Anxious Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old anxious quotes, anxious sayings, and anxious proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Worry is an addiction that interferes with compassion.     

Deng Ming-Dao

Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff.     

Robert Eliot

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

Stephenie Geist

We are anxious in the face of our unchangeable past; we long to recreate segments of our private histories, but we are stuck with them.     

Lewis B. Smedes

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

Amit Ray

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 is the dizziness of freedom.     

Søren Kierkegaard

Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.     

Alain De Botton

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.     

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Jodi Picoult

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Henry S. Haskins

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

William James

Worry ducks when purpose flies overhead.     

Terri Guillemets

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

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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

Confucius

A pleasure a day keeps stress away.     

Ethel Roskies

The desire to annoy no one, to harm no one, can equally well be the sign of a just as of an anxious disposition.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

When thinking about life, remember this; No amount of guilt can solve the past and no amount of anxiety or worry can change the future.     

Anonymous

Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.     

Robert Tew

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.     

Jesus Christ

Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate.     

Søren Kierkegaard

Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.     

Heather Stillufsen

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

Douglas Macarthur

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.     

Leo Buscaglia

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.     

Steve Maraboli

A negative mind will never give a positive life.     

Ziad K. Abdelnour

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.     

Bob Kerrey

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.     

Elbert Hubbard