65 Recreation Quotes On Success In Life

These recreation quotes will inspire you. Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time or activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging recreation quotes, recreation sayings, and recreation proverbs.

Best Recreation Quotes

  1. “Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  2. “Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labor, sleep, and recreation…all people should spend one-third of their time in recreation which is rebuilding, voluntary activity, never idleness.” ~ Brigham Young
  3. “The most successful people I know create superior results yet still maintain a balance among work, family, and recreation in their lives.” ~ Jack Canfield
  4. “Recreation and diversion are as necessary to our well-being as the more serious pursuits of life.” ~ Brigham Young

  5. “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.” ~ James A. Michener
  6. “People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.” ~ John Wanamaker
  7. “The intellect must not be kept at consistent tension, but diverted by pastimes…. The mind must have relaxation, and will rise stronger and keener after recreation.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  8. “If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.” ~ Edward Bellamy

  9. “He that will make good use of any part of his life must allow a large part of it to recreation.” ~ John Locke
  10. “Recreation is not a secondary concern for a democracy. It is a primary concern, for the kind of recreation a people make for themselves determines the kind of people they become and the kind of society they build.” ~ Harry Allen Overstreet
  11. “I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  12. “Families must spend more time together in work and recreation.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson

  13. “Recreation is intended to the mind as whetting is to the scythe, to sharpen the edge of it, which otherwise would grow dull and blunt,–as good no scythe as no edge.” ~ Joseph Hall
  14. “Drugs shouldn’t be used for recreation although they can be, but ultimately the point of psychedelics is to put you in touch with the powers of the universe.” ~ Ray Manzarek
  15. “The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  16. “Men cannot labor on always. They must have recreation.” ~ Orville Dewey

  17. “A period recourse into the wilds is not a retreat into secret silent sanctums to escape a wicked world, it is to take breath amid effort to forge a better world.” ~ Benton MacKaye
  18. “God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.” ~ Izaak Walton
  19. “Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.” ~ Edward Weston
  20. “Health is worth more than learning.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  21. “Men cannot labor on always. They must have intervals of relaxation. They cannot sleep through these intervals. What are they to do? Why, if they do not work or sleep, they must have recreation. And if they have not recreation from healthful sources, they will be very likely to take it from the poisoned fountains of intemperance. Or, if they have pleasures, which, though innocent, are forbidden by the maxims of public morality, their very pleasures are liable to become poisoned fountains.” ~ Orville Dewey
  22. “Period recreation is very difficult unless you make a black and white movie.” ~ Alan Parker
  23. “Play for young children is not recreation activity, It is not leisure-time activity nor escape activity. Play is thinking time for young children. It is language time. Problem-solving time. It is memory time, planning time, investigating time. It is organization-of-ideas time, when the young child uses his mind and body and his social skills and all his powers in response to the stimuli he has met.” ~ James L Hymes , Memory recreation quotes
  24. “Eight hours work, eight hours sleep, and eight hours recreation – Brigham Young” ~ Susa Young Gates

  25. “The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.” ~ Avery Brundage
  26. “Let us seek to extend the present life to the uttermost by observing every law of health, and by properly balancing labor, study, rest and recreation.” ~ Brigham Young
  27. “The family should be a closely knit group. The home should be a self-contained shelter of security; a kind of school where life’s basic lessons are taught; and a kind of church where God is honored; a place where wholesome recreation and simple pleasures are enjoyed.” ~ Billy Graham
  28. “Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.” ~ Babe Didrikson Zaharias

  29. “Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts.” ~ Confucius
  30. “It’s not a master plan to do every remake and every recreation of icons. It’s just what I’ve been hired to do.” ~ Steve Carell
  31. “Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season.” ~ Leslie Stephen
  32. “Chess is only a recreation and not an occupation.” ~ Vladimir Lenin

  33. “When you surrender completely to God, as the only truth worth having, you find yourself in service of all that exists. It becomes your joy and recreation. You never tire of serving others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  34. “Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems.” ~ Chris Pratt
  35. “Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  36. “One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen’s miseries is to go and look at their pleasures.” ~ George Eliot

  37. “Constant labor of one uniform kind destroys the intensity and flow of a man’s animal spirits, which find recreation and delight in mere change of activity.” ~ Karl Marx
  38. “Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can’t help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won’t want to worry.” ~ B. C. Forbes
  39. “And preserving our open spaces or having them there for recreational purposes is one of the things that contributes to the high level of quality of life that we offer in Pennsylvania, and that also translates into economic benefits.” ~ Ed Rendell
  40. “We’re not trying to recreate Yugoslavia” ~ Chris Patten

  41. “It was around the summer of 1982 when the drug problem really impacted. It became a lifestyle rather than a recreation. When you start lying and stealing, you cannot con yourself you’re in control any more.” ~ Irvine Welsh
  42. “Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River and its economic importance to the many people that make their living or seek their recreation is based on a healthy river system.” ~ Ron Kind
  43. “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work, it doesn’t matter. But work is third.” ~ Amy Poehler
  44. “Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation.” ~ Stephen Ambrose

  45. “Zerts’ are what I call desserts. ‘Trée-trées’ are entrées. I call sandwiches ‘sammies,’ ‘sandoozles,’ or ‘Adam Sandlers.’ Air conditioners are ‘cool blasterz’ with a ‘z’ – I don’t know where that came from. I call cakes ‘big ol’ cookies.’ I call noodles ‘long-ass rice.’ Fried chicken is ‘fry-fry chicky-chick.’ Chicken parm is ‘chicky-chicky-parm-parm.’ Chicken cacciatore? ‘Chicky-cacc.’ I call eggs ‘pre-birds,’ or ‘future birds.’ Root beer is ‘super water.’ Tortillas are ‘bean blankets.’ And I call forks ‘food rakes.'” ~ Aziz Ansari
  46. “This is a huge step toward unraveling Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 1-what happened in the beginning. This is a Genesis machine. It’ll help to recreate the most glorious event in the history of the universe.” ~ Michio Kaku
  47. “Sometimes you gotta work a little, so you can ball a lot.” ~ Aziz Ansari
  48. “I have never taken the high road, but I tell other people to ’cause then there’s more room for me on the low road.” ~ Aziz Ansari
  49. “In the artist’s recreation of the world we are enabled to see the world.” ~ John W. Gardner

  50. “We must be wise taskmasters and not require of ourselves what we cannot possibly perform. Recreation we must have. Otherwise, the strings of our soul, wound up to an unnatural tension, will break.” ~ Elizabeth Prentiss
  51. “I’ve started to kind of hate people, and it’s not because I have anything against them. It’s just, I enjoy it. It’s recreation.” ~ Louis C. K.
  52. “If I had more recreation time I would be able to step back and reflect on how life has changed. But it has been like a constant… boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!” ~ Shia LaBeouf
  53. “The best recreation is to do good.” ~ William Penn

  54. “The man who works 52 weeks in the year does not do his best in any one week of the year, Daniel Guggenheim, onetime head of the greatest smelting and mining family in America, impressed upon me. Real recreation quickens aspiration. The true purpose of recreation is not merely to amuse, not merely to afford pleasure, not merely to kill time, but to increase our fitness, enhance our usefulness, spur achievement.” ~ B. C. Forbes , Recreation quotes time
  55. “Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning, together with every variety of recreation and fun designed to appeal to everyone.” ~ Walt Disney
  56. “Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored by your neighborhood recreation community centers is a great way to keep kids active.” ~ Lee Haney
  57. “Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.” ~ Bill Watterson

  58. “These small things – nutrition, place, climate, recreation, the whole casuistry of selfishness – are inconceivably more important than everything one has taken to be important so far.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  59. “Art is both creation and recreation.” ~ Lin Yutang
  60. “Sweet recreation barred, what doth ensue but moody and dull melancholy, kinsman to grim and comfortless despair.” ~ William Shakespeare
  61. “If we range through the whole territory of nature, and endeavour to extract from each department the rich stores of knowledge and pleasure they respectively contain, we shall not find a more refined or purer source of amusement, or a more interesting and unfailing subject for recreation, than that which the observation and examination of the structure, affinities, and habits of plants and vegetables, afford.” ~ Joseph Paxton
  62. “My job is what millions of people do for recreation. How can you not like that?” ~ Paula Creamer

  63. “Let everything in creation draw you to God. Refresh your mind with some innocent recreation and needful rest, if it were only to saunter through the garden or the fields, listening to the sermon preached by the flowers, the trees, the meadows, the sun, the sky, and the whole universe. You will find that they exhort you to love and praise God; that they excite you to extol the greatness of the Sovereign Architect Who has given them their being.” ~ Paul of the Cross
  64. “Every author that creates is a liar;literature is a lie,but from that lie, a recreation of reality is born. Therefore, recreating reality is one of the fundaments of creation.” ~ Juan Rulfo
  65. “Music’s only purpose should be for the glory of God and the recreation
    of the human spirit.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach

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