A Quote by Herbert George Wells on conservatism, conversation, debt, fiction, history, home, ideas, learning, life, literature, nonsense, opportunity, politics, purpose, retirement, science, present, thinking, and time

History has been kinder to Churchill than many of his contemporaries ever were. Some may be surprised to learn that the following luminary from the field of science-fiction had anything political to say at all: "Winston Churchill, the present would-be British Fuehrer, is a person with a range of ideas limited to the adventures and opportunities of British political life. He has never given evidence of thinking extensively, or of any scientific or literary capacity. . . . His ideology, picked up in the garrison life of India, on the reefs of South Africa, the maternal home and the conversation of wealthy Conservative households, is a pitiful jumble of incoherent nonsense. A boy scout is better equipped. He has served his purpose and it is high time he retired upon his laurels before we forget the debt we owe him. . . ."

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

Source: Tribune article, December 15, 1944

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A Quote by Henry (Hank) Aaron on retirement

On announcing his retirement You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail.

Hank Aaron

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A Quote by George Washington on earth, hope, peace, politics, retirement, and yielding

I am once more seated under my own vine and fig tree . . . and hope to spend the remainder of my days in peaceful retirement, making political pursuits yield to the more rational amusement of cultivating the earth.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Burns on business and retirement

Retire?  I'm going to stay in show business until I'm the only one left.

George Burns (1896 - 1996)

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A Quote by George Burns on cinema, citizenship, people, and retirement

People are always asking me when I'm going to retire. Why should I? I've got it two ways - I'm still making movies, and I'm a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price.

George Burns (1896 - 1996)

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A Quote by George Burns on retirement

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

George Burns (1896 - 1996)

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A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on language and retirement

Retirement is the ugliest word in the language.

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on blush, questions, and retirement

Stranger, pause and ask thyself the question, Canst thou do likewise? If not, with a blush retire.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: Edwin Drood

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A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on achievement, age, experience, energy, retirement, and time

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on retirement

That when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Lothair. Chap. xxviii.

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