150 Anxiety Quotes To Help You Feel Calm

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17 Best overcoming anxiety quotes

  1. “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.” 

– Deepak Chopra

  1. “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

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

– Etty Hillesum

  1. “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

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

– Charles F. Glassman

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” 

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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

– Dan Millman

  1. “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

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

– Dean Smith

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

– Lauren Elizabeth

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.

 – Robert Tew

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

– Henry S. Haskins

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

– William James

  1. “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

  1. “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

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”

– Charles Spurgeon

  1. “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

6 Calming quotes for anxiety

  1. It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” 

– Mandy Hale

  1. Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming.” 

– Jacqueline Whitney

  1. 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

  1. Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don’t happen at all.

 – Thomas Carlyle

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

– Pema Chodron

  1. Today’s a perfect day for a whole new start. Let go of fear and free your mind. It’s time to open your heart.” 

– Chris Butler

6 Quotes to help you relax

  1. “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

  1. Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” 

– Henry Ward Beecher

  1. “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 had planned, I love you anyway.”

– Anonymous

Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “[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

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

– Ana Monnar

  1. I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. ‘Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.’” 

– E. B. White

11 Best stress busting quotes

  1. 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

  1. “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

  1. 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

  1. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Marabolitwo is, it’s all small stuff.” 

– Robert Eliot

  1. It ain’t no use putting up your umbrella till it rains!

 – Alice Caldwell Rice

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. 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

  1. The universe doesn’t allow perfection.” 

– Stephen Hawking

  1. 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

  1. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.” 

– Natalie Goldberg

  1. To live by worry is to live against reality.” 

– E. Stanley Jones

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

– William James

18 Self-care quotes

  1. 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

  1. “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

  1. “Life is 10% of what you experience and 90% of how you respond to it.”

– Dorothy M. Neddermeyer 

  1. 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

  1. You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” 

– Maya Angelou

Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” 

– Lily Tomlin

  1. “You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” 

– Eckhart Tolle

  1. I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating.” 

– John Green

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

– Amy Cuddy

  1. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, she became a butterfly.” 

– Barbara Haines Howett

Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “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

  1. “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

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

– Roy T. Bennett

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

 – Amit Ray

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

– Virginia Woolf

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “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

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

– Epictetus

  1. “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

13 anxiety Quotes to help you overcome your fears

  1. You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” 

– Olin Miller

  1. You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” 

– Wayne Dyer

  1. Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” 

– William Shakespeare

  1. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

– Wayne Dyer

  1. 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

Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “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

  1. “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

  1. “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

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

– William James

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

– Anne Lamott

  1. “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

  1. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

– Maya Angelou

  1. “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

20 More quotes on anxiety

  1. Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” 

– Walter Anderson

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

 – Kahlil Gibran

  1. A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” 

– Aesop

  1. 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

  1. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” 

– Eckhart Tolle

Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “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

  1. Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” 

– William S. Burroughs

  1. 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

  1. By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” 

– Edwin Elliot

  1. 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.” 

– Unknown

  1. “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.”

– Erma Bombeck

  1. “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

  1. “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

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

– Eleanor Roosevelt

  1. 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

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. Worry in the dark can make it even darker.” 

– Camron Wright

  1. You’re worried about what-ifs. Well, what if you stopped worrying?” 

– Shannon Celebi

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

– Nichiren Daishonen

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

– Astrid Alauda

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

– Charlie Chaplin

14 Quotes to help fight depression

  1. Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” 

– Christopher Reeve

  1. “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.”

– Ruth E. Renkel

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

– David Mamet

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

– Joyce Meyer

  1. Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” 

– Matt Lucas

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

– Madeleine L’Engle

  1. There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.

– C. S. Lewis

  1. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” 

– Thich Nhat Hanh

  1. “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” 

– Alain de Botton

  1. “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

Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” 

– Zig Ziglar

  1. “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

  1. “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

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

– Henry Stanley Haskins

14 Motivational quotes

  1. He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” 

– Shannon L. Alder

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

– Steven Hayes

  1. When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.

– Lao Tzu

  1. 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.

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

– Anonymous

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.”

–  Bernard-Paul Heroux

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

– Henry Ford

  1. “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

  1. Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” 

– Roy Bennett

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” 

– Benjamin Franklin

  1. “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

  1. “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

  1. “What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.”

 – Martha Graham

12 Inspirational quotes

  1. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. “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.

  1. “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.”

– Marcus Buckingham

  1. “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

  1. “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

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” 

– Maya Angelou

  1. More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” 

– Roy T. Bennett

  1. 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

  1. Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey.” 

– Robin Hobb

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

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”

– George Bernard Shaw

  1. “My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” 

– Hugh Prather

15 Mindset quotes

  1. “Improvement starts within you and is dependent on your own efforts. So, make the effort.”

– Remez Sasson

  1. “The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.”

– Wallace Wattles

  1. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

– Joshua J. Marine

  1. “Your mindset determines how you perceive and connect to the world around you.”

– Joseph Taylor

  1. “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”

– William Ernest Henley

Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently?”

– Brian Tracy

  1. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

– Albert Einstein

  1. “There is no failure. Only feedback.”

– Robert Allen

  1. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.”

– Thomas Watson

  1. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

– Napoleon Hill

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Anxiety quotes to help you feel calm
  1. “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”

– Marie Curie

  1. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

– Steve Jobs

  1. “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

– Frank A. Clark

  1. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

– John Wayne

  1. “Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”

– Charlie Chaplin

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