Anxiety quotes page 2
The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, "Oh how useless and powerless I am." It is
essential to think strongly and forcefully, "I can do it," without boasting or fretting.
The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger
do not exist independently of you in the
world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if
If I offer you a freshly picked tangerine to enjoy, I think the degree to which you enjoy it will
depend on your mindfulness. If you are free of worries and anxiety, you will enjoy it more. If
you are possessed by anger or fear, the tangerine may not be very real to you.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident a security.
Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.
A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in
a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at
To be prepared is to have no anxiety.
There are no drugs more powerful than those you already have in your head! More than
100,000 chemical reactions go on in your brain every second. Your brain contains a veritable
pharmacopoeia of natural happiness-enhancing drugs: endorphins (the brain's painkiller, three
times stronger than morphine), serotonin (which naturally calms anxiety and relieves
depression), oxytocin (the bonding hormone), and dopamine (which promotes alertness and a
feeling of enjoyment), among others. They're just waiting to be released to every organ and
cell in your body. Because your brain's pharmacy is open 24 hours a day, you can create your
own supply of these happiness chemicals any time you want. And when your cells are happy,
you are happy.
Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry, and anxiety tear down and destroy your nerves and glands
bringing about mental and physical diseases of all kinds.
It is a general popular error to imagine the loudest complainers for the public to be the most
anxious for its welfare.
Anxiety breaks a man's backbone.
As the recovering Nice Guy begins to do good things for himself, he will feel uncomfortable.
He may actually feel frightened, anxious, guilty, or confused. These feelings are the result of
what is called cognitive dissonance. When the Nice Guy does something good for himself he is
doing something that implies he is valuable. This will conflict with his deeply held belief that
he is worthless. As a result, he will experience dissonance - a clashing of two competing
messages. In time, one of the beliefs will win. I encourage recovering Nice Guys to keep being
good to themselves, no matter how frightening.
Robert A. Glover
Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make
money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the
future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present
or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.