A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on action, anxiety, desires, and motivation

. . . Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.


Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 2:49, p. 66

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, anxiety, certainty, character, citizenship, performance, and virtue

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Antonia Till on anxiety, cooking, family, friendship, oppression, sharing, and society

. . . even those for whom cooking is an oppressive chore or a source of self-doubting anxiety, acknowledge that a meal shared by friends and family is one of the bonding rituals without which the family, society even, can fall apart.

Antonia Till

Source: Loaves & Wishes

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A Quote by Anna Jameson on absence, anxiety, death, life, and love

As the presence of those we love is as a double life, so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy, is as a foretaste of death.

Anna Jameson

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A Quote by Aesop on anxiety and peace

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

Aesop (620 - 560 BC)

Source: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on america, anxiety, day, past, politicians, presidency, and world

Senator [Stephen] Douglas is of world-wide renown. All the anxious politicians of his party, or who have been of his party for years past, have been looking upon him as certainly, at no distant day, to be the President of the United States. They have seen in his round, jolly, fruitful face, post offices, land offices, marshalships, and cabinet appointments, chargeships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: speech at Springfield, Illinois, July 17, 1858.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on anxiety, nations, and prayer

Reply to a clergyman who said to Lincoln that he hoped "the Lord was on our side." I know that the LORD is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that this nation should be on the LORD'S side.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln, p282,1867

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A Quote by A. H. Gray on anxiety, belief, body, contentment, depression, enemies, facts, fear, god, grace, heart, hunger, learning, love, mankind, needs, peace, people, poverty, power, secrets, strength, suffering, present, trust, truth, understanding, a

Unless the secret of inward peace is also the secret of escape from fear, it does not meet a need I believe is almost the central need of mankind. If it be asked, "Why are so many people in the modern world anxious, worried, nervous, irritable, depressed, bad sleepers, and not quite well?" the answer in most cases is that they are frightened. . . . What, then, is the way to escape from the power of this ever-present enemy? I know none except learning that we are in the keeping of a God who will never desert us. . . . There is no fear where love is, and the love of God is always present. . . . Till we have faced that fact, we are not ready to understand what God does actually for those who trust in Him. But when we have learnt that truth, we may go on to say, "Come what may, we know that He will be with us and therefore need not fear." We may have to suffer in the body, but His sustaining grace will never leave us. We may lose our dear ones and so be wounded in our very hearts, but His grace will give us strength to carry even that cross. We may have to face poverty; but if so, He will do for us what He has done for thousands and teach us how to be poor and yet content. We may have to face hunger of the heart, and no one who knows what that means will ever think lightly of it; but even through that fiery trial, His love will sustain those who turn to Him.

A. H. Gray

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