Anxiety Quotes

Find empowerment in understanding and acceptance of anxiety. These anxiety quotes bring solace and guide you towards inner peace. Beautiful collection of ‘anxiety quotes’ is all about embracing our worries, confronting our fears, and transforming them into strengths.

Best Anxiety Quotes

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

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey

How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened. Thomas Jefferson

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. Oprah Winfrey

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

This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been. Glennon Doyle

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

Creating something is what helped me from just spinning apart like an unweighted flywheel. And I haven’t stopped since. Stephen Colbert

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. Walter Anderson

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. Plato

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Nelson Mandela

You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside. Wayne Dyer

I think the more people vocalize what they’re going through their experience or just simply educating themselves so that they can learn more about what they’re talking about that’s going to be the key to creating a conversation about mental illness and making it more understood. Demi Lovato

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. William S. Burroughs

The tough times, the days when you’re just a ball on the floor they’ll pass. You’re playing the long game, and life is totally worth it. Sarah Silverman

Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

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The best use of creativity is imagination. The worst use of creativity is anxiety. Deepak Chopra

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

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Steve Jobs

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

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

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

Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you. Frank Ocean

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

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle

When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self shaming way. Ellie Holcomb

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. George Bernard Shaw

Breathe darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story. S.C. Lourie

If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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You can’t just take Tylenol to deal with anxiety. Being able to be level with people, being honest about your problem that is a huge help. Royce White

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamott

We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be? Meghan Markle

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

We all have mental health in the same way that we all have physical health. It’s okay to have depression, it’s okay to have anxiety, it’s okay to have an adjustment disorder. Prince Harry

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

The way you tell your story to yourself matters. Amy Cuddy

Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you. Beyoncé

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish proverb

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. President Barack Obama

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. Bryant McGill

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As I started opening up and talking about my issues, I felt strength, not vulnerability. Michael Phelps

If we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions. Stephen Covey

You don’t see mental illness It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there. Why do you need to prove it? If you can treat it, you treat it. Amanda Seyfried

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

It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. Hans Selye

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

Anxiety is something that is part of me but it’s not who I am. Emma Stone

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would tell my younger self that there’s no shame in asking a teacher for help, telling a friend that you’re uncomfortable, and that anxiety issues is just the same as falling down and scraping your knee. Lena Dunham

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

It’s crazy how your mind will become this database to make you worry about things that are so arbitrary. I have a well organized life, and I’ve put a lot of thought into the things that I do, and then, you know, my stomach will be. I’ll just be sitting there, totally anxious about something ridiculous. You have to stop yourself during the day and say, It’s just not worth it. Leonardo DiCaprio

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

I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day. I just want these kids to know that that depth that they feel as human beings is normal. We were born that way. Lady Gaga

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own? Brigham Young

Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. Sonia Ricotti

How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. Rupi Kaur

Calm mind brings inner strength and self confidence, so that’s very important for good health. Dalai Lama

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths. Etty Hillesum

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. Attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. William Shakespeare

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

You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried you. Bianca Sparacino

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead

Everyone remembers the remark of the old man at the point of death, that his life had been full of troubles most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill

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Rule number one Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two It’s all small stuff. Robert S. Eliot

Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will. Cheryl Strayed

The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you. Joel Osteen

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

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

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

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

There are these moments you think you won’t survive. And then you survive. David Levithan

The universe doesn’t allow perfection. Stephen Hawking

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

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

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Worry in the dark can make it even darker. Camron Wright

The more you adapt, the more interesting you are. Martha Stewart

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. Madeleine L’Engle

You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. Oprah Winfrey

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

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. C.S. Lewis

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

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Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. Fred Rogers

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

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. Olin Miller

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high, and don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of the storm is a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark. Oscar Hammerstein II

You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. Wayne Dyer

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. T.S. Eliot

Don’t be afraid to be afraid. Maurice Chevalier

Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement. Gretchen Rubin

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville

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

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint Exupery

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life It goes on. Robert Frost

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. Glenn Close

Our stresses, anxieties, pains and problems arise because we do not see the world, others or even ourselves as worthy of love. Prem Prakash

If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it. Russell Wilson

We live only a few conscious decades, and we fret ourselves enough for several lifetimes. Christopher Hitchens

You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, and a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle. Julian Seifter

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

We have seen that two heads are better than one when dealing with a mental health problem. Kate Middleton

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 in the moment. J. Donald Walters

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all. Bill Clinton

Become a worry slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? I’ll take care of it in a moment. Of course, you don’t! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety. Max Lucado

Mental health is an area where people are embarrassed. They don’t want to talk about it because somehow they feel they’re a failure as a parent or, you know, they’re embarrassed for their child or they want to protect their child, lots of very good reasons, but mental health, I feel, is something that you have to talk about. Anna Wintour

In the end, just three things matter How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go. Jack Kornfield

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. John Green

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. Sylvia Plath

I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will never be a burden. Sophie Turner

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

What people in the world think of you is really none of your business. Martha Graham

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Confucius

Doing nothing is very hard to do. You never know when you’re finished. Leslie Nielsen

Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us. Nicole Reed

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Bertrand Russell

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

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. Annette Funicello

You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there. Zig Ziglar

Whatever you do, don’t wake up at 65 years old and think about what you should have done with your life. George Clooney

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Babe Ruth

In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it. Mitch Albom

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead that’s where your future lies. Ann Landers

Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day. Karen Salmansohn

You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. Bonnie Prudden

Calmness is the cradle of power. Josiah Gilbert Holland

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. A.A. Milne

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. Steve Maraboli

Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what really strengthens us. Marcus Buckingham

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything. Mary Hemingway

Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale. Will Durst

So the pie isn’t perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic. Martha Stewart

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

Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination and insight, things that have nothing to do with reason. Vivienne Westwood

Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to. Morgan Harper Nichols