Upset Sayings and Quotes

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

When you allow a person's words to upset you, you're giving away your power.     

Phil Mcgraw

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.     

Ken Keyes Jr.

I am the cause of all my upsets. I am my worst enemy.     

Chuck Palahniuk

Every time you get upset at something, ask yourself if you were to die tomorrow, was it worth wasting your time being angry?      


People don't just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness.     

Albert Ellis

Don't allow yourself to be upset and disturbed. Hold your peace because without it you have no power.     

Joyce Meyer

If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear.     

Gautama Buddha

That's the thing about someone who rarely gets upset: when they do, you notice.     

Sarah Dessen

I will never understand why people get so upset at things I don't even remember saying.     

Tucker Max

Why is it upset? Shouldn't it be downset?     

John Green

Stop being so upset about the things you don't have that you forget to enjoy the things you already have.     

Mercy Pheona

People and things do not upset us. Rather, we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.     

Albert Ellis

You are never upset for the reason you think.     


You laugh it off, you get upset for a little while, you're human and you let it go.     

Jennifer Lopez

Don't waste your time being upset about something you can't change. Begin again and do it better this time.     

Joyce Meyer

If you can do something about it, then why get upset? If you can't do anything about it, then why bother getting upset.     

Lama Christie Mcnally

Every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.     

Andy Biersack

When you allow what someone says or does to upset you, you're allowing them to control you.     

Joel Osteen

I don't let myself get upset about the little nitpicky things anymore.     

Eric Shanteau

I don't get upset over things I can control, because if I can control them there's no sense in getting upset. And I don't get upset over things I can't control, because if I can't control them there's no sense in getting upset.     

Yogi Berra

When someone is upset, it's not a good time to bring up your own problems.     

Cynthia Lord

Life happens. There is no point in being upset or down about things we can't control or change.     

Amy Winehouse

I'm no longer curious about things that will upset me.     

Louise Hay

When you're tempted to be upset, ask yourself 'Is this worth giving up my joy?     

Joel Osteen

What ever makes you upset; leave it. What ever makes you smile; keep it.     


When we can find some humor in our upsets, they no longer seem as large or as important as they once did.     

Allen Klein

Don't get upset with people or situations. Both are powerless without your reaction.     

Malika E Nura

Know that no one is capable of making you upset without your consent.     

Wayne Dyer

Let's not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember "Life is too short to be little".     

Dale Carnegie

The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.