40+ Anxiety Quotes And Sayings

Anxiety  Quotes:  Fear is the worst enemy, fear prevents you from performing to your standards. In every test or circumstance that needs personal attention, a feeling of fear is always associated. We tend to fear the outcomes that we are yet to face, this is because one is never sure of the unfolding situation.

In one way or another, people have had a feeling of anxiety, for instance, when about to take an examination or when planning to meet with a stranger. Anxiety Quotes help us to ease up and get ready to face the unknowns. The following are just but few examples of this kind of quotes

“Anxiety Does Not Empty Tomorrow Of Its Sorrows, But Only Empties Today Of Its Strengths.”  Charles Spurgeon


Spurgeon who was then a clergyman stated several quotes one of them is the above. Whatever is bound to happen tomorrow will not be affected by our worries and fears that are the results of the unknown will remain constant. Constantly, we tend to worry too much of tomorrow such that we astray our focus from the most important tasks of today. We should, therefore, remain calm and focus on the activities that might help to ease the situations of tomorrow.

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“Anxiety comes into existence only when we become identified with small things. And they all pass.” Rajneesh

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“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” Khalil Gibran

“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” Jack Nicklaus

“Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.” T. S. Eliot

“Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” Plato

“Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.” Demosthenes

“All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.” Rumi

“No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.” Alan Watts

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Soren Kierkegaard

“I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.” Tom Cochrane

“Kindness is the cause of all anxiety.” David D. Burns

“Anxiety, it just stops your life.” Amanda Seyfried

“Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.” Thomas Merton

“Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.” Paulo Coelho

“Nothing comes so naturally to a human being as anxiety and worry.” Brian Richardson

“Most men, however brave, have some anxiety or fear in them.” Babur

“We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.” Winston Churchill

“…Anxiety beclouds the future…” Abraham Lincoln

“A warrior of the light…never confuses tension with anxiety.” Paulo Coelho

“Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” Saint Francis de Sales

“The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.” George Muller

“Anxiety is not to be managed it is a sin that needs to be repented of.” Mark Driscoll

“The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” Deepak Chopra

“The price we pay for anticipation of the future is anxiety about it.”  Carl Sagan

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” Walter Inglis Anderson

“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.“– Epictetus

“Nothing so much prevents our being natural as our desire to seem so.”― François de La Rochefoucauld

“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But…you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.” —Patrick Ness

“I’ve wasted a lot of time in my life. I’ve thought too much about what people will say or what they’re gonna think. And sometimes it’s over silly things like going to the grocery store or going to the post office. But there have been times when I really stopped myself from doing something special. All because I was scared someone might look at me and decide I wasn’t good enough. But you don’t have to bother with that nonsense. I wasted all that time so you don’t have to.” —Julie Murphy

“That is how I experience life, as apocalypse and cataclysm. Each day brings an increasing inability in myself to make the smallest gesture, even to imagine myself confronting clear, real situations. The presence of others—always such an unexpected event for the soul—grows daily more painful and distressing. Talking to others makes me shudder. If they show any interest in me, I flee. If they look at me, I tremble. I am constantly on the defensive. Life and other people bruise me. I can’t look reality in the eye.” —Fernando Pessoa

“If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at once and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.” —Sylvia Plath

Our Age Of Anxiety Is, In Great Part, The Result Of Trying To Do Today’s Job With Yesterday’s Tools And Yesterday’s Concepts – Marshall McLuhan


Experience has always been a source of knowledge, but not necessarily same outcomes. Outcomes of a test only depend on its variables and therefore applying tactics of the past experience may not yield the actual results. It, therefore, makes one be anxious because of the uncertainties that may arise. The quote supports that good preparation for tomorrow’s jobs helps alleviate anxiety.

Anxiety Is the Hand Maiden of Creativity – T.S Eliot

Art is a skill that must be developed over a long time. Even with long-term experience, the creation of a new thing is driven by fear and worry of the outcome. T.S Eliot meant that every art of creation does not just appear, the artist must have gone through a great deal of anxiety. Art is a creation of the mind and in most cases does not have a particular procedure to follow, rather it becomes a spontaneous result from what can be seen as guesswork.

A Mistake in Judgment Isn’t Fatal, But Too Much Anxiety about Judgment Is – Pauline Kael

We all make mistakes, all humans are prone to err. Before we act we always judge the situation, judging helps us make an informed decision, but sometimes our angle of view might be wrong and thus result in wrong judgment. Mistakes once made can always be corrected, it is therefore wise to make a wrong judgment than fear to judge.

Being anxious is a habit, and therefore it can be controlled by or rather minimized by practice. Reading Anxiety Quotes helps one to build the courage to face the unknown situations or situations that require early preparations.