100+ Anxiety Quotes, Motivational Quotes that Can Make You Relax

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a term that describes psychological disorders that can have characteristics such as fear, concern for the future, prolonged worries, and nervousness.

Anxiety is common to everyone.

However, anxiety is called a psychological disorder when anxiety prevents a person from living his daily life and undergoing productive activities.

Anxiety is a normal response in facing difficult situations.

Quotes about Anxiety

Social Anxiety Quotes

What is social anxiety?

Humans are individual beings who must live socially with each other.

Because every human being needs each other, mutual respect and must respect each other.

In everyday life everyone will always socialize with others.

Although social life sometimes makes a person feel nervous and anxious in a new social environment is a natural thing because everyone must adapt.

But there are some people who avoid social life, this condition is called social phobia.

In 1903 an expert named Janet created a term called social phobia.

To describe the condition of his patients who feel anxious when being observed by other people while talking or doing other activities.

This condition is called shy syndrome or in the medical world it is known as social anxiety disorder.

According to Indonesian wikipedia explains that what is meant by social anxiety is an anxiety disorder of the social environment that occurs with a sign of strong fear of certain social situations.

So that people who experience this experience pressure and the inability to function normally in some life situations.

For this reason, there is nothing wrong with knowing the following social anxiety quotes:

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Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it, I try to send it back. But sometimes I’m too afraid to and have to eat it anyway. – Martin Amis

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do.

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If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around. -Martin H. Fischer

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon

There’s just so much going on in my mind, sometimes I can’t keep up with what’s going on around me. – Amanda Jade Briskar on A Healthy Place

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Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination. -Christian Nevell Bovee

I’m shy, but I’m not clinically shy. I don’t have social anxiety disorder or anything like that. I more have a gentle shyness. Like, I have a little trouble mingling at parties. – Samantha Bee

I say sorry a lot, mostly because I feel everything is my fault. – Unknown

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A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. -Oscar Wilde  infj

I think one thing that does cause unhappiness is protracted anxiety and worry. – Derek Bok

All this hurrying from place to place won’t bring you any relief, for you’re travelling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way – Seneca

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. -Albert Camus

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The shy and the extroverted have this in common – that they both fancy they are the center of attention. – Robert Breault

If a person doesn’t know to which port they sail, no wind is favourable. — Seneca.

I’m scared of any fighter I’ve ever fought because they are some dangerous people to be dealing with. That’s also where the anxiety comes from. – Nate Diaz

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I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go. – Shauna Niequist

Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside. — Marcus Aurelius.

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Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are! -Charles Dickens  #hsp #infj

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

I feel as though my real personality is locked up in a box inside of me, and that box doesn’t open until I’m alone. It saddens me so much that I can’t find a way to show anyone that I’m actually intelligent and funny and good company. – Anonymous

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Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will.

What upsets people is not things themselves, but their judgements about these things. — Epictetus.

To suffer some anxiety, some depression, some disappointment, even some failure is normal.    

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Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens – Epictetus

Now that I have conquered social anxiety disorder, I find pleasure in fans approaching me.    

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

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Existential Anxiety Quotes

What is existential anxiety?

Existential anxiety refers more to anxiety, fear and excessive panic about someone’s own questions on himself.

For example, when someone ponders the question of who I am? Why am I here? What I have done? What have I achieved so far?

Pondering is freedom for everyone, but it seems that often makes the person feel anxious over their lives.

Although in some cases, anxiety becomes a form to be more productive and live healthier.

Anxiety is indeed not something that must be overcome with medication.

But when the anxiety has turned into something that interferes with daily activities, it is necessary to have psychological therapy.

So that anxiety does not turn out to be a symptom of mental disorders.

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Compassion on the part of the therapist is the essence of any psychotherapy which deserves the name – Rollo May, Freedom & Destiny, p. 231

In the anxiety to get beautiful colour harmony do not exhaust all combinations on one canvas.    

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I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.

Man cannot endure his own littleness unless he can translate it into meaningfulness on the largest possible level. – Ernest Becker, 1973, The Denial of Death, p. 196

Anxiety is not to be managed it is a sin that needs to be repented of.

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Anxiety is good for nothing if we can’t turn it into a defense.

Recall how often in human history the saint and the rebel have been the same person. – Rollo May, 1975, The Courage to Create, p. 35

Our minds can be kept free of anxiety as we dump the load of our cares on the Lord in prayer.

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You are not weak. People like us, we’re brave. We’re the ones who get up and face our worst fears every day. We keep fighting.

The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.

Instinct, lifted into the ego sphere by consciousness is the power of will, and at the same time a tamed, directed, controlled instinct, which manifests itself freely within the individual personality, that is, creatively. – Otto Rank, 1929/1978, Truth and Reality, p. 24

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Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It creates the failures. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

Freedom without compassion is demoniacal. Without compassion, freedom can be self-righteous, inhuman, self-centered, and cruel. – Rollo May, 1981, Freedom and Destiny, p. 230

Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that’s just in the suitcase when you’re an actor.

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There can be no stronger proof of the impoverishment of our contemporary culture than the popular – though profoundly mistaken – definition of myth as falsehood. – Rollo May, 1991, The Cry for Myth, p.

Stress is something that is sort of out of your control. You get stressed out over looking at the finish line. Stress is something that is an outside thing. Stress is an anxiety.

For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. –  Viktor E. Frankl, 1984, Man’s Search for Meaning (3rd ed),

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Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.    

When you put sugar into bitter tea, the amount of bitterness remains the same, it only tastes a little better than without any sugar at all. – Lu Xun (2000), Letters Between Two

Anxiety and depression are the price you pay for a well-lived life.    

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Myth opens the door to a world that cannot be predicted and controlled, where truth is more amorphous, multifaceted, relative, pluralistic. – David N. Elkins, Beyond Religion, p. 193

I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.

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Anxiety and Depression Quotes       

What is difference and similarities anxiety and depression?

Anxiety is your reaction to stress.

While depression is a mental illness characterized by worsening moods, feelings, stamina, appetite, sleep patterns, and the concentration level of the sufferer.

Depression is not a sign of weakness or character defects.

Anxiety becomes a chronic psychological disorder when you are constantly hit by irrational fears or fears of all kinds of things that you consider to be a big threat, even though they do not pose a real danger.

Living with an anxiety disorder makes you continue to experience stress even after the threatening event you’ve passed.

Anxiety disorders can be experienced every day with the appearance of very clear symptoms, such as social phobia, or come suddenly without reason such as panic attacks or anxiety attacks.

Whereas depression can not be equated with feelings of sadness or grief, which usually will improve over time, although in some cases, depression can be triggered by sustained grief or stress.

Depression affects you in the same way as anxiety, but the symptoms of depression are far more intense and last for at least two weeks or more.

In addition, depression causes a drastic change from a great mood, giving rise to despair, suffering, and even an unwillingness to continue living.

Some anxiety and depression quotes may be a picture for you:

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Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.

A breakup is like a broken mirror, it’s better to give up than to hurt yourself trying to fix it.

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It was like being at the bottom of a hole, looking up and seeing the top, but having no rope to climb out.

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.    

A break up is the closest thing to bereavement.

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Feeling intense shame and a nagging fear that people would think my attacks were all in my head, I decided to hide my symptoms from even my closest friends and family.

At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.

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After a breakup, you’re left feeling useless, used, alone, and deceived. You’re left feeling all the feelings you never wanna feel again.

The worst era of my anxiety disorder was the time before I knew I had it. I knew something was wrong, but not what.

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When you get over the anxiety, you discover you should have been mad a long time ago.

A good friend doesn’t try to break up a fight. A good friend comes in with a flying kick.

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Was I going to spend the next 40 years making clever excuses about why I was unable to participate in living, laughing, and being whole?

Anxiety comes into existence only when we become identified with small things. And they all pass.

 All of our heartfelt lies are not enough this time.

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People need help. And asking for it isn’t a weakness. Admitting you need help and asking for it? That is acknowledging fear and gaining strength from it.

The moment I started treating my social anxiety disorder, I started feeling better.

All you had to do was stay.

Depression hurt physically, a pain like a pit in the stomach that won’t go away.

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For me, most of the anxiety and difficulty of writing takes place in the act of not writing. It’s the procrastination, the thinking about writing that’s difficult.

A million words would not bring you back, I know because I’ve tried. Neither would a million tears, I know because I’ve cried.

For me, depression feels like losing the will to live. I stop caring about everything and anyone, especially myself. Even getting out of bed becomes an insurmountable obstacle, so I just don’t even try.

It was impossible to sleep. Anxiety stopped me from falling asleep; depression woke me up.    

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And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

There is no one cure for depression. But there is a cure for depression inside each and every one of us. The only problem is that you have to find it within yourself. Mine happened to be my unconditional love for others.

Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.

A part of me will always be yours.

quotes on worry and anxiety

Depression is a devastating illness, causing great suffering in the afflicted and anxiety to their nearest and dearest: it can hit at any age.

A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out, in the end, it was never meant to be.

Even now it comes as a shock if by chance I notice in the street a face resembling someone I know however slightly, and I am at once seized by a shivering violent enough to make me dizzy.

As much as you might want them to be, some people just ain’t meant to be around for forever.

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A large part of the present anxiety to improve the education of girls and women is also due to the conviction that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained.

I lost the one person I never thought I could lose.

Release all the anxiety that keeps you from moving ahead. Keep breathing it out and letting it go.

I’m deleting you from my life.

In other people’s company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring.

I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don’t know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I’ll break up with someone on purpose.

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Quotes About Stress

Why do people get stressed?

In fact, stress is the body’s natural response to fighting danger.

When in a state of urgency or pressure, the body will do certain hormone secretions as a form of confrontation with the ‘danger’.

The higher the level of pressure felt, the more the body will produce cortisol, adrenaline, and nonadrenaline.

Anything can cause you to experience stress.

You can just feel depressed because of work, college assignments, financial conditions, relationships with other people, boyfriends, family, or others, and others.

Especially for people who often demand perfection aka perfectionism, the stress risk that will be experienced tends to be greater.

Acute stress is stress that takes place in a short time and is most experienced by individuals.

Usually, acute stress occurs because of the pressure that just happened or things that are troubling in the future, such as work deadlines or assignments.

Usually, the impact is headache and discomfort in the stomach and can recover after the problem is over.

quotes about worry and stress

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. – Richard Carlson

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress. – Viggo Mortensen

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.

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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

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.  – Margaret Fuller

There are thousands of causes for stress, and one antidote to stress is self-expression. That’s what happens to me every day. My thoughts get off my chest, down my sleeves and onto my pad.

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In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. – Lee Iacocca

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  – Ovid

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

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It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. – Bruce Lee

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.  – Harry Emerson Fosdick

Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James

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Give your stress wings and let it fly away. – Terri Guillemets

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

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. – John Newton

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The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.  – Author Unknown

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.

It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life. – Paulo Coelho

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Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.  – Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid

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There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  – Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

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

Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive. – Ziggy Marley

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There are an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.  – Peter Drucker

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.

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Keep Calm Quotes

How to overcome anxiety?

Anxiety itself is a form of emotion characterized by unpleasant feelings due to inner turmoil.

It’s not easy to get rid of anxiety, especially depression.

But you still have to understand how to deal with it so that the negative feelings do not become more so that it interferes with your activities or even your health.

When you are experiencing anxiety or depression, try to express what you feel and keep in touch with the environment.

One of the best ways to get rid of anxiety and tendency to depression is to do what you like – watching movies, going out for a walk, going to the beach, singing, etc.

In addition, research shows that regular exercise can relieve symptoms of depression.

Physical activities such as exercise can increase the production of endorphins which have the effect of reducing pain and triggering feelings of pleasure, calm, or happiness.

One thing that can make your anxiety and depression worse is negative thoughts about yourself or the environment around you.

Therefore, one way to overcome anxiety and depression is to think positively.

Here are some inspirations to keep calm quotes that can be your motivation:

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They sicken of the calm who know the storm. ― Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems

Do not learn how to react. Learn how to respond. — Buddha

Keep calm. You have the forest in your blood. ― Nenia Campbell

Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them. I say it’s perfectly heartless you’re eating muffins at all, under the circumstances. ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Keep Calm because Life’s too short to stress over people who don’t deserve to be an issue.

Choose to be optimistic. It feels better. — Dalai Lama

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There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. – Willa Cather

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather. ― Pema Chödrön

They sicken of the calm who know the storm.― Dorothy Parker

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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we’re frantic, life will be frantic. If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful. — Marianne Williamson

Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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Keep calm, stay strong and make them wonder how you’re still smiling.

I’m the one person who wears the words ‘hustle, loyalty, respect’ on my T-shirts and merchandise. My audience is children. It’s very flattering to see a kid wear your T-shirt; it’s even more flattering to have a dad come up to you and say, ‘I watch you with my kid. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re a role model for my son.’

The pink sunset reminds me of her, and the calm water matches the calm that images of her bring to my heart. ― Jarod Kintz

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Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane! ― Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health. – Dalai Lama

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.

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I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going. ― Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Keep cool; anger is not an argument. – Daniel Webster

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

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Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face. ― Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

I always teach myself calm and visualization stuff. – Conor McGregor

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. ― Jules Renard

Keep cool and you will command everyone. – Justinian

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The storm before the calm. ― Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Do not ever get agitated by provoking thoughts and actions. Always keep your calm. This will shame the alien. ― Lailah Gifty Akita

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. – Jules Renard

Who’s crazy: people who trust other people, or people who don’t? ― Lenore Skenazy

Keep calm and turn it off and on again.

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Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea. – Mikhail Lermontov

Don’t let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain. ― Michael Bassey Johnson

Keep Calm Because Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver and eartbreak makes you wiser. – Ritu Ghatourey

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. —David G. Allen

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A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger. ― Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword

A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger. ― Chris Bradford

Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, I’m sorry. – Robert H. Schuller

It stood calm against the suburban storm raging around it. The thunder screamed across the sky; it slapped the clouds into a heated turmoil that flew towards the south. ― J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Keep calm and believe in dreams.

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It’s calm under the waves in the blue of my oblivion. ― Fiona Apple

Peaceful disputes are maintained when men sincerely believe that they are morally, logically correct about the issues at hand. It is when neither side is really certain that wars are instigated.― Criss Jami, Killosophy

The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool. – William Mcfee

You arrive at a village, and in this calm environment, one starts to hear echo. – Yannick Noah

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