21 thought-provoking quotes about not giving up


Life’s not easy and the world can be a tough place.

You’ll find that nothing worth having ever comes easy.

For anything worth having there’s always a price to be paid and that price must always be paid first.

You’ll get nothing unless you’ve earned the right to it.

The price you pay is not necessarily in money. Much more likely the price you pay will be in blood, sweat and tears.

Success can be yours but you have to keep going and you must persevere until you get to where you want to be.

Don’t allow other peoples’ negativity to shake your belief in what’s possible.

If you believe it’s possible then keep going until you get to where you want to be.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about not giving up that will encourage you to keep going.

Quotes about not giving up:

  1. Never, never, never give up. ~Winston Churchill
  2. Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up. ~Nicki Minaj
  3. Never give up. You only get one life. Go for it! ~Richard E Grant
  4. Survival can be summed up in three words, never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying. ~Bear Grylls
  5. Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away. ~Arthur Golden
  6. My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be. ~Susana Martinez
  7. There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting. ~Hope Hicks
  8. I never give up when I encounter obstacles in my way. I just continue going until I reach my career objectives. ~Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  9. I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn’t like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right; I did have a voice a bit like a goat, but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going, and it’s paid off. ~Shakira
  10. My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories. ~Bjorn Borg
  11. Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not clichés but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path. ~Phillip Sweet
  12. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts. ~H Jackson Brown, Jr
  13. I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude. ~Yani Tseng
  14. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ~Harriet Beecher Stowe
  15. Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound. ~Simon Sinek
  16. The one thing you’ve gotta do is that you need to always do the best you can do, no matter what the given situation, no matter what comes up against you. You do the best you can do, and you never give up. Never quit. ~James Corden
  17. A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don’t have things go their way. And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perserverance. You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough. ~Robert Kraft
  18. If you really believe in what you’re doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. ~Laurie Notaro
  19. Never quit believing that you can develop in life. Never give up. Don’t deny the inward spirit that provides the drive to accomplish great things in life. ~Jon Huntsman, Sr
  20. There are no right and wrong ways to work in this business but there are some basic common-sense practices. Work very, very hard and always be prepared; never give up; and once you get the job, give them more than they ever expected. Shine! ~Jimmy Smits
  21. Write every day; never give up; it’s supposed to be difficult; try to find some pleasure and reward in the act of writing, because you can’t look for praise from editors, readers, or critics. In other words, tips that are much easier to give than to take. ~JR Moehringer

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35 one-liners about life that are guaranteed to raise a smile

Life? Don’t talk to me about life!

Older readers may remember, that was the expression made famous by Marvin the paranoid android in Douglas Adams’ classic novel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

I’m sure we’ve all shared Marvin’s sentiment occasionally when we experience life’s more challenging moments.

However positive we are, life can get the better of us sometimes.

So here are some one-liners about life that are guaranteed to raise a smile or two as I’m sure they will resonate with readers.

Life can be absurd at times and it’s difficult on occasions to believe the evidence of our own eyes and ears. Nevertheless our aim must be to remain positive and to do that we must learn to laugh at life and ourselves.

Don’t take it all too seriously. Just laugh as much as you can and that is the perfect counter-balance to Life’s absurdities.

Start now by laughing at all these one-liners which I’ve collected together to amuse and entertain.

One-liners about life:

  1. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
  2. Life is a terminal disease.
  3. Youth is wasted on the young.
  4. A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
  5. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
  6. It is much easier to apologize than to ask permission.
  7. We never really grow up we only learn how to act in public.
  8. Being a hypochondriac could save your life one of these days.
  9. Any room is a panic room if you’ve lost your phone in it.
  10. Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
  11. I didn’t say it was your fault. I said I was blaming you.
  12. He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.
  13. I’m really good at stuff until people watch me do that stuff.
  14. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
  15. By the time a man realises that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
  16. Women might be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake a whole relationship.
  17. Just because a road’s well-trodden doesn’t mean it leads anywhere worth going.
  18. As soon as you’re doing what you wanted to be doing, you want to be doing something else.
  19. Stealing ideas from one person is plagiarism but stealing ideas from many people is research.
  20. How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
  21. We live in a society where pizza gets to your house faster than the police.
  22. You might as well laugh at your problems because everyone else does.
  23. God must love stupid people because he made so many of them.
  24. Dolphins are so smart they can train people to stand at the edge of the pool and throw them fish.
  25. If I was doin’ any better, I’d have to hire someone to help me enjoy it!
  26. Behind every angry woman is a man who has absolutely no idea what he did wrong.
  27. How is it that I always seem to buy the plants without the will to live?
  28. The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
  29. I thought I wanted a career but I realise now that I just wanted a decent income.
  30. Love is telling someone to go to hell and worrying about them getting there safely.
  31. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
  32. Why is it that most nudists are people you wouldn’t want to see naked?
  33. No one is in charge of your happiness, except you.
  34. Smile. Some people will appreciate it others will be irritated by it. Either way you win.
  35. The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.

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17 quotes to inspire you to be all you can be

  1. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. ~Steve Jobs
  2. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. ~Samuel Johnson
  3. Every artist was first an amateur. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~Dale Carnegie
  5. Whoever is happy will make others happy, too. ~Mark Twain
  6. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~Christopher Columbus
  7. Use what talents you possess. The woods will be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~Henry Van Dyke
  8. You are what you think about all day long. ~Dr. Robert Schuller
  9. The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. ~Malcolm Forbes
  10. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive. ~Howard Thurman
  11. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ~Mother Teresa
  12. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ~Conrad Hilton
  13. That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking—why the hell not? Why not you, why not now? ~Timothy Ferriss
  14. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour. ~Vince Lombardi
  15. It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. ~E.E. Cummings
  16. Do not let what you cannot do; interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
  17. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford

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21 thought-provoking quotes about letting go

Emotional attachments to people, to employers, to property and even to places and things affect us all occasionally.

And breaking an emotional attachment can be hard for anyone.

However if you don’t let go, you can’t move on. You have to accept that not everyone and everything will stay with you permanently on your journey from the cradle to the grave.

Your life is simply a series of chapters and not everyone or everything is guaranteed a place in every chapter.

That privilege is reserved for you only.

So sometimes it will be necessary for you to let go, hard as that may be.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about letting go to underline today’s message.

Quotes about letting go:

  1. You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run. ~Don Schlitz
  2. You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on. ~Sue Fitzmaurice
  3. There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go. ~Jessica Hatchigan
  4. Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history but not a part of your destiny. ~Steve Maraboli
  5. Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There’s nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It’s not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? ~Leo Buscaglia
  6. Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. ~Deborah Reber
  7. It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place. ~Angelina Jolie
  8. There’s a trick to the graceful exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over and then to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its value. ~Ellen Goodman
  9. Change can be good but it’s always tough to let go of the past. ~Emily Giffi
  10. I’m guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I’m done, I’m done. ~Turcois Ominek
  11. You can meet someone who’s just right but he might not be meant for you. You break up; you lose things; you never feel the same again. But maybe you should stop questioning why. Maybe you should just accept it and move on. ~Winna Efendi
  12. Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look for the new door that’s opened. It’s a sign that you’re no longer that person you were, it’s time to change into who you are. It’s going to be okay. ~Lee Goff
  13. No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you’ll have to pass and move on. ~Alexandra Elle
  14. Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death. ~Goldie Hawn
  15. It is by giving the freedom to the other that is by letting go, we gain our own freedom back. ~Aleksandra Ninkovic
  16. Accept the fact that you will grow apart from people you’ve had significant relationships with. Understand when someone no longer positively affects your life. Let them go. Don’t hinder your growth. ~Author Unknown
  17. If someone doesn’t care to accept you, respect you, believe in you, don’t hesitate to move on and let them go. There are many who love and appreciate you just the way you are. ~Amaka Imani Nkosazana
  18. You really don’t have to burn any bridges to let go. You don’t have to destroy anything. You can just decide to cross over and move on. ~Marta Mrotek
  19. Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day, it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self. ~Tere Arigo
  20. The bottom line is this; when one person stops being a part of your life, another one will come, and fill that empty space. Leave the ones who left in the past, right where they belong, and never look back. ~Ena Snow
  21. Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a point at which you finally decide to let go. ~Wilfred James Dolor

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21 thought-provoking quotes about anything and everything

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. ~Author Unknown

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally. ~David Frost

To succeed be different, be daring and be there first. ~ Author Unknown

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you’ll never cease to grow. ~Anthony J D’Angelo

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. ~Mike Murdock

Figure out what you really love doing and use your strengths on a daily basis. ~Tom Rath

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. ~Gordon B Hinckley

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination. ~Carl von Clausewitz

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ~Woodrow Wilson

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’. ~Erma Bombeck

We all have to sell something to survive. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don’t like the job and are only doing it for the money, you’re on a losing wicket. ~Carolyn McCall

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein

Today is life, the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. ~Dale Carnegie

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life. ~Dean Koontz

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A Edison

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. ~John F Kennedy

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. ~Sam Levenson

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis

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25 amusing quotes about getting old

Looking 50 is great if you’re 60. ~Joan Rivers

Age is a high price to pay for maturity. ~Tom Stoppard

No man is ever old enough to know better. ~Holbrook Jackson

Time may be a great healer but it’s a lousy beautician. ~Author Unknown

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick. ~George Burns

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~John Barrymore

You are only young once but you can stay immature indefinitely. ~Ogden Nash

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. ~Maurice Chevalier

You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, “See if you can blow this out.” ~Jerry Seinfeld

Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving. ~Author Unknown

Old age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because there are fewer articles to read. ~George Burns

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘“At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.” ~Claude Pepper

You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. ~Bob Hope

He’s so old that when he orders a three-minute egg, they ask for the money up front. ~George Burns

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere. ~Billy Crystal

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. ~Kurt Vonnegut

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. ~Woody Allen

As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two. ~Sir Norman Wisdom

I don’t do alcohol anymore. I can get the same effect just standing up fast. ~Author Unknown

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. ~Henry David Thoreau

Talk about getting old. I was getting dressed and a peeping tom looked in the window, took a look and pulled down the shade. ~Joan Rivers 

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. ~Larry Lorenzoni

It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. ~Woody Allen

If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself. ~Author Unknown

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21 thought-provoking quotes about education

You don’t need to go to college or university but you do need an education.

It doesn’t have to be a formal education, being self-taught can have its advantages, particularly if you feel you learn better that way. Certainly classroom learning doesn’t suit everyone.

However learning is a lifelong process. You must never stop learning new things because life never stops changing.

Think about it; there are things we take for granted today that didn’t exist 10 or 15 years ago. For instance social media, and its enormous impact on our lives, wasn’t even on the horizon as we entered the new Millennium, less than 20 years ago.

Progress never stops and neither must your education.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about education to help you think a little more about today’s point.

And ladies, if it’s not obvious, any quote here with a reference to men applies equally to women. You knew that, I know. However the problem with many older quotes is that they do often refer to the male of the species.

Obviously now we live in more enlightened times, thanks mostly to education. Education is essential for everyone.

Quotes about education:

  1. I am not a teacher, but an awakener. ~Robert Frost
  2. I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. ~Maya Angelou
  3. You can never be overdressed or overeducated. ~Oscar Wilde
  4. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~Mark Twain
  5. The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead. ~Aristotle
  6. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. ~Henry Ford
  7. Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. ~Margaret Mead
  8. The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark. ~Thomas Paine
  9. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~Jim Rohn
  10. To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  11. Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. ~EM Forster
  12. Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. ~Plato
  13. Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. ~GK Chesterton
  14. Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones. ~Charlotte Bronte
  15. Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. ~Socrates
  16. Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. ~Isaac Asimov
  17. All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. ~Walter Scott
  18. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. ~Albert Einstein
  19. Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. ~Leonardo da Vinci
  20. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. ~Thomas Jefferson
  21. Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: ‘You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself; educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society. ~Doris Lessing

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21 quotes to inspire you to greatness

To achieve greatness we all need a little inpiration we can refer to frequently. So here are 21 quotes to inspire you to greatness. Feel free to bookmark this page and refer to them frequently:

Quotes to inspire you to greatness:

  1. If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. ~Author Unknown
  2. If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. ~Jim Rohn
  3. Everyone is good at something and once you find it, what you can achieve is limitless. ~Andrew Flintoff
  4. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney
  5. Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. ~Chris Grosser
  6. Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ~Albert Einstein
  7. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. ~Henry Ford
  8. If you’re going through hell keep going. ~Winston Churchill
  9. The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. ~Author Unknown
  10. Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument. ~Author Unknown
  11. What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. ~Author Unknown
  12. When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. ~Lolly Daskal
  13. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. ~Oprah Winfrey
  14. What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable. ~Author Unknown
  15. You can do anything, but not everything. ~Author Unknown
  16. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~Steve Jobs
  17. The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~Napoleon Hill
  18. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. ~Robert Collier
  19. Greatness is achieved beyond your comfort zone. No one ever made their mark in life by taking the easy way every time. ~Roy Sutton
  20. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~Les Brown
  21. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. ~Bruce Lee

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21 thought-provoking quotes about what matters most in life

In modern life it’s easy to forget the things that matter most to us. In fact it’s very easy to take our eye off the ball completely.

These days we’re obsessed with self, selfies and social media but actually none of those things really matter very much, do they? They may be a mild diversion from our chores but they’re also a distraction and a time-waster.

And if we’re not obsessed with social media we’re focused on our careers and money. As if they’re the most important things in life.

Yes, careers and money are important but the people in our lives are much more important. Without our loved ones and our friends we would have nothing at all.

So really, only people matter.

Well that’s what I think but what do you think dear reader? Would you agree with me?

Whilst you’re reflecting on those questions, here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about what matters most in life.

I offer them as some ‘food for thought’.

Quotes about what matters most in life:

  1. The most important thing is to enjoy your life. To be happy is all that matters. ~Audrey Hepburn
  2. The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  3. Life is just a blank slate. What matters most is what you write on it. ~Christine Frankland
  4. In the end these things matter most. How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? ~Buddha
  5. It doesn’t matter how rich, talented, educated, cool or attractive you are. How you treat others ultimately tells all. Integrity matters most. ~Author Unknown
  6. You may have lost your way temporarily but don’t lose sight of what matters most on your journey back to happiness. ~Leon Brown
  7. To be without love is to be without grace, which is what matters most in life. We is so much better than I. ~James Patterson
  8. Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. ~Buddha
  9. Save the excuses. It’s not about having the time; it’s about making the time. If it matters you will make the time. ~Author Unknown
  10. I don’t need a perfect life. I just want to be happy, surrounded by good people who love me for who I am. ~Author Unknown
  11. It’s important to know what really matters in life. Your sanity; your health; your family; and the ability to start anew. ~Les Brown
  12. Never sacrifice these three things. Your family; your heart; or your dignity. ~Author Unknown
  13. Being who you are is what matters. Not what you’ve done or will do. ~Author Unknown
  14. It doesn’t matter what others are doing. It matters what you are doing. ~Author Unknown
  15. Create time and space to listen to your heart and soul. Then you’ll know what matters most. ~Author Unknown
  16. What matters most is to focus on what matters most. ~Roy Bennett
  17. In life, it doesn’t matter what people say about you but what matters most is what you say about yourself. ~Author Unknown
  18. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done. What matters is what you choose to do from here. ~Author Unknown
  19. What matters most is how you see yourself. ~Author Unknown
  20. I’ve learned that it’s not what I have but who I have in my life that matters most. ~Author Unknown
  21. Family: Forever; for always; and no matter what. ~Author Unknown

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21 thought-provoking quotes about anxiety

As human beings we struggle to deal with uncertainty because it makes us feel insecure. It’s important to recognise that one of the most fundamental human needs is the need to feel secure.

If we feel insecure we cannot relax because we are on ‘high alert’ all the time to guard against any perceived dangers or undesirable outcomes. This can seriously drain our energy and leave us feeling nervous and low.

Anxiety is a consequence of dealing with uncertainty. It’s the resulting stress on our central nervous system. It’s a deep sense of unease which sufferers experience in relation to something which for whatever reason really bothers them.

Feeling anxious in times of uncertainty is quite natural. Yet it can be difficult to cope with for the sufferer because in the extreme they can experience panic attacks, a heightened sense of nervousness and excessive unease.

These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness. So it can be an altogether unpleasant experience for the sufferer and not one to be underestimated in terms of the impact it can have on the individual.

Here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about anxiety to help readers better understand how the sufferer is affected.

Quotes about anxiety:

  1. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empties today of its strength. ~Charles Spurgeon
  2. It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch. ~Matt Haig
  3. There isn’t anybody out there who doesn’t have a mental health issue, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or how to cope with relationships. Having OCD is not an embarrassment anymore – for me. Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek the help. ~Howie Mandel
  4. People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people. ~Deepika Padukone
  5. We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure. ~Nick Saban
  6. 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. ~Anais Nin
  7. The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. ~Wayne Dyer
  8. Everyone needs a reset button so you can start your day without anxiety. For some people, it’s running; for some, it’s going to the gym. For me, it’s meditation. ~Matt Bomer
  9. People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on. ~Eckhart Tolle
  10. Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. ~J. Donald Walters
  11. Physical comforts cannot subdue mental suffering, and if we look closely, we can see that those who have many possessions are not necessarily happy. In fact, being wealthy often brings even more anxiety. ~Dalai Lama
  12. People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. ~Travis Bradberry
  13. The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety and thus the source and prototype of the effect of anxiety. ~Sigmund Freud
  14. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. ~Edvard Munch
  15. I was about to meet Beyonce and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous and said, ‘You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.’ ~Adele
  16. You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others. ~Gavin Newsom
  17. I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering. ~Kay Redfield Jamison
  18. The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. ~Daniel Goleman
  19. Anxiety is a really crippling condition, and I suffer with it myself, and I feel for anyone who suffers from it. The way that I deal with it is try as much as possible to stay in the moment to not think about the past and not think about what’s coming up in the future: to try and just seize the moment as much as possible. ~James Arthur
  20. Unfortunately, I think depression and anxiety are really hard to live with. And what people don’t need is to feel bad about themselves because they decide to go on medication. ~Rene Russo
  21. This is an anxiety driven world – the whole world is driven by anxiety. It is anxiety about the aftermath of the global financial crisis; it’s anxiety about inequality and about computers replacing jobs. ~Robert J. Shiller

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