Pause: 10 Quotes on Why You Should Take Breaks, Relax, and Play 0

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are almost always working, whether they’re in the office or not. But is it possible that taking time off and resting is better for your business?

Here are 10 quotes from famous authors, poets, and speakers on why time away from work could be just as important to your bottom line. Featuring quotes from Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Plato, and more. Do you have a quote you’d like us to feature? Tweet @Bplans, and we’ll add your quote to our list of submissions. 


10 Quotes on Taking Breaks, Relaxing, and Playing:

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will no withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou; Tweet this!

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” — Plato; Tweet this!

“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” — Alan Cohen; Tweet this!

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain; Tweet this!

“Rest and be thankful.” — William Wadsworth; Tweet this!

“All that is important comes in quietness and waiting.” — Patrick Lindsay; Tweet this!

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” — Roald Dahl; Tweet this!

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.” — Louisa May Alcott; Tweet this!

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” — Bryant McGill; Tweet this!

“And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Tweet this!


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