50 Great Quotes On Relaxation

Every so often someone will publish an article with a list of cigar-related quotes from noteworthy individuals. Each time an article like this pops up on my radar, I eagerly open it only to find some combination of the same popular, well-trodden quotes from the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Twain, etc. Indeed, diversity in content is not one of the greatest strengths of our industry.

We all like to be inspired, to relate, and reflect on our favorite past time. But what is the underlying theme of the cigar lifestyle? What’s the feeling and sentiment behind a fine cigar? You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would argue that relaxation was not a large part of it.

With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some famous quotes from throughout the years that take a stab at defining, understanding, or otherwise celebrating the type of pure, peaceful relaxation that can be obtained from your favorite smokes. Light up, kick back, and read on:

“The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything.”

– Bill Murray

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Relaxation is the doorway to both wisdom and compassion.”

– Tara Brach

“Leisure is the mother of philosophy.”

– Thomas Hobbes

“Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.”

– Baltasar Gracian

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax”

– Mark Black

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”

– Sydney J. Harris

“Don’t be rushed, be sure.”

– Rickson Gracie

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is finished.”

– Lao Tzu

“Tension is who you think you should be; relaxation is who you are.”

(Chinese proverb)

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

– William S. Burroughs

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

– Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex.”

– Oscar Wilde

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo Da Vinci

“It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.”

– Donna Karan

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”

– Eckhart Tolle

“Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

“Calmness is the cradle of power.”

– Josiah Gilbert Holland

“Peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace.”

– the Dalai Lama

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.”

– Rumi

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterwards.”

(Spanish proverb)

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

– Ovid

“Rest and be thankful.”

– William Wadsworth

“Almost anything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

– Anne Lamott

“Be good to yourself.”

– Theo Von

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.”

– Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

“Be still. The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

– Ram Dass

“Let go, or be dragged.”

(Zen Proverb)

“Take it easy, but take it.”

– Woody Guthrie

“Half an hour’s meditation a day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.”

– Saint Francis De Sales

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

– Albert Einstein

“Time passes so fast. Make time to be still.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita

“All the great pleasures of life are silent.”

– Georges Clemenceau

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”

– Lily Tomlin

“Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.”

– Cyril Connolly

“If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one that you’re in?”

– Nanette Mathews

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”

(English proverb)

 “I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.”

– Voltaire

 “Work is the greatest thing in the world. So we should always save some of it for tomorrow.”

– Don Herold

“Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.”

– John Lennon

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

– A.A. Milne

“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

– Marthe Troly-Curtin

“Find a way to relax that takes you to a joyful level, a level that quiets the nerves and allows thoughts to be calm.”

– Byron Pulsifer

“The more relaxed you can get, the better you’ll do.”

– Isaac Mizrahi

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”

–  John De Paola

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

– Blaise Pascal

“In today’s life, luxury is time and space.”

– Harmon Okinyo

“Slow ride, take it easy”

– Foghat

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