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15 Calming Quotes for the Anxious Mind

Posted on: January 18th, 2016 by Dr. Angela Bisignano

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Worry, stress and anxiety come in many forms and have different levels of intensity. Symptoms can range from just a twinge of discomfort or uneasiness to heart palpations, sweating, increased blood pressure, dizziness, disorientation or even feeling debilitated. One of the first steps in successfully managing our emotions is recognizing when they start to overwhelm us and affect us in negative ways. Gaining some perspective can be helpful. Here are fifteen quotes to guide you in the process.

Quotes to calm your anxious mind:

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

“Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” ~Hans Selye

“Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest.” ~Unknown

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

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

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ~Corrie ten Boom

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” ~Soren Kierkegaard

“Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.’ ~Rose Kennedy

“The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.” ~Rick Warren

“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.” ~Epictetus

“Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don’t agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ.” ~C.S. Lewis

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

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~Dr. Maya Angelou

“Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.” ~Thomas a Kempis

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” ~Jesus, Sermon on the Mount