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Public Speaking Anxiety (PSA) Management: PSA Quotations

Are you looking for help with managing your public speaking anxiety? If so, then you've come to the right place!

Courage

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”   ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.”  ~ Shannon L. Alder

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  ~ Dale Carnegie

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  ~ Nelson Mandela

“Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.”  ~ John Wayne

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.”  ~ John Wooden

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”  ~ Coco Chanel

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ”  ~ George S. Patton

Worry

“That the birds of worry and care fly over you head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”  ~Chinese Proverb

“Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head .”  ~Mignon McLaughlin

“Nerves and butterflies are fine — they're a physical sign that you're mentally ready and eager. You have to get the butterflies to fly in formation, that's the trick .”  ~Steve Bull

"There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars."  ~ Mark Twain

“I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal — and soon they'll forget my number ."  ~Edith Armstrong

“You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time .”  ~Pat Schroeder

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.”  ~Glenn Turner

“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow .”  ~Swedish Proverb

“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