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

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) British writer.

The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.


Love is full of anxious fears.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

Ovid (BC 43-AD 18) Roman poet.

Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Austro-German poet.

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.

Josh Billings (1815-1885) American humorist and lecturer.