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[ Also see Care Equanimity Fear Uncertainty Worry ]

Among those evils which befall us, there are many which have been more painful to us in the prospect than by their actual pressure.
      - Joseph Addison

Anxiety has no place in the life of one of God's children. Christ's serenity was one of the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain; but we cannot imagine Him anxious or fretful. His mind was kept in perfect peace because it was stayed on God. The life lived by the faith of the Son of God will find His word kept: "My peace give I unto you."
      - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy, you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secretes acids, but love and trust are sweet juices.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster's whim and the purest ideal.
      - Ingmar Bergman

Anxiety is the poison of humans life. It is the parent of many sins, and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, where you may be disappointed, and be blessed in dis-appointment, what means this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events?
      - Hugh Blair

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

O foolish anxiety of wretched man, how inconclusive are the arguments which make thee beat thy wings below!
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri")

Nobody should ever look anxious except those who have no anxiety.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

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

Anxiety in children is originally nothing other than an expression of the fact they are feeling the loss of the person they love.
      - Sigmund Freud

Over-confidence is as evil as undue anxiety.
      - Thomas Chandler Haliburton (used pseudonym Sam Slick)

The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety.
      - Norman Mailer

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 them, till, weary and sick at heart, they look back with a sigh of regret to the golden time of their childhood.
      - Samuel Rogers

Generally we obtain very surely and very speedily what we are not too anxious to obtain.
      - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Anxiety never yet successfully bridged over any chasm.
      - Giovanni Ruffini

Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.
      - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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