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Traffic Jam? Quotes to Help You Stay Calm

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When you find yourself in a traffic jam, you’re not solely to blame – you’re merely the sum of its parts! More importantly,  you don’t have much control of the situation. So, don’t do anything to raise your blood pressure! Just take some simple advice from these wise quotes and sayings especially chosen from a variety of authors, artists, and other interesting people.


“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“Patience is a conquering virtue.”

― Geoffrey Chaucer

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

― Aristotle

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”

― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, and solitude, is everything.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Why is patience so important?"

"Because it makes us pay attention.”

― Paulo Coelho

“There's no advantage to hurrying through life." -Shikamaru Nara”

― Masashi Kishimoto

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”

― Hal Borland

“Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.”

― Gail Tsukiyama, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

“Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience.

― Brian Weiss, Muchas Vidas, Muchos Maestros

“Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

“Other people can’t cause us to be impatient unless we let them do so. In other words, others don’t make us impatient. We make ourselves impatient, through our expectations and demands, fixated attachments and stuckness.”

― Lama Surya Das


“Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens.”

― Elizabeth George

“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.”

― Jules Renard

“A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger.”

― Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword

“When everything around you is crazy, it is ingenious to stay calm.”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

“By staying calm, you increase your resistance against any kind of storms.”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

“The intriguing placidity from the slothful pace of a snail is truly very peaceful. Our world is in need of this calmness to pacify itself”

― Munia Khan

“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.”

― Nayyriah Waheed

“Calmness is the cradle of power.”

―Josiah Gilbert Holland

 “The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances.”

―Andrew Bernstein

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.”

―Bryant McGill


“Stress acts as an accelerator: it will push you either forward or backward, but you choose which direction.”

―Chelsea Erieau

 “It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.”

―Hans Selye

“My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.”

―Ashton Eaton

“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.”

―Jill Botte Taylor

 “When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in five years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If not, then let it go.”

―Catherine Pulsifer

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”

―Lucius Annaeus Seneca

And our top four favourites

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

― Roger Staubach

“I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody's head.”

― John Updike

“The road to success is always under construction... There are lots of potholes but no traffic jams.”

― Dan Pena

“If I complain about a traffic jam, I have no one to blame but myself.”

― Steve Wynn

Say no more.


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