Quotes About Stress

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Stress

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You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.

~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


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

~Etty Hillesum


 The biggest killer on the planet is stress and I still think the best medicine is and always has been Cannabis

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.

~ David Mamet, Boston Marriage


I was a little excited but mostly blorft. “Blorft” is an adjective I just made up that means ‘Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.’ I have been blorft every day for the past seven years.

~ Tina Fey, Bossypants


A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.

~George Jean Nathan


To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.

~ Leonard Bernstein


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.

~ Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation



I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.

~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.

~ Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember


Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.

~Chinese Proverb


Pray as though everything depended on God.  Work as though everything depended on you.

If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.

~ Śāntideva


My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.

~ Mahogany SilverRain, Ebony Encounters: A Trilogy of Erotic Tales


If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.

~Doug Larson


Where’d the days go, when all we did was play? And the stress that we were under wasn’t stress at all just a run and a jump into a harmless fall

~ Paolo Nutini


Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.

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

~ Jane Wagner


Stress is poison.

~Agavé Powers


Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as worthy of love.

~ Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras


To be “on edge,” you are literally not centered — not being in your spiritual center.

~Carrie Latet


How well I know with what burning intensity you live. You have experienced many lives already, including several you have shared with me- full rich lives from birth to death, and you just have to have these rest periods in between.

~ Anaïs Nin


One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.

~Spanish Proverb


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

~ T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”


Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well.

~Judith Hanson Lasater


Life was easier when you stopped caring, when you stopped expecting things to get better.

~ Cora Carmack, Finding It


 The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

~Aesop, Fables


Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death and followin’ the dollar finds nothin’ but stress.

~ Mac Miller


When you are stressed on mind…to pour it out, is the behaviour, most kind!

~ Sujit Lalwani, Life Simplified!


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

~William James


Stress has absolutely no place in my mind. My frequent positive interpretations of my experiences keep it away from my life.

~ Edmond Mbiaka


Not my circus, not my monkeys

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

~Mohandas K. Gandhi


The cause of depression and stress are negative thoughts,
Be positive, never infect your mind with negative thoughts.

~ Debasish Mridha


Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.

~Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind


Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.

~ Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions


When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.

~Bertrand Russell


Everyone is struggling under stress and fear. Only with right attitude we can avoid regrets.

~ Kishore Bansal