85 Relax Quotes To Help You Recharge

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He's also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he's dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 85 of the best relax quotes I could find. What’s my goal? To help you relax, rest and recharge. Like Ovid said, “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” You’ll also discover quotes by Lao Tzu, Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and more. Enjoy!
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Relax. Seriously. Ryan Holiday

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Detach from the mind. Detach from tension. Come into the present. Maxime Lagacé

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Relax. It’s only a game. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Relax and take a deep breath. No one else knows what they’re doing either. Ricky Gervais

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Relax. Nothing is under control. Adi Da

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Hide your craziness behind a smile. And relax. Paulo Coelho

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When the mind is allowed to relax, inspiration often follows. Phil Jackson

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A compassionate person creates a warm, relaxed atmosphere of welcome and understanding around him. 14th Dalai Lama

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Lower your standards and relax as it is. Pema Chödrön

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Relaxation: the art of zooming out. Maxime Lagacé

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Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body. Norman Vincent Peale

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Do your best and then relax. Let things go on in a natural way, rather than force them. Paramahansa Yogananda

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Sometimes your most productive thing you can do is relax. Unknown

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Your mind wanting more is the problem. Your understanding, awareness and indifference are the solution. Maxime Lagacé

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Chill out, relax, and have an open mind. George Noory

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A calm mind makes us relaxed, improves our health and makes for happier families and communities. 14th Dalai Lama

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. Bryant McGill

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

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. Sydney Harris

Sometimes the best solution is to rest, relax and recharge. It’s hard to be your best on empty. Sam Glenn

Action done totally brings relaxation; relaxation done totally brings more action. Osho

When you are relaxed you become porous. When you are tense you are closed. Osho

Relax. Be yourself. Play a lot. Joe Satriani

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I relax my body completely, relax my mind completely, and then imagine myself at a level where anything can happen. Richard Bach

Relax your face, shoulders and belly. A relaxed body leads to a relaxed mind. Maxime Lagacé

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

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Relax, you’re on a journey of discovery. Let life reveal itself to you. Melody Beattie

Today, I will relax, breathe, and go with the flow. Melody Beattie

Be patient. Relax and trust. Let go. Then, let go some more. Melody Beattie

I relax and enjoy life. I know that whatever I need to know is revealed to me in the perfect time and space sequence. Louise Hay

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To relax is not to collapse, but simply to undo tension. Vanda Scaravelli

Relax, don’t worry, have a home brew. Charlie Papazian

Relax into the present moment. Gary Zukav

No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen. Bob Ross

When completely relaxed, we experience the essence of our being, the deep silence that knows everything as it is. Haemin Sunim

As I relax on the sofa a thought hits me, this is exactly the place I’ve been looking for forever… I can barely believe that it actually exists. Haruki Murakami

Take the time to slow down, relax, meditate, and contemplate the wonders within. You will discover an inner calm and balance that previously eluded you. Joanne Madeline Moore

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Focus when it’s time to focus, relax when it’s time to relax. No in between. Fully present for both. Dan Koe (Source)

What is the answer to this fatigue? Relax! Relax! Relax! Learn to relax while you are doing your work! Dale Carnegie

The only time I can really relax is up a tree or somewhere outside. I love being outside. Tom Felton

If you try too hard to relax, you get stressed out. Unknown

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A smile can relax hundreds of muscles in your face, and relax your nervous system. A smile makes you master of yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh (plumvillage.org)

Take a deep breath, relax and imagine yourself exactly as you wish to be. Brian Tracy

The ability to relax and be mindfully present in the moment comes naturally when we are grateful. Louise Hay

If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. Osho

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The world may feel like it’s spinning out of control, but you don’t have to. Hania Khuri-Trapper

If we can relax in the midst of our focus, we can elevate our performance. Mina Samuels

When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired. Pablo Picasso

The decision to relax rather than to grip, even in the face of impatience or fear, is a conscious and brave choice. B.K.S. Iyengar

We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can’t relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, unbiased. Pema Chödrön (Living Beautifully, Amazon book)

Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort. Jane Austen

I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. Jennifer Niven

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

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If you want to be wealthy, spend your time earning, learning, or relaxing. Outsource or ignore everything else. Naval Ravikant

Relax. Just relax and have fun doing what you’re doing. Don’t worry so much about being results oriented. Just commit yourself to the moment. John Goodman

Fast, lift, sprint, stretch, and meditate. Build, sell, write, create, invest, and own. Read, reflect, love, seek truth, and ignore society. Make these habits. Say no to everything else. Avoid debt, jail, addiction, disgrace, shortcuts, and media. Relax. Victory is assured. Naval Ravikant (Source)

Relax. One bad chapter does not mean it’s the end of the book. Paulo Coelho

Related: How to Relax: Tips for Chilling Out (healthline.com)

A calm mind is not the absence of conflict or stress, but the ability to cope with it. Shane Parrish

Resting is not a waste of time. It’s an investment in well-being. Relaxing is not a sign of laziness. It’s a source of energy. Breaks are not a distraction. They’re a chance to refocus attention. Play is not a frivolous activity. It’s a path to connection and creativity. Adam Grant

To get the most out of relaxation, plan what you’re going to do during your downtime. Channel-surfing doesn’t cut it, but watching TV can restore energy and self-control. Adam Grant

Creative thoughts often arise during “mindless” tasks like showering or walking because the low level activity occupies the mind enough to prevent rumination. Your imagination is unlocked. James Clear

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Stop and relax. Enjoy the moment. The finish line, after all, is inevitable. Paulo Coelho

Stress doesn’t exist in nature. Only in your mind. Maxime Lagacé

Sleep fully, then work intensely. Focus deeply, then relax completely. Give each phase your full attention. James Clear

Write down your priority tasks for the day and give yourself permission to relax when they are done. Dan Koe

Use your mornings for focused work and routine. Use your afternoons for pursuing curiosities and learning. Use your evenings for relaxation and reset. Dan Koe

We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can’t relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, and unbiased. Pema Chödron (wikipedia.org)

Solitude renews the mind, it’s a spiritual prescription. Yogi Adamas

Savor your tea or coffee, slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves. Follow your breathing, relax the body, look out the window, listen to your heartbeat. Thich Nhat Hanh

Relax and let go of any tension. Rhonda Byrne

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Relax and don’t take yourself so seriously. Paulo Coelho

Life is like making love. Do your best and relax, or it will not work. Paulo Coelho

Learning to relax and conserve your natural energies is one of the greatest gifts you can offer life. Iyanla Vanzant (Source)

Relax, let go, let go some more, relax even more, and in doing so you will let go of any resistance and not only improve the health in your body, but allow everything to change.⁠ Rhonda Byrne

The mind must be given relaxation‚ it will rise improved and sharper after a good break. Just as rich fields must not be forced‚ for they will quickly lose their fertility if never given a break‚ so constant work on the anvil will fracture the force of the mind. Seneca

The man who spends his time choosing one resort after another in a hunt for peace and quiet, will in every place he visits find something to prevent him from relaxing. Marcus Aurelius

Breathing is a powerful tool for regulating your emotions. Deep breathing is a way to summon energy and relax in stressful situations. Johnny Uzan

You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Than just keep doing that every day. Unknown

The gentleman is self-possessed and relaxed, while the petty man is perpetually full of worry. Confucius (Analects, Amazon book)

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We are always in transition. If you can just relax with that, you’ll have no problem. Chogyam Trungpa

The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself. Bill Murray

Allowing things to come and go, following their natural laws, we gain everything. Straining and striving we lose everything. Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax and, and so you float. Alan Watts

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. Robert A. Heinlein

Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. Lori Deschene (tinybuddha.com)

You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. Ray Bradbury

The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground. Chogyam Trungpa

Relax Quotes: The Conclusion

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When we understand the truth of uncertainty and relax, we become free. Jack Kornfield

Let’s recap:

  • Tension is fine, but it’s not your natural state.
  • Accept most things are out of your control. And trust more.
  • You become relaxed once you stop taking everything seriously.
  • Relaxation is vital. You can’t reach your full potential and lead a peaceful life if it’s not part of your plan.
  • How to relax?

Do this regularly and you’ll lead a simpler, better and more peaceful life.

 

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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April 4, 2022

Originally published

April 4, 2022

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