61 Slow Down Quotes to Relax And Enjoy Your Life

Enjoy these slow down quotes and sayings that will inspire you to take things easy and find peace in the pause from the hustle and bustle of life.

In this new world, everything seems to be at a high pace and every day seems to be a roller coaster ride. From the time we wake up till the time we hit the bed, work, and chores seem to be endless.

And in the quest to excel in our goals, we work endlessly mentally and physically. This busyness can be a lot exhausting and can drain you of your energies.

“Slowdown before you breakdown” – Trisha.J

But amidst all this chaos in this fast-paced life, it becomes very essential to pause, reflect, and find solace in the wisdom of profound words that will inspire you to slow down.

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The slow-down quotes highlight the importance of slowing down, finding stillness amidst stress, and nurturing our well-being.

The below-listed quotes are by renowned philosophers, celebrated writers, or influential spiritual leaders, that inspire you to step off the treadmill of busyness and enter a space of mindfulness and tranquility.

Top 10 Slow Down Quotes

1. “Slow down to go faster.” — Ralph Simone

2. “Slow and steady wins the race.” — Robert Lloyd

3. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” — Thich Nhat Hanh                                                                                                 

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quotes on slowing down

4. “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin

5. “Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.” — Mae West

6. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” — Lao Tzu

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quotes about slowing down

7. “Slowing down is sometimes the best way to speed up.” — Mike Vance

8. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius

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slow down quotes

9. “Slowing down… allows you to be calm enough to see things clearly.” — Kimi Werner

10. “It always pays to dwell slowly on the beautiful things—the more beautiful, the more slowly.” — Atticus

Quotes About Slowing Down

There are times when all the challenges of life will tire you. Taking some time off and slowing down will help you to take a break, relax and rejuvenate your lost energies.

11. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” — Mahatma Gandhi                                                            slowing down quotes

12. “Slow down. Life is crossing the road.” — Debasish Mridha

13. “Being in a hurry does not slow down time.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

14. “If people just took it a day at a time, they’d be a lot happier.” — Richard Bachman

15. “A genuinely Slow world implies nothing less than a lifestyle revolution.” — Carl Honoré

16. “Mindfulness is a state of mind you only can get to if you slow down.” — Geir Berthelsen

17. “Slow down and enjoy life… Because it is certainly and unexpectedly short…” — Rodolfo Peon

18. “Slow down you’re doing fine… You can’t be everything you want to be before your time.” — Billy Joel

19. “If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in?” — Nanette Mathews

20. “We need, above all things, to slow down and get ourselves to amble through life instead of to rush through it.” — Alan Watts

Best Slow Down Quotes To Embrace Life

21. “Slow down to the speed of wisdom.” — Vicki Robin

22. “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” — Moliere

23. “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” — Shakespeare

24. “A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover.” — Albert Camus

25. “Slow down and think about the lessons of the elders.” — Maya Soetoro-Ng

26. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. “Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.” — Tokugawa Ieyasu

28. “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese Proverb

29. “Slow living is about intention, spending more time on things that are important and less on things that aren’t.” — Brooke McAlary

30. “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” — Eddie Cantor

Quotes to Inspire You to Slow Down in Life

31. “We need to learn the slow ‘yes’ and the quick ‘no.’” — Tom Friel

32. “If you’re short on time, don’t speed up. Slow down.” — Robert Celner

33. “The cure for moving too fast is just to slow down.” — William E. Coles Jr.

34. “Drive slow and enjoy the scenery – drive fast and join the scenery.” — Douglas Horton

35. “Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” — Plato

36. “Slowness is also about balance, so if you must hurry, then hurry slowly.” — Geir Berthelsen

37. “Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.” — Socrates

38. “It is only when there is no goal and no rush that the human senses are fully open to receive the world.” — Alan Watts

39. “The central tenet of the slow philosophy is taking the time to do things properly, and thereby enjoy them more.” — Carl Honoré

40. “We can make our minds so like still water… and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer, life because of our quiet.” — William Butler Yeats

Slow Living Quotes to Inspire a Better Life

41. “Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.” — Unknown

42. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — L Anne Lamott

43. “Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” — John De Paola

44. Would do well to slow down. A little focus on the significant and truly see things that matter most.” — Dieter R. Uchtdorf

45. “Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry, trust the process.” — Alexandra Stoddard

46. “Slow down and enjoy yourself a little more, don’t be so serious, life is not a race.” — Christian Lemieus

47. “Would do well to slow down. A little focus on the significant and truly see things that matter most.” — Dieter R. Uchtdorf

48. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” — Eckhart Tolle

49. “To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.” — Winston Churchill

50. “Wisdom is not something we have to strive to acquire. Rather, it arises naturally as we slow down and notice what is already there.” — Haemin Sunim

51. Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.” — Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Take It Slow Quotes About Life

52. “To go faster you must slow down.” — John Brunner

53. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” — Dolly Parton

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

55. “Don’t slide through life. Savor it. Slow down, be kind, pay attention. Because this isn’t going to happen again.” — Carrie Fisher

56. “Slow living isn’t about determining how little we can live with – it’s about working out what we simply can’t live without.” — Nathan Williams

57. “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” — Eddie Cantor

58. “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

59. “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.” — Loni Deschene

60. “Just slow down. Slow down your speech. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your walking. Slow down your eating. And let this slower, steadier pace perfume your mind. Just slow down…” — Doko

61. “In all the chaos and hurry, do not forget to notice the beauty and miracle of this world. Slow down. Notice. Observe. Be aware. Allow presence and awe to come back into your life.” — Brendon Burchard


When you slow down and take some time out, you can enjoy your me time and get clarity in a lot of things in life.

Also, check out our post on breathe quotes and self-care quotes which will inspire you to have more mental clarity, and focus, and give up the habit of overthinking.

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