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65 Stress Quotes – How to Stress Less

Stress is not completely unavoidable, but, there are many ways to manage stress. Our stress quotes will give you a fresh look on the emotion and a deeper understanding on how to tailor your mental habits. 

  • It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it Hans Selye
  • A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handles stress exceptionally well – Unknown
  • To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”  – Leonard Bernstein
  • I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. – Steve Maraboli


  • There is more to life than increasing the speed – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there’ – Eckhart Tolle
  • In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Lacocca
  • Don’t stress the could haves, if it should have, it would have’ – Unknown
  • 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


  • My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress. – Mahogany SilverRain
  • Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. – Jane Wagner
  • Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life. – Andrew Bernstein
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    • Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you – John DePaola
    • ‘You cannot always control what goes on outside, but, you can always control what goes on inside’ – Wayne Dyer
    • We can boost our immune systems by strengthening our social networks and decreasing stress’ – Jane McGonigal
    • A year from now, everything you are stressing about won’t even matter – Unknown


  • Nothing is Permanent. Don’t stress yourself too much because no matter how bad the situation is, it will change. – Unknown
  • 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
  • You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things. – Joyce Meyer
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    • Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others – Paulo Coelho
    • Ten years from now, you’ll laugh at whatever is stressing you out today. Why not laugh now? – Tony Robbins
    • Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be’ – Gautama Buddha
    • 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


  • You can do anything, but not everything – Kathy Freston
  • Don’t stress, do your best, forget the rest – Unknown
  • Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow but only empties today of its strengths. – Charles H. Spurgeon
  • Everyone is struggling under stress and fear. Only with right attitude we can avoid regrets. – Kishore Bansal
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    • Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow but only empties today of its strengths. – Charles H. Spurgeon
    • Everyone is struggling under stress and fear. Only with right attitude we can avoid regrets.– Kishore Bansal
    • The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey
    • Plan ahead when you know a situation will arise that causes you stress.
    • Recognize the triggers and have. – Cathi Spence
    • Take a short break and focus your attention away from whatever is causing you stress.– Glen Halterman
    • There are some things you learn best in the calm and some in the storm. – Willa Cather


    • Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and get excited about what can go right. -Unknown
    • Humor a great stress reliever! Laugh, be happy and have less stress! – Catherine Pulsifer
    • Yoga is the perfect way to de-stress and work out the same time.” -Shannon Elizabeth
    • No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick
    • It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos – Donna Karan
    • Just because we’re in a stressful situation, that doesn’t mean we have to be stressed out – Joel Osein
    • Some stress is necessary in our lives when we want to stimulate creativity, or to promote learning.” –Christian J. Borg


    • Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s all small stuff – Richard Carlson
    • It’s a good idea to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life. – Paulo Coelho
    • If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary –Jim Rohn
    • Don’t believe in every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate – Renee Jain


    • Stress is something that is created in the mind, it’s how we look at things.
    • Changing the way we think is the way to fend stress off’ –Goldie Hawn
    • Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.– Lysa TerKeurst
    • Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working
    • hard for something we love is called passion – Simon Sinek
    • Give your stress wings and let if fly away.” –Terri Guillemets
    • Calmness is the cradle of power –Josiah Gilbert Holland
    • I think one of the biggest things that sleep does is help with emotional stress.” – Joe Zeller


    • Give your stress wings and let it fly away.” –Terri GuillemetsGod will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress. – Kelly Clarkson
    • Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. – Chinese Proverb
    • Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. – Mother Teresa