that no matter how much I enjoy being retired,
I’ll always miss this company and all of you guys. Thank you for the
golf clubs, maybe I can finally beat Eric for once.
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Free Retirement Speech
to be Given by a
as a Tribute to a Retiring Employee
(For Those Looking for
Retirement Speeches to Retiree or Retirement Speeches for Co-Workers)
Charles has been working here for 20 years. He’s a valued employee and I’m sorry to see him
go. I have been Charles’ friend over these years and I have mixed feelings about seeing him leave the company.
On one hand, I want Charles to stay with us, on the other hand I want him to be happy.
As a gift for your retirement, I have take the liberty of buying Charles the international
bestseller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
Free, by Ernie J. Zelinski. The subtitle being Retirement
wisdom that you won’t get from your financial advisor. I hope that Charles has a happy retirement, and this
book will help him enjoy the years of your retirement and the years that lie ahead.
This book might provide some ideas on how Charles might enjoy the spare time that comes from
retirement. He might have to get used to it since he’s been such a hard worker over these past 20 years. The
book will help him plan his time and spend the enormous amounts of money that we all know Charles, the
financial wizard that he is, has stashed somewhere. We are sure that he won’t need a financial advisor to help
him over these years.
Above all, all of us are overjoyed that Charles gets to enjoy his newfound leisure time and
to spend his hard earned money. We all turn green with envy when we look at Charles, knowing that we will have
to work into our 80s to earn the money that Charles has managed to hold on to.
Even so, we would all like to thank Charles for the time and dedication he has spent over
these past 20 years. Without him, we could have never gotten to where we are today. He helped set the very
foundations of this company and to get us to the top. his levels of organization and time management helped put
us on track to a new tomorrow and for that, Charles, we could never repay you. Charles, I hope that you will
come visit us often and lift our spirits with your presence.
Charles, in closing, I would like to tell you that you have been a great friend, and a great
man to work with. I would like to quote the back cover of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and
Free: “Retirement is the beginning of life - not the end!” We
all know Charles is going to spend his retirement breaking in his new set of golf clubs. We all hope that
one day he will decide to cancel his tee off and come to pay us a much anticipated visit. It’s been nice
working with you Charles, have a good life.
Free Retirement Speech for
(For Those Looking
for a Retirement Toast or Retirement Speech by a Retiring
Superintendent, and Fellow Teachers:
After reading How to
Retire Happy, Wild, and Free that was given to me as a Christmas gift, I decided to
retire earlier than I thought. (This book should be given as a teacher retirement gift by our
School District to all soon-to-be retirees from the District).
I wish to take this opportunity in this
retirement speech to extend my gratitude to you for your cooperation, understanding, and support during my
employment here. I would also like to express my appreciation to my fellow teachers and other colleagues for
their support and friendship throughout my stay here.
I have been told
that retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials - much retirement income to live on and much to
live for. I believe that I now have both, having been a teacher for 25 years, and yet having a lot of life
left in me.
It is with much pleasure that I announce that, after spending
sometime with my with friends in England, I will winter in Australia for four months, camping and cycling. On
my return I intend to pursue several interests:
- Study for a geology degree just for fun to show the joys of teacher retirement
- Learn how to speak Spanish and Italian fluently;
- Figure out all there is to know about Writing and self-publishing a
- Read all the "classics";
- Volunteer as an overseas science/French/English teacher;
- Study at the Experts Academy to learn everything there is to know about Internet
- Cycle around the world;
- Play classical guitar to concert standard;
- Learn tourist German and Portuguese;
- Paint watercolors;
- Do the top-ten
activities when you retire or ten retirement activities that I haven't thought of doing
If I achieve a third of these aims, I will consider my time well-spent as a teacher in
In ending this teacher retirement speech,
I want to emphasize that I will forever be grateful to this organization for having given me the opportunity
to be a part of the accomplishments and the great times we have had over the years.
Thanks again for your cooperation and support for so many
NOTES: You can also check out Retirement Letters on The Retirement Cafe
that may give you ideas for your retirement speach and the retirement speeches on The Retirement
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Key Speech-Making Tips for
How to Make a Retirement Speech
If you have something of
importance to say, for God's sake start at the end.
— Sarah Jeannette Duncan
Most of us know how to say nothing
— few of us know when.
— Unknown wise person
Words ought to be a little wild,
for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
— John M. Keynes
Keep Your Retirement Speech Short, Sweet, and
Simple Given That:
- The Lord's Prayer contains 56 words.
- The average USA TODAY cover story contains 1,200 words.
- The Gettysburg Address contains 272 words.
- The Ten Commandments contains 297 words.
- The USA Declaration of Independence contains 300 words.
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Retirement Quotes and Other Tidbits That
Use in Your Retirement
By the age of 65, most of us have
accomplished whatever work-related goals we are going to reach. If you haven't done it by then, chances
are you aren't going to do it. Take the retirement, take the pension, take the Social Security, and
sail off into the sunset.
— Sue Lasky
In your 25 years
with our organization, Harold, you have used up two truck loads of paper, sent out 9,000 unreadable
reports, used up 800 Bic pens, 250 pencils, and, of course, told at least 8,000 bad
retirement jokes tolighten up the day
for your co-workers. How much money you have made for the organization is in doubt, however,
according to the Human Resources Department, as well as how much you ended up
saving for retirement . But the
rest of us don't care because you were such a great person to work
The sports car and sailboat are investments for my retirement. I'm
using them to attract a woman who support me in my old age.
— Glasbergen talking to financial consultant
The Republican Party is a friend of Social Security
the way Colonel Sanders was a friend of chickens.
— Charles T. Manatt
Retirement itself is the best [retirement]
gift. No gold watch could ever top it.
— Abigail Charleson
Retirement living begins when all the kids move out for good and the cat
gets run over.
— Unknown Soon-to-Be
There are an enormous number of people in this country who have
retired on the job. I don't want to be one of them.
— Author Unknown
Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without
— Unknown Retired Person
You can be young without money but you
can't be old without it.
Don't forget to include this book in your retirement speech and have it given to you as a
retirement gift at your retirement party: How to Retire Happy, wild, and Free (The World's Best
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