retirement

A Quote by Paul Galvin on age, business, failure, fear, mistakes, and retirement

Paul Galvin at the age of thirty-three had failed twice in business. He attended an auction of his failed storage-battery business and with his last $750 bought back the battery eliminator portion of it. That part became Motorola. When he retired in the 1960s he said, "Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out."

Paul Galvin

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A Quote by General Omar Nelson Bradley on retirement and service

I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions.

Omar Nelson Bradley (1893 - 1981)

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A Quote by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf on age, army, commitment, country, life, love, people, retirement, seriousness, soldiers, and time

From the time I was twelve years old until I retired last year at the age of fifty-seven, the Army was my life. I loved commanding soldiers and being around people who had made a serious commitment to serve their country.

Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 -)

Source: Schwarzkopf’s autobiography, It Doesn’t Take A Hero.

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A Quote by Marie L. Gothein, on christianity, dedication, divinity, garden, life, retirement, silence, and time

Indian monks were the first to choose the garden as the proper setting for their lives, which were devoted to the contemplation of the divine; but with a prophetic eye we may see that the garden will often be dedicated in a like manner: at a later time Greek philosophers, and monks in early Christian days, will retire into their gardens for united, yet silent, contemplation.

Marie L. Gothein

Source: A History of Garden Art, 1928, p.50

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on country, men, and retirement

Men seek out retreats for themselves in the country, by the seaside, on the moutains . . . But all this is unphilosophical to the last degree . . . when thou canst at a moment's notice retire into thyself.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on people, retirement, and work

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Lena May McCauley on books, dreams, fortune, garden, hope, humility, imagination, investment, kindness, pleasure, retirement, vision, and writing

Any book about gardens, written for the pleasure of writing, must have its sources in dreams. The visions of gardens beautiful and retired hover before the imagination, and no real garden, however humble, but is invested in celestial light of cherished hopes of what it may become in fragrant flowers or what it might have been had fortune been kind.

Lena May McCauley

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on chance, good, play, retirement, and seasons

BYU takes on defending national champion Florida State in the Pigskin Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., eight days after announcing that the 2000 season would be his last before retirement: We looked at it. We knew it would make things tougher. But how many chances does anyone get to play Florida State? It was too good to pass up.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Deseret News, August 18, 2000, Salt Lake City, UT

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A Quote by Lavor K. Chaffin on boredom, education, retirement, thinking, work, and world

Self education can be a bulwark against the boredom of retirement. More importantly, in today's dynamic world, without continuing education one is quickly pushed into the category of the relatively unlearned. Self-education involves thinking, and thinking is hard work.

Lavor K. Chaffin

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection,

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on facts, feeling, retirement, seasons, serenity, time, and wives

BYU takes on defending national champion Florida State in the Pigskin Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., eight days after announcing that the 2000 season would be his last before retirement: I do know this, that I'm finally a little bit more relieved than I've been for some time. Patti (his wife) and I have talked about it a lot and came to that conclusion (to retire). I had a feeling of serenity, if you will. In fact, I was feeling so serene that I put in a film of Florida State, and that got me out of that mood in a hurry.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: Deseret News, August 18, 2000, Salt Lake City, UT

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