Worry Quotes

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

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.

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

Equanimity    Future    Inspirational    Reason    Stoic    Stoicism    Worry

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don't bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. (quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in
Consider the Butterfly

Enlightenment    Faith    Joy    Miracles    Synchronicity    Trust    Worry

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a
of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.

Backwards    Brilliance    Change    Contests    Data    Facts    Forget    Government    Happiness    Ignorance    Information    Motion    Peace    Philosophy    Politics    Popular    Questioning    Taxation    Thinking    War    Worry

The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You'll feel more patient and less pressured.

Anxiety    Prayer    Worry    Worship

It's not time to worry yet

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose

How would your life be different if…You stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.

Action    Change    Control    Inspirational    Intent    Life    Motivational    Seize the day    Worry

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up

Faith    Inspiration    Life    Sorrow    Wisdom    Worry

If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.

Buddha    Problem    Solve    Stress    Worry

It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.

A medicine cat has no time for doubt. Put your energy into today and stop worrying about the past.

Rising Storm

Erin Hunter

Rising Storm
Erin    Fireheart    Firepaw    Firestar    Hunter    Medicine    Past    Today    Warriors    Worry

Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.

Destiny    Fate    Life    Worries    Worry

The whole thing is quite hopeless, so it's no good worrying about tomorrow. It probably won't come.

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, ``What shall we eat?'' or ``What shall we drink?'' or ``What shall we wear?'' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
- Matthew 6:25-34

Generosity    Humble    Importance    Life    Scripture    Value    Worry

Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals.

Anxiety    Attention    Focus    Worry

If we are worried about the future, then we must look today at the upbringing of children.

Never worry alone. When anxiety grabs my mind, it is self-perpetuating. Worrisome thoughts reproduce faster than rabbits, so one of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend... The simple act of reassurance from another human being [becomes] a tool of the Spirit to cast out fear -- because peace and fear are both contagious.

Doubt    Fear    Friendship    Holy spirit    Humanity    Mind    Peace    Spirituality    Thinking    Worry

Life is in Fate's hands now. You made your choice to stay... it's too late to change that, so stop agonizing over it.... You're making my scales itch.
Saphira, from "Eragon


Christopher Paolini


I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.

If there is no solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don't waste time worrying about it.

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.

If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were?

Nineteen Minutes

Jodi Picoult

Nineteen Minutes

Worry is itself an illness, since worry is an accusation against Divine Wisdom, a criticism of Divine Mercy.

Illness    Islam    Nursi    Sufism    Worry

How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, "Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?" To which the man responded, "That's your worry.

Anxiety    Humor    Story    Worry

Don't worry. Worry is useless. I worried anyway

I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.

Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.

God    Hope    Prayer    Worry

Times will change for the better when you change.

Drag your thoughts away
from your troubles...
by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it.

There were many terrible things in my life and most of them never happened.

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.

What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone.

Death    Desire    Life    Transience    Worry

Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.

Anxiety    Belief    Faith    Lack of faith    Miracles    Quotes    Stress    Worry

It makes me . . . anxious . . . to be away from you.


Stephenie Meyer


You worry too much. Eat some bacon...what? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon.

Worry is most often a prideful way of thinking that you have more control over life and its circumstances than you actually do.

Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry.

The source to low self-esteem is the lack of control you feel you have in your life. If you spend your life competing with others, trying to make right the wrongs done to you, or waste your time trying to look right, you will never achieve contentment and emotional balance. People you encounter in life can’t be controlled by you. You only have control of yourself. Build your life around a relationship with a higher power and achieving what you’re passionate about. When you let go of what you can’t control, true peace can then enter your life. This is the path to achieving emotional balance.

We tend to be preoccupied by our problems when we have a heightened sense of vulnerability and a diminished sense of power. Today, see each problem as an invitation to prayer.

Faith    God    Mind    Power    Prayer    Problems    Spirituality    Worry

People who are diagnosed as having "generalized anxiety disorder" are afflicted by three major problems that many of us experience to a lesser extent from time to time. First and foremost, says Rapgay, the natural human inclination to focus on threats and bad news is strongly amplified in them, so that even significant positive events get suppressed. An inflexible mentality and tendency toward excessive verbalizing make therapeutic intervention a further challenge.

Anxiety    Attention    Buddhism    Focus    Meditation    Therapy    Worry

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

There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.

Capture    Cowardice    Danger    Destruction    Fault    General    Homer    Lead    Reckless    Shame    Temper    Trouble    War    Worry

Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.

Her forehead was a maze of anxious little grooves, from a lifetime of wondering about whether everyone within range was OK.

Anxiety    Love    Worry

When you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want.

The most important thing is not to think very much about oneself. To investigate candidly the charge; but not fussily, not very anxiously. On no account to retaliate by going to the other extreme -- thinking too much.

A Writer's Diary

Virginia Woolf

A Writer's Diary
Anxiety    Egotism    Thinking    Worry

She must love me, to worry about me. She must still be capable of love.

Evelyn    Love    Mother    Tobias    Worry



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