Worry Quotes

Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.

Honore de Balzac

Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience.

Diane Arbus

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.

Thomas Jefferson

The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.

James Russell Lowell

What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This was a great year for preventive worrying. Seldom in recent history have so many people worried about so many things that didn't happen in the end.

James Reston

Needless fear and panic over disease or misfortune that seldom materialize are simply bad habits. By proper ventilation and illumination of the mind it is possible to cultivate tolerance, poise and real courage.

Elie Metchnikoff

Some of your hurts you have cured, And the sharpest you still have survived, But what torments of grief you endured From the evil which never arrived.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Mark Twain

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.

Michel de Montaigne

The crisis you have to worry about most is the one you don't see coming.

Mike Mansfield

Worry is the cross which we make for ourselves by overanxiety.

Francois de Fenelon

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

William Ralph Inge

Worry is the sin we're not afraid to commit.


Happy the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying, once and for all.


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Updated On : May 17, 2013
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