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Relaxation quotes and quotations

Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
Anatole France

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
Bertrand Russell

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Robert J. Sawyer

Working in the garden...gives me a profound feeling of inner peace.
Ruth Stout

Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.
Catherine de Hueck Doherty

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
Charlie Chaplin

Sometimes the cure for restlessness is rest.
Colleen Wainwright

Put duties aside at least an hour before bed and perform soothing, quiet activities that will help you relax.
Dianne Hales

Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.
Satchel Paige

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.
Captain J. A. Hadfield

No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.
Dr. Joyce Brothers

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Elisabeth Kubler

We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.
Etty Hillesum

Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.
Euripides

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
Fritjof Capra

What's the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile.
George Asaf

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Jane Austen

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
Natalie Goldberg

Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.
Henry David

Never lose sight of this important truth, that no one can be truly great until he has gained a knowledge of himself, a knowledge which can only be acquired by occasional retirement.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann

I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.
Joseph Conrad

He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate.
Henry David Thoreau

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
Herodotus

We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things%uFFFD[but] there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.
James Carroll

If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.
Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Sidney J. Harris

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
Thomas Aquinas

Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
Oprah Winfrey

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
Ovid