Return Sayings and Quotes

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

Remember always your end, and that lost time does not return.     

Thomas a Kempis

Return good for good; return evil with justice.     


Come back to yourself. Return to the voice of your body. Trust that much.     

Geneen Roth

It is most unusual to return to a place that has changed in ways you yourself have altered.     

Nelson Mandela

Something once lost will never return.     

Yana Toboso

The return makes one love the farewell.     

Alfred De Musset

We must return to nature and nature's god.     

Luther Burbank

When much is taken, something is returned.     

Terry Pratchett

In the woods we return to reason and faith.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To return to nature is to embrace extinction.     

Mark X.

Return to the root and you will find the meaning.     


In the life of one man, never The same time returns.     

T.S. Eliot

Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.     


Love others and as you do, that love will return to you.     

Clay Aiken

When man will return to nature, nature will return to him.     

Grigoris Deoudis

The development of man is a return to an original perfection.     

Swami Vivekananda

If you say hard things you must expect to hear them in return.     


The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.     

Francesco Guicciardini

To love is to return to a home we never left, to remember who we are.     

Sam Keen

The true return to nature is the definitive return to the elements-death.     

Andre Gide

One may return to the place of his birth, He cannot go back to his youth.     

John Burroughs

The truest indication of gratitude is to return what you are grateful for.     

Richard Paul Evans

Once you hear something, you can never return to the time before you heard it.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

The essence of love is to give continually, without expecting anything in return.     

Ryuho Okawa

The true test of faith is how we treat those who can do nothing for us in return.     

Dillon Burroughs

When the light returns to its source, it takes nothing of what it has illuminated.     


You may return here once you have fully come to understand that you are always here.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back.     

Paul Theroux

For whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received must be a friend above all price.     


The words can not return.