Quotes about Stress

Quotes about StressWhy Quotes about Stress? Because we all have stress, we all want to have as little stress as possible and quotes about stress can help us to put our stress in perspective. Below is a sampling of our favorite Quotes about Stress.

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” ~Marcus Aurelius


“Stress is the spice of life.” ~Hans Selye


“Stress is an important dragon to slay – or at least tame – in your life.” ~Marilu Henner


“Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.” ~Frederick Saunders


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


“There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” ~Henry Kissinger


“Believing that you must do something to perfection is a recipe for stress, and you’ll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it.” ~Steve Pavlina


“I believe that stress is a factor in any bad health.” ~Christopher Shays


“Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” ~Hans Selye


“A lot of stress arises from regret for the past and fear of the future.” ~Rosemary A. Payne


“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” ~Lily Tomlin


“Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.” ~Maureen Killoran


“I’ve chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about.” ~Martin Short


“Life can be stressful but you shouldn’t stress yourself.” ~Eric Houtman


“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~Chinese Proverb


“Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” ~Danzae Pace


“The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.” ~Wayne Dyer


“The major cause of stress is the inability of people to discover their real nature. Discover your gifts, follow them and you will never feel stressed.” ~Pavel Stoyanov


“Stress exacerbates any problem, whether it’s diabetes, heart trouble, MS, or whatever.” ~Mary Ann Mobley


“Anything that keeps you away from being yourself causes stress.” ~Maya Tatareva


“Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche.” ~Andrew Denton


“You never know the power you have to control your stress not until you try handling it.” ~Nico Tolboy


“Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it.” ~Lily Tomlin


“In times of stress, be bold and valiant.” ~Horace


“Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” ~Terri Guillemets


“A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.” ~John Gray


“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.” ~Norman Vincent Peale


“Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.” ~Natalie Goldberg


“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.” ~Natalie Goldberg


“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.” ~Richard Carlson


“Is everything as urgent as your stress would imply?” ~Carrie Latet


“Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you’re waking up to instant stress. You shouldn’t be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it’s time to start your day.” ~Sharon Gold


“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” ~George Burns


“God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress.” ~Kelly Clarkson


“Everyday brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko


“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ~Hans Selye


“Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about.” ~Britney Spears


“No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.” ~Harry Emerson Fosdick


“Basically, my problem was attributed to stress more than anything. I don’t know what that does and I guess doctors can tell you that there’s chemicals that build up in your system when you go through a lot of stress and constant stress.” ~Mike Ditka


“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” ~Aesop


“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” ~John De Paola


“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.” ~Spanish Proverb


“There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.” ~Garson Kanin


“Stress is poison.” ~Agavé Powers


“Stress is like spice – in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.” ~Donald Tubesing