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    I am closing my 52 years of military service. When I joined the
    army, even before the turn of the century, it was the fulfillment
    of all my boyish hopes and dreams.
    The world has turned over many times since I took the oath on the
    plain at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have long since
    vanished, but I still remember the refrain of one of the most
    barracks ballads of that day which proclaimed most proudly that
    old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
    And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military
    career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his
    duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.

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I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box.

I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box.

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Love prefers twilight to daylight.

Love prefers twilight to daylight.

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The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work.

The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work.

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I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only read more

I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.

by Voltaire Found in: Retirement Quotes,
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Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. read more

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.

by Bernard M. Baruch Found in: Retirement Quotes,
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When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.

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

by Chi Chi Rodriguez Found in: Retirement Quotes,
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Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.

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

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

by George F. Burns Found in: Retirement Quotes,
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The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.

by Abe Lemons Found in: Retirement Quotes,
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