Columns on Stress & Relaxation:
15 From Rob Kall's personal quotation database. Doing a talk, presentation, book or chapter and need special topics? Call for very reasonable prices on a special quotation search. If you use a quote from here, please acknowledge the source and the help in the appropriate section of your book.
COPING, STRESS, STABILITY, SINE WAVE, CHANGE, ADVERSITY, FORTUNE
"Be not elated by fortune, be not depressed by adversity."
ANXIETY, BOREDOM, ANGST, WORK, CHALLENGE
"Absence of occupation is not rest,
A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed."
FEEDBACK, BLOOD, STRESS, MIND, PHYSIOLOGY
...we know that the vasomotor system, which regulates the capillary circulation, is much influenced by the mind.
Charles Darwin, Expression of The Emotions In Man And Animals
"Two rules for stress management: "Rule one: Don't sweat the small stuff. Rule two: It's all small stuff"
Man can preserve a vestige of spiritual freedom, of independence of mind, even in such terrible conditions of psychic and physical stress.
Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
"Remember to preserve an even mind in adverse circumstances, and likewise in prosperity a mind free from overweening joy."
Stress is the heart's jailer.
ANXIETY, STRESS, ANGUISH
...restless thoughts, that like a deadly swarm of hornets arm'd, no sooner found alone,
But rush upon me thronging..
STRESS, CATASTROPHIZING, RUMINATION, WORRY
"Mild heaven disapproves that care, though wise in show,
That with superfluous burden loads the day."
'Tis plain that there is not in nature a point of stability to be found: every thing either ascends or declines: when wars are ended abroad, sedition begins at home; and when men are freed from fighting for necessity, they quarrel through ambition.
Raleigh, Sir Walter
"It is the nature of a great mind to be calm and undisturbed."
Seneca, De Clementia
At times of great stress it is especially necessary to achieve a complete freeing of the muscles.
Periods of tranquility are seldom profilic of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Alfred North Whitehead
"Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt,
And every grin so merry draws one out."
WOLCOT, JOHN, 1738-1819
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
- "We all lie like hell. It wears us out. It is the major source of all human stress. Lying kills people.".
- Brad Blanton, author of Radical Honesty.