An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown



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


Josh Billings (1815-1885, American humorist, lecturer)


Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst.


Francis H. Bradley (1846-1924, British philosopher)


Suspense is worse than disappointment.


Robert Burns (1759-1796, Scottish poet)


We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.


Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British statesman, Prime Minister)


God never built a Christian strong enough to carry today's duties and tomorrow's anxieties piled on the top of them.


Theodore L. Cuyler (1822-1909, American pastor, author)


Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.


John Dryden (1631-1700, British poet, dramatist, critic)


Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?


Tryon Edwards (1809-1894, American theologian)


Some of your grief you have cured, and lived to survive; but what torments of pain have you endured that haven't as yet arrived.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


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


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


Cares that have entered once in the breast will have whole possession of the rest.


Ben Johnson (1572-1637, British clergyman, poet, painter)


Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity


Chuck Jones


Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.


Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855, Danish philosopher, writer)


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


Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936, British author of Prose, Verse)


The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.


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


Love is full of anxious fears.


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


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


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Anxiety will not let you die of hunger.


African Proverb (Sayings of African origin)


If the fight is tomorrow, then why should you clench your fist today?


Cameroon Proverb (Sayings of Cameroonian origin)


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


Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926, German poet)


Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.


Arthur Somers Roche


The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


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


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.


Frank Smith (American author, trainer)


Anxiety about the future never profits; we feel no evil until it comes, and when we feel it, no counsel helps; wisdom is either too early or too late.


Author Unknown


If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. nothing in the paper today , we sigh.


Paul Valery (1871-1945, French poet, essayist)


The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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