Worry Archives

I felt despair. Though it seems to me now there's two kinds of it:
the sort that causes a person to surrender and then the sort I had which made me take risks and make plans. -- Erica Eisdorfer

Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security. -- Edmund Burke

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. -- Soren Kierkegaard
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
-- Leonardo da Vinci

The truth is that if you do the wrong thing it causes all kinds of wrong problems. There is as well a parallel truth for doing the right thing.
-- Bill Purdin

When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about. -- Albert Einstein

Worry is the misuse of imagination. -- Dan Zadra

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. -- Elbert Hubbard

We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies. -- Etty Hillesum
Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage. -- Claude M. Bristol

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. -- Benjamin Franklin

What worries you masters you. -- Haddon W. Robinson
I don't really think about anything too much. I live in the present. I move on. I don't think about what happened yesterday. If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out. -- Pamela Anderson
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. -- Baltasar Gracian

In your life expect some trouble, but when you worry you make it double.
-- Bobby McFerrin, "Don't Worry. Be Happy."

A Decalogue of Canons for observation in practical life:

1. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have it.
4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap;
it will be dear to you.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. How much pain have cost us the evils
which never have happened.
9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
10. When angry, count ten, before you speak;
if very angry, an hundred.

Thomas Jefferson

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