Worry Quotes and Quotations
Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system, and profoundly affects the health. You have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.
Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
Worry is 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.
A worried man could borrow a lot of trouble with practically no collateral.
If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.
Bacteria and other microorganisms find it easier to infect people who worry and fret.
Worry is a funky luxury when a lot has to be done.
Worries are the most stubborn habits in the world. Even after a poor man has won a huge lottery prize, he will still for months wake up in the night with a start, worrying about food and rent.
There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it in expecting evil before it arrives?
Worry is like racing the engine of an automobile without letting in the clutch.
Worry is evidence of an ill-controlled brain; it is merely a stupid waste of time in unpleasantness.
It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains!
When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.
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.
Worry is like a rocking chair-it keeps you moving but doesn't get you anywhere.
Anxiety is the poison of human life, the parent of many sins and of more miseries.... Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?
It only seems as if you are doing something when you're worrying.
A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.
Worry is a futile thing, it's somewhat like a rocking chair, Although is keeps you occupied, it doesn't get you anywhere.
Worry never climbed a hill, worry never paid a bill, Worry never dried a tear, worry never calmed a fear, Worry never darned a heel, worry never cooked a meal, It never led a horse to water, nor ever did a thing it "oughter."
I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart 'til it stops beating."
Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball.
When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking, on the other hand, makes progress from one place to another. ... The problem of life is to change worry into thinking, and anxiety into creative action.
Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto his stature?
I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
You always get negative reactions. If you worry about that, you would never do anything.
Anxiety never yet successfully bridged any chasm.
Cast away care; he that loves sorrow lengthens not a day, nor can he buy tomorrow.
Worry doesn't help tomorrow's troubles, but it does ruin today's happiness.
You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now.
There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry. ... One of these days is Yesterday ... And the other day I do not worry about is Tomorrow.
We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.
T'ain't worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.
The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it!
Be, therefore, not anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow will be anxious for the things of itself.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
If you are doing your best, you will not have time to worry about failure.
It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man that he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade.
No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Worry is a form of fear.
Worry is a complete cycle of inefficient thought revolving about a pivotal fear.
Worry is a state of mind based on fear.
Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
If we would keep filling our minds with the picture of happy things ahead, many worries and anxieties, and perhaps ill health, would naturally melt away.... Always expect the best. Then if you have to hurdle a few tough problems, you will have generated the strength and courage to do so.
Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can't help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won't want to worry.
A great many worries can be diminished by realizing the unimportance of the matter which is causing anxiety.
A problem not worth praying about is not worth worrying about.
We can always get along better by reason and love of truth than by worry of conscience and remorse. Harmful are these, and evil.
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God, and so there's no room left for worry thoughts.
Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.
Rule No. i is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule No. 2 is, it's all small stuff.
If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars ... or your two legs ... or your hands ... or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you'll find that you won't sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.
You'll break the worry habit the day you decide you can meet and master the worse that can happen to you.
Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
Of course I realized there was a measure of danger. Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when I first considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it again.
The worst is not so long as we can say, "This is the worst."
What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail. So what? I failed at a lot of things. My first record was horrible.
When you first learn to love hell, you will be in heaven.
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can-and surely will at times-fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen.
The expectation of an unpleasantness is more terrible than the thing itself.
Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived.
We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.
Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?
This was a great year for preventive worrying. Seldom in recent history have so many people worried about so many things that didn't happen in the end.
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 never happened.
Needless fear and panic over disease or misfortune that seldom materialize are simply bad habits. By proper ventilation and illumination of the mind it is possible to cultivate tolerance, poise and real courage.
Some of your hurts you have cured, And the sharpest you still have survived, But what torments of grief you endured From the evil which never arrived.
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.
Though life is made up of mere bubbles 'Tis better than many have, For while we've a whole lot of troubles The most of them never occur.
If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
The crisis you have to worry about most is the one you don't see coming.
Other Definitions of Worry Anxiety is the great modern plague. But faith can cure it.
Worry is the only insupportable misfortune of life.
Worry is the cross which we make for ourselves by overanxiety.
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen.
Worry is the sin we're not afraid to commit.
That man is blest Who does his best And leaves the rest, Then-do not worry.
Happy the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying, once and for all.
If things happen all the time you are never nervous. It is when they are not happening that you are nervous.
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
A request not to worry ... is perhaps the least soothing message capable of human utterance.
It is the little things that fret and worry us; you can dodge an elephant, but not a fly.
To be rich is not the end, but only a change, of worries.
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. "I reckon," he said, with a twinkle in his eye, "it's because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried."
Worry less about what other people think about you, and more about what you think about them.
Don't hurry, don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.
Every faculty and virtue I possess can be used as an instrument with which to worry myself.
What worries you, masters you.
Worry is most apt to ride you ragged not when you are in action, but when the day's work is done. Your imagination can run riot then ... your mind is like a motor operating without its load.
"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.