All the Anxiety Quotes in this world can never come close to the suffering that people with this condition have to go through. 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 it is 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.
To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal.
Boyd K. Packer
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Good Anxiety Quotes
Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Trying to be a perfectionist bring increased stress and hinders performance.
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.
Depression and Anxiety Quotes
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.
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.
Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.
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.
Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
T. S. Eliot
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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.
What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
Thomas a Kempis
Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.
The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.
Seneca the Younger
A warrior of the light…never confuses tension with anxiety.
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
Anxiety and depression are the price you pay for a well-lived life.
Social Anxiety Quotes
We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think about us if we knew how seldom they do.
The shy and the extroverted have this in common – that they both fancy they are the center of attention.
Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.
Without anxiety and illness, I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
Fear, anxiety, and neurosis: that’s just in the suitcase when you’re an actor.
At some stages of your life, you will deal with things and at others, you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.
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.
The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.
Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
Stressed Out Sayings
The only Pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.
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.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And the response is something we can choose.
Stress is caused by being here but wanting to be there.
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.
If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.
Being nervous is not something you should be ashamed of. Nervous means you care, you really want to do well.
A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.
Being nervous isn’t bad. It just means something important is happening.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
Nervousness always provokes mistakes, and mistakes lead to easy convictions.
Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
When you feel nervous, recall your pride.
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.
A nervous silence loosens tongues.
Butterflies in your stomach. More like killer bees.
If you’re not nervous, it means you don’t care.
Tip: These anxiety quotes can make a nice addition to a greeting card to pick up a friend’s spirits.
Fighting Depression Sayings
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.
Once you choose hope, anything is possible.
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.
The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving it.
Release all the anxiety that keeps you from moving ahead. Keep breathing it out and letting it go.
Smile, breathe and go slowly.
Thich Nhat Hanh
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.
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.
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
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Being Anxious Quotes
It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
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.
In the anxiety to get beautiful color harmony do not exhaust all combinations on one canvas.
John F. Carlson
— Liz Olson
Liz is a poet and writer living in Minneapolis.
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