Stress Sayings and Quotes

Everyone experiences stress. That comes with being human. From work related stress, to career and family stressors, it’s impossible to avoid. The trick is to effectively manage it. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes on stress.

Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. Astrid Alauda
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Benjamin Franklin
Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose. Maureen Killoran
You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. Steve Maraboli
Stress is the trash of modern life—we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. Danzae Pace
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill
When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress in our life becomes manageable. Greg Anderson
Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started. David Allen
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. Kahlil Gibran
Stress is like spice - in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you. Donald Tubesing
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James
When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go. Catherine Pulsifer
An hour of anxiety cannot change my circumstances, but a minute of prayer can alter everything. Al Byrant
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius
Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle. Bill Phillips
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. Richard Carlson
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid
Everyday brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace. Joan Borysenko
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. Marilu Henner
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Natalie Goldberg
Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is. The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds. Dan Millman
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
Say NO to the demands of the world. Say YES to the longings of your own heart. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Stress is an admission of weakness, a cry of defeat to the world. Carrie Latet
Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche. Andrew Denton
No good comes from hurrying. Yiddish Proverb
Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way. Douglas Pagels
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe. Robert W. Service
When you feel the need to hurry, remember that everything in life is a CHOICE. Jonathan Lockwood Huie