65 Worn Out Quotes On Success In Life

These worn out quotes will inspire you. Worn out, depleted in strength, energy, or freshness or extremely tired; exhausted.

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

Best Worn Out Quotes

  1. “Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” ~ John Bingham
  2. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  3. “The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock – shock is a worn-out word – but astonish.” ~ Terry Southern
  4. “So now you can let go, my darling…Let go…Let go of this poor old body. You don’t need it anymore. Let it fall away from you. Leave it lying there like a pile of worn-out clothes…Go on, my darling, go on into the Light, into the peace, into the living peace of the Clear Light.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  5. “To be worn out is to be renewed.” ~ Laozi

  6. “Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.” ~ Iris Murdoch
  7. “This is the true joy of life-the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap-heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  8. “What is the biggest obstacle facing the family right now? It is over-commitment; time pressure. There is nothing that will destroy family life more insidiously than hectic schedules and busy lives, where spouses are too exhausted to communicate, too worn out to have sex, too fatigued to talk to the kids. That frantic lifestyle is just as destructive as one involving outbroken sin. If Satan can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy, and that’s just about the same thing.” ~ James Dobson
  9. “When art dresses itself in the most worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. “Saying yes all the time won’t make me Wonder Woman. It will make me a worn-out woman.” ~ Lysa TerKeurst

  11. “One is constantly reminded of the infinite lavishness and fertility of Nature-inexhaustible abundance amid what seems enormous waste. And yet when we look into any of her operations that lie within reach of our minds, we learn that no particle of her material is wasted or worn out. It is eternally flowing from use to use, beauty to yet higher beauty; and we soon cease to lament waste and death, and rather rejoice and exult in the imperishable, unspendable wealth of the universe.” ~ John Muir
  12. “In old age, our bodies are worn-out instruments, on which the soul tries in vain to play the melodies of youth. But because the instrument has lost its strings, or is out of tune, it does not follow that the musician has lost his skill.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  13. “… wore sorrow and anger like a worn-out coat and would not throw it away.” ~ Belva Plain
  14. “An extremely important part of our work toward emotional growth and change will come from examining our belief systems regarding all areas of life. To gain the courage to be yourself, you need to address the beliefs that are keeping you stuck where you are. What beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes are you holding onto even though they no longer enhance your life? It is possible to free yourself from worn-out beliefs and acquire ones that bring happiness, strength, and self-esteem. What we believe we may become.” ~ Sue Thoele , Emotionally worn out quotes
  15. “What worn-out shticks are blinding you to the blessings that life is conspiring to give you?” ~ Rob Brezsny

  16. “She felt so old, so worn out, so far away from the best moments of her life that she even yearned for those that she remembered as the worst… Her heart of compressed ash, which had resisted the most telling blows of daily reality without strain, fell apart with the first waves of nostalgia. The need to feel sad was becoming a vice as the years eroded her. She became human in her solitude.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  17. “For a moment man is a boy, for a moment a lovesick youth, for a moment bereft of wealth, for a moment in the height of prosperity; then at life’s end with limbs worn out by old age and wrinkles adorning his face, like an actor he retires behind the curtain of death.” ~ Bhartrhari
  18. “Why should not the camera artist break away from the worn-out conventions and claim the freedom of expression which any art must have to be alive.” ~ Alvin Langdon Coburn
  19. “Europe is, perhaps, the least worn-out of the continents, because it is the most lived in. A place that is lived in lives.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  20. “Third boxcar, midnight train, destination Bangor, Maine. Old worn-out suit and shoes, I don’t pay no union dues.” ~ Roger Miller

  21. “There have been hours in my unhappy life, many of them, when the contemplation of death as the end of earthly sorrow – of the grave as a resting place for the tired and worn out body – has been pleasant to dwell upon.” ~ Solomon Northup, Worn out quotes tired
  22. “I believe that no matter how many mistakes we’ve made; how badly we’ve really, really screwed up; how old, worn out, or dejected we’ve become; as long as there is true, steadfast ambition, all of us have an opportunity for greatness.” ~ Dave Pelzer
  23. “The more congenial page of some tenth-rate poeticule worn out with failure after failure and now squat in his hole like the tailless fox, he is curled up to snarl and whimper beneath the inaccessible vine of song.” ~ Algernon Charles Swinburne
  24. “Christmas is a time of little time.
    How we get there is a mystery.
    Racing madly mall-to-mall, we climb
    Into fields of sunlit harmony.
    Shopping, cooking, clearing walks and yards,
    Trimming house and tree while working, too;
    Making phone calls, wrapping, writing cards,
    As all worn out we do what we must do
    So that this day of joy might joy renew.” ~ Nick Gordon
  25. “A youth of sensuality and intemperance delivers over to old age a worn-out body.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  26. “So near are the boundaries of panegyric and invective, that a worn-out sinner is sometimes found to make the best declaimer against sin. The same high-seasoned descriptions which in his unregenerate state served to inflame his appetites, in his new province of a moralist will serve him (a little turned) to expose the enormity of those appetites in other men.” ~ Charles Lamb
  27. “The soil of friendship is worn out with constant use. Habit may still attach us to each other, but we feel ourselves fettered by it. Old friends might be compared to old married people without the tie of children.” ~ William Hazlitt
  28. “In this manner, I continued with Satan for ten days. His answer and blasphemy were too shocking to pen; till I was worn out with rage and malice against him, I could not bear myself.” ~ Joanna Southcott
  29. “I hadn’t bargained for this. I didn’t think it would be like this – shabby clothes, worn-out shoes, circles under your eyes, your hair getting straight and lanky, the way people look at you. … I didn’t think it would be like this” ~ Jean Rhys
  30. “With anything you do in life, there are days where you’re worn out and you don’t want to do it for a second.” ~ Charles Kelley

  31. “People live their lives, constantly surrounded by anxiety. if they live long before dying, they end up in senility, worn out by concerns: a terrible fate! The body is treated in a very harsh fashion. Courageous men are seen by everyone under Heaven as worthy, but this doesn’t preserve them from death. I am not sure I know whether this is sensible or not.” ~ Zhuangzi
  32. “We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless, and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution.” ~ Werner Herzog
  33. “It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted the concept of Sabbath will change your life.” ~ Priscilla Shirer
  34. “Rome is a place almost worn out by being looked at, a city collapsing under the weight of reference.” ~ Graham Joyce
  35. “Worn out places, worn out faces.” ~ Gary Jules

  36. “Nature, they say, doth dote, And cannot make a man Save on some worn-out plan, Repeating us by rote.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  37. “Sweep up the debris of decaying faith;
    Sweep down the cobwebs of worn-out out beliefs,
    And throw your soul wide open to the light of reason and of knowledge.
    Be not afraid
    To thrust aside half-truths and grasp the whole.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  38. “When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the show fiber has passed into your body.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. “After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion, I wanted nothing whatever to do with it. I felt disgusted with it. If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train, I’d think, how awful.” ~ Karen Armstrong
  40. “Only uncomfortable chairs become antiques – the comfortable ones are worn out by hard use.” ~ Jacob Braude

  41. “Alone!-that worn-out word, So idly spoken, and so coldly heard; Yet all that poets sing and grief hath known Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word ALONE!” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  42. “I was tired of my lady, we’d been together too long, like a worn-out recording of a favorite song.” ~ Rupert Holmes
  43. “truths are illusions of which one has forgotten that they are illusions, metaphors that have become worn-out and deprived of their sensuous force, coins that have lost their imprint and are now no longer seen as coins but as metal.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  44. “You have noticed that the human being is a curiosity. In times past he has had (and worn out and flung away) hundreds and hundreds of religions; today he has hundreds and hundreds of religions, and launches not fewer than three new ones every year. I could enlarge on that number and still be within the facts.” ~ Mark Twain
  45. “Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” ~ John Bingham

  46. “We found that if you played a bunch of punk singles in a row, people would dance like crazy and then get worn out and go somewhere else in the house. And if you played reggae all the time, people ended up leaning against the walls and nodding their head. But if you mixed it up, the floor got more and more packed, and the energy from the two types of music seemed to feed into each other, and the adrenaline from the punk and the seductive sway of the reggae seemed to fit together.” ~ Dave Wakeling
  47. “Wrestling with work-life balance is a luxury when working to support a family is a necessity rather than a choice. I think that focus is only partially a result of these tough economic times. I think it also reflects a bit of “having it all fatigue”: women are worn out from feeling the pressure to excel at work and be the perfect mom at home.” ~ Willow Bay , Worn out quotes feeling
  48. “That is the best part of writing: finding the hidden treasures, giving sparkle to worn out events, invigorating the tired soul with imagination, creating some kind of truth with many lies.” ~ Isabel Allende
  49. “One’s sense of honor is the only thing that does not grow old, and the last pleasure, when one is worn out with age, is not, as the poet said, making money, but having the respect of one’s fellow men.” ~ Thucydides
  50. “A dissolute and intemperate youth hands down the body to old age in a worn-out state.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  51. “If by excessive labor we die before reaching the average age of man, worn out in the Master’s service, then glory be to God. We shall have so much less of earth and so much more of heaven. It is our duty and our privilege to exhaust our lives for Jesus.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  52. “The Bible stands apart from all other books, and has survived and will survive all the attacks of its enemies. It is like the electric torch that shines over the water of New York Bay, struck by the wing of many a seabird that dashes against it in its reckless flight, but still shining on unmoved while the foolish and reckless assailant falls bleeding and wounded at its feet. It is an anvil which has worn out many a hammer of hostile criticism, while the anvil still remains unshaken amid the wreck of all that have assailed it.” ~ A. B. Simpson
  53. “I don’t like karaoke because the mics are always so worn out. The quality of the mics is such that you’re always going (screaming) “Yeah, yeah!” and then you can’t like it. It’s like sometimes I’m too professional to get up and do it.” ~ Rebel Wilson
  54. “God established patriarchy when he established the world. God established a patriarchal world. If we’re going to have true reformation in America, it is because men once again, if I may use a worn-out expression, have righteous testosterone flowing through their veins. They are not afraid of the contempt of their contemporaries. They are not here to get along. They are not even here to take issue. They are here to take over!” ~ Randall Terry
  55. “I don’t let myself get worn out. I always listen to my body and take care of it if I’m run-down.” ~ Kristin Cavallari

  56. “The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.” ~ Seraphim of Sarov
  57. “Being a part-time pop star was perfect, really, when I wasn’t worn out by the partying.” ~ Phil Daniels
  58. “The American people have worn out their patience being told by their so-called bettors that you don’t know how to live your lives the right way. We need to arrange things for you so you can do things better than you would do yourself.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  59. “No greater tragedy exists in modern civilization than the aged, worn-out worker who after a life of ceaseless effort and useful productivity must look forward for his declining years to a poorhouse. A modern social consciousness demands a more humane and efficient arrangement.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  60. “One vice worn out makes us wiser than fifty tutors.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

  61. “The greatest part of mankind … are given up to labor, and enslaved to the necessity of their mean condition; whose lives are worn out only in the provisions for living.” ~ John Locke
  62. “God is not worn out running the galaxy. He’s not taxed at all guiding every dust particle all the time.” ~ John Piper
  63. “Old women even forget how to love their sons. The heart gets worn out, Monsieur.” ~ Albert Camus

  64. “A strange thing surely that my Heart, when love had come unsought
    Upon the Norman upland or in that poplar shade,
    Should find no burden but itself and yet should be worn out.
    It could not bear that burden and therefore it went mad.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  65. “I am losing enough sleep to supply a worn-out army.” ~ Mark Twain

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