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Anxiety Quotes, Sayings, Memes, Images

All the Anxiety Quotes in this world can never come close to the suffering that people with this condition have to endure. A condition that is so diverse and complicated it is marked by nervousness, worry, fear, stress, and depression.

It takes you into a world from where there seems to be no way out. Whatever may cause it, it takes an immeasurable amount of effort and courage to make your life normal again.

Whether you are suffering from stress and anxiety yourself or a loved one, these quotes on anxiety emphasize the extremeness of this state. But that doesn’t mean that suffering from stress and depression has to be an endless journey. You can always improve your life by overcoming these feelings.

Quotes About Anxiety

You can never become a great man or woman until you have overcome anxiety, worry, and fear.
Wallace D. Wattles

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

To each of man’s ages, the Lord gives its own anxieties.
Paulo Coelho

To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, and even some failure is normal.
Boyd K. Packer

Take a deep breath and give yourself permission to step back from everything that is making you feel anxious.
Jade Marie

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.

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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Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
Ann Brashares

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Trying to be a perfectionist brings increased stress and hinders performance.
T. Whitmore

I get nervous when I don’t get nervous.
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Each moment of worry, anxiety, or stress represents a lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.
T.F. Hodge

You got this. Take it day by day.
Karen Salmansohn

There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.
Eckhart Tolle

Depression and Anxiety Quotes

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Soren Kierkegaard

My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.
Hugh Prather

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

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Amit Ray

Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.
Jodi Picoult

When thinking about the future, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
T. S. Eliot

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Living With Anxiety Quotes

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

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
Thich Nhat Hanh

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders,rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.
Brené Brown

The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.
Charles F. Glassman

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

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.
Charlie Chaplin

You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Depressed Quotations

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Henry Ward Beecher

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
Thomas a Kempis

Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.
Thomas Merton

The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.
Seneca the Younger

A warrior of the light…never confuses tension with anxiety.
Paulo Coelho

You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
Dan Millman

Anxiety and depression are the price you pay for a well-lived life.
George Vaillant

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Social Anxiety Quotes

We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think about us if we knew how seldom they do.
Olin Miller

The shy and the extroverted have this in common – that they both fancy they are the center of attention.
Robert Breault

Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.
Stefan Molyneux

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.
Henry Ford

Without anxiety and illness, I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
Edvard Munch

Fear, anxiety, and neurosis: that’s just in the suitcase when you’re an actor.
Laura Linney

At some stages of your life, you will deal with things, and at others, you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.
Nigella Lawson

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.

We are always doing something to cover up our basic existential anxiety.
Joko Beck

The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

The only Pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.
Mark Messier

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.
Sydney J. Harris

Much of the stress people encounter is derived from dishonesty. People first lie to themselves and then to others.
David DeNotaris

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell

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

I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.
Catherine Deneuve

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Stress Quotes

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

Stress is caused by being here but wanting to be there.
Eckhart Tolle

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

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
Dean Smith

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.

The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.
William James

Sometimes our thoughts are blocked by so much insecurity, they create lies we start to believe.

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

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

Being nervous is not something you should be ashamed of. Nervous means you care; you really want to do well.
Paula Creamer

A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
Alexander Hamilton

Being nervous isn’t bad. It just means something important is happening.
Michael Jordan

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
Shana Alexander

Nervousness always provokes mistakes, and mistakes lead to easy convictions.
S.R. Ford

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

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
Shana Alexander

When you feel nervous, recall your pride.
Toba Beta

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

If you’re not nervous, then you’re not paying attention.
Miles Davis

A nervous silence loosens tongues.
Jacqueline Carey

If you’re not nervous, it means you don’t care.
Tiger Woods

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Fighting Depression Sayings

Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
Astrid Alauda

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.
David Mamet

Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
Christopher Reeve

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
Wayne Dyer

The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving it.
William Hazlitt

Release all the anxiety that keeps you from moving ahead. Keep breathing it out and letting it go.
Judith Orloff

Smile, breathe, and go slowly.
Thich Nhat Hanh

It is not a daily increase but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
Bruce Lee

Never let life’s hardships disturb you – no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.
Nichiren Daishonin

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

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

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
Joyce Meyer

Calming Quotes

I just give myself permission to suck… I find this hugely liberating.
John Green

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depressionIt lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Grenville Kleiser

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

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

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.
Zig Ziglar

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Henry Stanley Haskins

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

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

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.
Natalie Goldberg

There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
Seneca the Younger

Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.
Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

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

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
William James

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.

Anxiety destroys scale, and suffering makes us lose perspective.
Saul Bellow

No point in stressing over something you can’t change. Move on & grow stronger.

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empties today of its strength.
Charles Spurgeon

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Chinese Proverb

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

In the anxiety to get beautiful color harmony, do not exhaust all combinations on one canvas.
John F. Carlson

By Liz Olson

Liz is a poet and writer living in Minneapolis.


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