WORRY QUOTES

quotations about worry & worrying

Worry quote

Worry is rust upon the blade.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Life Thoughts

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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

CORRIE TEN BOOM, Clippings from My Notebook

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The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there.

GENE BROWN, attributed, Worth Repeating

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Worry is half impatience and half ignorance.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

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Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

SWEDISH PROVERB

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A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Use of Life

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Worry is different from fear. If fear is like a raging fever, worry is a low-grade temperature. It nags at us, simmers in our souls, hovers in the back of our minds like a faint memory. We may fear certain realities, like death; we worry about vague possibilities. Worry distracts us more than paralyzes us. It is like a leaky faucet we never get around to fixing.

GERALD LAWSON SITTSER, The Will of God As a Way of Life

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Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

BIBLE, Matthew 6:27

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Worriers visualize the penalties of failure; winners visualize the rewards of success.

DAN ZADRA, How to Beat the Jitters

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The first essential component of worry is a future orientation. In other words, when you worry you invariably focus on something that might happen but hasn't happened yet. This notion might seem a bit controversial. In fact, you might even disagree with it. You might argue that you worry about things that are happening now, not in the future. A closer look, though, reveals the truth--worry is like a haunted crystal ball, tormenting you with a terrifying view of the future.

KEVIN L. GYOERKOE & PAMELA S. WIEGARTZ, 10 Simple Solutions to Worry

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The cause of worry is life: its cure is death.

CALEB WILLIAMS SALEEBY, Worry: The Disease of the Age

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Every moment of worry weakens the soul for its daily combat.

ANNA ROBERTSON BROWN, What is Worth While?

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Drag your thoughts away from your troubles -- by the ears, by the heels, or any other way, so you manage it.

MARK TWAIN, The American Claimant

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Worry is the admission of incompetence silently to oneself.

WILLIAM ESTABROOK CHANCELLOR, The Health of the Teacher

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You worry too much. Eat some bacon.

JUSTIN HALPERN, Sh*t My Dad Says

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Worry is spiritual nearsightedness, a fumbling way of looking at little things, and of magnifying their value.

ANNA ROBERTSON BROWN, What is Worth While?

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Worry is nothing but the bad habit of thinking about what you DON'T want to happen. It's a misuse of your most precious power -- the imagination.

DAN ZADRA, How to Beat the Jitters

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Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.

T. F. HODGE, From Within I Rise

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There are very few things in the mind which eat up as much energy as worry. It is one of the most difficult things not to worry about anything. Worry is experienced when things go wrong, but in relation to past happenings it is idle merely to wish that they might have been otherwise. The frozen past is what it is, and no amount of worrying is going to make it other than what it has been. But the limited ego-mind identifies itself with its past, gets entangled with it and keeps alive the pangs of frustrated desires.

MEHER BABA, Discourses

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I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

MARK TWAIN, Bite-Size Twain: Wit and Wisdom from the Literary Legend

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