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44 Quotes To Inspire You To Slow Down

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Beautiful quotes to inspire you to slow down, be present & savor each moment.

It’s not only the scenery you miss by going fast, you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. Eddie Cantor

The more that you slow down your life, the more you will fall in love with it each and every day. Karen Madewell

Take Time To Do Nothing

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. Soren Kierkegaard

Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process. Alexandra Stoddard

The most important gifts you can give are your love, time, and attention. Slow down, take time to smile and enjoy loved ones. Life goes by way too fast. Carla White

The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling. Orison Marden

There is enchantment right in front of you, waiting for you to notice. Janet Luhrs

It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be. Eileen Caddy

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault


Slow down, you’re doing fine. You can’t be everything you want to be before your time. Billy Joel

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. Lin Yutang

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire

We spend too much time making a living and too little time living and making. Rachel Dillon

In this media-drenched, data-rich, channel-surfing, computer-gaming age, we have lost the art of doing nothing, of shutting out the background noise and distractions, of slowing down and simply being alone with our thoughts. Carl Honoré

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates

To do two things at once is to do neither. Publilius Syrus

Remember that you were created human beings, not human doings. Jan Ross

Be Here Now

The little things are infinitely the most important. Arthur Conan Doyle

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list. Patti Digh

Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart. Unknown

Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for. Unknown

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. Allen Saunders

The best things in life are free. English Proverb

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. Walter Hagen

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L’Amour

Slow Down It Will Come

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu

Maybe every once in a while we can take a break from doing everything faster and quicker to reflect on who we are and where we are going. Joe Plumeri

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

There is no wealth but life. John Ruskin

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. Will Rogers

We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it. Donald Horban

Change Your Life Food

Each day, awakening, are we asked to paint the sky blue? Need we coax the sun to rise or flowers to bloom? Need we teach birds to sing, or children to laugh, or lovers to kiss? No, though we think the world imperfect, it surrounds us each day with its perfections. We are asked only to appreciate them, and to show appreciation by living in peaceful harmony amidst them. The Creator does not ask that we create a perfect world; He asks that we celebrate it. Robert Brault

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to seeing them that we call them ‘ordinary things’. Hans Christian Andersen

…for someone visiting earth for the first time, the real treasures here would all be free. The smell of a sunlit prairie, the taste of a cold cup of spring water, the crunch of trackless snow underfoot, these are some of the earth’s supreme treasures. On intergalactic maps, if there are such things, the place where we live must surely be designated as a magical garden in space, a place of astounding beauty. Steve Van Matre

Stop Some Place Be Quiet

Wisely and slowly; they stumble that run fast. Hugh Howey

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson

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