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  There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The cure for anxiety about the future is not nostalgia for the past.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  To be prepared is to have no anxiety.  
 -  Korean proverb
  

  Anxiety breaks a man's backbone.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

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

  Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  A lot of people are running off to a doctor, getting Valium or Prozac or whatever, for their anxiety. What they should be dealing with is the cause of the anxiety, which is fear. And that is an emotional state caused by doubt or worry. Understand this - you get rid of it by facing it!  
 -  Bob Proctor
  

  The deep root of failure in our lives is to think, 'Oh how useless and powerless I am.' It is essential to think strongly and forcefully, 'I can do it,' without boasting or fretting.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident a security.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  It is a general popular error to imagine the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  All the commercials on TV today are for antidepressants, for Prozac or Paxil. And they get you right away. 'Are you sad? Do you get stressed, do you have anxiety?' 'Yes, I have all those things! I'm alive!'  
 -  Ellen DeGeneres
  

  The surest sign of the higher life is serenity. Moral progress results in freedom from inner turmoil. You can stop fretting about this and that.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.  
 -  John Lubbock
  

  You can interfere with the normal rhythm of your heart, lungs, and other organs by worry, anxiety, and fear. Feed your subconscious with thoughts of harmony, health, and peace, and all the functions of your body will become normal again.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry, and anxiety tear down and destroy your nerves and glands bringing about mental and physical diseases of all kinds.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  The determinant factor of our baseline happiness is the extent which we feel we control our lives. People who are chronically unhappy are often unhappy because they feel powerless to the fears and anxieties which keep their life on the same path. People who are happy tend to seem fearless and like 'go getters.' This is not a coincidence.  
 -  Mark Manson
  

  Men are expected to initiate in all phases of courtship, and therefore a man who is hesitant, anxious or afraid of initiating will not get very far with most women.  
 -  Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty
  

  To attain true inner freedom, you must be able to objectively watch your problems instead of being lost in them. No solution can possibly exist while you're lost in the energy of a problem. Everyone knows you can't deal well with a situation if you're getting anxious, scared, or angry about it. The first problem you have to deal with is your own reaction.  
 -  Michael A. Singer
  

  Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. It's the high-anxiety zone, but it's also where you discover who you are. Karl Wallenda, patriarch of the legendary high-wire-walking family, nailed it when he said: 'Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.'  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.  
 -  Plato
  

  He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded by worry, fret and anxiety.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  There is no conclusive evidence of life after death. But there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know. So why fret about it?  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money. Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control.  
 -  Robert G. Allen
  

  Anxiety destroys scale, and suffering makes us lose perspective.  
 -  Saul Bellow
  

  Bringing people into the here-and-now. The real universe. That's the present moment. The past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real - the here-and-now. Seize the day.  
 -  Saul Bellow
  

  You can eliminate depression without making someone happy. You can cure anxiety without teaching someone optimism. You can return someone to work without improving their job performance. If all you strive for is diminishing the bad, you'll only attain the average and you'll miss out entirely on the opportunity to exceed the average.  
 -  Shawn Achor
  

  A quick burst of positive emotions doesn't just broaden our cognitive capacity; it also provides a quick and powerful antidote to stress and anxiety, which in turn improves our focus and our ability to function at our best level.  
 -  Shawn Achor
  

  In saying 'yes' lies the antidote to our fear. The phrase 'say yes' means 'to agree to' those things life hands us. Saying YES means letting go of resistance and letting in the possibilities that our universe offers in new ways of seeing the world. It means to relax bodily, and calmly survey the situation, thereby reducing upset and anxiety.  
 -  Susan Jeffers
  

  Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  If I offer you a freshly picked tangerine to enjoy, I think the degree to which you enjoy it will depend on your mindfulness. If you are free of worries and anxiety, you will enjoy it more. If you are possessed by anger or fear, the tangerine may not be very real to you.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Confucius said: 'The junzi is easy of mind, while the small man is always full of anxiety.' (Analects VII)  
 -  Yu Dan