Physician's Money Digest
The predicament is all tooreal for many of today'sphysicians. You want toretire but you can't. Countless contactswith readers over the years confirm thatthe vast majority of doctors are worriedabout being able to provide fora comfortable retirement.
While it's a fact that now—more than ever—doctors mustwork harder and plan smarter tobuild for a fulfilling retirement,there's more to happiness than justmoney. A doctor's successful retirementplanning also requires afirm spiritual underpinning.
Being a person who loves a goodwitticism, I did some research anddiscovered a few insightful andthoughtful quotes about retirement:
The things that should accompany
old age: fairly good health to
the end, an unceasing interest in
life, and the affectionate esteem of
a large circle of friends.
• —William Olser, MD
A doctor is happiest twice in
life—the day they hang up a diploma
and the day they take it down.
• —Howard J. Bennett, MD
Our lives begin to end the day
we become silent about the things
• —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
How far you go in life depends
on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic
with the striving, and tolerant
of the weak and strong. Because
someday in your life you will have
been all of these.
• —George Washington Carver
Be happy while you're living, for
you're a long time dead.
• —Scottish Proverb
Love prefers twilight to daylight.
• —Oliver Wendell Holmes, MD
There is an enormous number
of managers who have retired on
• —Peter Drucker
A person can stand almost anything
except for a succession of ordinary
• —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don't think of retiring from the
world until the world will be sorry
that you retired.
• —Samuel Johnson
Sooner or later I'm going to die,
but I'm not going to retire.
• —Margaret Mead
The harder you work, the harder
it is to surrender.
• —Coach Vince Lombardi
I have never liked working. To
me a job is an invasion of privacy.
• —Danny McGoorty,Irish pool player
The trouble with the rat race is
that even if you win, you're still a rat.
• —Lilly Tomlin
I retired because of illness and
fatigue. The fans were sick and tired
• —Coach John Ralston
Now get back to work, doctors.