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Quotes About Stress

Stress, who hasn’t experienced it? Just when you think you’re getting a break here comes stress again to slam you. There are all sorts of pressures in life but we have to learn how to use stress in all situations. Some stress is good, like the kind you get when trying something new or making a necessary change in you life.

Stress is an admission of weakness, a cry of defeat to the world.  ~ Carrie Latet


The chief cause of stress is reality.  ~ Lily Tomlin


If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.  ~ George F. Burns


Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.  ~ Richard Carlson


If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.  ~ Terri Guillemets


If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.  ~ Marcus Aurelius


No pressure, no diamonds.  ~ Mary Case


There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.  ~ Henry Kissinger


A man who suffers or stresses before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.  ~ Seneca



When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.  ~ Catherine Pulsifer


The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.  ~ William James


For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.  ~ Lily Tomlin


Stress is poison.  ~ Agavé Powers


Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.  ~ Natalie Goldberg


Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.  ~ Joshua L. Liebman


Painful is the stress when one cannot reproduce or convey vividly to others, however hard he tries, what he's experienced so intensely.  ~ Haruki Murakami


Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.  ~ Chinese proverb


Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  ~ Ovid


Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.  ~ Etty Hillesum


Believing that you must do something perfectly is a recipe for stress, and you'll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it.  ~ Steve Pavlina


Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.  ~ Hans Selye


The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.  ~ Elbert Hubbard


In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.  ~ Lee Iacocca


Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.  ~ Bill Phillips


Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.  ~ Jane Wagner


In times of stress, be bold and valiant.  ~ Horace

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