50 Beautiful Quotes To Help You Fight And Overcome Your Anxiety



“It ain’t no use putting up your umbrella till it rains!”

—Alice Caldwell Rice


“A head full of fears has no space for dreams.”



“You embody the strength of 10,000 moons and your life will be a testament of it.”

—Kierra C.T. Banks


“Worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.”

—Mary Schmick


“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.”

—Isabel Allende


“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”

—Soren Kierkegaard


“Once you know the emotional building blocks of anxiety, you can influence them.”

—Chip Conley


“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

—Amit Ray


“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


“Anxiety can feel as huge as the big, blue sea, but remember that the sea is made up of smaller waves.”

—Kellie Jo Holly


“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear and how to be free from it.”

—Veronica Roth


“He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”

—Shannon L. Alder


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

—T.F. Hodge


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

—Alan Watts


“I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let me stress break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don’t quit.”

—Shayne McClendon


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

—Kahlil Gibran


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

—Paulo Coelho


“Slow breathing is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm goes away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.”

—Russ Harris


“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.”

—Ruth E. Renkel


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

—Leo Buscaglia


“Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear.”

—Tim Fargo


“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.”



“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”

—Hermann Hesse


“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.”

—Eckhart Tolle


“I want to lay up like that, to float unstructured, without ambition or anxiety. I want to inhabit my life like a porch.”

—Rebecca Wells


“Anxiety is fear of one’s self.”

—Wilhelm Stekel


“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.”

—Kris Carr


“When you get over the anxiety, you discover you should have been mad a long time ago.”

—Amy Clampitt


“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”



“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.”

—Jack Nicklaus


“I think there’s an anxiety in life where we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we’re complaining about the past. Worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen.”

—Sherilyn Fenn


“Practically everybody knows what it’s like to feel anxious, worried, nervous, afraid, uptight, or panicky. Often, anxiety is just a nuisance, but sometimes it can cripple you and prevent you from doing what you really want with your life. But I have some great news for you: You can change the way you feel.”

—David D. Burns


“Depression and anxiety can’t fit in your head if you’re cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration.”

—Austin Butler


“You’re able to do more when you’re not clouded with wasted anxiety.”

—Toks Olagundoye


“All the textbooks talk about avoidance as a classic hallmark of anxiety disorder. So you need a therapist who is sympathetic and understanding but will also push you to do precisely the things that scare you.”

—Scott Stossel


“People intuitively realize that there is strength in numbers and take comfort in the company of others, especially in times of anxiety or need.”

—Leonard Mlodinow


“I continued to suffer from anxiety and obsessive thoughts, although the thoughts stopped centering on hell. I moved into an ashram called the Himalayan Institute after college and studied meditation, which made an enormous difference.”

—Maggie Rowe


“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

—Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.”

—Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib


“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.”

—Brené Brown


“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.”

—Max Lucado


“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


“Whoever has learned to be anxious in the right way has learned the ultimate.”

—Søren Kierkegaard


“Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as worthy of love.”

—Prem Prakash


“A positive attitude may not solve all our problems but that is the only option we have if we want to get out of problems.

—Subodh Gupta


“When we are aware about our body’s sensations, we can release physical pain, tensions, or stress through slow movements.”

—Amit Ray


“Refuse anxiety. When you borrow trouble against what might be, you neglect the moment you have now to enjoy. The man who worries about what will next be happening to him loses this moment in dread of the next with pre-judgement.”

—Robin Hobb


“No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it’s a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don’t need anyone to confirm it.”

—Charlotte Eriksson


“You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting.”

—Jen Wilde


“When you are open to living and trust the process of life and ready to face all your fears, and not afraid to go astray with life, life definitely comes and talk to you, in its own language.”

—Roshan Sharma