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140 Anxiety Quotes to Keep You Calm When Feeling Overwhelmed

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness across the globe. People of all ages, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ethnicity and nationalities experience anxiety, and it seems like every year the world moves at a faster pace. Globally an estimated 275 million people suffer from an anxiety disorder, making it the most prevalent mental health or neurodevelopmental disorder. In the United States, it’s affecting around 40 million people and approximately 38 million Indians suffer from It. The best way of eradicating an anxiety disorder is to banish the anxious negative thoughts and replace them with more positive ones. It’s easier to keep a positive frame of mind if you keep reading inspirational quotes daily. Inspiring quotes helps to stay more positive and keep negativity vibes away. We have curated best quotes about anxiety, which will help you to lower your stress and quell anxiety.

Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Anxiety is a brain game. If you don’t allow an anxious feeling to begin, you don’t need to get rid of it.” ~ Invajy

Anxiety disorder Quotes

  1. “Like two swords can’t remain in same sheath; mindfulness and anxiety also can’t remain in same person. Live in the present moment.” ~ Invajy

Quotes on Anxiety

  1. “You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Anxiety Quotes

  1. “When you overcome the obstacles, always look back and analyse – did that problem really worth that amount of anxiety?” ~ Invajy

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  1. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” ~ Walter Anderson

Anxiety Quotes

  1. Positive Self-Talk, Gratitude and physical fitness helps to control anxiety.” ~ Invajy

quotes about anxiety

  1. “No amount of anxiety can change the future. No amount of regret can change the past.” ~ Karen Salmansohn

anxiety quotes

  1. “Anxiety is not what you experience, it’s how you how you perceive and respond to the problems.” ~ Invajy

anxiety and depression quotes

  1. “Almost everything for which I felt anxious has never turned into a reality.” ~ Invajy

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  1. “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

Quotes about anxiety

  1. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~ Frank A. Clark
  2. “Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.” ~ Nichiren Daishonen
  3. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” ~ Nicole Reed
  4. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” ~ Hans Selye
  5. Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” ~ Pema Chodron
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  9. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  10. “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems” ~ Epictetus

Quotes on anxiety

  1. Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” ~ Robert Tew
  2. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford
  3. “Anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
  4. “I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” ~ E. Joseph Cossman
  8. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  9. “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety doesn’t make them less valid.” ~ Lauren Elizabeth
  10. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ~ Maya Angelou

Inspiring quotes to quell anxiety

  1. “We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.” ~ Nick Saban
  2. Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.” ~ J. Donald Walters
  3. “Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.” ~ Karen Salmansohn
  4. “The best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
  6. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~ Confucius
  7. “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” ~ Alain de Botton
  8. “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
  9. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” ~ Thomas a Kempis
  10. “How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

Quotes for people with anxiety

  1. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It’s a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It’s the direct route to serenity and contentment.” ~ Grenville Kleiser
  2. “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” ~ Plato
  3. “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. And If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  4. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~ Swedish proverb
  5. “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  6. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~ Christian D. Larson
  7. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  8. When you feel anxious about something, it means you haven’t yet acquired the experience and evidence necessary to show you that you can do the scary thing and be okay. ~ Daniell Koepke
  9. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.” ~ Dean Smith

Quotes to Help You Overcome Anxiety

  1. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ~ Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”
    ~ C. H. Spurgeon
  3. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
  4. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” ~ Shannon L. Alde
  5.  “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.”
    ~ Natalie Goldberg
  6. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” ~ Epictetus
  7. “If you can’t fly then run; if you can’t run then walk; and if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. “You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  9. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  10. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray

Inspirational Quotes for Anxiety Sufferers

  1. “You have dug your soul out of the dark, you have fought to be here; do not go back to what buried you.” ~ Bianca Sparacino
  2. “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. And, no need to be anybody but oneself.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  3. “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
  4. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”
    ~ George Bernard Shaw
  5. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.” ~ Lao Tzu
  6. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” ~ Anne Lamott
  7. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  8. “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.” ~ Amy Cuddy
  9. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~ Maya Angelou
  10. “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.” ~ Bryant McGill

Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, she became a butterfly.” ~ Barbara Haines Howett
  2. “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  3. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” ~ Matt Lucas
  4. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” ~ Dalai Lama
  5. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  6. “I just give myself permission to suck…I find this hugely liberating.” ~ John Green
  7.  “The universe doesn’t allow perfection.” ~ Stephen Hawking
  8. “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” ~ David Mamet
  9. “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  10.  “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” ~ Jodi Picoult

Overcoming Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  2. “It’s not time to worry yet.” ~ Harper Lee
  3. “If we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” ~ Stephen Covey
  4. “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” ~ Aesop
  5. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” ~ Joyce Meyer
  6. “The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.” ~ William James
  7. “Everyone remembers the remark of the old man at the point of death, that his life had been full of troubles— most of which had never happened.” ~ Winston Churchill
  8. “The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.” ~ Charles Glassman
  9. “There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  10. “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

Stress and Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~ A.A. Milne
  2. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~ Chinese proverb
  3. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  4. “Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” ~ Sonia Ricotti
  5. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” ~ William Shakespeare
  7. “Rule number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two: It’s all small stuff.” ~ Robert S. Eliot
  8.  “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.” ~ Cheryl Strayed
  9. “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
  10. “Worry in the dark can make it even darker.” ~ Camron Wright

Anxiety Quotes

  1. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
  2. “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” ~ T.S. Eliot
  3. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  4. “In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go.” ~ Jack Kornfield
  5. “Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what really strengthens us.” ~ Marcus Buckingham
  6. “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, not just for tomorrow, but in the here and now.” ~ Carl Sandburg
  7.  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Henry Stanley Haskins
  8. “In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.” ~ Mitch Albom
  9. Calmness is the cradle of power.” ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland
  10. Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.” ~ Will Durst

Being Anxious Quotes

  1. “Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to.” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols
  2. “You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.” ~ Pearl S. Buck
  3. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” ~ Mary Tyler Moore
  4. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  5. “You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” ~ James R. Sherman
  6. “Life is 10% of what you experience and 90% of how you respond to it.” ~ Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
  7. “For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” ~ Lily Tomlin
  8. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.” ~ Natalie Goldberg
  9. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~ William James
  10. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Anxiety and Depression Quotes

  1. Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.” ~ Stefan Molyneux
  2. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ~ Roy T. Bennett
  3. “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
  4. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” ~ Dan Millman
  5. “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining where we are.” ~ Max De Pree
  6. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” ~ William James
  7. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  8. “Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.” ~ Ana Monnar
  9. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” ~ Roy T. Bennett
  10. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” ~ Dan Millman

Overwhelmed Anxiety Quotes

  1. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ~ Steven Hayes
  2. “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” ~ Jennifer Elisabeth
  3. “If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty or back to pain and regret.” ~ Jim Carrey
  4. “The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. But the future was inevitable.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  5. “Life is not a tension anywhere except in the minds of humanity.” ~ Osho
  6. “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” ~ Sylvia Plath
  7. “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ~ Anais Nin
  8. “It’s perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.”~ Anonymous
  9. “The best use of creativity is imagination. The worst use of creativity is anxiety.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  10. “Go easy on yourself. Whatever you do today, let it be enough.” ~ Buddhist Proverb

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