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11 Inspiring Quotes to Quell Anxiety

Sometimes it takes the words of others to soothe our own soul. If you’re feeling anxious or have an anxious child, write a few of these down or print them out and keep them handy.

1. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

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2. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~Henry Ford

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3. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” ~Tao Te Ching

4. “The past has no power over the present moment.” ~Eckhard Tolle

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5. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” ~Renee Jain

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6. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~Christopher Robin

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7. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but doing something in spite of fear.” ~Unknown

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8. “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~Winnie the Pooh

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9. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~Christian D. Larson


10. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” ~Nicole Reed


11. “When you’re feeling anxious, remember that you’re still you. You are not your anxiety.” ~Deanne Repich


11 Inspiring Quotes to Quell Anxiety

Renee Jain, MAPP

Renee Jain is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. She also holds a masters in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee specializes in cultivating skills of resilience in both adults and children. Her passion is taking research-based concepts and transforming them into fun and digestible learning modules. For children, she has created one-of-a-kind anxiety relief programs at GoZen! delivered via engaging animated shorts.

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Jain, R. (2018). 11 Inspiring Quotes to Quell Anxiety. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 4, 2020, from


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