11 Quotes to Keep You Calm When You Have Anxiety

Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing you can do to relieve your anxiety. But you know what really helps? Reading soothing quotes by and for people who know what it’s like to have a racing heart and worried thoughts.

Read on to discover some of the best quotes about anxiety. Hopefully, they’ll help you feel a little less alone.

What other quotes help you cope with your anxiety?


Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

– Deepak Chopra


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


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

– Etty Hillesum


Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.

– Robert Eliot


You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.

– Eckhart Tolle


The elimination diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve.

– Charles F. Glassman


“After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn’t bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it’s a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it’s sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we’re doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.”

― Paulo Coelho


“Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.”
― Epictetus


“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”
― Jodi Picoult


“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”

― Paulo Coelho

Catie Housman

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