Relaxation Quotes

Do you sometimes feel you need permission to relax? These relaxation quotes can teach you how to relax your mind.

  • Read them aloud…
  • Post them in a readily accessible place at home or at work…
  • Include these quotes in a relaxing wallpaper screensaver on the computer…

The possibilities are endless!

Easy Relaxation Techniques

Reading is, of course, a great way to relax. Reading quotes can help you relax on a whole new level. They can make you laugh, they can make your think… You can even meditate about the true meaning of these stress-reducing quotes!

If you have a few extra minutes, you can even create your own soothing quote! Grab a pen and write down insightful or funny ways to look at life, stress and relaxation. Forrest Gump may have said it best:

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get."

Relaxation Quotes

Here are a few famous stress-relief quotes. If you come across one that I haven’t included here, feel free to let me know!

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900):

"One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed."

Colleen Wainwright, Communicatrix:

"Sometimes the cure for restlessness is rest."

Mrs. Patrick (Beatrice Stella Tanner Campbell) Campbell (1865 – 1940):

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."

Stanley J. Sarnoff:

"If you had to define stress, it would not be far off if you said it was the process of living. The process of living is the process of having stress imposed on you and reacting to it."

Anatole France (1844 – 1924), The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard:

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

Captain J. A. Hadfield:

"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."

Charlie Chaplin (1889 – 1977):

"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles."


"In times of stress and strain, people will vote."

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross:

"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."

Dr. Joyce Brothers (1928 – ):

"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."

Quote from the Bible

Still trying to figure out how to relax your mind? Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 has this to say about life and relaxation

"To every thing there is a season,
and time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace."