It is normal to experience some anxiety in daily life because of various situations such as life events, previous experiences, financial worries, and relationships. Some people may be more prone to anxiety than others, but it is common for everyone to feel anxious at times. However, when anxiety becomes excessive or chronic, it can interfere with your daily functioning and overall well-being. Finding healthy ways to manage stress is essential. Here are a few quotes from Stoic philosophers that may help overcome anxiety. Stoic philosophy emphasizes the importance of accepting what we cannot control and focusing on what we can. This perspective can help manage anxiety, as it can help to reduce feelings of helplessness and encourage a sense of control and agency. You may find these Stoic quotes on anxiety to find strength and peace of mind.
Stoic Quotes On Anxiety
Epictetus Quotes On Anxiety
#1 “What upsets people is not things themselves, but their judgments about these things.” – Epictetus
#2 “Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.” – Epictetus.
#3 “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems.”- Epictetus.
#4 “We should always be asking ourselves:” Is this something that is, or is not, in my control?” – Epictetus.
#5 “Just keep in mind: the more we value things outside our control, the less control we have.” – Epictetus
#6 “It is impossible that happiness, and yearning for what is not present, should ever be united.”- Epictetus
#7 “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
Seneca Quotes About Anxiety
#8 “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”- Seneca
#9 “Two elements must therefore be rooted out once for all, -the fear of future suffering, and the recollection of past suffering; since the latter no longer concerns me, and the former concerns me not yet.”- Seneca
#10 “What is the point of dragging up sufferings that are over, of being miserable now, because you were miserable then?”- Seneca
#11 “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”- Seneca.
#12 “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.”- Seneca
#13 “The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”- Seneca
Marcus Aurelius Quotes
#14 “Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions-not outside.”- Marcus Aurelius
#15 “Pain is neither intolerable nor everlasting if you bear in mind that it has its limits, and if you add nothing to it in imagination.” – Marcus Aurelius
#16 “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make of it.”- Marcus Aurelius
#17 “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
I hope these quotes help overcome anxiety. Remember that it is important to focus on the things within your control, practice mindfulness, stay present in the moment, and strive to live a virtuous life. If you enjoy reading these quotes, do not forget to share them with your family and friends.
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