By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.
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Here are 77 of the best worry quotes I could find. And the goal is simple: to make you more relaxed, peaceful and happy. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Jordan Peterson, Mark Twain, and more. Enjoy!
Worry is a prayer for chaos. Gabby Bernstein
Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. Mark Twain
You’re worried, but you also aim for perfection. You’re stressed, but you also never slow down. Maxime Lagacé
Focus on what you can control. Gal Shapira
Stop worrying about looking stupid. No one else cares. Matthew Kobach
The perceived importance of a problem grows in proportion to the amount of attention you give it. James Pierce
The anxiety of worry is almost always worse than the actual consequences. Stop worrying and start doing. James Clear
Pain serves a purpose. Without it you are in danger. What you cannot feel you cannot take care of. Rebecca Solnit
Why rush if you don’t have to? Why not enjoy the journey? Joshua Fields Millburn
Constantly searching for breaking news will break you. Joshua Fields Millburn
Stop worrying about everyone else and focus on yourself. Anthony Pompliano
Don’t worry, it will soon pass, whatever it is. Bobby McFerrin
If you fulfill your obligations every day you don’t need to worry about the future. Jordan B. Peterson
Spend less time worrying about what others think and more time creating positive change. Iyanla Vanzant
Appreciation is the antidote to worry. Gabby Bernstein
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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. Corrie ten Boom
So many worries and not a single problem. Unknown
High expectations for what’s in your control; low expectations for what’s not. Angela Jiang
Instead of worrying about everything that could go wrong, think about everything that could go right. Gabby Bernstein
Truly noticing the present will often replace worry with gratitude. The Stoic Emperor (Source)
Worry stagnates the mind, creates an imbalance in the immune system, and impairs the ability to see beyond the thing being worried about. Iyanla Vanzant
Related: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie (10-minute YouTube video by FightMediocrity)
Become a master ignorer. Maxime Lagacé
Don’t worry, be happy. Bobby McFerrin
In every life we have some trouble. When you worry you make it double. Bobby McFerrin
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When you worry, your face will frown, and that will bring everybody down. Bobby McFerrin
Put a smile on your face. Bobby McFerrin
Normalize not caring what other people think. James Pierce
Stop worrying about shit that hasn’t even happened yet. Anthony Pompliano (Source)
I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up. Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you make an error or deviate from what you know you should do, it produces a state of internal chaos, worry, and concern. You’re thrust into the unknown. Jordan B. Peterson
Insomnia is a glamorous term for ‘thoughts you forgot to have in the day.’ Alain de Botton
Relax your face, drop your shoulders, and sink into your body. @trey_wing6
While everyone is worried and stressed, you are calm and focused. Gal Shapira
Structure reduces stress. Jack Butcher
We spend a lot of time trying to figure out the next thing that will make us happy, but not nearly enough time trying to enjoy the happiness that we already have. Thibaut
Accept that you can never know what will happen next. You can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that you can never avoid uncertainty. This not-knowing is part of the adventure. Thibaut
Notice what you are afraid of. Create an action plan that will help you to gradually face this fear. Progress until you overcome it. Gal Shapira
If we are always seeking conclusions, our minds are slave to fear. Maxime Lagacé
If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. Jim Carrey
Whatever happened was good. What’s happening is going well. Whatever will happen will also be good. Do not worry about the future. Live in the present. Lord Krishna
No one pays any attention to your mistakes. They are focused on their own. Sahil Lavingia
Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people’s nonsense, repeat these words: Not my circus, not my monkeys. Polish proverb
Humans aren’t evolved to worry about everything happening outside of their immediate environment. Naval Ravikant
If it’s under your control, why worry? If it’s not under your control, why worry? James Pierce (Source)
You are never fully here because you are always busy trying to get elsewhere. Eckhart Tolle
When you want to arrive at your goal more than you want to be doing what you’re doing, you become stressed. Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth, Amazon book)
Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose. Eckhart Tolle
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish proverb
In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being. Eckhart Tolle
Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists. Eckhart Tolle
Accept this moment as it is. Eckhart Tolle
Don’t complicate life too much. Eckhart Tolle
It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so – your resistance is. Eckhart Tolle
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. Albert Einstein
Just like a low resting heart rate is the byproduct of intense exercise, low anxiety is the byproduct of intense self-examination. Naval Ravikant
It’s okay to feel whatever it is that we feel. Fred Rogers
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What’s the rush? Maxime Lagacé
Anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable is manageable. Fred Rogers
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. William James
If you act always with authenticity, you never have to worry about maintaining your brand. James Pierce (Source)
What kills us isn’t one big thing, but thousands of tiny obligations we can’t turn down for fear of disappointing others. Alain de Botton
Don’t worry about what you should do, worry about what you can do. Gloria Steinem
I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations. Bill Watterson
Never disdain the profundity of turning a jumble of worries into that most calming of documents: a list. Alain de Botton
If you wish to put off all worry, assume that what you fear may happen is certainly going to happen. Alain de Botton
Most of the worries are generated by the mind automatically, without your permission. The default state of the mind is to be concerned about something all the time. A person remains a prisoner of his thoughts unless he creates a distance between himself and his mind. @TheAncientSage
The most important timeframes: A. 10+ years ahead. B. This moment right now. Worries, small thinking, overplanning – they all happen in-between. And neither justifies leaving the present. Johnny Uzan
So much of our time is spent worrying about the opinions of people that don’t ultimately matter to us. Shane Parrish
Fear is the result of an unquestioned past imagined as a future. Byron Katie
When you understand, there’s love and silence. When you don’t, there’s fear and confusion. Maxime Lagacé
Worrying doesn’t make any difference, but working does and spirituality gives one the strength to work. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
There is nothing to worry about. There will be tough times, nice times, good times and bad times. They all come in life and go. Nothing stays. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Human beings worry incessantly about their social status. Making every device “socially connected” turned every device into an anxiety machine. The machine becomes symbolic of the set of all people that may be judging you. If “hell is other people” then hell is in our pocket. The Stoic Emperor
You are free to think thoughts of worry or joy. Whatever you choose will attract the same back to you. Go for joy! Rhonda Byrne
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Hope you enjoyed these inspiring worry quotes.
Being able to master your emotions is vital in today’s modern world. If you don’t, it will impact your well-being and happiness. Life will seem complicated when it can be, in fact, enjoyable.
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Are you worried? What’s your favorite worry quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”What are some quotes to stop worrying? ›
- Quit banging on closed doors.
- Worrying is blurrying.
- Don't stress over what you can't control.
- Attain your highest level of flowerosity.
- Worrying is a blessing blocker.
- Don't give up.
- Worrying is not effective.
- Worrying is like a rocking chair.
You can't control everything that happens to you, but you CAN control the way you respond. And in your response is your greatest power. Yes, most of your stress comes directly from the way you think and respond, not the way life is. Adjust your attitude, and all that extra stress is gone.What is the biblical quote about worry? ›
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”What is a good scripture for worrying? ›
6. Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”How do I stop worrying and start living quotes? ›
“No matter what happens, always be yourself.” “The best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today's work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.” “Our thoughts make us what we are.”How do I stop living in fear and worry? ›
- Take time out. ...
- Breathe through panic. ...
- Face your fears. ...
- Imagine the worst. ...
- Look at the evidence. ...
- Don't try to be perfect. ...
- Visualise a happy place. ...
- Talk about it.
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.What is the 3 3 3 rule for anxiety? ›
The 333 rule for anxiety is an easy technique to remember and use in the moment if something is triggering your anxiety. It involves looking around your environment to identify three objects and three sounds, then moving three body parts.What foods get rid of anxiety? ›
Foods rich in zinc such as oysters, cashews, liver, beef, and egg yolks have been linked to lowered anxiety. Other foods, including fatty fish like wild Alaskan salmon, contain omega-3 fatty acids. A study completed on medical students in 2011 was one of the first to show that omega-3s may help reduce anxiety.
A big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations may trigger excessive anxiety — for example, a death in the family, work stress or ongoing worry about finances. Personality. People with certain personality types are more prone to anxiety disorders than others are. Other mental health disorders.What are words of wisdom about overthinking? ›
- Overthinking to excess is a recipe for unhappiness.
- Get out of your head and live your life before it passes you by.
- While you're in your head overthinking, life is passing you by.
- Taking too long to make up your mind is the same as saying no.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.What Scripture says about fear and wisdom? ›
Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”What is a short message about worry? ›
Short Worry Quotes
Being scared means you're about to do something really, really brave.” “Worry is a misuse of the imagination.” “Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want.” “Never let the future disturb you.