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50 Anxiety Quotes to Help Relax Your Mind and Ease Fears

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Looking for the best anxiety quotes and mantras for when your mind is spinning out of control?

What is Anxiety?

According to figures by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year.

Anxiety is an experience that causes fear, worry, apprehension, and nervousness. In some cases, anxiety can affect your life and interfere with your daily activities such as schooling, work, and relationships.

Anxiety is a normal experience.

Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety from time to time. In some cases, the demands of life can make experiencing anxiety more frequent.

Sometimes anxiety can be a good thing. It can motivate you to finish your tasks, work harder for a goal and it can alert you when in dangerous situations.

Anxiety can help you recognize future threats and challenges, giving you time to prepare for them.

Although dealing with anxiety can be a tough battle, the good news is that it can be defeated.

Here is our collection of inspirational, calm, and uplifting anxiety quotes, anxiety sayings, and anxiety proverbs to encourage you when facing it.

Anxiety Quotes to Help Relax Your Mind and Ease Fears

1.) “Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

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

3.) “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli

4.) “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ― Anaïs Nin

5.) “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne W. Dyer

6.) “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”― Jodi Picoult

7.) There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. –Henry David Thoreau

8.) What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow? – Thomas a Kempis

9.) “If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill

10.) “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James

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Anxiety quotes to help calm the mind

11.) “Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”― Paulo Coelho

12.) “How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.” ― Max Lucado

13.) Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. – T. S. Eliot

14.) “I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”― Steve Maraboli

15.) “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

16.) “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” – Zig Ziglar

17.) “Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” – Robert Tew

18.) “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

19.) “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.” — Charlie Chaplin

20.) “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” — George Bernard Shaw

Anxiety quotes to help ease your fears

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

22.) “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotte

23.) “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” – Pema Chodron

24.) “Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.” – Heather Stillufsen

25.) “Today’s a perfect day for a whole new start. Let go of fear and free your mind. It’s time to open your heart.” – Chris Butler

26.) “It’s not time to worry yet.” — Harper Lee

27.) “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” — Walter Anderson

28.) “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

29.) “Act the way that you want to feel.” — Gretchen Rubin

30.) “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” — Hans Selye

Inspirational anxiety quotes to help free your mind

31.) “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

32.) “You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” — Wayne Dyer

33.) “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell

34.) “Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as worthy of love.” ― Prem Prakash

35.) “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” ― Kahlil Gibran

36.) “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” ― Shannon L. Alder

37.) “He felt like normal. Filled with anxiety, dread, sure. But even that wasn’t unusual…” ― John Ajvide Lindqvist

38.) “Living a life somewhere else in your mind is nothing more than being a prisoner where you are.” ― Shannon L. Alder

39.) We acquire the strength we have overcome. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

40.) “While fear depletes power, faith gives wings for the soul’s elevation.” ― T.F. Hodge

Other anxiety quotes to help you cope

41.) “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”― Søren Kierkegaard

42.) “I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.” –Dr.Reid

43.) “Just because I can’t explain the feelings causing my anxiety, doesn’t make them less valid.” –Lauren Elizabeth

44.) “It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.” – Amanda Seyfried

45.) “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt

46.) “No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.” — Virginia Woolf

47.) No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

48.) “Everyone must imagine his own snakes because no one else’s snakes can ever be as awful.”
Tove Jansson

49.) Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. ~Samuel Butler

50.) “We live only a few conscious decades, and we fret ourselves enough for several lifetimes.” ― Christopher Hitchens

Which are your favorite anxiety quotes?

Anxiety is a normal experience. With all the challenges and events that characterize life, we are all bound to experience anxiety at some point.

Anxiety can also be beneficial. It can bring you the motivation to accomplish your goals and it can help you identify potential threats and hardships. Hopefully, these anxiety quotes have helped calm your mind and given you the courage to deal with your anxiety and fears.

Did you enjoy these anxiety quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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    June 27, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Leerzaam, Nuttig en bewustwording thkx

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    Josephine Selepe

    June 26, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you so much for encouraging words
    I liked 36 He who is not everyday conquering some fears has not known the secrete of life powerful your programme comes in my moments of need God bless and use you

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    William Doty

    May 22, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I wished knowing could make me better.

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    Asad Meah

    April 16, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Great quotes to help us be better versions of ourselves. Thanks.

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    Shyju Abraham

    October 29, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”–

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