Anxiety Quotes

Anxiety can be described as a physiological condition that involves fear, nervousness,  worry, or unease emotion towards an unknown outcome. Anxiety occurs as a result of environmental factors (work stress, school, money problems, traumatic events), genetics, withdrawal from an addictive substance or medical factors.

We can all experience anxiety from time to time, and sometimes it can be severe to affect our daily lives, including personal relationships, friendships, and work or school performance.

Browse through a collection of anxiety quotes from medical professionals, famous authors, celebrities and others sharing their thoughts and experience of living with anxiety, ways of coping with stress, and much more. Find anxiety quotes, depression and anxiety quotes, social anxiety quotes and, many others.

 
It is not change that causes anxiety- Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

It is not change that causes anxiety- Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

It is not change that causes anxiety; it is the feeling that we are without defenses in the presence of ...
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John Lubbock- Breaking Down From Overwork

John Lubbock- Breaking Down From Overwork

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from ...
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Karen Salmansohn- Give Yourself a Break

Karen Salmansohn- Give Yourself a Break

Give yourself a break to avoid a breakdown.      Karen Salmansohn ...
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Baltasar Gracian- Better to Sleep on Things than Lie Awake

Baltasar Gracian- Better to Sleep on Things than Lie Awake

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.      Baltasar Gracian ...
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Radhanath Swami-- On Religion

Radhanath Swami– On Religion

Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform ...
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Janet Morris- Preparing for a battle

Janet Morris- Preparing for a battle

Everyone prepares for battle in his own way. Janet Morris ...
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Publilius Syrus-The Pain of The Mind

Publilius Syrus-The Pain of The Mind

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body. Publilius Syrus ...
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Gilbert K. Chesterton- Angels Fly Lightly

Gilbert K. Chesterton- Angels Fly Lightly

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. Gilbert K. Chesterton ...
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Daniel

Daniel

If you always make excuses to not follow through you deserve the weight of anxiety on your chest ...
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon- Our Anxiety

Charles Haddon Spurgeon- Our Anxiety

Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.      Charles Haddon Spurgeon ...
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Alain De Botton

Alain De Botton

Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition ...
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Amit Ray

Amit Ray

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath ...
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Criss Jami Quote On Being an Introvert

Criss Jami Quote On Being an Introvert

You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. Criss Jami ...
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Chinese Proverb On People's Problem

Chinese Proverb On People’s Problem

Don't buy other people's problems. Chinese Proverb ...
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Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman

"So, if you're a doctor, how can you recognize that you're having a feeling? Some tips from Dr. Zinn:Most emotions ...
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Seneca Quote On Being Frightened More Than Hurt

Seneca Quote On Being Frightened More Than Hurt

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Seneca ...
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D.D. Tai- Appreciate The Gift of Life

D.D. Tai- Appreciate The Gift of Life

People who are appreciative of the gifts of life tend to bear experience with less anxiety, hardship with greater composure, ...
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Nigella Lawson- Overwhelmed With Misery and Anxiety

Nigella Lawson- Overwhelmed With Misery and Anxiety

At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and ...
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Kris Carr- Sadness and Depression Impact Physical Health

Kris Carr- Sadness and Depression Impact Physical Health

If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions ...
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 Tao Te Ching Quote On Letting Go of Things

 Tao Te Ching Quote On Letting Go of Things

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what ...
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Kurt Vonnegut - The World is Still a Beautiful Place

Kurt Vonnegut – The World is Still a Beautiful Place

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let ...
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Maya Angelou- Forgiving Yourself For Failure

Maya Angelou- Forgiving Yourself For Failure

You forgive yourself for every failure because you are trying to do the right thing. God knows that and you ...
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William James Quote: Weapon Against Stress

William James Quote: Weapon Against Stress

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James ...
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery- Freedom of the Mind

Antoine de Saint-Exupery- Freedom of the Mind

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupery ...
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Steve Jobs- Believe and Confidence To Follow Your Heart

Steve Jobs- Believe and Confidence To Follow Your Heart

Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even ...
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Andy Warhol- The Same Problem Making You Miserable

Andy Warhol- The Same Problem Making You Miserable

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one ...
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 Terri Guillemets- Stress is Trash To Modern Life

 Terri Guillemets- Stress is Trash To Modern Life

Stress is the trash of modern life — we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, ...
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 Dr. Christiane Northro- The Benefits of Self-Love

 Dr. Christiane Northro- The Benefits of Self-Love

As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does: It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, ...
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Pearl S Buck -Quote On Forcing Feeling

Pearl S Buck -Quote On Forcing Feeling

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of ...
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 Richard Carlson- Fearful Thoughts Are Useless

 Richard Carlson- Fearful Thoughts Are Useless

If you gathered up all the fearful thoughts that exist in the mind of the average person, looked at them ...
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Bryant H. McGill- Abundance is a Process of Letting go

Bryant H. McGill- Abundance is a Process of Letting go

Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive. Bryant H. McGill ...
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Sylvia Plath- Hot Bath Curing Many Things

Sylvia Plath- Hot Bath Curing Many Things

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them ...
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Charlie Chaplin- Nothing is Permanent in This Wicked World

Charlie Chaplin- Nothing is Permanent in This Wicked World

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles. Charlie Chaplin ...
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Eckhart Tolle- Cause Of Stress Quote

Eckhart Tolle- Cause Of Stress Quote

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there. Eckhart Tolle ...
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Astrid Alauda Quote On Carrying The Burden of Worries

Astrid Alauda Quote On Carrying The Burden of Worries

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

Arthur Somers Roche On Anxiety

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all ...
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 Hans Selye- Stress Does Not Kill Us

 Hans Selye- Stress Does Not Kill Us

Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.  Hans Selye ...
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Jodi Picoult- Anxiety is Like a Rocking Chair

Jodi Picoult- Anxiety is Like a Rocking Chair

Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far. Jodi Picoult ...
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 Steve Maraboli- Nothing is Worth Your Health

 Steve Maraboli- Nothing is Worth Your Health

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself ...
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Eleanor Roosevelt- What Others Think of You

Eleanor Roosevelt- What Others Think of You

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. Eleanor Roosevelt ...
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Daniel Goleman- Medication to manage depression

Daniel Goleman- Medication to manage depression

The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have ...
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Grenville Kleiser- Humor For The Mind and Body

Grenville Kleiser- Humor For The Mind and Body

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is ...
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Charles Spurgeon- Anxiety Empties Joy

Charles Spurgeon- Anxiety Empties Joy

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. Charles Spurgeon ...
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Walter Anderson Quote On Getting Rid of Anxiety

Walter Anderson Quote On Getting Rid of Anxiety

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. Walter Anderson ...
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Thich Nhat Hanh- Fear of the Unknown

Thich Nhat Hanh- Fear of the Unknown

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering ...
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Dorothy M. Neddermeyer- Responding To Life

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer- Responding To Life

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. Dorothy M. Neddermeyer ...
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Anais Nin On Anxiety and Love

Anais Nin On Anxiety and Love

Anxiety is love’s greatest killer among other things. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds ...
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Dan Millman- Stop Allowing Thoughts To Control You

Dan Millman- Stop Allowing Thoughts To Control You

You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. Dan Millman ...
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Sam Snead Quote On Being Scared

Sam Snead Quote On Being Scared

Of the mental hazards, being scared is the worst. When you get scared, you get tense. Sam Snead ...
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Russell Green- Worrying About Events Which Will Never Happen

Russell Green- Worrying About Events Which Will Never Happen

Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen. Russell Green ...
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Oren Peli- Imagination is More Effective Than Anticipation​

Oren Peli- Imagination is More Effective Than Anticipation​

In many cases your imagination is much more effective than what can be shown. It primes you to know something ...
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Marie Bashkirtseff Quote On Comparing Reality to Anticipation

Marie Bashkirtseff Quote On Comparing Reality to Anticipation

Nothing is ever so good or so bad in reality as it is in the anticipation. Marie Bashkirtseff ...
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Eckhart Tolle- Imagining The Future

Eckhart Tolle- Imagining The Future

The future is usually imagined as either better or worse than the present. If the imagined future is better, it ...
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 Carl Sagan Quote On Anticipation and Anxiety About The Future

 Carl Sagan Quote On Anticipation and Anxiety About The Future

The price we pay for anticipation of the future is anxiety about it Carl Sagan ...
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Honore De Balzac- Most Miseries Lie in Anticipation

Honore De Balzac- Most Miseries Lie in Anticipation

Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation. Honore De Balzac ...
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Seneca Quote On Expecting Evil Before it Arrives

Seneca Quote On Expecting Evil Before it Arrives

There is nothing so wretched and foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness to expect evil before it arrives. Seneca ...
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Alton Greene- Suffering from Apprehension and Reality

Alton Greene- Suffering from Apprehension and Reality

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