Life is never short on its supply of problems. Sometimes bad things can happen unexpectedly. Life throws us curve balls and sometimes they hit us hard, but it doesn’t mean the end is near.
A happy life is not synonymous with a perfect, carefree life (is there such a thing?); it means you have the courage and optimism to make the best of just about anything. Here are 13 powerful quotes about worrying for when life hits you hard.
1. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” —Roy T. Bennett
2. “You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.” —Olin Miller
3. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” —Corrie Ten Boom
4. “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.” —Dalai Lama XIV
5. “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”—George Bernard Shaw
6. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”– E. Joseph Cossman
7. “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
8. “Worry 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
9. “There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.” —Harold Stephen
10. “Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.”—Nelson DeMille
11. “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher
12. “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
13. “Let our advance worrying become advanced thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill