Worry can sneak up on you like a thief in the night. Learn what these well-known people had to say about worry - and how it can be the ultimate waste of time.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. - Leo Buscaglia

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. - His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV

Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not. - Ana Monnar

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. - Mark Twain

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. - Dale Carnegie

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Benjamin Franklin

Worry is a misuse of the imagination. - Dan Zadra

You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time. - Pat Schroeder

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. - Edgar Watson Howe

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. - Michel de Montaigne

I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. "Never worry about your heart 'til it stops beating." - E.B. White

Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow. - Philip Gulley

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due. - William Ralph Inge

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. - George MacDonald

Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff. - Robert Eliot

When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come. - Joseph Joubert

We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies. - Etty Hillesum

How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened. - Thomas Jefferson

A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work. - John Lubbock

Worry ducks when purpose flies overhead. - Terri Guillemets

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. - E. Joseph Cossman


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