90+ Best Anxiety Quotes To Help You Cope

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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Famous Anxiety Quotes

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

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

Smile, breathe, and go slowly. Thich Nhat Hanh

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Natalie Goldberg

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

I just give myself permission to suck…I find this hugely liberating. John Green

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. Walter Anderson

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

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

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

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

How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened. Thomas Jefferson

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

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie. David Mamet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Anxiety Quotes

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

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

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

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry. Anonymous

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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

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

Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. Anonymous

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

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

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

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Steven Hayes

What people in the world think of you is really none of your business. Martha Graham

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

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

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

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

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer

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

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. Steve Maraboli

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

It’s not time to worry yet. Harper Lee

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.

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

Life is 10% of what you experience and 90% of how you respond to it. Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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

Overcoming Anxiety Quotes to Calm Down

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

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

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

The way you tell your story to yourself matters. Amy Cuddy

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish proverb

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

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

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

Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. Bryant McGill

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

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. Joyce Meyer

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

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

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate. Roy T. Bennett

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

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

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

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

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

I just give myself permission to suck. I find this hugely liberating. John Green

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

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

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

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

The universe doesn’t allow perfection. Stephen Hawking

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

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