69 Mind-Blowing Inspirational Quotes For Anxiety Sufferers

Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas

Anxiety, depression, mental illness are the most common and ‘free’ diseases in today’s society. No people in this world are free from these mental illnesses. But this is not a simple disease that can be omitted from our concern. It’s a life taking disease and we have to deal with this on our own. There are many articles, blog posts and books for overcoming anxiety. Here QuotesGuides gathered some inspirational quotes for anxiety sufferers. You may feel relieved after reading this article. 

Or you can use these quotes for someone who is suffering from this. He may be one of your friends or maybe your family member. Whoever it is, you should take this matter seriously. That way, you can take responsibility for your beloved one. 

No matter what happened in the past, you have to always keep your head up. That’s how you can overcome anxiety and mental illness. 

“Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

“Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” – Paulo Coelho

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“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency.” – Natalie Goldberg

“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.” – Anais Nin

“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

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” – Unknown

“If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” – Tony Gaskins

“The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.” – Bryant H. McGill

“Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.” – Unknown

“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

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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“Each day you only have a limited amount of time and energy. Don’t waste it stressing about things you cannot control.” – Karen Salmansohn

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

“(Slow breathing) is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.” – Russ Harris

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore

“Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

“But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window–maybe rearrange all the furniture.” – Raymond Carver

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” – William James

“Most fears are just illusions.” – Gary Null

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“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.” – Paulo Coelho

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” – Po Bronson

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” – Astrid Alauda

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have. It depends solely upon what you think.” – Dale Carnegie

“Your incredible brain can take you from rags to riches, from loneliness to popularity, and from depression to happiness and joy – if you use it properly.” – Brian Tracy

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill

“You will have bad days but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Robin Williams

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“The biggest obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything.” – Unknown

“Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” – Unknown

“Trouble is a tunnel through which we pass and not a brick wall against which we must break through.” – Chinese proverb 

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“When you’re feeling anxious, remember that you’re still you. You are not anxious. Whenever you feel otherwise, remember that’s just the anxiety talking. You are still you and hold the power in every moment.” – Deanne Reich.

“I’ve missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot…and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

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

“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But…you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.” – Patrick Ness

“Chronic anxiety is a state more undesirable than any other, and we will try almost any maneuver to eliminate it. Modern man is living in anxious anticipation of destruction. Such anxiety can be easily eliminated by self-destruction. As a German saying puts it: ‘Better an end with terror than a terror without end.” – Robert E. Neale

“It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.” – David Foster Wallace

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“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

“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. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.” – Carl Sandburg

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry S. Haskins

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

“Don’t settle: Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan

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“You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” – Eckhart Tolle

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

“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

“By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliot

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” – T. S. Eliot

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

“It’s not time to worry yet.” – Harper Lee

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

Failure comes and goes. All you have to do is keep doing what you wanna do and have a little faith in yourself. Check this writing about this too shall pass quotes and sayings

Positive Quotes For Anxiety Sufferers

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

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

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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

“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

“Worry is my worst enemy… an enemy I unleash upon myself.” – Terri Guillemets

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“Even if she is not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer–both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.” – Bram Stoker

“It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.” – Kim Stanley Robinson

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

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck

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

“Anxiety was born at 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

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

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“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

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