170 Worry Quotes To Help You Stop Worrying About The Future

Looking for inspirational quotes about worrying? We have rounded up the best collection of worry quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, status messages, (with images and pictures) to help you calm your anxious mind and be at peace.

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Constant worrying invites negative thoughts and emotions which are at times uncontrollable. The regret of the past and the fear of the future tends to keep us worried most of the time.

The stress, anxiety and fear that worrying gets can make you really unhappy. These inspirational quotes on worrying will encourage you to be calm and live in the present moment to enjoy life.

Also, do check out our article on stress quotes and overthinking quotes to help you be calm and stop worrying.

Top 10 Worry Quotes And Sayings

  1. “Worrying means you suffer twice.” – J.K. Rowling                                                                       
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    quotes about worrying


  2. “Worrying is literally betting against yourself.” – Unknown“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” – Mark Twain                                                             

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    quotes about worry
  3. “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca                                                                       

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    inspirational quotes for worry
  4. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” – Swedish Proverb                                                 

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    worry about yourself quotes
  5. “Turn your greatest worries into your deepest prayers.” – Unknown
  6. “Worry is an addiction that interferes with compassion.” – Unknown
  7. “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnegie                                                   

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    worry quotes
  8. “Worry is a useless mulling over a things we cannot change.” – Unknown
  9. “A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.” – John Lubbock
  10. “You can destroy yours now by worrying about tomorrow.” – Janis Joplin
  11. “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.” – Walter Ralph Inge                                                             

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    Worry Quotes Images
  12. “I never worry about action, but only about inaction.” – Winston Churchill
  13. “Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have.” – Unknown
  14. “Worry pretends to be necessary, but serves no useful purpose.” – Unknown
  15. “Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.” – George Washington
  16. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” ― Mark Twain                                                                                                                                                           

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    worrying about the future quotes
  17. “Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not.” – Ana Monnar
  18. “Worrying is like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.” – Wiz Khalifa

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    sayings about worry
  19. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo F. Buscaglia
  20. “Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” – Randy Armstrong                                                                                                                                   

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    Worry Quotes Pictures
  21. “Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.” – Abraham Hicks                                                                                                                                                   

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    Worrying Quotes

  22. “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.” – Dean Smith

  23. “It is essential that we stop worrying about money and stop resenting our bills.” – Louise L. Hay
  24. “I’ve noticed that worrying is like praying for what you don’t want to happen.” – Robert Downey, Jr.
  25. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom
  26. “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” – Dale Carnegie
  27. “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” – Robert Eliot                                                                                                                                     
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    Worrying Quotes Images

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

  30. “The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.” – Robert Frost                                                                                                             

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    Worried Quotes
  31. “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere” – Erma Bombeck
  32. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.” – Kahlil Gibran

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

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

  35. “Sometimes our thoughts are blocked by so much insecurity, they create lies that we start to believe.” – Unknown

  36. “Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues.” – Cullen Hightower

  37. “Worry means the mind is controlling you. Worry is always pointless. A solution never comes out of worry.” – Eckhart Tolle                                                                                 

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    anxiety and worry quotes
  38. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” – George Bernard Shaw
  39. “When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.” – Joseph Joubert
  40. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  41. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
  42. “There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry… Yesterday and Tomorrow.” – Robert Jones Burdette
  43. “Worrying is a waste of time. It doesn’t change anything, it just messes with your mind and steals your happiness.” – Unknown
  44. “If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.” – Dale Carnegie
  45. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34 (Bible Verses)

  46. “There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.” – Harold Stephen

  47. “Worry implies that we don’t trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.” – Francis Chan

  48. “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” – Arthur Somers Roche
  49. “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Chinese Proverb
  50. “Half the worry in the world is caused by people trying to make decisions before they have sufficient knowledge on which to base a decision.” – Herbert E. Hawkes
  51. “Worrying is equal to waste of time. Good and bad things will happen in life. You just have to keep living and not stress over what you can’t control.” – Unknown
  52. “Worry is a conversation you have with yourself about things you cannot change. Prayer is a conversation you have with God about things he can change.” – Unknown

  53. “Overthinking will destroy your happiness and your mood. It’ll make everything worse than it actually is. Take a deep breath, exhale and have faith. What’s meant to be will be.” – Unknown

  54. “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 F. Burns

  55. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” – Mary Hemingway
  56. “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
  57. “People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching a cold.” – John Jay Chapman
  58. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” – The Dalai Lama
  59. “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

Quotes About Worrying About Yourself

Being worried makes you feel very nervous, restless, and stressed. Prolonged anxiety can lead to depression. Try not to stress about the future and other people in your life.

Focus on yourself and focus on how to be calm, and composed and enjoy life. Overthinking can only make you sad and sulk about things that are not happening.

  1. “Worry about yourself. God won’t ask you about me.” – Unknown
  2. “Don’t worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself.” – Jason Evert
  3. “Successful people never worry about what others are doing.” – Unknown
  4. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
  5. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.” – Unknown
  6. “Don’t worry about what others think; care about what you think of yourself.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                 

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    positive dont worry quotes
  7. “Don’t let your ice cream melt while you’re counting somebody else’s sprinkles.” – Unknown
  8. “Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.” – Unknown

  9. “Don’t worry we all make mistakes so forget about the past and move on with life.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                                 

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    don t worry about yesterday quotes
  10. “Worry about loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.” – Unknown
  11. “In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.” – Mason Cooley
  12. “Don’t worry so much about knowing the right person. Just make yourself worth knowing.” – Unknown
  13. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
  14. “People need to stop worrying about what others do with their lives and just start worrying about themselves.” – Unknown
  15. “If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were?” – Jodi Picoult
  16. “People are going to talk, whether you’re doing bad or good. Worry about yourself before you worry about what others think.” – Unknown
  17. “Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?” – Brigham Young
  18. “The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free.” – Leon Brown

  19. “Don’t worry about what others think. Just focus on yourself and be positive. Some people are always negative, so don’t let it bother you.” – Unknown

  20. “People are always out to prove something to other people. You don’t need to worry about impressing others. Prove things only to yourself.” – Unknown

  21. “If you’re worrying about yourself too much, help someone else who has real worries. Turn your anxiety into something productive.” – Jessica Thompson

  22. “Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.” – Anne Hathaway

  23. “Live in the moment and be present in all that you do. Don’t worry yourself with what happened yesterday or what’s going to happen tomorrow. Stay focused with what’s in front of you.” –  Michael Trevino

  24. “It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.” – Wayne Dyer

  25. “Stalking my life won’t change what’s missing in yours, talking crap won’t get you any closer to what you want, causing problems for my future won’t solve or change your past. Sorry but find a new direction, you think the games have started.. Well I’ve already won.” – Unknown

Stop Worrying Quotes

  1. “Worrying doesn’t get you anywhere.” – Unknown
  2. “For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” – Lily Tomlin
  3. “As soon as we stop worrying, a solution pops up.” – David DeNotaris
  4. “More smiling, less worrying… More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett                                               

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    free yourself from worries quotes
  5. “Rather than worrying spend your energy on finding a solution.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  6. “Stop worrying about what can go wrong and get excited about what can go right.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                       

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    Stop Worrying Quotes
  7. “You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” – Steve Maraboli
  8. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney
  9. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.” – Tony Robbins
  10. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” – Renee Jain
  11. “Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours to see Que sera, sera” – Doris Day, ‘Que Sera, Sera’
  12. “Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.” – Eric Davis
  13. “Take a deep breath and give yourself permission to step back from everything that is making you feel anxious.” – Jade Marie
  14. “The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself, and become free.” – Leon Brown
  15. “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Unknown
  16. “If you worry about what other people think of you, then you will have more confidence in their opinion than you have in your own.” – John Maxwell
  17. “There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  18. “Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned but just how it’s meant to be.” – Drake
  19. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.” – Ernest Hemingway
  20. “The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities.” – Deepak Chopra

Best Don’t Worry Quotes

  1. “Note to self: Everything is going to be ok.” – Unknown

  2. “We would worry less if we praised more. ” – Harry Ironside

  3. “Don’t worry if you borrow, but worry if you lend.” – Russian Proverb
  4. “Either do something about it or fix it, but don’t worry.” – Patricia Akins
  5. “Stop worrying about someone that isn’t worried about you.” – Unknown
  6. “Don’t worry about it, and you’ll be great, said nobody, ever.” – Unknown
  7. “Sometimes, the worst place you can be is in your own head.” – Unknown
  8. “Worry is spiritual short sight. Its cure is intelligent faith.” – Paul Brunton
  9. “If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.” – Ivan Nuru
  10. “Businessmen who do not know how to fight worry die young.” – Dr. Alexis Carrel
  11. “Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “I don’t want to worry anymore. I don’t want to be sad about anything anymore.” – Unknown
  13. “I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” – Alice Walker
  14. “We worry what a child will become tomorrow and we forget he is someone today.” – Stacia Taucher
  15. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln
  16. “I try not to worry about the future – so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.” – Tom Wilson
  17. “Do not worry about me and what I do and don’t do. I have to live with my actions, not you.” – Unknown
  18. “Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good.” – Unknown
  19. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy Bennett
  20. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz
  21. “You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do!” – Olin Miller
  22. “Social anxiety results from being around people who are resolutely opposed to who you are.” – Stefan Molyneux
  23. “Peace and love to everyone that you meet. Don’t you worry, it could be so sweet.” – Bob Sinclair, ‘Love Generation’
  24. “Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.” – Bob Marley & The Wailers, ‘Three Little Birds’
  25. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen
  26. “Don’t worry. Just when you think your life is over, a new story line falls from the sky and lands right in your lap.” – Rebekah Crane
  27. “Never worry about what other people say or think. Do the right. Have a clear conscience and roam about happily.” – Sivananda
  28. “Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing and don’t let people bring you down.” – Unknown
  29. “I’ve got 99 problems and 86 completely made up scenarios in my head that I’m stressing about for absolutely no logical reason.” – Unknown
  30. “Don’t assume I’m weak because I have panic attacks. You’ll never know the amount of strength it takes to face the world every day.” – Unknown
  31. “Don’t worry about what you can’t control. Our focus and energy need to be on the things we CAN control like Attitude, effort, focus.” – Tim Tebow
  32. “Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.” – Erma Bombeck
  33. “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
  34. “Many who write are panic-stricken at the thought of leaving their 20s behind. More are terrified at the prospect of the Big 40. … For many, the fortieth birthday is a traumatic experience.” – Ann Landers
  35. “Start small, think big. Don’t worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of simple things to begin with, and then progress to more complex ones. Think about not just tomorrow but the future. Put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs

Positive Quotes To Worry Less

  1. “99% of things you worry about never happen.” – Unknown                                                                 

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    Funny Worry Quotes
  2. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland
  3. “Life is too long to wait and too short to worry.” – Unknown                                                             

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    Don’t Worry Captions
  4. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu
  5. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” – Walter Anderson
  6. “Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.” – Unknown
  7. “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  8. “Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.” – William Shakespeare
  9. “So what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  10. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  11. “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotte
  12. “The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.” – Joel Osteen
  13. “Everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  14. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” – Zig Ziglar
  15. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
  16. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray
  17. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Unknown
  18. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S. Burroughs
  19. “Don’t let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” – Unknown

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If you feel worried and stressed on a constant basis, then it is advisable to consult a professional therapist to get the much-needed guidance to overcome anxiety and feel relaxed.

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