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Retirement Wishes for Teachers - Because We Owe Them a Lot

Retirement Wishes for Teachers
Teacher are the people who inspire our lives in a way that no one else can. Being a teacher is a job of sheer respect. When teachers retire, it is only appropriate, respectful, and thoughtful to shower them with heartfelt retirement wishes.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
The concluding phase of a person's career i.e. retirement, gives him/her an opportunity to reflect on and summarize the professional life. For most professionals and especially teachers, retirement is an emotional phase of their life. Teachers spend a major part of their lives shaping the personalities of students. Apart from parents, teachers have the power to influence the mind of children in a positive way; this way, they shoulder a great social responsibility throughout their careers. The experience obtained through the teaching career enriches their lives and makes it fulfilling. A retirement speech helps teachers to express themselves and share their experiences of teaching. Students can also express their feelings about teachers during the send-off ceremonies. This kind of interaction between the retiring teachers and students can be made interesting with the use of some quotes or wishes. Here are few such quotes for the occasion. These witty lines should come in handy for retirement parties.
Interesting Retirement Wishes for Teachers
The wishes listed below would prove to be a good source of interesting and meaningful quotes for a retirement party. There are many different viewpoints and perspectives to look at retirement and which are presented through these quotes.
Retired old teacher
✣ There is no point to count the years. They are not important. Important are the things you did, things we shall never forget. One day I'd like to be remembered like that.

✣ Now at last you will have the chance to discover the beauty of the world, to do whatever you want and to be late whenever you want.

✣ There is a path from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. - G.K. Chesterton
✣ The splendid thing about education is that everyone wants it. Like influenza, you can give it away without losing any of it yourself. - Evelyn Waugh

✣ A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Adams
✣ The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple. - Amos Bronson Alcott

✣ In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. - Jacques Barzun
Teacher teaching a young child
✣ The best teacher lodges an intent not in the mind but in the heart. - Anne Michaels

✣ Teaching is leaving a vestige of oneself in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures. - Eugene P. Bertin

✣ The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. - Anatole France
saving for retirement in a glass jar
✣ The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth. - Dan Rather

✣ Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it. - Abigail Charleson

✣ Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap. - Simone de Beauvoir
✣ Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

✣ Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it can also be termed a new beginning. - Catherine Pulsifer

✣ Sometimes it's hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment.

✣ Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. - Bernard Baruch
Retirement plan and pension
✣ The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money.

✣ The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward

✣ Here is a list of funny wishes which can be used at occasions like a send off ceremony or retirement party.

✣ There's one thing I always wanted to do before I quit .... retire - Groucho Marx
Old teacher teching a happy class
✣ Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. - Gracie Allen

✣ As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in schools.

✣ A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep. - W.H. Auden

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

✣ I'm retired - goodbye tension, hello pension! - Author Unknown
Savings for retirement
✣ Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf. - Gene Perret

✣ Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. - Gene Perret

✣ The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. - Author Unknown

✣ Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. - Jim Bishop
✣ I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day. - Gene Perret

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

✣ Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not. - Richard Armor

✣ The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off. - Abe Lemons
Old retired couple sitting on a park bench
✣ Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. - Gene Perret
Young teacher teaching a class
✣ Old teachers never die; they just grade away.

✣ You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself. - Galileo