24 Quotes To Calm Your Stress and Anxiety

We have created a list of 24 stress relief quotes that we believe can help you, in case you are suffering from stress and anxiety. These words of wisdom were said by individuals who achieved a lot during their lifetime.

Hopefully, these quotes can relieve your stress, calm you down and inspire you to rethink your ways of dealing with your life challenges and push you towards a healthier mental lifestyle.

1. Sadhguru

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No work is stressful. It is your inability to manage your body, mind, and emotions that make it stressful.

2. Michel de Montaigne

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He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.

3. Lou Holtz

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It’s not the load that breaks you down it’s the way you carry it

4. Winston Churchill

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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

5. Mary Chesnut

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Grief and constant anxiety kill nearly as many women as men die on the battlefield

6. William James

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another

7. Gretchen Bleiler

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Building up expectations, creating unrealistic time frames, feeling like our end goal is the end all, be all can all lead to frustration or anxiety. We end up feeling as though we have to power through what we want rather than enjoy the process and just let the result come as it may

8. Ovid

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Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bouniful crop

9. Osho

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Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds

10. Buddha

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When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky

11. Bertrand Russell

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One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important

12. Tony Robbins

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Ten years from now you’ll laugh at whatever’s stressing you out today. So why not laugh now?

13. Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop

14. Lao Tzu

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He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far

15. Kahlil Gibran

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

16. Paulo Coelho

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Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others

17. Marie Curie

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Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood

18. Rosa Parks

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I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

19. Jiddu Krishnamurti

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it

20. Charlie Chaplin

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Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles

21. Hans Selye

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Only the dead have no stress

22. Alan Watts

Punch fear in the face and get to living.

23. Mahatma Gandhi

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There is more to life than increasing its speed

24. Carl Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; Who looks inside, awakens.


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