63 Positive Anxiety Quotes to Help Deal With Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety is nothing but just a state of our mind which makes a person feel fearful, sad & depressed. It is just a repetition of the feelings, fears or behaviours which our mind has learned during our lifetime. A child when born has only two fears 1. fear of falling. 2. fear of loud noises. Other feelings, fears and behaviours are learned by our mind from our experiences & references that we get during our lifetime.

Overtime the mind develops neural patterns of the feelings, fears & behaviours learnt from our experiences & references & eventually it becomes a non ending viscous cycle. And we as a human being are nothing but the repetitions of our learned feelings & behaviours. 

To break these negative neural patterns developed by our mind we need to focus on the positive things happening in our life instead of fighting with the negative thoughts & feelings. The more you fight the hard it becomes to win. With regular practice of focusing on positive things new neural patterns will be developed in our brain & the old one will be replaced. Eventually & slowly we will be able to come out of this viscous cycle.

In this post, 63 anxiety quotes are handpicked for their ability to help diminish the ill-effect & symptoms of Anxiety & make you feel positive.

63 Positive Anxiety Quotes to Help Deal With Depression and Anxiety

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

2. “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t have half the strength you think they have.” —Norman Vincent Peale

3. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” —Renee Jain

4. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford

5. “The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” —John C. Maxwell

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

7. “Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.” —Natalie Goldberg

8. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” —Epictetus

9. “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” —Arthur Somers Roche

10. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” —Walter Anderson
11. “You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.” —Wayne Dyer

12. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” —William S. Burroughs

13. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” ―Soren Kierkegaard

14. “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” —Anonymous

15. “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

16. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” —Deepak Chopra

17. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” —Dan Millman

18. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” —Anne Lamott

19. “My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” —Hugh Prather

20. “The way you tell your story to yourself matters.” —Amy Cuddy

21. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” —Swedish proverb

22. “If we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” —Stephen Covey

23. “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” —Joyce Meyer

24. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” —Chinese proverb

26. “Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” —Sonia Ricotti

27. “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” —William Shakespeare

28. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” —Eckhart Tolle

29. “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” —Aesop

30. “Worry in the dark can make it even darker.” —Camron Wright

31. “What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” —Thomas รก Kempis

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

33. “When you walk through a storm hold your head up high, and don’t be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm is a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark.” —Oscar Hammerstein II

34. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” —Grenville Kleiser

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

36. “We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.” —Nick Saban

37. “In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go.” —Jack Kornfield

38. “I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, not just for tomorrow, but in the here and now.” —Carl Sandburg

39. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us.” —Nicole Reed

40. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Henry Stanley Haskins

41. “In order to move on, you must understand why you felt, what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.” —Mitch Albom

42. “Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we’re taking on too much, but because we’re taking on too little of what really strengthens us.” —Marcus Buckingham

43. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn

44. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” —Anonymous

45. “Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

46. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

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

48. “It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

49. “The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we've opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness".” ― Alain de Botton

50. “Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” ―George Addair

51. “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

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

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

54. “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

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

56. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” — Henry Ward Beecher

57. “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.” — Mary Hemingway

58. “What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” — Martha Graham

59. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer

60. “At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.” — Anonymous

61. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I want to be.” —Lao Tzu

62. “Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.” — Anonymous

63. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” — Pema Chodron
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