Anxiety Quotes


  • Almost all men are over-anxious. No sooner do they enter the world than they lose that taste for natural and simple pleasures so remarkable in early life. Every hour do they ask themselves what progress they have made in the pursuit of wealth or honor; and on they go as their fathers went before th[em, till, weary and sick at heart, they look back with a sigh of regret to the golden time of their childhood.
    o Samuel Rogers, Italy: A Poem (1830), [1]


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

  • Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events?
    o Hugh Blair

  • Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure and generally occasion ourselves.
    o Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

  • I don’t feel too steady on my feet/I feel hollow I feel weak
    o excerpt from the song She Bangs the Drums by The Stone Roses

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