Quotes on Stress

Quotes on Stress

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

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

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

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

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

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

The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it. Anonymous

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. Will Rogers

Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes a difference. Virginia Satir

A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. William Henry Davies

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

On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there. Placido Domingo

Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. Hans Selye (Selye is considered to be the first to identify the existence of biological stress and to coin the term)

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

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

I've chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about. Martin Short

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

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. Sydney J. Harris

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