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30 Anxiety Quotes to Help You Cope With Your Worries
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30 Anxiety Quotes to Help You Cope With Your Worries

These 21 anxiety quotes will help you calm your spirit and regain control. Seeking help and talking about anxiety is the first step towards recovery.

Have you ever felt like something wrong is about to happen, even though everything seems fine and you have no reasons to worry? A pressure on your chest that makes it difficult to breathe and you can’t get rid of it? That's anxiety. And, according to epidemiological surveys, one-third of the population is affected by it during their lifetime. These anxiety quotes may be a first step in addressing it.

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The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure." The organization also describes anxiety disorder as a term that encompasses panic disorder and assorted phobias. Of course, feeling some anxiety surrounding certain life events is absolutely normal. However, if your worries won’t go away, and they keep you from enjoying your life, it might be a cause for concern.


People who haven’t experienced anxiety can’t understand how being against your own mind feels like. Sometimes, by trying to help, they can drag you down even more by cautioning against panic attacks. Only you have the power to overcome your anxiety, and to seek professional treatment for the sake of your mental health.

Feeling anxious now? Take a deep breath, listen to your thoughts, and try to figure them out. Then, take things one day at a time.

Anxiety Quotes That Will Help Calm Your Spirit

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

Robert Tew

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

-- Pema Chodron

"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

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"Smile, breathe, and go slowly."

-- Thich Nhat Hanh 

"Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action."

-- Walter Anderson

"Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere."

-- Glenn Turner

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"Life is 10 percent what you experience and 90 percent how you respond to it."

-- Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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

-- Dan Millman

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

Maya Angelou

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"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

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

-- Benjamin Franklin

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

-- Thich Nhat Hanh 

"No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past."

Karen Salmansohn

"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

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"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

"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 treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”

-- Dean Smith

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"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 want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath."

-- Amit Ray

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries."

-- Astrid Alauda

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"Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain."

-- Rainer Maria Rilke

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

-- Lauren Elizabeth

"Never let life's hardships disturb you ... no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages."

-- Nichiren Daishonen

"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

"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 AS

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"Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles."

-- Charlie Chaplin

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."

-- William James

"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

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