Anxiety Quotes and Sayings

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

Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die.

Cuddling literally kills depression, relieves anxiety and strengthens the immune system.

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

My Anxieties Have Anxieties.

Anxiety is like quicksand, the harder we struggle to escape, the deeper we sink.

God didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?


Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest.

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

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

My need to solve the problem is the problem.

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

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.
– Guy Finley

If worrying were an Olympic sport, you’d get the gold for sure.

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.


Worry is a misuse of imagination.

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’

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

Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.

Felling like you’re about to cry when someone points out you’re doing something wrong.

A hundred-load of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.

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

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


Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.
– Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.

We carry our prisons with us.

I refuse to be burdened by vague worries. If something wants to worry me, it will have to make itself clear.

That the birds of worry and care fly over you head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.

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