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55 Best Stress Quotes - Driven

When you need some stress relief, there’s nothing better to read than quotes about stress. It reminds you that everyone in the world deals with stress, and many people have overcome stressful situations. You are not alone.


You may also want to inspire someone going through a high-pressure period with some stress quotes. Encourage them with our roundup of the 55 best quotes about stress!


1. “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.”
―Leonard Bernstein


2. “Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.”
―Bill Phillips


3. “Calmness is the cradle of power.”
―Josiah Gilbert Holland


4. “The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances.
―Andrew Bernstein

5. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
―William James


6. “Stress acts as an accelerator: it will push you either forward or backward, but you choose which direction.”
―Chelsea Erieau


7. “It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.”
―Hans Selye


8. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
―Sydney J. Harris


9. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”
―David Allen

10. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

―Elbert Hubbard

3. A diamond is just a piece of coal that coped well with stress. Unknown

4. What matters is not the amount of daily work, but its daily reduction. Cut off the excess. Bruce Lee

5. The people in your life should be a source to help you deal with difficulties, not cause more of them. Unknown nine0005

6. Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to prioritize one thought over another. William James

7. Stress is the inability to distinguish between what is happening and what you think is happening. Unknown

8. Don't worry about what might be. If it had to happen, it would have happened. nine0045 Unknown

9. Gratitude can reduce your stress and anxiety. Bree Miller

10. If the problem can be solved, why bother? If the problem cannot be solved, there is no point in worrying. Buddha

11. Stress arises when we are "here" and want to be "there". Eckhart Tolle

12. It's not the load that breaks you, but the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

13. If you really want to avoid what's bothering you, you need to be a different person, not somewhere else. Lucius Annaus Seneca

14 . People become attached to their burden sometimes more than this burden is attached to them. George Bernard Shaw

15. Resistance breeds suffering. Stress occurs when your mind resists what is. The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to the life that is unfolding. You don't need to control your thoughts. Dan Millman

16. In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and hearts and be sure that our questions are just as important as our answers. Fred Rogers

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17. The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. Sidney J. Harris

18. One of the best advice I have ever received was from a skilled rider. I told me to slow down to speed up. I think this applies to everything in life. We live as if we do not have enough hours in the day, but if we do everything calmly and carefully, we will do it faster and with much less stress. nine0045 Viggo Mortensen

19. It's a good idea to do something relaxing before making a major life decision. Paulo Coelho

20. In times of great stress or adversity, it is always better to be busy in order to direct your anger and energy into something positive. Lee Iacocca

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nine0012 21. It's not stress that kills us, but our reaction to it. Hans Selye

22. When we yearn for a life without hardship, remind ourselves that oaks grow stronger despite the winds and diamonds are created under pressure. Peter Marshall

23. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. Tit Nat Khan

24. Breathing is the power behind everything... I breathe in and I know that good things will happen. nine0045 Tao Porchon-Lynch

25. Do not underestimate the importance of Doing Nothing, when you just go where your eyes look, listen to everything that is not heard, and you don't have to worry about anything. Winnie the Pooh

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26. Rule one: don't bother with trifles. Rule two: all nonsense. Robert Eliot nine0005

27. When I look back on all those experiences, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had many problems in his life, most of which never happened. Winston Churchill

28. The calmer a person becomes, the greater his success, his influence, his power for good. Peace of mind is one of the beautiful pearls of wisdom. James Allen

nine0012 29. Breathe. Let go. and remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you definitely have. Oprah Winfrey

30. Being productive is a great way to relieve emotional stress. Occupy your mind by doing something productive. Ziggy Marley

31. Many calm rivers begin with noisy waterfalls, but not a single one jumps and foams all the way to the sea. Mikhail Lermontov

32. Make peace of mind your highest goal and organize your life around it. Brian Tracy

33. Don't try to force anything. Let life be a deep release. God opens millions of flowers without forcing the buds. Osho

34. There is silence and a refuge within you where you can retire and be yourself at any moment. Hermann Hesse

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35. Tension is what you think it should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

36. It is not the events of our life that shape us, but our opinion of what these events mean. Tony Robbins

37. Once you accept, truly accept what is going to happen to you and there is nothing you can do, the stress will miraculously leave your life. nine0045 Srikumar Rao

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38. Most of the stress people feel is not because they have a lot to do. It has to do with the fact that they didn't finish what they started. David Allen

39. You are braver than you think, stronger than you look, and smarter than you think. nine0045 Christopher Robin

40. You can't always control what happens on the outside, but you can always control what happens on the inside. Wayne Dyer

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„If you can start your day without caffeine, if you can always be cheerful and not pay attention to pain and discomfort, if you can keep from complaining and not bore people with your problems, if you can eat one and the same the same food every day and be grateful for it if you can understand a loved one when he does not have enough time for you, if you can ignore the accusations from a loved one when everything goes wrong through no fault of yours, if you can take criticism well if you can treat your poor friend as you would a rich one if you can do without lying and cheating if you can deal with stress without drugs if you can relax without drinking if you can sleep without pills, if you can sincerely say that you have no prejudice against skin color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or politics, then you have reached the level of development of your own aka.

- Winston Churchill British statesman and politician, military man, journalist, writer 1874 - 1965

Is an English-Russian translation of the poem "Almost as Good As Your Dog" by an unknown author. Churchill's authorship is attributed only in RuNet, especially in blogs.
Mistakenly attributed

About men, About pain, About dogs, About color

„Any stress is a tool. With it, a person can understand that you need to appreciate everything that already exists. Each person has the potential to help overcome even the most difficult life situations.“

- Keanu Reeves Canadian actor, producer and musician 1964

About men, about help, about personality who cannot relax, or a bird burdened with resentment? Learn from them how to put up with the present.“

— Eckhart Tolle German writer 1948

About birds, About self-esteem

“Only work relieves stress. If you have something you love, there is no stress.”

- Leonid Yakubovich Soviet and Russian TV presenter, actor, screenwriter, writer, producer. People's Artist of Russia. 1945

“At the moment of parting, both resentment and offended feelings are always present. Any parting, no matter how it goes, is already stressful. There can be no universal remedy, and thinking about it is, in any case, a calculation.”

— Vladislav Galkin is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor. Honored Artist of Russia. 1971 - 2010

From an interview with Argumenty i Fakty newspaper, 2003.

About parting, about feelings, about addiction

their thoughts and feelings. Get rid of her. Burn her. Otherwise, the hole you dug will reach the depths of the subconscious, and then the dead will come out of it at night.“

— Stephen King American writer 1947

About feelings, About night

“A gold medal is a lot of stress for a child. I immediately told the children that they need to learn the way it turns out. "

- Ekaterina Makarova Russian tennis player 1988

About children, I study

"What is called "progress" lowered a person much lower than an animal living in freedom. The way of life of the animal - eating organic food, living in the most suitable climatic conditions for the body, moving a lot and never worrying about anything - today is available only to a retired millionaire. And an ordinary person works all his life, sticking out his tongue from fatigue, and then dies from stress, having only managed to somehow pay for a mink in a concrete anthill. nine0038 The only thing he can do is launch his children into the same wheel.”

— Victor Olegovich Pelevin Russian writer 1962

About life, about men, about freedom, about animals

“Do good and don’t expect reciprocity. Let it be a better surprise for you than its absence — stress.”

— Leonid Semyonovich Sukhorukov Soviet and Ukrainian writer 1945 - 2014

“Stress is an illusion. Any stress is simply your unwillingness to articulate your fears and respond to them.“

— Franz Wertfollen writer, educator, musician

Source: Shot of Life

About fear

“They told her she’s a fool, don’t just let the next one go.
You yell at him and pull his hair.
And then you see - what a longing now, Congratulate her "health, love, wine"
And she is so drawn to answer: "Fuck you"
And twitch like a broken string. And in the morning she is stressed, and then in the subway she is trans.
It's time to throw yourself on the floor and lie there like a mattress. nine0038 December is nonsense, increased ten times. And she looks into herself - and there is emptiness, emptiness, emptiness,
Whiter than any hopeless leaf,
And everything is not right, not right, and she is not the same. And her cheek is soft and her hand is light,
And in everything she is right, and in business there is still no failure.
Next time she will scream until
She screams everything you used to kill her.”

— Vera Nikolaevna Polozkova Russian poetess, actress 1986

About health, About wine

“Stress is the best diet.”

- Alisa Brunovna Freindlikh Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, singer. People's Artist of the RSFSR and the USSR. 1934

"My lifestyle: ten hours of sleep every day, stress and chocolate."

- Nicole Kidman Australian and American actress, singer, producer 1967

About life

"The cure for stress is a smile."

- Vladimir Natanovich Vinokur Soviet and Russian humorist, singer and TV presenter 1948

About a smile

“No remorse, I tell you. If I were released now, the first thing I would do was kill a couple of people to relieve stress, rape a woman, drink vodka. And then how the card will fall. All your religions are false. Evil rules the world. I look at things realistically.”

— Alexander Yuryevich Pichushkin Russian serial killer 1974

About women, About men, About the world, About religion

try to treat people the way you want to be treated.”

— Maxim Averin 1985

About men, about disappointment

“Female weakness is one of our old illusions, just like female fidelity. Man's invention: for a man to feel strong, a woman must be weak. If you look at life expectancy and how everyday stresses, including crises, are tolerated, then we have very expressive statistics in this regard: men will be the weaker sex. In fact, for a long time now, sociologists have not been interested in who is the head of the family, but have asked how decisions are made. And then it turns out that in some cases it is the husband who receives, in others the wife, in the third the children, in the fourth all together.”

— Igor Semyonovich Kon Soviet and Russian sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, sexologist 1928 - 2011

About life, about women, about children, about family

“Managing such a company is always a lot of stress. But I go in for sports.”

— Sergey Mikhailovich Brin 1973

About sports

“Of course, sex is an art, and one of the most widespread. No matter why they do it: for love, for money, to relieve stress or for pure art. nine0038 As in other types of creativity, there are few talented people here; Geniuses - a few. "

- Andrey Evgenievich Gusev Russian writer and journalist 1952

Quotes from works of art

About men, About sex, About art

"I myself am a worker and have no idea how to make a film for the rich . What are they talking about among themselves? Suppose she looks in the mirror: what dress should I wear in the evening? And he: Oh, I have terrible stress today.“

— Aki Kaurismäki Finnish film director, screenwriter, producer 1957

About films

“Inhabitants of Novorossiya are forced to exist in a state of constant stress, they feel themselves on the verge of life and death. At the same time, they feel their historical destiny, and this feeling turns out to be stronger, deeper than the fear of death, it outweighs.”

— Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov Russian politician and statesman 1953

Source: Esquire. Quote of the Day. 31/07/2014. https://esquire.ru/quotes/31072014

About life, about death, about fear, about feelings

“My blood pressure is always normal, 120 over 80. Wake me up at night, even during a meeting, even during stress – it’s always 120 over 80.”

— Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin the first President of the Russian Federation, Russian politician and statesman, reformer; in the Soviet period ... 1931 - 2007

About time, About night

“All explosions in the family occur not so much for some real reasons, but from general fatigue, from nerves, from stress, from intemperance.”

- Leonid Isaakovich Yarmolnik Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, TV presenter, producer 1954

About family

“Pressure is your friend. Working as an arbiter, I realized how important it is to make decisions under pressure, in difficult moments. For many, decision making is fraught with stress, but if you are used to it on the playing field, it will come in handy in life as well. You make a decision and move on.”

— Pierluigi Collina former football referee 1960

About life, about the decision

“When you see a person in front of whom you feel guilty, your center of displeasure subconsciously works and stress hormones are released.”

— Alexei Vasilievich Kapranov 1965

that everyone has enough stress in life, but you just don’t notice it in your youth. However, stress is useful: you know that every now and then they give you a hard time.”

— Edward Norton 1969

From interview
Source: Edward Norton about life, cinema and travel to Russia https://www.golos-ameriki.ru/a/edward-norton-interview/1499710.html

all of us, almost constantly, and what we do under constant stress shows who we are.”

— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

“I think the plan was quite simple and, indeed, a chain of happy accidents led to what it led to. Well, well, well, I would have died on the plane. And then they would take my body in Moscow, or in Omsk, or in Tomsk, or I don’t know where, for an examination for a few days. There would be a terribly suspicious death. Mediazone would write: suspicious death, experts believe that the death is suspicious. But Dr. Myasnikov would have answered them that Navalny was finished off by moonshine in Kaftanchikovo. Or something else. After all, a man over 40, he lives in stress. Well, a suspicious death, well, it happens, people die at 40 years old. And it would go through a comma: Nemtsov was killed, most likely, and Navalny was killed. Or maybe they didn’t kill, they didn’t catch anyone by the hand. And everything, the plan was a success. And there would be no reaction. There would be a statement: we demand an investigation into the suspicious death of Alexei Navalny. Well, go find out what. Go dig. Conduct an examination. There is nothing left.“

- Alexey Anatolyevich Navalny Russian lawyer, investment activist, political and public figure, blogger 1976

Source: "There was a plane, and I died in it. " Interview with Alexei Navalny https://zona.media/article/2020/10/06/navalny "Mediazona", 07.10.2020

About death, About men

"Unconditional happiness is in your head, and you yourself determine it in moment of life - as soon as external sources of stress do not affect your inner world, and you remain calm - you will find harmony and self-confidence. nine0005

- Mark Orion"

- Mark Orion

About life, about happiness, about the world

"Man is not afraid of failure, he is afraid of success. Since in case of failure, he, plus / minus, retains his “stable given” and continues to live his understandable habitual life as before, without losing anything much. If successful, the person enters the “zone of uncertainty”, with all possible stresses, fears and not knowing what to expect. This is what scares him.”

— Alexey Khristinin

A stable datum is something you can rely on materially or emotionally. In other words, habitual (predictable) life. That is why a person makes a choice in favor of maintaining the "status quo".

About life, About men, About fear, About success

„That is, you must understand: when two creatures with different head shapes meet, it is a little stress for both. People always want to act according to algorithms, but here it is impossible to act according to algorithms. If you meet such a Polynesian with his set of beliefs, principles and some Scandinavian - they are both people, but they still grew up in very different societies, in a very different climate, with a very different approach to life. And in order for them to explain themselves to each other, and not slaughter each other, both of them need to make extra efforts. Because it's much easier, when faced with someone who thinks differently than you, to resort to the monkey: “Throw shit! Hate! Hate!” rather than try to open your heart, open your mind and study this creature, understand what this creature is about, and, if necessary, prescribe this creature how to live this creature, if you see that it is dumber than you.

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