Quotations The Best Quotes About Worry  

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A list of the best worry quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous worry quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic worry quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational worry quotes from that same writer.

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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The sovereign cure for worry is prayer. William James

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

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

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Why worry when you can pray?

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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!

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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

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

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

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

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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

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There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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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, 1st Baronet

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Present fears are less than horrible imaginings. William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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Worry: a sustained form of fear caused by indecision.

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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