1. To hear the phrase “our only hope” always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn’t work, there is nothing left.
2. Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength—carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
—Corrie Ten Boom
3. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
4. Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
5. Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.
6. Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.
7. Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.
—Ali Ibn Abi Talib
8. Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.
—C. H. Spurgeon