Break the Habit of Worrying With These 30 Quotes

Last Updated on October 24, 2021

In life many of us tend to overthink things. We worry about money, relationships, friends, food, clothes, etc. This is a normal part of being human.

The problem is that our reptilian brains are still stuck in survival mode. This means that even when everything is ok, your brain finds new things to worry about. This is a mental problem that only you can take control of and fix.

I made this article because I have a friend who’s going through this exact problem. She’s stuck in an endless loop of worry.Once a problem is solved, her mind wanders on to the next one.

First I recommended reading this easy to understand article on how to stop worrying. Here are 10 quotes that will help you calm yourself down and stop worrying. Enjoy!

1. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
 Henry Ward Beecher


2. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” – Swedish Proverb


3. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” – George Bernard Shaw


4. “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.” – Winston Churchill


5. “Worry 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


6. “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” – George F. Burns


7. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” – E. Joseph Cossman


8. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot


9. “Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.” – Cullen Hightower


10. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo F. Buscaglia


“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” – Dale Carnegie

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.” – Dean Smith

“When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.” – Joseph Joubert

“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Chinese Proverb

“Sometimes, worrying about the very best way keeps me from doing anything.” Dana K. White

“Worry less. Smile less. Listen carefully. Take responsibility. Accept what you can’t change. Embrace the lesson. Love your life.” – Anonymous

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck

 “Start small, think big. Don’t worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of simple things to begin with, and then progress to more complex ones. Think about not just tomorrow but the future. Put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs

“There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.” – Harold Stephen

“People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching a cold.” – John Jay Chapman

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” – Nelson DeMille

“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.” – Robert Frost

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.” – John Newton

“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.” – Dale Carnegie

“I never worry about action, but only about inaction.” – Winston Churchill

“A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.” – John Lubbock

“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” – Mary Hemingway

“Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.” – Anonymous

“Worrying doesn’t get you anywhere.” – Van Wilder

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