Burnout Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old burnout quotes, burnout sayings, and burnout proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.     

Michael Gungor

It's better to burn out than it is to rust.     

Neil Young

Burnout is a way of telling you that your form of activism was perhaps not very full circle.     

Gloria Steinem

Burnout is not the result of doing too much; it is the result of not getting enough rest.     

John Patrick Hickey

Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions your soul has departed; you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.     

Sam Keen

In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel "burnout" setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.     

Tenzin Gyatso

The No. 1 cause of burnout is doing the same thing over and over again and not seeing results.     

Steve Kaczmarski