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833 Best Overcoming Anxiety Quotes: Calming Thoughts (Tumblr)

1. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.”


2. “You’re worried about what-ifs. Well, what if you stopped worrying?” – Shannon Celebi


3. “Stop beating yourself up for not being perfect. You were never designed to be anyway.” – Unknown


4. “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


5. “Maybe the reason why you’re so scared about your relationship is because you finally have something you love but fear losing. Be as kind to people as you can be and you will always be loved.” – Declutter The Mind


6. “While fear depletes power, faith gives wings for the soul’s elevation.” ― T.F. Hodge


7. “It’s so empowering to say “this isn’t serving me’ and walk away in peace.” – Unknown


8. Don't believe everything you think. — Unknown


9. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It’s a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It’s the direct route to serenity and contentment.” ~ Grenville Kleiser


10. “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


11. “Life is not a tension anywhere except in the minds of humanity.” – Osho


12. “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


13. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” – Unknown


14. “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7


15. “The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.”


16. “People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” ~ Eckhart Tolle


17. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”


18. “Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.” – English Proverb


19. “I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.” – Erica Jong


20. “But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” – 1 Peter 3:4


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


22. “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung


23. “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”


24. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli


25. “You can do anything, but not everything.”


26. We All Feel Anxious Sometimes, And We Can All Learn Ways To Cope With It


27. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7


28. “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


29. “She’s hurt mentally and emotionally. But everyday, she walks with a smile. ‘Cause that’s who she is: the girl who never stopped smiling.” – Unknown


30. “They told me all of my cages were mental, so I got wasted like all my potential” – Taylor Swift


31. “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery


32. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius


33. “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” – Psalm 94:19


34. “Silence is a lie that screams at the light.” – Shannon L. Alder


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


36. Over-Thinking Magnifies Anxiety


37. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” – Roy T. Bennett


38. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer


39. “Sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.” – Unknown


40. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


41. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”


42. “Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.” — Paulo Coelho


43. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” — Jennifer Elisabeth


44. “The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.”


45. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”


46. “He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.”


47. “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


48. “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.”


49. “Feeling the need to be busy all the time is a trauma based response and fear-based distraction you’d be forced to acknowledge and feel if you slowed down.” – Tutu Mora


50. If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got. — Steven Hayes


51. “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems” ~ Epictetus


52. “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.”


53. “You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.”


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


55. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” – Dalai Lama


56. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot


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


58. “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


59. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”


60. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy Bennett


61. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


62. “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.” – Ruth E. Renkel


63. “Don’t allows yourself to wake up with yesterday’s issues troubling your mind. Refuse to live backwards, see every day is a new chapter.” – Unknown


64. “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.”


65. “Rule number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two: It’s all small stuff.”—Robert S. Eliot


66. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


67. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha


68. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” ~ Kahlil Gibran


69. “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”


70. “Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”


71. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen


72. “It’s not time to worry yet.” — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


73. “Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.” ~ Dalai Lama


74. “It’s funny how sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for are the ones behind the trigger.” – Unknown


75. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” ~ John C. Maxwell


76. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”― Søren Kierkegaard


77. “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.”


78. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill


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


80. “Smile, breathe, go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


81. “Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.” – Heather Stillufsen


82. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow.” – Thomas Kempis


83. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” – Robert Tew | Quotes About Anxiety to Help Cope | Quotes on Anxiety


84. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.”


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


86. “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.”


87. “She was always fighting a battle, but her smile would never tell you so.” – Nikki Rowe


88. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”


89. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6


90. “Your anxiety is lying to you. You are loved and you are going to be okay.”


91. “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.”


92. “We have anxious thoughts because the brain is trying to keep us alive. To the brain, survival is much more important than happiness. So, the brain often conjures up worst case scenarios and “what ifs”, so that we can prepare for disaster. The trouble is, the brain regularly gets it wrong.”


93. “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


94. “Now is the age of anxiety.” – W. H. Auden


95. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney


96. “Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by the degree of presence.” – Alan Watts


97. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Proverb


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


99. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~ Christian D. Larson


100. “You can’t calm the storm. So stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye


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


102. “If you suffer from anxiety or you have periods where you feel anxious, you may feel that you are not in a good position to help your child. This is not true. Supporting an anxious child as a family member gives you advantages over a parent who has never had anxiety difficulties.”


103. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”


104. “I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer


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


106. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford


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


108. “How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.”


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


110. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”


111. “You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.” ~ Pearl S. Buck


112. “Calmness is the cradle of power.”


113. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


114. “No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.”


115. “It’s okay to not be okay. Just don’t give up.” – Unknown


116. “Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. ” – Ann Brashares


117. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.”


118. “I lied and said I was busy. I was busy but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes this is my busy and I will not apologize for it.” – B. Oakman


119. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. And it will be okay because I won’t quit.” – Shayne Mcclendon


120. “The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free.” – Leon Brown


121. “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.” – Unknown


122. “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” ~ Aesop


123. “Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.” — Thomas a Kempis


124. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland


125. “Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.” – Dalai Lama


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


127. “Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt


128. “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


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


130. “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.”


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


132. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey


133. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”


134. “To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.”


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


136. “It’s not time to worry yet.” — Harper Lee


137. “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.”


138. “You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.”


139. “It’s disrepectful, in my opinion, when people talk about anxiety attacks as if they’re just a slight hiccup.” – Unknown


140. “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.”


141. 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


142. “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


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


144. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.” ~ Lao Tzu


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


146. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7


147. “[Slow breathing] is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: The anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.” – Russ Harris


148. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”


149. “I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.” — John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars


150. “We labor at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have the leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


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


152. “[Slow breathing] is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: The anchor won't make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.” – Russ Harris


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


154. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Seuss


155. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston S. Churchill


156. Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. – T. S. Eliot


157. “I have social anxiety. It’s easier up on stage because there’s security in being there. When I’m off stage I’m trying not to be a manic freak. I’m quite shy.” – Sia Furler


158. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” – Unknown


159. “CBT is an evidence-based therapy for anxiety. Your child will learn how to better handle their anxiety and understand the situations that lead to it. The therapist will help your child to identify and gently challenge thoughts which are not helping them. They will also learn to approach their fear rather than avoiding it, taking baby steps.”


160. “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.”


161. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”


162. “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.”


163. “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


164. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles.”


165. “Life would be a million times better if there were pinatas strategically placed throughout the day.” – Unknown


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


167. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” – Robert Tew


168. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


169. “For me, a calm house, equals a calm heart, equals a calm life.” – Erica Layne


170. “To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self… And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self.” – Søren Kierkegaard


171. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~Christopher Robin


172. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”


173. “At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you planned. I love you anyway.” – Unknown


174. “Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety.”


175. “If it’s not going to matter in five years, don’t spend five minutes being upset about it.” – Unknown


176. “Anxiety is when the butterflies in your stomach turn into bees.” – Bridgett Devoue


177. “For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” – Lily Tomlin


178. “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.”—William Shakespeare


179. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”


180. “Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.”


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


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


183. “Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.” – T.F. Hodge


184. “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty or back to pain and regret.” – Jim Carrey


185. “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


186. If you aren't willing to have it, you will. — Steven Hayes


187. “If it won’t matter in a year from now, or even a month, it shouldn’t matter now.”


188. “When you’re feeling anxious, remember that you’re still you. You are not your anxiety.” ~Deanne Repich


189. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn


190. “He felt like normal. Filled with anxiety, dread, sure. But even that wasn’t unusual…” ― John Ajvide Lindqvist


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


192. “Let’s just say my anxieties, have anxieties.” – Unknown


193. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~Christian D. Larson


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


195. “The righteous cry out and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” – Psalm 34: 17


196. “All this hurrying from place to place won’t bring you any relief, for you’re traveling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way.” – Seneca


197. “Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming.” — Jacqueline Whitney


198. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James


199. “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” – Mitch Albom


200. “The best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.”


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


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


203. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson


204. “Fear and anxiety many times indicates that we are moving in a positive direction, out of the same confines of our comfort zone, and in the direction of our true purpose.” – Charles Glassman


205. “You don’t have to control your thoughts, you just have to let them stop controlling you.” – Dan Millman


206. “Fear exists only in your mind, not in nature. Detach yourself, be strong, trust life, and become life.” – Maxime Lagacé


207. “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou


208. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” – Walter Anderson


209. “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers


210. “How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, ‘Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?’ To which the man responded, ‘That's your worry’” – Max Lucado


211. “A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear (that results) from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.” – Stephan Hoeller


212. “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


213. “Rule number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two: It’s all small stuff.” ~ Robert S. Eliot


214. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell


215. “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


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


217. Worries and Troubles Will Pass


218. “I like my music so loud I can’t hear my thoughts.” – Unknown


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


220. “Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


221. We acquire the strength we have overcome. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


222. “How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.” ― Max Lucado


223. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”


224. “Worry in the dark can make it even darker.”– Camron Wright


225. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Unknown


226. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


227. “The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.” – Daniel Goleman


228. “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.”


229. “If anxiety burned calories, I’d be a supermodel.” – Unknown


230. “Please forgive me if I don’t talk much at times. It sometimes gets loud in my head.” – Unknown


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


232. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell


233. “You don’t have to control your thoughts, you just have to stop letting them control you.”


234. “People cry not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong too long.” – Johnny Depp


235. “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”


236. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer


237. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, she became a butterfly.” – Barbara Haines Howett


238. “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.”


239. “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.” ~ Lauren Elizabeth


240. “Don’t settle: Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan


241. “The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.”


242. “Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” – Glenn Turner


243. “How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.” ~ Thomas Jefferson


244. “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” – Danielle LaPorte


245. “Life is 10% of what you experience and 90% of how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


246. “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


247. “I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” – Jennifer Elisabeth


248. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.”


249. “I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.” – John Green


250. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27


251. “Most things we worry about never happen.”


252. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” ~ Nicole Reed


253. “Life is 10 percent what you experience and 90 percent how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


254. “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths.”


255. “Close your eyes. Clear your heart. Let it go.”


256. “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” – Robert J. Sawyer


257. “Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.” – Unknown


258. “You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting.” – Jen Wilde


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


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


261. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.”


262. “If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”


263. “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay because I don't quit.” – Shayne McClendon


264. “Spend time with people who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.” – Unknown


265. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James


266. “Look for opportunities – when your child is in a positive state of mind – to gently challenge the fear. Take baby steps. For example if your child is terrified of dogs, you could park near a park and watch some dogs go by at a distance. Your child feels safe in the care but they have taken a tiny step to approach, rather than avoid, the fear.”


267. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~ Swedish proverb


268. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”– Roy T. Bennett


269. “Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don't agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ.” – C.S. Lewis


270. “I just give myself permission to suck…I find this hugely liberating.” ~ John Green


271. “I stress about stress before there’s even stress to stress about. Then I stress about stressing over stress that doesn’t need to be stressed about. It’s stressful.” – Unknown


272. “If you can’t fly then run; if you can’t run then walk; and if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


273. “A child’s teenage years can be a time of huge change. With change, it can be common for teenagers to experience feelings of insecurity and anxiety as they navigate their world as developing young adults.”


274. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” – Grenville Kleiser


275. “My anxiety is silent. You wouldn't even notice a change on the outside but I'm honestly so stressed I can't even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when, in reality, I'm just overwhelmed.”


276. “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.”


277. “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


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


279. “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.”


280. “If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.” – Unknown


281. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.”


282. “Don’t worry about achieving. Don’t worry about perfection. Just be there each moment as best you can.” – Pema Chödrön


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


284. “Anxiety projection can and does occur – in myth, in music, in fiction, and in the doctor’s office too. That doesn’t make it the basis of everything.” — Robert Bringhurst


285. “A victory against my old friend anxiety.” – Lisa Wilson


286. “Somewhere, there is a past you overflowing with so much pride looking at how far you’ve come.” – Unknown


287. “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” ~ William Shakespeare


288. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”


289. “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


290. “Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.”


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


292. “What if… everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?”


293. “The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.” – Mignon McLaughlin


294. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” – David Mamet


295. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahil Gibran


296. “Too often, the only escape is sleep.” – Charles Bukowski


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


298. “If you want to conquer overthinking, bring your mind to the present moment and reconnect it with the immediate world.” – Amit Ray


299. “Today, I will not stress over things, I can't control.”


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


301. “Rule number one is don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot


302. “Thoughts trigger emotions , even if they are not true or the worry is not likely to happen. Teach your child to spend time observing their thoughts – or writing them down – like an interested bystander watching clouds passing. The idea that your child is an observer of what’s going on inside their brain is much more helpful than letting thoughts “happen” to them, allowing the thought to trigger worried feelings.”


303. “It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.” – Unknown


304. “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” ~ Robert Tew


305. “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


306. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”


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


308. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”


309. “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


310. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”


311. “The universe doesn’t allow perfection.”


312. “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


313. “Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don’t happen at all.” – Thomas Carlyle


314. “Anxiety is not what you experience, it’s how you how you perceive and respond to the problems.” ~ Invajy


315. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2


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


317. “Don’t forget that you’re human. It’s okay if you have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where your headed.” – Unknown


318. “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


319. “It’s not time to worry yet.”


320. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. — Wayne Dyer


321. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop


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


323. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” ~Tao Te Ching


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


325. “I know content-wise I leave nothing to chance. I have no anxiety about what I’m going to do once I’m out on stage.” — Jay Mohr


326. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou


327. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”


328. Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. ~Samuel Butler


329. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6


330. “Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.” – Nichiren Daishonen


331. “Stress is the alarm clock that lets you know you’ve attached to something not true for you.” – Byron Katie


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


333. “When I don’t have something to worry about, I worry. Nothing comes so naturally to a human being as anxiety and worry.” – Brian Richardson


334. “Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly experiencing failure in advance. What a waste.” – Seth Godin


335. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”


336. “Act the way that you want to feel.” — Gretchen Rubin


337. “Rule number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two: It’s all small stuff.”


338. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” ~ Walter Anderson


339. “Do not be anxious about tomorrow.” – Matthew 6:34


340. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” ~ Shannon L. Alde


341. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”


342. Act the way that you want to feel. — Gretchen Rubin


343. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne Dyer


344. “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.”


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


346. “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” – Jennifer Elisabeth


347. “Stop thinking about everything so much, you’re breaking your own heart.” – Unknown


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


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


350. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Shannon L. Alder


351. “After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn’t bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it’s a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it’s sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we’re doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.” – Paulo Coelho


352. “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”


353. “Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.” – Rick Warren


354. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” – John 14:1


355. Anxiety is Normal


356. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”


357. “No longer forward nor behind I look in hope and fear; But grateful take the good I find, The best of now and here.” – John G. Whittier


358. “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”


359. “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.”


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


361. “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” ~ Michel de Montaigne


362. “Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.” – Ana Monnar


363. “Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strengths.” – Corrie Boom


364. “It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving its purpose in your life.” – Chinoye J. Chidolue


365. “Anxiety I will transform you into something useful and productive. I will not bow down to you.” – Jaeda Dewalt


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


367. “Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom


368. “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” ~ Dale Carnegie


369. “It’s normal that people experience anxiety. It’s our body and brain’s way of keeping us alert and it can actually improve performance.”


370. “The best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


371. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~Henry Ford


372. “Today I will not stress over the things I can’t control.” – Unknown


373. “A year from now everything your stressing about won’t mean a thing.” – Nitya Prakash


374. “It’s perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.” – Unknown


375. “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”


376. “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.”


377. “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt


378. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” ~ Mary Tyler Moore


379. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” – Zig Ziglar


380. “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


381. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson


382. “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


383. “Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have.”


384. “There are these moments you think you won’t survive. And then you survive.” – David Levithan


385. “I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.” –Dr.Reid


386. “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7


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


388. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”


389. “I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.”— Daphne du Maurier


390. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” ~ Pema Chodron


391. “I’m not lazy. I’m just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.” – Mimi Love


392. “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotte


393. “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


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


395. “Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to.”


396. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” ~ E. Joseph Cossman


397. “It’s not stress that kills us. It’s our reaction to it.” – Hans Seyle


398. “Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.”


399. “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” — Danielle LaPorte


400. “Grief and constant anxiety kill nearly as many women as men die on the battlefield.” — Bill Vaughan


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


402. “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. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg


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404. “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.” – Steven Hayes


405. “Until I am ready, let me be. I have to heal myself.” – Unknown


406. “Your mountain may be harder to climb, but oh the view is divine.” – Jennae Cecelia


407. “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10


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


409. “When you’re feeling anxious remember that you’re still you. You are not your anxiety.” – Deanne Repich


410. “Stepping out of the busyness is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” – Tara Brach


411. “You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”


412. “We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca


413. “Nothing about depression and anxiety is easy.” – Keisha Defliger


414. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” ~ David Mamet


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


416. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”


417. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will too.” – Jennae Cecilia


418. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”


419. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” ~ Matt Lucas


420. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.”– C. S. Lewis


421. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


422. “I’m somewhere between giving up and seeing how much more I can take.” – Unknown


423. “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.”


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


425. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn


426. “I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.” – Unknown


427. “Stop overthinking. If it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be.”


428. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” – Matt Lucas


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


430. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard


431. “I came. I saw. I had anxiety… so I left.” – Unknown


432. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but doing something in spite of fear.” ~Unknown


433. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.”


434. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31


435. Let Go of Some of Your Worries


436. “When you feel overwhelmed, remember: A little at a time is how it gets done. One thing, one task, one moment at a time.” – Anonymous


437. “I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a dark place mentally. If you did that today or any other day, I’m proud of you.” – Horacio Jones


438. “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 each day.” – Unknown


439. “Everyone must imagine his own snakes because no one else’s snakes can ever be as awful.”


440. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.” – Lao Tzu


441. “For those wondering how to deal with anxiety and depression, the first thing to consider is what you’re putting into your mouth.” — John Cleese


442. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron


443. Living in the Now


444. “Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts.” – Bianca Sparacino


445. “Worrying about outcomes over which I have no control is punishing myself before the universe has decided whether I ought to be punished.” – Sherry Thomas


446. “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.”


447. “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


448. “One of the most effective ways to overcome anxiety is to try to shift the focus of attention away from self and toward others. When we succeed in this, we find that the scale of our own problems diminishes. This is not to say we should ignore our own needs altogether, but rather that we should try to remember others’ needs alongside our own, no matter how pressing ours may be.”


449. “The truth is some days I don’t give it my best. I don’t even give it my all. I can only manage to give it my some, and it’s not even that great. But I’m still here and I’m still trying.” – Nanea Hoffman


450. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Winnie the Pooh


451. “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


452. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D Larson


453. “Anxiety is a lot like a toddler. It never stops talking, tells you you’re wrong about everything, and wakes you up at 3 am.”


454. “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


455. “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” — Virginia Woolf


456. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


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


459. “The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” – Ernest Hemingway


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


461. “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


462. “I know you’re sad, so I won’t tell you to have a good day. Instead, I advise you to have a day. Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes, and don’t give up on yourself just yet. It’ll get better. Until then, have a day.” – Unknown


463. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”


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


465. “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


466. “Too numb to feel anything.” – Unknown


467. “Almost everything for which I felt anxious has never turned into a reality.” ~ Invajy


468. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analysing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you could just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.” – Tupac


469. “When you feel overwhelmed, remember: A little at a time is how it gets done. One thing, one task, one moment at a time.” — Anonymous


470. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”– Lao Tzu


471. “How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.” — Thomas Jefferson


472. “It’s not the stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.”


473. “A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.” – Lugwig Wittgenstein


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


475. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”


476. “You are the biggest enemy of your own sleep.” – Pawan Mishra


477. “If you can’t fly then run; if you can’t run then walk; if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


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


479. “For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” ~ Lily Tomlin


480. “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.”


481. “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


482. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford


483. “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” – Marcus Aurelius


484. “Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.” – Alain de Botton


485. “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”


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


487. “The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable.” – Oscar Wilde


488. “Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”


489. “Chronic anxiety is a state more undesirable than any other, and we will try almost any maneuver to eliminate it. Modern man is living in anxious anticipation of destruction. Such anxiety can be easily eliminated by self-destruction. As a German saying puts it: ‘Better an end with terror than a terror without end.”


490. “Some day everything will make sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” – Unknown


491. “Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and in any shape.” — George Santayana


492. “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is an ocean.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


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


494. “Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey.” – Robin Hobb


495. “Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”


496. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess.” – Unknown


497. “Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for the rain.” – Unknown


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


499. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne W. Dyer


500. “The minute you let anxiety flow freely is the minute you stop fearing it.” – Unknown


501. “Rather than relaxing and enjoying who we are and what we’re doing, we are comparing ourselves with an ideal and trying to make up for the difference.” – Tara Brach


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


503. “Mantra for Anxiety: This is not you. This is something moving through you. It can leave out of the same door it came in.” – James Clear


504. “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


505. “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.”


506. “Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself. The storm will pass.”


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


508. “Living with anxiety, turning up and doing stuff with anxiety takes a strength most will never know.” – Unknown


509. “Stop telling people no one will love them until they love themselves. Stop planting the idea in people’s brains that they are unworthy of love because of their own struggle.” – @jackalltimelow


510. “Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.” ~ Nichiren Daishonen


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


512. “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”


513. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” – Unknown


514. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” — Josiah Gilbert Holland


515. “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” – Anonymous


516. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.”


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


518. “All I want is a clear mind and a happy heart.” – Dipti Bhoyar


519. “Worry in the dark can make it even darker.”


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


521. “I’m just suggesting that when you’re faced with fear and anxiety, don’t medicate. Meditate instead.” — Russell Simmons


522. “Anxiety is experiencing failure and defeat in advance. Don’t waste your time.”


523. “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


524. “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. And, no need to be anybody but oneself.” ~ Virginia Woolf


525. “The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You'll feel more patient and less pressured.” – Rick Warren


526. “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” ~ Plato


527. “Let your mind and heart rest for a while. You will catch up, the world will not stop spinning for you, but you will catch up. Take a rest.” – Cynthia Go


528. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”


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


530. “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” – Ruth E. Renkel


531. “You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.” – Pearl S. Buck


532. “No amount of regret can change the past. No amount of anxiety can change the future.”


533. “When thinking about the future, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of anxiety can change the future.” – Unknown


534. “True happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied, for he that is wants nothing.” – Seneca


535. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” – Zig Ziglar | Motivational Quotes to Help You Overcome Anxiety | Calming Quotes for People with Anxiety


536. “I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.”


537. “Just because I carry it well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy.” – Unknown


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


539. “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus


540. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha


541. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”


542. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


543. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.” ~ Natalie Goldberg


544. “To live by worry is to live against reality.” – E. Stanley Jones


545. “Breathe. You’re going to be okay. You’ve gotten through so many things in your life. You’ve got this.” – Karen Salmansohn


546. “Anxiety serves no purpose other than stealing today’s joy.”


547. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”


548. “It’s not time to worry yet.” ~ Harper Lee


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


550. “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.”


551. “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.”


552. “Me: What could possibly go wrong? Anxiety: I’m glad you asked.” –Unknown


553. “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.”


554. “Anxiety, it just stops your life.” — Amanda Seyfried


555. “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.” – Lauren Elizabeth


556. “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.”


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


558. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” ~ Thomas a Kempis


559. “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.”


560. “You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King


561. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” — Winston Churchill


562. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?”


563. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” – The Dalai Lama


564. “Note to self: Everything is going to be okay.”


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


566. “I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. ‘Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.’” – E. B. White


567. “Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” – Don Miguel Ruiz


568. “I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”— Shauna Niequist


569. “It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two of them nothing can be done, so it’s no use worrying; and two perhaps can be settled.”


570. “Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Unknown


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


572. “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.” – Amy Cuddy


573. “The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.” – Wilhelm Reich


574. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha


575. “The secret to living well is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.” – Tibetan Proverb


576. “She was brave and strong and broken all at once.” – Anna Funder


577. “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.” ― Anaïs Nin (for more Anaïs Nin quotes, read this)


578. “Stress does more than make you sick it destroys your peace, hope, and dreams.” – Elle Sommer


579. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30


580. “Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.” – Joyce Meyer


581. “It ain’t no use putting up your umbrella till it rains!”– Alice Caldwell Rice


582. “Remember: There is nothing wrong with having an anxiety attack. It doesn’t mean you’re weak or broken or flawed.” – Unknown


583. “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


584. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” – Joyce Meyer


585. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”


586. “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


587. “Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don't happen at all.” – Thomas Carlyle


588. “Anxiety beclouds the future.” — Abraham Lincoln


589. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.”


590. “Chronic anxiety is a state more undesirable than any other, and we will try almost any maneuver to eliminate it. Modern man is living in anxious anticipation of destruction. Such anxiety can be easily eliminated by self-destruction. As a German saying puts it: ‘Better an end with terror than a terror without end.” – Robert E. Neale


591. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” – Renee Jain


592. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”


593. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran


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


595. “Your anxiety is lying to you. You are loved and are going to be okay.” – Unknown


596. “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” – Pema Chodron


597. “Life is not a dress rehearsal. Everyday, you should have at least one exquisite moment.” – Sally Karioth


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


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


600. “There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster, my friend—you either have a bath or a nap.”


601. “Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate.” – Søren Kierkegaard