Worry Quotes

Most popular worry quotes

Worry never paid a bill.
Don't meet troubles half-way.


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

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Worries go down better with soup than without.
— Jewish proverb

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Worry is preposterous; we don't know enough to worry.
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.


Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith.


How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
Worry is a form of fear, and all forms of fear produce fatigue.

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Worrying is like praying for something you don't want to happen.
Many of our cares are but a morbid way of looking at our privileges.
We are, perhaps uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal.

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If you only worry about things others worry about, one must worry about you.
Worry is like a rocking chair—it keeps you moving but doesn't get you anywhere.
A poem may be worked over once it is in being, but may not be worried into being.
Anxieties yield
at a negative rate,
increasing in smallness
the longer they wait.
I've experienced many terrible things in my life, a few of which actually happened.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.


Don't get your knickers in a knot. Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny.


Fine worries, like fine wines, are at their best, only after they have been properly mellowed.
Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.
— The United Church Observer
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

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We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?


Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three— all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.

future present moment the past

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles—by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. It's the healthiest thing a body can do.


It ought to be plain
how little you gain
by getting excited
and vexed.
You'll always be late
for the previous train,
and always in time
for the next.

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Sometimes we need to remind ourselves to relax a little more, to worry a little less, to remember the big picture and not let the details overwhelm us.


When you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it's sex. When you have both, it's health. If everything is simply jake, then you're frightened of death.
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.
Worries are the most stubborn habits in the world.  Even after a poor man has won a huge lottery prize, he will still for months wake up in the night with a start, worrying about food and rent.
I don't think it's terribly constructive to spend your time worrying about things you can't fix. As long as when you are managing your money you recognize that a terrible thing is going to happen, in the rest of your life you can be a foolish optimist.