Quotes About Stress

Stress, who hasn’t experienced it? Just when you think you’re getting a break here comes stress again to slam you. There are all sorts of pressures in life but we have to learn how to use stress in all situations. Some stress is good, like the kind you get when trying something new or making a necessary change in your life.

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

The chief cause of stress is reality.  ~ Lily Tomlin

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

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.  ~ Richard Carlson

If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.  ~ Terri Guillemets

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.  ~ Marcus Aurelius

No pressure, no diamonds.  ~ Mary Case

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

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

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

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

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

Stress is poison.  ~ Agavé Powers

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

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.  ~ Joshua L. Liebman

Painful is the stress when one cannot reproduce or convey vividly to others, however hard he tries, what he's experienced so intensely.  ~ Haruki Murakami

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

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

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

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.  ~ Steve Pavlina

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

The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.  ~ Elbert Hubbard

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 Iacocca

Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.  ~ Bill Phillips

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.  ~ Jane Wagner

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

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