A Quote by John Eliot on fight or flight, efficiency, human body, and anxiety

The physical symptoms of fight or flight are what the human body has learned over thousands of years to operate efficiently and at the highest level…anxiety is a cognitive interpretation of that physical response.

John Eliot

Source: Overachievement: The New Model for Exceptional Performance

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A Quote by Krishna on anxiety


The awakened sages call a person wise when all his undertakings are free from anxiety about results.


Source: The Bhagavad Gita

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A Quote by James Allen on anxiety, circumstances, improvement, and men

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.

James Allen (1864 - 1912)

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on anger, anxiety, fear, and world

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

Wayne Dyer

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A Quote by W.S. Gilbert on anxiety, culture, idleness, kindness, lies, meaning, mind, novelty, and plants

If you're anxious for to shine in the high aesthetic line As a man of culture rare, You must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms And plant them everywhere. You must lie upon the daisies and discourse in novel phrases Of your complicated state of mind, The meaning doesn't matter if it's only idle chatter Of a transendental kind.

W.S. Gilbert

Source: Bunthorne's Song, from Patience

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on anxiety, authors, books, familiarity, good, memory, quotations, study, and work

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Roving Commission: My Early Life [1930]

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on anxiety and money

There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood. . . . Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: Of Human Bondage, 1915, ch. 51

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A Quote by William Morris on anxiety, chance, death, earth, fear, heart, hope, life, pain, past, pleasure, and praise

April O fair mid-spring, besung so oft and oft, How can I praise thy loveliness enow? Thy sun that burns not, and thy breezes soft That o'er the blossoms of the orchard blow, The thousand things that 'neath the young leaves grow, The hopes and chances of the growing year, Winter forgotten long, and summer near. When summer brings the lily and the rose, She brings us fear-her very death she brings Hid in her anxious heart, the forge of woes; And, dull with fear, no more the mavis sings. But thou! thou diest not, but thy fresh life clings About the fainting autumn's sweet decay, When in the earth the hopeful seed they lay. Ah! life of all the year, why yet do I, Amid thy snowy blossoms' fragrant drift, Still long for that which never draweth nigh, Striving my pleasure from my pain to sift, Some weight from off my fluttering mirth to lift? - Now, when far bells are ringing "Come again, Come back, past years! why will ye pass in vain?"

William Morris (1834 - 1896)

Source: April

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A Quote by William C. Menninger on absence, anxiety, creativity, experience, fear, freedom, giving, learning, maturity, profit, reality, satisfaction, and serenity

In positive terms, we can state that psychological maturity entails finding greater satisfaction in giving than in receiving; having a capacity to form satisfying and permanent loyalties; being primarily a creative, contributing person; having learned to profit from experience; having a freedom from fear (anxiety) with a resulting true serenity and not a pseudo absence of tension; and accepting and making the most of unchangeable reality when it confronts one.

William C. Menninger

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A Quote by William Bourke Cockran on anxiety, merit, opportunity, and success

There is but one straight road to success, and that is merit. The man who is successful is the man who is useful. Capacity never lacks opportunity. It can not remain undiscovered, because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.

William Bourke Cockran (1854 - 1923)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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