112+ Best Anxiety Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future. Inspirational anxiety quotes will help you calm your spirit, relax your mind and brighten up your day to make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Anxiety Quotes

Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming. – Robert Tew

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

Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear. – George Addair

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. – Steve Maraboli

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

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. – Pema Chodron

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

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. – Anaïs Nin

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. – Wayne W. Dyer

Anxiety is practicing failure in advance. Anxiety is needless and imaginary. It’s fear about fear, fear that means nothing. – Seth Godin

Smile, breathe, and go slowly. – Thich Nhat Hanh

You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. – Wayne Dyer

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

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

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow? – Thomas a Kempis

If you’re going through hell keep going. – Winston Churchill

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

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. – Walter Anderson

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. – Somers Roche

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. – William James

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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

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. – T. S. Eliot

Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others. – Paulo Coelho

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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

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

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. – Zig Ziglar

It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave. – Mandy Hale

You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. – Dan Millman

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

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

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles. – Charlie Chaplin

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. – George Bernard Shaw

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. – Plato

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. – English Proverb

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be. – Sonia Ricotte

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher. – Pema Chodron

Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side. – Heather Stillufsen

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

It’s not time to worry yet. – Harper Lee

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. – Benjamin Franklin

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. – Shannon L. Alder

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

Act the way that you want to feel. – Gretchen Rubin

It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. – Hans Selye

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. – William Shakespeare

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

We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

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

No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past. – Karen Salmansohn

You’re feeling burnt out and discouraged but you’ve made it this far and I think that’s really brave. – Unknown

I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind. – Dr. Ried/Criminal Minds

Hey you, keep living. It won’t always be this overwhelming. – Jacqueline Whitney

He felt like normal. Filled with anxiety, dread, sure. But even that wasn’t unusual… – John Ajvide Lindqvist

Living a life somewhere else in your mind is nothing more than being a prisoner where you are. – Shannon L. Alder

We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest taken between two deep breaths. – Etty Hillesum

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

The worst feeling in the world is trying to hold back a panic attack in public. – Unknown

No longer forward nor behind I look in hope and fear; But grateful take the good I find, The best of now and here. – John G. Whittier

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

While fear depletes power, faith gives wings for the soul’s elevation. – T.F. Hodge

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. – Søren Kierkegaard

I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind. – Dr.Reid

Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn’t make them less valid. – Lauren Elizabeth

It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age. – Amanda Seyfried

Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety. – Dalai Lama

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times. – Dean Smith

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. – Henry Ward Beecher

Smile, breathe, and go slowly. – Thich Nhat Hanh

The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable. – Seneca

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

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. – Amit Ray

Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself. – Virginia Woolf

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Everyone must imagine his own snakes because no one else’s snakes can ever be as awful. – Tove Jansson

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. – Samuel Butler

We live only a few conscious decades, and we fret ourselves enough for several lifetimes. – Christopher Hitchens

Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff. – Robert Eliot

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

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. – William S. Burroughs

Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. – Astrid Alauda

Who’s not sat tense before his own heart’s curtain. – Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon

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

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

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

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

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

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. – Steve Maraboli

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

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.

By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. – Edwin Elliot

For fast acting relief, try slowing down. – Lily Tomlin

You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. – Eckhart Tolle

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

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

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

You are more than the mistakes you’ve made. You are the wisdom, love, strength and compassion you’ve gained from all you’ve been through. – Karen Salmansohn

You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile. – Charlie Chaplin

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

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. – Roy Bennett

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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