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Quotes About Worry

Most of us are familiar with worry. During our lives we have either experienced times of worry ourselves or have seen a family member or friend effected by it. How we cope with or deal with these worrisome times will impact our lives. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to worrying. Do you have a favorite quote about worry that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

A person must try to worry about things that aren't important so he won't worry to much about things that are.  ~ Jack Smith


Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Anger and worry are the enemies of clear thought.  ~ Madeleine Brent


Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.  ~ Glenn Turner


A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.  ~ George Herbert


Worry is a morbid anticipation of events which never happen.  ~ Russell Green


The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.  ~ Robert Frost


I highly recommend worrying. It is much more effective than dieting.  ~ William Powell


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


There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff.  Rule number two is, it's all small stuff.  ~ Robert Eliot


As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.  ~ Thomas A. Edison


Worry is a state of mind based on fear.  ~ Napoleon Hill


A worried man could borrow a lot of trouble with practically no collateral.  ~ Helen Nielsen


It ain't no use putting up your umbrella till it rains.  ~ Alice Caldwell Rice


What worries you, masters you.  ~ Haddon W Robinson


It only seems as if you are doing something when you're worrying.  ~ L.M. Montgomery


A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.  ~ John Lubbock


Learn to drink the cup of life as it comes.  ~ Agnes Turnbull


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


Worry is the intrest paid by those who borrow trouble.  ~ George Washington


Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.  ~ Corrie Ten Boom


I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.  ~ Henry Ford


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


Worries go down better with soup than without.  ~ Jewish Proverb


If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.  ~ Dalai Lama XIV


Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.  ~ Dale Carnegie


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.  ~ Siddhartha Gautama


Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.  ~ Mother Teresa


Heavy thoughts bring on physical maladies; when the soul is oppressed so is the body.  ~ Martin Luther


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


Anxiety never yet successfully bridged any chasm.  ~ Giovanni Ruffini


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.  ~ Ernest Hemingway


It is the little things that fret and worry us; you can dodge an elephant, but not a fly.  ~ Josh Billings


You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


He who worries about calamities suffers them twice over.  ~ Og Mandino


Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!  ~ Barbara Hoffman


"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


I’ve learned not to worry about what might come next.  ~ Oprah Winfrey


If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.  ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti



There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will.  ~ Epictetus


Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.  ~ Dean W. R. Inge


Worry is a funky luxury when a lot has to be done.  ~ Melvin Peebles


Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball.  ~ Mitzi Chandler


Stop worrying about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.  ~ Charles M. Schulz


Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.  ~ Corrie Ten Boom


If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too.  ~ Dr. Suess


To be rich is not the end, but only a change, of worries.  ~ Epicurus


Happy the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying, once and for all.  ~ Ovid


Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto his stature.  ~ Mathew 6:27


It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher


Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.  ~ Leo Buscaglia


Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.  ~ Dale Carnegie


Worry is the cross which we make for ourselves by overanxiety.  ~ Francois de Fenelon


Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.  ~ Cullen Hightower


Worry is a form of fear.  ~ Bertrand A. Russel


Cast away care; he that loves sorrow lengthens not a day, nor can he buy tomorrow.  ~ Thomas Dekker


Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.  ~ Corrie ten Boom


A person must try to worry about things that aren't important so he won't worry too much about things that are.  ~ Jack Smith


Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system, and profoundly affects the health. You have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.  ~ Charles W. Mayo, M.D.


Worrying is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions. It is time to acknowledge this, perhaps even to learn to do it better.  ~ Lewis Thomas


Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.  ~ Lao Tzu


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