75+ Quotes For When You Feel Stressed

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“There comes a time in our life when we get stressed.”  In such a situation, we do not feel like doing anything, and we start thinking of ourselves as weak.  In such a situation we need inspiration.  In such a situation, we can read quotes about stress.  It will help to remind us, that everyone in this world faces, and deals with, stress.

So here we have put together 75 best ‘stress quotes‘, these quotes will help you to remind that, you are not the first person to face stress, many people have faced this situation, and they have come out. That’s why these quotes will motivate you, and help you avoid stress.

75 Quotes For When You Feel Stressed

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1. “There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” —James Carroll

2. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” –Bertrand Russell

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3. “Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.”
―Bill Phillips

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4. “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”
―Leonard Bernstein

5. “The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances.”
―Andrew Bernstein

6. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling

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7. “Do not listen with the intent to reply. But listen with the intent to understand.” – Stephen R. Covey

8. “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

9. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran

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10. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…Including you.” – Anne Lamott

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11. “Choose to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not a feeling.” – Dave Willis

12. “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Fred Rogers

13. “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin

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14. “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” –Mary Oliver

15. “Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done, is not one of them.” — Mike Dooley

16. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” – Mikhail Lermontov

17. “Even too much sunshine can be devastating, while only with rain can growth occur. Accept both as part of the growing process in the garden of life.” – Donald S. Neviaser

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18. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot

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

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20. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

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21. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago.” – E. Joseph Cossman

22. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

23. “Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” – Nelson DeMille

24. “It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” –Paulo Coelho

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25. “Calmness is the cradle of power.”
―Josiah Gilbert Holland

26. “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” – Mark Black

27. “You can do anything—but not everything.” – David Allen

28. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye

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29. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. “A good way to overcome stress is to help others out of theirs.” – Dada J. P. Vaswani

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31. “Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” – Joan Borysenko

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32. “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee

33. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
―Sydney J. Harris

34. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”
―Robert W. Service

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

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36. “Stress acts as an accelerator: it will push you either forward or backward, but you choose which direction.”
―Chelsea Erieau

37. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”
―David Allen

38. “My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.”
―Ashton Eaton

39. “Breath is the power behind all things…. I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” —Tao Porchon-Lynch

40. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
―John Lubbock

41. “Times of stress are also times that are signals for growth, and if we use adversity properly, we can grow through adversity.”
—Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski

42. “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” —Hermann Hesse

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43. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” —Thích Nhất Hạnh

44. “Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.” —Osho

45. “Simply let experience take place very freely, so that your open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion.” —Tsoknyi Rinpoche

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46. “Understand this and be free: we are not in our bodies; our bodies are inside us.” —Sean A. Mulvihill

47. “To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.”
―Jill Botte Taylor

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48. “Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” —Brian Tracy

49. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
―Winnie the Pooh

50. “Mental health awareness doesn’t mean fighting stress, anxiety, depression and other everyday mental health issues, rather it means consciously modulating the habits that intensify those issues. Once you are in control of your habits, instead of checking your habits, you would automatically be in a much better shape, both mentally and physically. ”
―Abhijit Naskar

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Relationship stress Quotes

51. “When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.”
―Catherine Pulsifer

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52. “The day she let go of the things that were weighing her down, was the day she began to shine the brightest.” —Katrina Mayer

53. “In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life—no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

54. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” —Oprah Winfrey

55. “Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” —Mikhail Lermontov

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56. “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.”–Tony Robbins

57. “Once you accept, truly accept, that stuff will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about it, stress miraculously leaves your life.”–Srikumar Rao

58. “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”–Richard Bach

59. “We all have those things that even in the midst of stress and disarray, they energize us and give us renewed strength and purpose. These are our passions.”– Adam Braun

60. “Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” —Ziggy Marley

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61. “You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”–Christopher Robin

62. “Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find they haven’t half the strength you they have.”–Norman Vincent Peale

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63. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”–Unknown

64. “It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”–Paulo Coelho

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Stress relief quotes

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

66. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answers.”–William S. Burroughs

67. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
—Albert Einstein

68. “The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.” —James Allen

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69. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”
—Renee Jain

70. “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

71. “One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”–Viggo Mortensen

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72. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” —Buddha

73. “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

74. “We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.” – John Newton

75. “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

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

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