Stress Quotes

Stress quotes may help get closer to the real problem and the solution for it. I tried to summarize here the most famous quotes regarding stress in six main categories.



What is stress

How does stress affect us

Funny quotes

How to deal with stress

Stress at work

Stress causes

Your Stress Quotes



Top 10 Stress Quotes






What is Stress Stress Quotes

Dan Millman ~ Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds ~


Danzae Pace ~ 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 ~


Yordan Yordanov ~ In most cases stress is the root cause of death; illnesses are just the wrap up ~


Yovko Bonev ~ Stress is not a reaction. Rather it is the price we pay for the "civilized" life we live which by the way is not civilized at all ~


Maureen Killoran ~ Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose ~


Natalie Goldberg ~ 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. ~


Sara Paddison ~ Stress is inner biofeedback, signaling you that frequencies are fighting within your system. The purpose of stress isn't to hurt you, but to let you know it's time to go back to the heart and start loving ~


Author Unknown ~ Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet ~


Pavel Stoyanov ~ Stress is the physical and psychological effects we experience as a result of the way we react to changes in the surrounding environment ~


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


Author Unknown ~ Stress is the confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately deserves it ~


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


Carrie Latet ~ Stress is an admission of weakness, a cry of defeat to the world ~


Agave Powers ~ Stress is poison ~


Wayne Dyer ~ 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 ~


Author Unknown ~ Stress is like an iceberg. We can see one-eighth of it above, but what about what’s below ~

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How does Stress Affect Us Stress Quotes

Marcus Aurelius ~ 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 ~


Wayne Dyer ~ 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 ~


Joely Fisher ~ More important, you have to stay happy and positive or the stress will kill you - but at least it will make you skinny ~


Doc Childre and Howard Martin ~ The irony is this: Our bodies react to stress in exactly the same way whether or not we have a good reason for being stressed. The body doesn't care if we're right or wrong. Even in those times when we feel perfectly justified in getting angry - when we tell ourselves it's the healthy response - we pay for it just the same ~


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


Institute of HeartMath ~ While situations, encounters or events may seem intrinsically "stressful," it is truly how an individual perceives and reacts to an event that determines whether or not the stress response is activated ~


Charles W. Mayo, M.D ~ Worry and stress affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system, and profoundly affects heart action ~


Steve Pavlina ~ Believing that you must do something perfectly is a recipe for stress, and you'll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it ~


Adabella Radici ~ If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched ~


Carrie Latet ~ To be "on edge" you are literally not centered - not being in your spiritual center ~


Edward George Bulwer-Lytton ~ We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares. They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves ~


Dr. Hans Selye ~ Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older ~


AmethystAngel & Dan Millman ~ Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is...The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds ~

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Funny Stress Quotes

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


David Mamet ~ We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie. ~


Author Unkown ~ Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~


Yovko Bonev ~ Get stressed or die trying ~


Margaret Fuller ~ Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live ~


Author Unkown ~ The time to relax is when you don't have time for it ~


Berri Clove ~ When I look at my hands and in my heart, I see stress as Lady Macbeth saw blood ~


Berri Clove ~ I try to avoid stress - it makes me feel like I'm rubber-stamping all my organs. Urgent ~


Jennifer Yane ~ I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once ~


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


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


Bill Clinton ~ Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think ~

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How to Deal with Stress Stress Quotes

Brian Vaszily ~ Take your seat on the shore. Listen to the ancient voice in the waves. Taste the salt of life on your tongue. Run your fingers through the eternal sand. Breathe deeply. If you find yourself worrying about your cell phone and emails, if you find yourself feeling guilty that you should be doing “something important,” breathe deeply again. And again. Breathe deeply until every fabric of your being is reminded that this, being here, is your top priority. This is peace. This is wisdom. The work is a means to living, but this is the living. ~


Lin Yutang ~ Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone ~


William S. Burroughs ~ Your ming will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer ~


Fred Rogers ~ 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 ~


Douglas Pagels ~ Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow ~


Pooh's Little Instruction Book ~ Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering ~


Richard Carlson ~ Don't sweat the small stuff... and it's all small stuff ~


Astrid Alauda ~ Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries ~


Joey DeMaio
~ And for any day that stings
Two better days it brings
Nothing is as bad as it seems ~


Author Unknown ~ Everything depends on you and in the same time you can not reach the final goal by yourself ~


Lee Iacocca ~ In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive ~


Catherine Pulsifer ~ How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish ~


Suze Orman ~ A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life ~


Sharon Gold ~ 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 ~


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


Carin Hartness ~ Give your stress wings and let it fly away ~


Amy Alcott ~ Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy ~


Doc Childre and Sara Paddison ~ The point of balance is the heart. It's the foundation on which to build. Activating heart frequencies by loving and caring will balance your system, bringing in peace in the moment. It's the best antidote for restoring balance and alleviating stress ~


Horace ~ In times of stress, be bold and valiant ~


Donald S. Neviaser ~ 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 ~


Etty Hillesum ~ Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths ~


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


Guy Finley ~ Looking to any angry, anxious, or otherwise stressed emotional state to help you sort out the pain you're in is like trying to organize your monthly bills by throwing them into a blender ~


Sara Paddison ~ Appreciating each other is a true family value, one that will bail out much of the stress on the planet and help strengthen the universal bond all people have ~


George F. Burns ~ 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 ~


Catherine Pulsifer ~ 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 ~ Things could be a lot worse, the stress of the situation always could be worse, but I am alive and I have a lot to be thankful for - so I shall not waste my days with stress and frustrations - Life is too short ~


Doc Childre and Howard Martin ~ Any time one person makes an effort to contact a deeper part of him or herself, balance his or her emotions, and deflect the stress momentum, others benefit. As more individuals learn to maintain their poise and balance and refrain from adding to the incoherence around them, they help to counterbalance the frequency of stress ~


Seneca ~ A man who suffers or stresses before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary ~


Guy Finley ~ Being anxious, or in a painful rush of any kind, kills the possibility of meeting anyone with compassion ~


Lily Tomlin ~ For fast-acting relief try slowing down ~


Ovid ~ Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop ~


Sylvia Plath ~ There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them ~


Konstantin Stanislavsky ~ At times of great stress it is especially necessary to achieve a complete freeing of the muscles ~


Dr. Hans Selye ~ Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise ~


Agnes Repplier ~ In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin ~


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


Paul Brown ~ The key to winning is poise under stress ~


Greg Anderson ~ When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress in our life becomes manageable ~


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


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

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Stress at Work Stress Quotes

Zig Ziglar ~ Many companies have long contended that stress in the home causes productivity loss in the market place.. and it does. But research now reveals that stress on the job causes stress at home. In other words, they feed off each other ~


Alvin Toffler ~ Future Shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time ~


Peter G. Hanson, M.D. ~ Stress is simply the adaptation of our bodies and minds to change; and change, as we noted, is about the only constant left in the workplace ~

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Causes of Stress Stress Quotes

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


Jane Wagner Lily Tomlin ~ Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it ~


Prem Prakash ~ Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as worthy of love ~


Pavel Stoyanov ~ 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 ~


Garson Kanin ~ 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

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This Site Visitors' Stress Quotes

Peter Furlong ~ You must first see yourself as part of the problem before you can be part of the solution ~


BRITTNEYT ~ I CAN ONLY MAKE AN HEARTFELT EFFORT TO NOT ALLOW THE PRESSURES, NOR STRESSORS OF THIS WORLD DICTATE MY RESPONSE TO THE WORLD THAT CONTINUES TO EXIST AROUND THEM ~


Wali Muhammad ~ Stress is the fire of life ~


DivyarajSingh Patil ~ Red Bull gives you wings and helps you fly away, right? Give your stress some red bull too ~


Scott Grace ~ Control what is in your life boat. If you worry about what is on the outside it will make you sink! ~


Anonymous ~ If it's meant to happen, it will. If it's not, it won't. You can't change it. Therefore, no need to worry. Problem solved. ~


Anonymous ~ The feeling of stress is crippling, just like everything in life it to is relative. Stressed? Change the point of preception from negative to positive. Easier said then done because negatives are always easier to see. Positives need conscious thought and usually some form of action to be seen ~


Meera Bolton ~ Stress is a mental illness that is accepted in social life ~


NM ~ I know I'm really stressed when neither shopping therapy nor chocolate addiction can cheer me up ~


Melissa ~ Time is our life. But our time is limited, we need to start changing our life around to make it how we want, accepting what we can't change, and start living with what we got. Instead wasting our time to change what we can't ~


Angel Mathews ~ Everybody knows what it is. The nonspecific response of the body to any demand put upon it. Stress is the spice of life ~


Rahul Doke ~ Think positive to reduce stress ~


Jitendra Kaluram Aherkar ~ If you are in stress, don't worry take rest and everything will be best ~


Anonymous ~ When stressed take a day of to relax your muscles and catch up ~


Michelle Chang ~ Don't be stressed, express ~


Anonymous ~ Stress is not caused by the problem but by how we handle the problem ~


Adam Manze ~ Stress is the one of the most worst things in life that you can imagine. Bring the stress down and surround yourself with good people and good friends and the stress will disapear like it wasn't even there. ~


Margret S. ~ Stress is the state of mind that uses daily tasks to create a mountain impossible to conquer. ~

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Stress quotes are powerful little reminders to focus your attention on stress sources and the ways to reduce or eliminate the stress from your life.

Stress quotes can inspire, enlighten, or bring a good laugh. The right stress quotes can change the way you perceive reality. There have been many inspirational stress quotes from a variety of great minds over the years, all of which bring a unique perspective on this universal experience in life.

Find out your favorite stress quotes and consider posting them on your car, computer monitor, mirror, front door, or anywhere where your eyes often travel during a typical day. Doing this with stress quotes is an effective way to help you understand what stress is, to always keep in mind that it is around you and equip you with effective techniques to ease the stress in your life.

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