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- Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
- If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
- George Burns (1896 - 1996)
- Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.
- Jane Wagner, (and Lily Tomlin)
- If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD)
- It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990
- Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
- Natalie Goldberg
- Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
- Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )
- Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start your day.
- Sharon Gold
- If you had to define stress, it would not be far off if you said it was the process of living. The process of living is the process of having stress imposed on you and reacting to it.
- Stanley J. Sarnoff, Man Under Stress, 1963
- Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.
- Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005