Routine Sayings and Quotes

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


Celebrate life in all its glory - challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance.      

Maximillian Degenerez

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.      

Henry Van Dyke

One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.      

Ella Maillart

The less routine the more life.      

Amos Bronson Alcott

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.      

Paulo Coelho

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.      

Henri de Lubac

A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine.      

John W. Peterson

Your future is found in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what others do occasionally!      

Paula White

The big things that come our way are the fruit of seeds planted in the daily routine of our work.      

William Feather

There is a distinction between a relationship which has a routine and a relationship which becomes routine      

Johnny Rich

Don't mistake routine for commitment, just showing up is not enough.      

Tommy Amaker

The final result of too much routine is death in life.      

Gertrude Atherton

Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.      

James Galway

Men fall into a routine when they are tired and slack: it has all the appearance of activity with few of its burdens.      

Walter Lippmann

With every adversity comes a blessing because a shock acts as a reminder to oneself that we must not get stale in routine.      

Bruce Lee

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.     

Jacques Barzun

Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.     

Arthur Helps

Habit is the beneficent harness of routine which enables silly men to live respectfully and unhappy men to live calmly     

George Eliot

All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast     

Andre Maurois

Men of routine or men who can do what they are told are not hard to find; but men who can think and plan and tell the routine men what to do are very rare.     

William Graham Sumner

So much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person's genius is confined to a very few hours.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Routine is a ground to stand on, a wall to retreat to; we cannot draw on our boots without bracing ourselves against it.      

Henry David Thoreau

Long term success is a direct result of what you achieve everyday. Goals provide your daily routine      

Rick Pitino

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the leisured, I have noticed, who rebel the most at an interruption of routine.     

Phyllis McGinley

Out of routine comes inspiration. That's the idea, anyway. To grasp what's exceptional, you first have to know what's routine.      

Michael Kimmelman

How easily the routine of sin establishes itself.      

Gunter Grass

Most people are so constituted that they can only be virtuous in a certain routine; an irregular course of life demoralizes them.     

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.      

William Arthur Ward

Yesterday's adaptations are today's routines.      

Ronald A. Heifetz