89+ Best Worry Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Worry is mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated. Inspirational worry quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Most Famous Worry Quotes

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. – Corrie ten Boom

Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right. – Anonymous

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo F. Buscaglia

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. – Swedish Proverb

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

If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever. – Dalai Lama

Worry 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

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Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. – Dale Carnegie

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it. – George F. Burns

The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured. – Rick Warren

Worrying doesn’t get you anywhere. – Van Wilder

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. – Swedish Proverb

Worry, doubt, fear, and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground. – Anonymous

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. – E. Joseph Cossman

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

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

The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free. – Anonymous

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come. – Joseph Joubert

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

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent. – Chinese Proverb

Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not. – Ana Monnar

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. – Anonymous

Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better. – Anonymous

Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues. – Cullen Hightower

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

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching a cold. – John Jay Chapman

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. – Dale Carnegie

There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem. – Harold Stephen

Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. – Nelson DeMille

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. – Robert Frost

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo Buscaglia

Worry less. Smile less. Listen carefully. Take responsibility. Accept what you can’t change. Embrace the lesson. Love your life. – Anonymous

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

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

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. – Dale Carnegie

I never worry about action, but only about inaction. – Winston Churchill

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

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

Worrying is a waste of time. It doesn’t change anything, it just messes with your mind and steals your happiness. – Anonymous

Sometimes, worrying about the very best way keeps me from doing anything. – Dana K. White

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

A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. – John Lubbock

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

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. – Ovid

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. – Winston Churchill

Start small, think big. Don’t worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of simple things to begin with, and then progress to more complex ones. Think about not just tomorrow but the future. Put a ding in the universe. – Steve Jobs

Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want. – Anonymous

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

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. – William Shakespeare

99% of the things you worry about don’t even happen. – Anonymous

Live more worry less. – Anonymous

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

Worrying about it takes precious time and attention away from your priorities and increases your feelings of dissatisfaction about life. – Christina Winsey-Rudd

Worry is not about the possible troubles of the future; for if they come, you are but anticipating and adding to their weight; and if they do not come, your worry is useless; and in either case, it is weak and in vain, and a distrust of God’s providence. – Hugh Blair

Don’t worry about things you can’t control. – Anonymous

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow. – Swedish Proverb

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system. – William James

The only thing you will ever accomplish by worrying is to elevate your stress levels. – Catherine Pulsifer

The less you worry, the less complicated life becomes. – Anonymous

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. – Mahatma Gandhi

Don’t worry we all make mistakes, so forget about the past and move on with life. – Anonymous

Our fatigue is often caused not by work but by worry, frustration, and resentment. – Dale Carnegie

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. – Michel de Montaigne

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

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

Life becomes happy, delightful and enjoyable when you set yourself free from worries. – Anonymous

Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned but just how its meant to be. – Anonymous

What worries you masters you. – Anonymous

Life is too short to worry about stupid things. – Anonymous

There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem. – Harold Stephens

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. – Mahatma Gandhi

Worry causes stress. Prayer causes peace. Worry less, pray more. – Anonymous

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fit it if you can but train yourself not to worry. – Mary Hemingway

Worry implies that we don’t trust that God is big enough, powerful enough or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives. – Francis Chan

Worry 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

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. – Matthew 6:34

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? – Luke

One day you’ll look back and realize that you worried too much about things that didn’t really matter. – Anonymous

Action is worry’s worst enemy. – Proverb

Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. – Proverbs

If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched. – Adabella Radici

He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. – Aristotle

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