31 Quotes About Fear


A lot of lessons in life come out of fear and mistakes. These quotes about fear will remind you that it does not have to be the perfect experience in order to have a positive impact on your life.

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.”

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.”

“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”

“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”

“Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.”

“Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there.”

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”

“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.”

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”

“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”

“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.”

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.”

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”

“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”

“Where no hope is left, is left no fear.”

“Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.”

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

Being alone is one of the main fears that individuals experience in life.

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