Worry Quotes

Best selected worry quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These worry quotes will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry... Yesterday and Tomorrow. ~Robert Jones Burdette

Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing. Confucius

I refuse to be burdened by vague worries. If something wants to worry me, it will have to make itself clear. ~Robert Brault

Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change. Peace Pilgrim

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. ~Michel de Montaigne

If you cannot help worrying, remember that worrying cannot help you either. Anonymous

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

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. Pythagoras

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. ~Don Herold

Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head. ~Mignon McLaughlin

When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened. Winston Churchill

The sovereign cure for worry is prayer. William James

The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. James Truslow Adams

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear. Corrie Ten Boom

Men worry over the great number of diseases, while doctors worry over the scarcity of effective remedies. Pien Ch'Iao

Don't tell me that worry doesn't do any good. I know better. The things I worry about don't happen. Anonymous

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom

One of the commonest mistakes is thinking your worries are over when your children get married. Kin Hubbard

Nerves provide me with energy. They work for me. It's when I don't have them, when I feel at ease, that I get worried. ~Mike Nichols

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. William Shakespeare

When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system? ~Russell Hoban

How much pain worries have cost us that have never happened? Thomas Jefferson

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

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway. ~Mary C. Crowley

Rule #1: Don't sweat the small stuff. Rule #2: It's all small stuff. Michael Mantell

Early in my business career I learned the folly of worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind. Julius Rosenwald

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night. Leo Aikman

As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can. Julius Caesar

Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these I reckon will give you a good lift. - Abraham Lincoln

I have lost everything, and I am so poor now that I really cannot afford to let anything worry me. Joseph Jefferson

Don't worry about the intensity and direction of the putt -- until you get on the green! Anonymous

Ninety percent of the things we tend to WORRY about we have no control over, so why worry about them? Anonymous

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

Our instinctive emotions are those that we have inherited from a much more dangerous world, and contain, therefore, a larger portion of fear than they should. Bertrand Russell

As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men's minds more seriously than what they see. ~Julius Caesar

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish Proverb

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination. ~Christian Nevell Bovee

Suffer no anxiety, for he who is a sufferer of anxiety becomes regardless of enjoyment of the world and the spirit, and contraction happens to his body and soul. Zoroaster

Overcoming fear and worry can be accomplished by living a day at a time or even a moment at a time. Your worries will be cut down to nothing. Dr. Robert Anthony

Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die. ~Attributed to Douglas MacArthur

Worry -- a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray. Benjamin Disraeli

Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time -- the cemetery. Anonymous

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

There are only two things to worry about, either you are healthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you are sick there are only two things to worry about, either you will get well or you will die. If you get well, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you die there are only two things to worry about, either you will go to heaven or to hell. If you go to heaven, then there is nothing to worry about. And if you to go hell, you'll be so darn busy shaking hands with your friends you won't have time to worry! Anonymous

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~Theodore N. Vail

If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you. ~Calvin Coolidge

Spring comes with flowers, autumn with the moon, summer with the breeze, winter with snow. When idle concerns don't fill your thoughts, that's your best season. Wu-Men

The trouble with worrying so much about your security in the future is that you feel so insecure in the present. Harlan Miller

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

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen. ~Pliny the Younger

I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us. ~Dorothy Day

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives. ~Lewis Thomas

There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality. ~Seneca

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is the rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution which destroys the machinery but the friction. Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. Henry Ward Beecher

Set aside half an hour every day to do all your worrying; then take a nap during this period. Anonymous

We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do. Olin Miller

To worry is a sin. Only one sort of worry is permissible; to worry because one worries. Anonymous

Why worry when you can pray? Anonymous

Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble. George Washington

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. Winston Churchill

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. ~Edward Everett Hale

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey! Barbara Hoffman

Do not worry about whether or not the sun will rise. Be prepared to enjoy it. Anonymous

It would take battalions of angels to protect us from our dreaded dangers, though in a long lifetime few of the dangers come to anything. Anonymous

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. ~Edgar Watson Howe

There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them. ~Josh Billings

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. Abraham Lincoln

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all? Dale Carnegie

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries. Jules Renard

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. ~Glenn Turner

The good Lord gave me a brain that works so fast that in one moment I can worry as much as it would take others a whole year to achieve. Anonymous

Worry: a sustained form of fear caused by indecision. Anonymous

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. ~George MacDonald

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 cold. John Jay Chapman

We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies. ~Etty Hillesum

Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from over work, but many who died from doubt. Charles Horace Mayo

If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system. William James

Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role. Confucius

The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done. Georg C. Lichtenberg

Worry not about the possible troubles of the future; for if they come, you are but anticipating and adding to their weight; and if they do not come, your worry is useless; and in either case it is weak and in vain, and a distrust of God's providence. Hugh Blair

The moment the little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. Eric Berne

It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains. Alice Caldwell Rice

Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived. Francis Quarles

We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays. Persius

Anxiety 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

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

Stop worrying -- nobody gets out of this world alive. Clive James

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. Ovid

When we have nothing to worry about we are not doing much, and not doing much may supply us with plenty of future worries. Chinese Proverb

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day. Bible

What's the use of worrying? It never was worth while, so pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, and smile, smile, smile. George Asaf

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. Charles M. Schultz

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. [Philippians 4:6, 7] Bible

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety. Sir John Lubbock

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. Dale Carnegie

The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs. Tommy Lasorda

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. Thomas A. Edison

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