94 Worry Quotes to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Worrying is a common response to uncertainty, usually regarding events that will occur in the future.

It is characterized by a loop of worried thoughts and predictions that might leave you feeling uneasy or agitated.

These normal apprehensions, if ignored might lead to persistent tension or worry.

Though worrying is a common feeling, it is harmful to our health.

It often causes unneeded tension while failing to provide helpful answers.

Instead of worrying all the time, a more proactive approach entails preparing ahead of time and taking decisive action.

You can address your concerns and prevent any hazards by developing a plan.

Adopting a solution-oriented attitude not only relieves anxiety but also equips you to successfully tackle problems.

Remember that, although we can’t anticipate the future with confidence, we can arm ourselves with the skills and resilience to deal with whatever comes our way.

Worry Quotes


If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times. ~ Dean Smith.


Don’t worry what people say or what people think. Be yourself. ~ Brett Hull.

There’s no point in worrying about things you can’t influence. ~ John Bercow.

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. ~ Roy T. Bennett.

A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. ~ John Lubbock.

You never worry about the last laugh if you’ve been laughing the whole time. ~ Drake.

Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon. ~ John Madden.

Most things I worry about never happen anyway. ~ Tom Petty.

Some people worry. Others prepare. ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki.

Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina.

I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution. ~ Shaquille O’Neal.

Riches and honor are what everyone desires, but if they can be gained only by doing evil, they must not be held. Don’t worry about not being in office, worry about qualifying yourself for office. Don’t worry that no one knows you, but seek to be worthy of being known. ~ Confucius.

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching a cold. ~ John Jay Chapman.

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Best Worry Quotes

I enjoy life, and I think that’s important. Life is so fragile and so fleeting, and it’s over in a minute, and you’ve just got to grab it and do everything and not worry about it. ~ Jerry Hall.

Don’t worry about being famous or making money; the most important thing is being the best. You have to become a master of your craft, and everything else will come. ~ Anastasia Soare.


At the end of the day, life is too short to worry. ~ Lauren Ash.

Don’t hurry anything. Don’t worry about the future. Don’t worry about what progress you’re making. Just be entirely content to be aware of what is. ~ Alan Watts.

Whatever life may send your way – make the best of it. Don’t waste your time and energy worrying about it. Instead, find a way to do something about it. Learn from it, adjust to it, be strong, be flexible and be your best in every situation. ~ Les Brown.

Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have. ~ Joyce Meyer.

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. ~ Dale Carnegie.


That’s the secret to life… replace one worry with another. ~ Charles M. Schulz.

Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. ~ Khalil Gibran.

Start small, think big. Don’t worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of simple things to begin with, and then progress to more complex ones. Think about not just tomorrow, but the future. Put a ding in the universe. ~ Steve Jobs.

No one knows enough to worry. ~ Terence McKenna.

Worry and reasoning are two of Satan’s most successful tools. He’ll get us started with one negative thought and then sit back and watch us finish ourselves off. ~ Joyce Meyer.

Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? ~ Rumi.

Famous Worry Quotes

There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem. ~ Harold Stephen.

Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. ~ Robin Williams.


Worry is the stomach’s worst poison. ~ Alfred Nobel.

Things take the time they take. Don’t worry. ~ Mary Oliver.

Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks. ~ Regina Brett.

Once a decision is made, you should stop worrying and start working. It’s not always what we know that makes it a good decision. It is what we do to implement and execute it that makes it a good decision. ~ John C. Maxwell.

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

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything. ~ Mary Hemingway.

Pray, and let God worry. ~ Martin Luther.


The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. ~ Robert Frost.

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. ~ John Newton.

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.

Powerful Worry Quotes

Faith is having a positive attitude about what you can do and not worrying at all about what you can’t do. ~ Joyce Meyer.

And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music. ~ Roald Dahl.


Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due. ~ William R. Inge.

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. ~ Umar.

The good thing about being old, is you don’t have to worry about dying young. ~ Stephen King.

Worry is a misuse of the imagination. ~ Dan Zadra.

It’s time to let God’s love cover all things in your life. All secrets. All hurts. All hours of evil, minutes of worry. ~ Max Lucado.

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


Don’t worry so much. Most of the things you worry about never end up happening. ~ Dick Van Dyke.

Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. ~ Nelson DeMille.

Quit worrying about people that are trying to hold you back. God knows how to move the wrong people out of your life and bring the right people in. He knows how to prepare you to Break Out. ~ Joel Osteen.

Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money. ~ Johnny Cash.

Top Worry Quotes

Rather than sitting and worrying, do something, anything. Worrying is a waste of time. ~ Catherine Pulsifer.

Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. ~ Corrie ten Boom.


You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow. ~ Janis Joplin.

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~ Robert Fulghum.

Be bold and don’t worry about what people think. They don’t do it that often anyway. ~ Tim Ferriss.

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart. ~ Alice Walker.

A warrior never worries about his fear. ~ Carlos Castaneda.

I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself. ~ Demi Lovato.

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. ~ Dale Carnegie.


Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere. ~ Erma Bombeck.

Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues. ~ Cullen Hightower.

God is my Father, He loves me, I shall never think of anything He will forget. Why should I worry? ~ Oswald Chambers.

When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come. ~ Joseph Joubert.

Worrying doesn’t get you anywhere. ~ Van Wilder.

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. ~ Drew Houston.

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it. ~ George F. Burns.


Don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride. ~ Bill Hicks.

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

Don’t use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe. ~ Joel Osteen.

Do a good job. You don’t have to worry about the money; it will take care of itself. Just do your best work then try to trump it. ~ Walt Disney.

I have lost my smile, but don’t worry. The dandelion has it. ~ Nhat Hanh.

My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am. ~ Anaïs Nin.

Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. ~ Arthur Somers Roche.


If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The heart will rest and feel relief if it is settled with Allah. And it will worry and feel anxious if it is settled with the people. ~ Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya.

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ~ Swedish Proverb.

Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want. ~ Abraham Hicks.

Short Worry Quotes

Worry is a waste of imagination. ~ Walt Disney.

Stop worrying and start living. ~ Dale Carnegie.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard.

Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing. ~ Eric Davis.

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~ Leo F. Buscaglia.


I never worry about action, but only about inaction. ~ Winston Churchill.

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. ~ E. Joseph Cossman.

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ~ Walter Hagen.

Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

I don’t worry about my opponent or their game, I worry about my game. ~ Conor McGregor.

I just stay in my own lane and not worry about what anyone else is doing and settling my own pace. ~ Roddy Ricch.

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