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Anxiety Quotes

The following quotations represent the views of other people (many famous) on aspects of anxiety, fear and courage. The quotes reflect real experience of suffering and dealing with these problems.

blue button  Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
... Robert Albert Bloch

blue button  Fear can, though it is not God, create something from nothing.
... Caspar de Aguilar

blue button  Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains.
... Helen Gahagan Douglas


Anxiety Definition:-

The Collins English Dictionary describes anxiety as "a state of uneasiness or tension caused by apprehension of possible misfortune, danger etc."

And to be anxious is to be "worried and tense."

Latin anxietas gave anxiety in English; the base is Latin anxius, from angere 'to choke'.


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blue button  Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out.
... Karl A. Menninger

blue button  He who fears he will suffer, already suffers from his fear.
... Michel de Montaigne (1553-1592)

blue button  We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures.
... Susan Jeffers

blue button  Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; and it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
... Vannevar Bush (1890-1974)

blue button  We probably wouldn't worry about what people think about us if we knew how seldom they do.
... Olin Miller

blue button  What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
... John Lubbock

blue button  To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
... Soren Kierkegaard

blue button  You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
... Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

blue button  The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
... William Jennings Bryant (1860-1925)

blue button  He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
... Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.)

blue button  Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
... Mark Twain

blue button  Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
... David Ben-Gurion

blue button  I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
... Louisa May Alcott (1868)

blue button  It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.
... Alex Karras

blue button  I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as part of life - specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far.
... Erica Jong

blue button  Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
... Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

blue button  Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.
... Helen Keller

blue button  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
... Chinese Proverb

blue button  To fight fear, act. To increase fear - wait, put off, postpone.
... David Joseph Schwartz

blue button  Look not back in anger, nor forward in fear but around you in awareness.
... Ross Hersey

blue button  Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
... Robert H. Schuller

blue button  Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
... Robert H. Schuller

blue button  I had gone through life thinking that I was better than everyone else and at the same time, being afraid of everyone. I was afraid to be me.
... Dennis Wholey

blue button  Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
... Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

blue button  Whether you think that you can or you can't, you are usually right.
... Henry Ford

blue button  Those with a high level of confidence may have as many or more weaknesses than those with low self-esteem. The difference is this; instead of dwelling on their handicaps, they compensate for them by dwelling on their strengths.
... Alan Loy McGinnis

blue button  If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
... Robert H. Schuller

blue button  My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.
... Mohandas K. Gandhi

blue button  Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing.
... Dennis Waitley

blue button  Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
... Henry Ford

blue button  Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
... Mark Twain

blue button  History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbraking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
... Bertie C. Forbes

And finally:-

blue button  It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
... Robert H. Schuller


More on Anxiety...

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• Anxiety Symptoms: What's Happening and Why
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• The Cause of Anxiety Disorders... As a Child


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