73+ Best Overthinking Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Overthinking is the action of thinking about something too much, in a way that is not useful. Inspirational overthinking quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Overthinking Quotes

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. Napoleon Bonaparte

Less thinking, more living. S.R. Crawford

Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action. Robert Herjavek

A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. Brian Tracy

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

A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

Over thinking ruins moods and kills good vibes. Supa Nova Slom

Don’t get too deep, it leads to over thinking, and over thinking leads to problems that doesn’t even exist in the first place. Jayson Engay

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness.

My father taught me not to overthink things, that nothing will ever be perfect, so just keep moving and do your best. Scott Eastwood

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia

Inspirational Overthinking Quotes

Stop thinking, and end your problems. Lao Tzu

Don’t think. it complicates things. Just feel, and if it feels like home then follow its path. R.M. Drake

My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you. Sylvia Plath

Stop overthinking. You can do it. Avina Celeste

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

Overthinking. A powerful drug of mentality. A.M.L.

Overthinking, also best known as creating problems that are never there. David Sikhosana

Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it and you’re like, ‘Ah I shoulda did that!’ You can’t live life with regrets. Michael B. Jordan

I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it. Jonathan Safran Foer

To think too much is a disease. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Overthinking, also, best known as creating problems that are never there David Sikhosana

Don’t ruin a new day by thinking about yesterday. Let it go.

Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life. Leah Braemel

Thinking too much just brings it back to me, me, me-but thanking takes my eyes off myself and my mistakes and puts them on others, on things bigger than myself. I can’t stand here very long without being humbled at how small I am and amazed at how big and beautiful our world is. Elizabeth Musser

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. Mark Twain

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded. Buddha

Overthinking can lead to worrying which leads to anxiety. Anxiety can at times be crippling, leave people frozen and unable to act. Brien Blatt

Overthinking ruins you. It ruins the situation. And it twists things around. It makes you worry. Plus it just makes everything worst than it actually is. Karen Salmansohn

Live in the real world, not in the world of constant thinking.

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, What else could this mean? Shannon L. Alder

I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it. Jonathan Safran Foer

Stop overthinking. You can’t control everything, just let it be.

I admire the linear and decisive way a certain kind of man thinks, to my curlicue boundless overthinking. J. Courtney Sullivan

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. John Newton

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Van Wilder

Dear mind, please stop thinking so much at night. I need sleep.

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

Worry is the interest paid in advance on a debt you may never owe.

Put your thoughts to sleep. Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. Rumi

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. Clement Stone

When you’ve had a life of overthinking, you have the same reaction time and time again. Shyness becomes habitual. When you’re put in an unfamiliar situation, all you want to do is retreat and hide by default. You watch but don’t participate. You listen but don’t respond. You read, but rarely comment. You take a photo, but you rarely post. You write, but you rarely publish. All of this is because your overthinking mind cannot stop thinking about how you will be perceived by the outside world. Joel Annesley

Everything is too easy. If you want to record a song, you can buy Pro Tools and record four hundred guitar tracks. That leads to overthinking, which kills any spontaneity and the humanity of the performance. Jack White

Although difficult, change is always possible. What holds us back from making the changes we desire are our own limiting thoughts and actions. Satsuki

Worrying is a form of betting against yourself. Karen Salmansohn

Motivational Overthinking Quotes

The more I think about it, the more I realize that overthinking isn’t the real problem. The real problem is that we don’t trust. L.J. Vanier

Most of us never stop to consider our blessings; rather, we spend the day only thinking about our problems. Bernie Siegel

The main things to rebel against – over-production, too much technology, overthinking. Jack White

Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. Steve Jobs

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

Overthinking – the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.

I have found that sometimes I do better working on a crazy schedule. It gives me less time to overthink things and forces me to be present. Torrey DeVitto

Overthinking is parasitic. It’s viral. It’s deadly, even. Genereux Philip

The more you overthink the less you will understand. Habeeb Akande

It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life. Paulo Coelho

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill

Worrying how things go wrong doesn’t help things go right. Karen Salmansohn

In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt

Things won’t get better unless you think better. Karen Salmansohn

Stop worrying about what tomorrow may bring. Focus on what you can control. Stay positive. Enjoy today. Expect good things to come. Karen Salmansohn

You only have control over three things in your life, the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take. Jack Canfield

Remember, the talking about the thing isn’t the thing. Doing the thing is the thing. Amy Poehler

Overthinking is often a product of undergoing. Yehuda Berg

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

Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere. Erma Bombeck

Trust the still, small voice that says, this might work and I’ll try it. Diane Mariechild

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due. William R. Inge

Anxiety in children is originally nothing other than an expression of the fact they are feeling the loss of the person they love. Sigmund Freud

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Anthony Hopkins

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them Albert Einstein

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

Too much thinking leads to paralysis by analysis. Robert Herjavec

A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb

A great many worries can be diminished by realizing the unimportance of the matter which is causing anxiety. Bertrand Russell

Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. Brian Tracy

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

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