Relaxation quotes and quotations
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
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.
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.
Sometimes the cure for restlessness is rest.
Put duties aside at least an hour before bed and perform soothing, quiet activities that will help you relax.
Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.
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.
We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.
Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.
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.
What's the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
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.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.