53+ 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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