Anxiety quotes page 1
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded by
fret and anxiety.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and
generally create ourselves.
A lot of people are running off to a doctor, getting Valium or Prozac or whatever, for their
anxiety. What they should be dealing with is the cause of the anxiety, which is fear. And that
is an emotional state caused by doubt or worry. Understand this - you get rid of it by facing
The determinant factor of our baseline happiness is the extent which we feel we control our
lives. People who are chronically unhappy are often unhappy because they feel powerless to
the fears and anxieties which keep their life on the same path. People who are happy tend to
seem fearless and like "go getters." This is not a coincidence.
All the commercials on TV today are for antidepressants, for Prozac or Paxil. And they get
you right away. "Are you sad? Do you get stressed, do you have anxiety?" "Yes, I have all
those things! I'm alive!"
If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your
dream is where life takes place. It's the high-anxiety zone, but it's also where you discover
who you are. Karl Wallenda, patriarch of the legendary high-wire-walking family, nailed it
when he said: "Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting."
In saying "yes" lies the antidote to our fear. The phrase "say yes" means "to agree to" those
things life hands us. Saying YES means letting go of resistance and letting in the possibilities
that our universe offers in new ways of seeing the world. It means to relax bodily, and calmly
survey the situation, thereby reducing upset and anxiety.
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and
abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being
wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.
The surest sign of the higher life is serenity. Moral progress results in freedom from inner
turmoil. You can stop fretting about this and that.
You can eliminate depression without making someone happy. You can cure anxiety without
teaching someone optimism. You can return someone to work without improving their job
performance. If all you strive for is diminishing the bad, you'll only attain the average and
you'll miss out entirely on the opportunity to exceed the average.
We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really
suffering from worry or anxiety.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
A quick burst of positive emotions doesn't just broaden our cognitive capacity; it also
provides a quick and powerful antidote to stress and anxiety, which in turn improves our
focus and our ability to function at our best level.
The cure for anxiety about the future is not nostalgia for the past.
Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest
enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about
money. Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on
getting your finances under control.
Robert G. Allen
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart,
we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Anxiety destroys scale, and suffering makes us lose perspective.
You can interfere with the normal rhythm of your heart, lungs, and other organs by worry,
anxiety, and fear. Feed your subconscious with thoughts of harmony, health, and peace, and
all the functions of your body will become normal again.
There is no conclusive evidence of life after death. But there is no evidence of any sort
against it. Soon enough you will know. So why fret about it?
Robert A. Heinlein
Confucius said: "The junzi is easy of mind, while the small man is always full of anxiety."
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.
Men are expected to initiate in all phases of courtship, and therefore a man who is hesitant,
anxious or afraid of initiating will not get very far with most women.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through
To attain true inner freedom, you must be able to objectively watch your problems instead
of being lost in them. No solution can possibly exist while you're lost in the energy of a
problem. Everyone knows you can't deal well with a situation if you're getting anxious,
scared, or angry about it. The first problem you have to deal with is your own reaction.
Michael A. Singer
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
Bringing people into the here-and-now. The real universe. That's the present moment. The
past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real - the
here-and-now. Seize the day.