A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment
A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that
we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is
how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was
the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their
people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of
-John Kenneth Galbraith
Anxiety and conscience are a powerful pair of dynamos. Between them,
they have ensured that I shall work hard, but they cannot ensure that
one shall work at anything worthwhile.
-Arnold J. Toynbee
Anxiety destroys scale, and suffering makes us lose perspective.
Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes one feel as you might when a
drowning man holds unto you. You want to save him, but you know he will
strangle you with his panic.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Anxiety is the unwillingness to play even when you know the odds are for
you. Courage is the willingness to play even when you know the odds are
As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of
infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
Deep within every human being there still lives the anxiety over the
possibility of being alone in the world, forgotten by God, overlooked
among the millions and millions in this enormous household.
Early in life, I was visited by the bluebird of anxiety.
He whose honor depends on the opinion of the mob must day by day strive
with the greatest anxiety, act and scheme in order to retain his
reputation. For the mob is varied and inconstant, and therefore if a
reputation is not carefully preserved it dies quickly.
I think she must have been very strictly brought up, she's so
desperately anxious to do the wrong thing correctly.
-H.H. Munro Saki
I'm a firm believer in anxiety and the power of negative thinking.
In the great fulfillment we must have a citizenship less concerned about
what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do
for the nation.
-Warren G. Harding
In the US the people are blinkered by the millions of flags that flutter
on the forest of poles and hang from every other window. They block the
political view and the thunder of their flapping means that even anxious
questions, let alone protests, cannot, will not, be heard.
It is a general error to imagine the loudest complainers for the public
to be the most anxious for its welfare.
It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but
only empties today of its strength.
-Charles H. Spurgeon
Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor.
Men have gained control over the forces of nature to such an extent that
with their help they would have no difficulty exterminating one another
to the last man. They know this, and hence comes a large part of their
current unrest, their unhappiness and their mood of anxiety.
Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man's greatest source
of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. Over all
history it has oppressed nearly all people in one of two ways: either it
has been abundant and very unreliable, or reliable and very scarce.
-John Kenneth Galbraith
My anxieties have anxieties.
(In the comic strip Peanuts)
-Charles M. Schulz
No good has ever come from feeling guilty, neither intelligence, policy,
nor compassion. The guilty do not pay attention to the object but only
to themselves, and not even to their own interests, which might make
sense, but to their anxieties.
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's
jobs with yesterday's tools.
Poetry is what happens when an anxiety meets a technique.
Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source
and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
The biggest big business in America is not steel, automobiles, or
television. It is the manufacture, refinement and distribution of
The media no longer hesitant to whip up lurid anxieties in order to
increase sales, in the process undermining social confidence and
There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane: Either
you have diarrhea, or you're anxious to meet people who do.
We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect
some new disaster with each newspaper we read.
We still proclam the old ideals of liberty but we cannot voice them
without anxiety in our hearts. The question is no longer one of
establishing democratic institutions but of preserving them.
-Charles Evans Hughes
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet,
isn't much better than tedious disease.
-George Dennison Prentice
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