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All the Anxiety Quotes in this world can never come close to the suffering that people with this condition have to endure.

Anxiety is a condition that is so diverse and complicated it is marked by nervousness, worry, fear, stress, and depression.

The following quotes address these important feelings.

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Quotes About Anxiety

  1. You can never become a great man or woman until you have overcome anxiety, worry, and fear.
    Wallace D. Wattles
  2. A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
  3. To each of man’s ages, the Lord gives its own anxieties.
    Paulo Coelho
  4. To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, and even some failure is normal.
    Boyd K. Packer
  5. Take a deep breath and give yourself permission to step back from everything that is making you feel anxious.
    Jade Marie
  6. Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.
  7. Some days, doing ‘the best we can’ may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect—on any front—and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.
    Fred Rogers

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Being Anxious Quotations

  1. Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
    Ann Brashares
  2. The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  3. Trying to be a perfectionist brings increased stress and hinders performance.
    T. Whitmore
  4. I get nervous when I don’t get nervous.
    Beyonce Knowles – see more Beyonce Quotes.
  5. Each moment of worry, anxiety, or stress represents a lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.
    T.F. Hodge
  6. You got this. Take it day by day.
    Karen Salmansohn
  7. There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
    Henry David Thoreau
  8. Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.
    Eckhart Tolle

Depression and Anxiety Quotes

  1. Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
    Soren Kierkegaard
  2. My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.
    Hugh Prather
  3. The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.
    Alain de Botton
  4. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
    Amit Ray
  5. Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.
    Jodi Picoult
  6. When thinking about the future, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
  7. Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
    T. S. Eliot

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Living With Anxiety Quotes

  1. Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.
    Paulo Coelho
  2. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
    Thich Nhat Hanh
  3. If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.
    Brené Brown
  4. The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.
    Charles F. Glassman
  5. Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
    Deepak Chopra
  6. Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.
    Charlie Chaplin
  7. You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.
    Jon Kabat-Zinn

Depressed Quotations

  1. Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
    Henry Ward Beecher
  2. Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
    Benjamin Franklin
  3. What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
    Thomas a Kempis
  4. Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.
    Thomas Merton
  5. The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.
    Seneca the Younger
  6. A warrior of the light…never confuses tension with anxiety.
    Paulo Coelho
  7. You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
    Dan Millman
  8. Anxiety and depression are the price you pay for a well-lived life.
    George Vaillant

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Social Anxiety Quotes

  1. We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think about us if we knew how seldom they do.
    Olin Miller
  2. The shy and the extroverted have this in common – that they both fancy they are the center of attention.
    Robert Breault
  3. Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.
    Stefan Molyneux
  4. Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.
    Henry Ford
  5. Without anxiety and illness, I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
    Edvard Munch
  6. Fear, anxiety, and neurosis: that’s just in the suitcase when you’re an actor.
    Laura Linney
  7. At some stages of your life, you will deal with things, and at others, you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.
    Nigella Lawson
  8. The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
  9. We are always doing something to cover up our basic existential anxiety.
    Joko Beck
  10. The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.
    Mignon McLaughlin
  11. Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
    Angela Carter
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Stressed Out Sayings

  1. The only Pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.
    Mark Messier
  2. The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.
    Sydney J. Harris
  3. Much of the stress people encounter is derived from dishonesty. People first lie to themselves and then to others.
    David DeNotaris
  4. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
    Bertrand Russell
  5. In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
    Lee Iacocca
  6. I get irritated, nervous, very tense, or stressed, but never bored.
    Catherine Deneuve
  7. There is more to life than increasing its speed.
    Mahatma Gandhi

Stress Quotes

  1. Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
  2. Stress is caused by being here but wanting to be there.
    Eckhart Tolle
  3. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
    Marcus Aurelius
  4. If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
    Dean Smith
  5. There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
  6. The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.
    William James
  7. Sometimes our thoughts are blocked by so much insecurity, they create lies we start to believe.
  8. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
    Norman Vincent Peale

Nervous Quotes

  1. Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.
    Samuel Butler
  2. Being nervous is not something you should be ashamed of. Nervous means you care; you really want to do well.
    Paula Creamer
  3. A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
    Alexander Hamilton
  4. Being nervous isn’t bad. It just means something important is happening.
    Michael Jordan
  5. The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
    Shana Alexander
  6. Nervousness always provokes mistakes, and mistakes lead to easy convictions.
    S.R. Ford
  7. Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute.
    Adriana Lima
  8. The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
    Shana Alexander
  9. When you feel nervous, recall your pride.
    Toba Beta
  10. Sometimes when you’re just thrown into something, you are more ready for it than when you have time to think it over and get nervous about it.
    Lara Flynn Boyle
  11. If you’re not nervous, then you’re not paying attention.
    Miles Davis
  12. A nervous silence loosens tongues.
    Jacqueline Carey
  13. If you’re not nervous, it means you don’t care.
    Tiger Woods

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Fighting Depression Sayings

  1. Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
    Astrid Alauda
  2. We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.
    David Mamet
  3. Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
    Christopher Reeve
  4. If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
    Frank A. Clark
  5. I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
    Wayne Dyer
  6. The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving it.
    William Hazlitt
  7. Release all the anxiety that keeps you from moving ahead. Keep breathing it out and letting it go.
    Judith Orloff
  8. Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
    Thich Nhat Hanh
  9. It is not a daily increase but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
    Bruce Lee
  10. Never let life’s hardships disturb you – no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.
    Nichiren Daishonin
  11. I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, not just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Carl Sandburg
  12. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
    Helen Keller
  13. A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
    Joyce Meyer

Calming Quotes

  1. I just give myself permission to suck… I find this hugely liberating.
    John Green
  2. Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
    Grenville Kleiser
  3. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.
  4. We, ourselves, feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
    Mother Teresa
  5. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.
    Zig Ziglar
  6. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
    Henry Stanley Haskins
  7. Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy at the moment.
    J. Donald Walters
  8. Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.
    Ali Ibn Abi Talib

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Being Anxious Quotes

  1. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.
    Natalie Goldberg
  2. There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
    Seneca the Younger
  3. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.
    Steve Maraboli
  4. Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
    Arthur Somers Roche
  5. Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
    Anais Nin
  6. We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually, you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.
    Nick Saban

Feeling Anxious Sayings

  1. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
    Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
    William James
  3. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
  4. Anxiety destroys scale, and suffering makes us lose perspective.
    Saul Bellow
  5. No point in stressing over something you can’t change. Move on & grow stronger.
  6. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empties today of its strength.
    Charles Spurgeon
  7. Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
    Chinese Proverb
  8. Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.
    David Allen
  9. In the anxiety to get beautiful color harmony, do not exhaust all combinations on one canvas.
    John F. Carlson

By Michael O’Halloran

About Michael O'Halloran

Michael O’Halloran founded Greeting Card Poet in 2014 and has worked as its publisher and editor ever since. He’s the author of Best Sports Slogans and Captions. He has co-authored four books on kids’ trivia and authored four books on coaching. Previously, Michael was the president of Magnetic Poetry. He has invented and brought to market over 75 new gift and toy products — most of them dealing with wordplay.


You’re on the Anxiety Quotes page. Originally published in August 2018.

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