77 Worry Quotes To Bring More Ease Into Your Life

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 77 of the best worry quotes I could find. And the goal is simple: to make you more relaxed, peaceful and happy. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Jordan Peterson, Mark Twain, and more. Enjoy!
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Worry is a prayer for chaos. Gabby Bernstein

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Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. Mark Twain

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You’re worried, but you also aim for perfection. You’re stressed, but you also never slow down. Maxime Lagacé

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Focus on what you can control. Gal Shapira

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Stop worrying about looking stupid. No one else cares. Matthew Kobach


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The perceived importance of a problem grows in proportion to the amount of attention you give it. James Pierce

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The anxiety of worry is almost always worse than the actual consequences. Stop worrying and start doing. James Clear

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Pain serves a purpose. Without it you are in danger. What you cannot feel you cannot take care of. Rebecca Solnit

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Why rush if you don’t have to? Why not enjoy the journey? Joshua Fields Millburn

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Constantly searching for breaking news will break you. Joshua Fields Millburn


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Stop worrying about everyone else and focus on yourself. Anthony Pompliano

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Don’t worry, it will soon pass, whatever it is. Bobby McFerrin

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If you fulfill your obligations every day you don’t need to worry about the future. Jordan B. Peterson

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Spend less time worrying about what others think and more time creating positive change. Iyanla Vanzant

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Appreciation is the antidote to worry. Gabby Bernstein



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Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. Corrie ten Boom

So many worries and not a single problem. Unknown

High expectations for what’s in your control; low expectations for what’s not. Angela Jiang

Instead of worrying about everything that could go wrong, think about everything that could go right. Gabby Bernstein

Truly noticing the present will often replace worry with gratitude. The Stoic Emperor (Source)

Worry stagnates the mind, creates an imbalance in the immune system, and impairs the ability to see beyond the thing being worried about. Iyanla Vanzant

Related: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie (10-minute YouTube video by FightMediocrity)

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Become a master ignorer. Maxime Lagacé

Don’t worry, be happy. Bobby McFerrin

In every life we have some trouble. When you worry you make it double. Bobby McFerrin

When you worry, your face will frown, and that will bring everybody down. Bobby McFerrin

Put a smile on your face. Bobby McFerrin

Normalize not caring what other people think. James Pierce

Stop worrying about shit that hasn’t even happened yet. Anthony Pompliano (Source)

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I gave up caring about anything, and all the problems disappeared. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn’t calculate his happiness. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up. Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you make an error or deviate from what you know you should do, it produces a state of internal chaos, worry, and concern. You’re thrust into the unknown. Jordan B. Peterson

Insomnia is a glamorous term for ‘thoughts you forgot to have in the day.’ Alain de Botton

Relax your face, drop your shoulders, and sink into your body. @trey_wing6

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While everyone is worried and stressed, you are calm and focused. Gal Shapira

Structure reduces stress. Jack Butcher

We spend a lot of time trying to figure out the next thing that will make us happy, but not nearly enough time trying to enjoy the happiness that we already have. Thibaut


Accept that you can never know what will happen next. You can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that you can never avoid uncertainty. This not-knowing is part of the adventure. Thibaut

Notice what you are afraid of. Create an action plan that will help you to gradually face this fear. Progress until you overcome it. Gal Shapira

If we are always seeking conclusions, our minds are slave to fear. Maxime Lagacé

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If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. Jim Carrey

Whatever happened was good. What’s happening is going well. Whatever will happen will also be good. Do not worry about the future. Live in the present. Lord Krishna

No one pays any attention to your mistakes. They are focused on their own. Sahil Lavingia

Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people’s nonsense, repeat these words: Not my circus, not my monkeys. Polish proverb

Humans aren’t evolved to worry about everything happening outside of their immediate environment. Naval Ravikant

If it’s under your control, why worry? If it’s not under your control, why worry? James Pierce (Source)

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You are never fully here because you are always busy trying to get elsewhere. Eckhart Tolle

When you want to arrive at your goal more than you want to be doing what you’re doing, you become stressed. Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth, Amazon book)

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose. Eckhart Tolle

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

In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being. Eckhart Tolle

Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists. Eckhart Tolle

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Accept this moment as it is. Eckhart Tolle

Don’t complicate life too much. Eckhart Tolle

It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so – your resistance is. Eckhart Tolle

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. Albert Einstein

Just like a low resting heart rate is the byproduct of intense exercise, low anxiety is the byproduct of intense self-examination. Naval Ravikant

It’s okay to feel whatever it is that we feel. Fred Rogers

Related: Why We Worry All the Time and How to Cope (5-minute YouTube video by The School Of Life)

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What’s the rush? Maxime Lagacé

Anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable is manageable. Fred Rogers

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. William James

If you act always with authenticity, you never have to worry about maintaining your brand. James Pierce (Source)

What kills us isn’t one big thing, but thousands of tiny obligations we can’t turn down for fear of disappointing others. Alain de Botton

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Don’t worry about what you should do, worry about what you can do. Gloria Steinem

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations. Bill Watterson

Never disdain the profundity of turning a jumble of worries into that most calming of documents: a list. Alain de Botton

If you wish to put off all worry, assume that what you fear may happen is certainly going to happen. Alain de Botton

Most of the worries are generated by the mind automatically, without your permission. The default state of the mind is to be concerned about something all the time. A person remains a prisoner of his thoughts unless he creates a distance between himself and his mind. @TheAncientSage

The most important timeframes: A. 10+ years ahead. B. This moment right now. Worries, small thinking, overplanning – they all happen in-between. And neither justifies leaving the present. Johnny Uzan

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So much of our time is spent worrying about the opinions of people that don’t ultimately matter to us. Shane Parrish

Fear is the result of an unquestioned past imagined as a future. Byron Katie

When you understand, there’s love and silence. When you don’t, there’s fear and confusion. Maxime Lagacé

Worrying doesn’t make any difference, but working does and spirituality gives one the strength to work. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

There is nothing to worry about. There will be tough times, nice times, good times and bad times. They all come in life and go. Nothing stays. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Human beings worry incessantly about their social status. Making every device “socially connected” turned every device into an anxiety machine. The machine becomes symbolic of the set of all people that may be judging you. If “hell is other people” then hell is in our pocket. The Stoic Emperor

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You are free to think thoughts of worry or joy. Whatever you choose will attract the same back to you. Go for joy! Rhonda Byrne

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Hope you enjoyed these inspiring worry quotes.

Being able to master your emotions is vital in today’s modern world. If you don’t, it will impact your well-being and happiness. Life will seem complicated when it can be, in fact, enjoyable.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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February 11, 2022

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