Read these stress quotes and bid adieu to your anxiety for good. For more on famous tension quotations and sayings, read on.

Stress Quotes

Stress is the body’s way of saying, “enough is enough”. No matter how strong you are, it’s easy to buckle down under daily work, health and mental stress. Remember, once your stress levels shoot up, the quality of your life significantly goes down. That is why it is important to alleviate stress even before it hinders your well-being and damages your life permanently. However, several people feel that a few forms of stress are good as they keep the individual on his toes and prevents him/her from being lazy. The advantage of such forms of stress is that they don't make you feel pointless.

Stress is a physiological challenge and it hampers the human body. Our bodies have a sympathetic way of responding to a stressful event, famously known as the 'fight-or-flight response'. During such a response our body produces large quantities of the chemicals, cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which trigger a higher heart rate, heightened muscle preparedness, sweating, and alertness.  All these factors help us protect ourselves in challenging situations which might add to mental stress.

Stress leads to increase in blood pressure, breathing and pulse rate and also slows down our digestive and immune systems. Let’s fight stress, here are some tension quotes and sayings by famous men. Scroll down to know what these great minds had to say.

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.

- Sylvia Plath

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.

- Sylvia Plath

Is there no way out of the mind.

- Sylvia Plath

Everyone is more or less mad on one point.

- Rudyard Kipling

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.

- Steven Wright

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

- Napolean Hill

Yeah, all those things, responsibility, pressure. It's a bit stressful. I try and come to terms with it by not thinking about it.

- Joe Strummer

For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.

- John Calvin

Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.

- Julie Andrews

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

- Albert Schweitzer

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.

- Alfred Adler

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about.

- Britney Spears

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 Burns

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.

- Ella Fitzgerald

The facts of life are that a child who has seen war cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what war is except from television.

- Sophia Loren

God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress.

- Kelly Clarkson

Often times I'm confronted with a quote that I don't remember saying. So, on one hand it's very flattering, it is just so surreal.

- Will Ferrell

Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.

- Alvin Toffler

The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.

- Richard Wright

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale.

- Steve Nash

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

- J. Lubbock

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.

- J. Lubbock

If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.

- Carlos Castaneda

There are very few certainties that touch us all in this mortal experience, but one of the absolutes is that we will experience hardship and stress at some point.

- James C. Dobson

A lot of people are tired around here, but I'm not sure they're ready to lie down, stretch out and fall asleep.

- Jim Jones

Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.

- Ram Dass

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