Quotes to Overcome Worry and Anxiety
waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself
on the work before you, well assured that the right
performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation
for the hours or ages that follow it.
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
is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy;
you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But
worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that
destroys the machinery, but friction.
Henry Ward Beecher
let life's hardships disturb you ... no one can avoid
problems, not even saints or sages.
yourself this question:
"Will this matter a year from now?"
Richard Carlson, writing in Don't Sweat the
there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that
overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight
of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above
seems to impart a quiet to the mind.
not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never
happen. Keep in the sunlight.
every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes,
cares, anger and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly
will be much the more grateful.
mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.
fears are less than horrible imaginings.
us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes
hardest to bear are those that never happen.
James Russel Lowell
much pain have cost us the evils that have never happened.
is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss
Chas. Austin Bates
in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink
the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the
influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau
also deem those happy, who from the experience of life,
have learned to bear its ills and without descanting
on their weight.
do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry
about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
each person by his fears gives wings to rumor, and,
without any real source of apprehension, men fear what
they themselves have imagined.
never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes.
either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
Who dares not put it to the touch
To gain or lose it all.
Marquis of Montrose
rose is fairest when 't is budding new,
and hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
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