123 Anxiety Quotes to Help You Get Through and Lift Your Spirits

Filed in Quote by on September 27, 2022

These anxiety quotes can serve as motivation for you to persevere, even under trying circumstances.

Anxiety quotes

These inspirational and motivating quotes about anxiety are aimed to help you feel less anxious, no matter what life might throw at you.

Anxiety Quotes

1. “The best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.” —Bryant McGill

3. “If we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” —Stephen Covey

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4. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” —Charles Spurgeon

5. “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

6. “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

7. “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” —Michel de Montaigne

8. “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

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

10.  “Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.” —Will Durst

11.  “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.” —Amy Cuddy

12.  “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn

13.  “Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to.” —Morgan Harper Nichols

14.  “There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster, my friend—you either have a bath or a nap.”—Andrew Kaufman

Feeling Anxious

15.  “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” —Anonymous

16.  “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou

17.  “I just give myself permission to suck…I find this hugely liberating.” —John Green

18.  “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

19.  “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” —Swedish proverb

20.  “How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.” —Thomas Jefferson

21.  “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” —Lao Tzu

22.  “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” —Eckhart Tolle

23.  “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” —John C. Maxwell

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

25.  “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” —Renee Jain

26.  “You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” —James R. Sherman

27.  “Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” —Anonymous

28.  “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.” —Natalie Goldberg

Antidote for anxiety

29.  “You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.” —Wayne Dyer

30.  “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” —William S. Burroughs

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

32.  “Calmness is the cradle of power.” —Josiah Gilbert Holland

33.  “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” —A.A. Milne

34.  “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” —David Mamet

35.  “Anxiety is a lot like a toddler. It never stops talking, tells you you’re wrong about everything, and wakes you up at 3 am.” —Anonymous

36.  “Worry in the dark can make it even darker.” —Camron Wright

37.  “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” —Virginia Woolf

38.  “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

39.  “The universe doesn’t allow perfection.” —Stephen Hawking

40.  “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” —Aesop

41.  “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” —Frank A. Clark

42.  “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

43.  “She has been through hell. So believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into a fire and smiles.” – E. Corona

44.  “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

Anxiety happens

45.  “Let your mind and heart rest for a while. You will catch up, the world will not stop spinning for you, but you will catch up. Take a rest.” – Cynthia Go

46.  “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” —Reinhold Niebuhr

47.  “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

48.  “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

49.  “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” —Walter Anderson

50.  “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” —Plato

51.  “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” —Anonymous proverb

52.  “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

53.  “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” —T.S. Eliot

54.  “Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.” —Gretchen Rubin

55.  “Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for the rain.” – Unknown

56.  “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression…It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” —Grenville Kleiser

57.  “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Deepak Chopra

58.  “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

59.  “The best use of creativity is imagination. The worst use of creativity is anxiety.”  – Deepak Chopra

60.  “Stress is self-created, I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amid the chaos.” – Brendon Burchard

61.  “Your mountain may be harder to climb, but oh the view is divine.” – Jennae Cecelia

62.  “It’s okay to not be okay. Just don’t give up.” – Unknown

63.  “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran

64.  “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” —Sylvia Plath

65.  “Our stresses, anxieties, pains and problems arise because we do not see the world, others or even ourselves as worthy of love.” —Prem Prakash

66.  “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” —William Shakespeare

67.  “Everyone remembers the remark of the old man at the point of death, that his life had been full of troubles—most of which had never happened.” —Winston Churchill

68.  “Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.” —Anonymous

69.  “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” ―Soren Kierkegaard


70.  “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” —Confucius

71.  “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.” —Carl Sandburg

72.  “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” —Anne Lamott

73.  “My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” —Hugh Prather

74.  “Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.” – Frank Ocean

75.  “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

76.  “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” —Ella Wheeler Wilcox

77.  “It’s funny how sometimes the people you’d take a bullet for are the ones behind the trigger.” – Unknown

78.  “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” – Robin Sharma

79.  “You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.” —Zig Ziglar

80.  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Henry Stanley Haskins

Inner strength and confidence

81.  “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” —Dalai Lama

82.  “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” —Attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt.

83.  “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” —Anonymous

84.  “We live only a few conscious decades, and we fret ourselves enough for several lifetimes.” —Christopher Hitchens

85.  “Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? ‘I’ll take care of it in a moment.’ Of course, you don’t! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.” —Max Lucado

86.  “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” —Jodi Picoult

87.  “She was brave and strong and broken all at once.” – Anna Funder

88.  “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

89.  “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

90.  “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” —Dan Millman

91.  “Somewhere, there is a past you overflowing with so much pride looking at how far you’ve come.” – Unknown

92.  “Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.” – Buddhist Proverb

93.  “The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.” – Mignon McLaughlin

A happy heart

94.  “All I want is a clear mind and a happy heart.” – Dipti Bhoyar

95.  “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” —George Bernard Shaw

96.  “You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting.” – Jen Wilde

97.  “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

98.  “Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” —Sonia Ricotti

99.  “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” —Madeleine L’Engle

100. “There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” —Henry David Thoreau

101. “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

102. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” —Thomas á Kempis

103. “It’s not time to worry yet.” —Harper Lee

104. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” —Joyce Meyer

105. “No one can pray and worry at the same time.” – Max Lucado

106. “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is an ocean.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

107. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” —Hans Selye

108. “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

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109. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

110. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” —Chinese proverb

111. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” —Sydney J. Harris

112. “The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.” —William James

113. “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

114. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles.” —Charlie Chaplin

115. “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 in the moment.” —J. Donald Walters

116. “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” —Theodore Roosevelt

117. “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

118. “It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving its purpose in your life.” – Chinoye J. Chidolue

119. “Breathe. You’re going to be okay. You’ve gotten through so many things in your life. You’ve got this.” – Karen Salmansohn

120. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will too.” – Jennae Cecilia

121. “Rule number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two: It’s all small stuff.” —Robert S. Eliot

122. “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

123. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

After going through these anxiety quotes, we believe you are inspired. Do well to share this post with other people out there. Best Regards!

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