For when you’re feeling the anxieties and worries of life… here are some wonderful quotes to help you gain some perspective.
- Our instinctive emotions are those that we have inherited from a much more dangerous world, and contain, therefore, a larger portion of fear than they should. — Bertrand Russell
2. The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. — Wayne Dyer
3. There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable. — Christian Nestell Bovee
4. 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
5. Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest. — Unknown
6. “People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” — Eckhart Tolle
7. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. — Haruki Murakami
8. Worry is a misuse of imagination. — Dan Zadra
9. You’re a little upset by your troubles, and that’s natural enough, but don’t let your mind run on them any more than you can help; drag your thoughts away from your troubles—by the ears, by the heels, or any other way, so you manage it; it’s the healthiest thing a body can do; dwelling on troubles is deadly, just deadly—and that’s the softest name there is for it. You must keep your mind amused—you must, indeed. — Mark Twain, The American Claimant
10. If things go wrong, don’t go with them. — Roger Babson
11. I’ve developed a new philosophy… I only dread one day at a time. — Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz)
12. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. — Swedish Proverb
13. As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. — Thomas A. Edison
14. You think you’re escaping and run into yourself. — James Joyce, Ulysses
15. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
16. You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — Christopher Robin (A.A. Milne)
17.The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go. — Martha Washington
18. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. — Leo F. Buscaglia
19. 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
20. 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
21. Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all? — Dale Carnegie.
About the author.
Robert Hammel is a licensed Psychologist in Calgary, Alberta. He loves to help people with anxiety, depression and addictions. He also works with couples to improve their lives. He lives with his patient wife and two overly energetic herding dogs.
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