33 Quotes About Slowing Down


It can be easy in life to lose control and get anxious to achieve things you desire. These quotes about slowing down will remind you that some of the greatest things happen when you least expect it.

“And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally.”

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

“Death is just nature’s way of telling you to slow down.”

“Don’t be in a hurry to achieve your dreams. Take a day to play with your kids and relax – your dreams will still be there tomorrow.”

“Drive slow and enjoy the scenery – drive fast and join the scenery.”

“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

“I believe in traditions; I believe in the idea of things being passed between generations and the slow transmission of cultural values through tradition.”

“I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm.”

“If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in? Slow down and enjoy the moment you’re in and live your life to the fullest.”

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

“It’s better to be slow and careful in the right direction than to be fast and careless on the wrong path. ”

“Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul.”

“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”

“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.”

“Most days it feels as if the world is whirling around me and I am standing still. In slow motion, I watch the colors blur; people and faces all become a massive wash.”

“Nothing is so rewarding than the patience that you take to go over the ramps of life. They may slow you down, but you are an unstoppable hero.”

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”

“Perfection of effort is not required, by the way. It is the consistency of attempting to work these tools that brings the progress.”

“Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence neither speed up nor slow down add to nor diminish it is an imponderably valuable gift.”

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

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

“Slow down. Life is crossing the road.”

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

“Speed of life is a killer not a healer, so slow down to bloom like a flower.”

“Stop rushing. Slow down and enjoy the beauty of life.”

“Strange, what being forced to slow down could do to a person.”

“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.”

“Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.”

“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”

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

Sometimes taking an easy and slowing down can be some of the decisions you make for yourself.

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