“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin [reference]
“Common sense is not so common” [Voltaire, Dictionnaire Philosophique (1764)]
“I wait for death and journalists.” – Jeanne Calment [reference] (as of 2012, she was oldest person ever lived who died at 122)
When asked what she like best about being 102 years old, Jeanne Calment answered “Well, there’s no peer pressure.” [reference]
“The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves. Ask yourself, what am I doing about my anger, my attachment, my pride, my jealousy? These are the things we should check in our day to day lives.” [quote from the Dalai Lama on Facebook]
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.“
– by Confucius [source]
“I sometime worry about my short attention span, but not for very long“
– by Herb Caen, San Francisco Chronical, 2/10/74 [source]
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – by Audrey Hepburn [source]
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure. These things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – by Steve Jobs from Stanford University commencement speech 2005.
More great quotes regarding retirement and aging here.