Fear quotes

By | 26.05.2022

Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return. Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli. Fear quotes

I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen

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

Don’t let your fear of failure stop you from realizing your dreams. Catherine Pulsifer

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man. Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare

What’s on the other side of fear? Nothing. Jamie Foxx

I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been. Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

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. Plato

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. Frank Herbert, Dune

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie

Fear of success can be just as crippling as the fear of failure. John Allen, Career Change

He thought with a kind of astonishment of the biological uselessness of pain and fear, the treachery of the human body which always freezes into inertia at exactly the moment when a special effort is needed. George Orwell, 1984

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John Rockefeller

The guilt and the fear can be strong, but you know the single right decision and action. And you know you know, even if it took hindsight to remind you of what you already knew. Rob Moore, Start Now, Get Perfect Later

Ignorance is the parent of fear. Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. John Lennon

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

No person, in any culture, likes to be bullied. No person likes living in fear because his or her ideas are different. Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even when you are not paralysed by fright or screaming with pain, life is a moment-to-moment struggle against hunger or cold or sleeplessness, against a sour stomach or an aching tooth. George Orwell, 1984

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. Buddha

Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him. George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Are you willing to give up what you have in order to become what you want to be? Most people fear change and, therefore, never grow past the point of mediocrity. Richard A. Franks, B.S., D.C., Prepare For Success!

Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought. Stephen King, It

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. John F. Kennedy

Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it. Judy Blume

If you are programmed to fear of something, you will fear of it, even though consciously you think that it is ridiculous. It is same as the success and failure. Benny Zhang, Manifestation Success Secrets

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones. Thich Nhat Hanh

Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. Veronica Roth, Divergent

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Jack Canfield

If (you) decide to move forward with conquering your fears in life you will see your self-esteem soar to new heights! Christopher Quinn, Self Esteem Self Help

If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death? George Orwell, 1984

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. W. Clement Stone

Fear cuts deeper than swords. George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly. William Shakespeare

Fear can only stop us if we let it and finally, don’t forget your friends; they might just be your lifeline when you need it most. Tony Clark

There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment. Hunter S. Thompson

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. J.K. rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure; it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Robert H. Schuller

Fear makes us look for someone to blame, throw up our hands in defeat, and give in to a victim mentality. Faith chooses to face the challenge with hope in a brighter tomorrow. Penny Hunt, Bounce, Don’t Break

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them. Clara Barton

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. C. JoyBell C.

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. Zig Ziglar

Have no fear of the future. Let us go forward into its mysteries, tear away the veils which hide it from our eyes, and move onwards with confidence and courage. Winston Churchill

A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. Henry Ford

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. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. Fear quotes

Fear has its use, but cowardice has none. Gandhi

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain

If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return. Deepak Chopra, The Third Jesus

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell
People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them. Paulo Coelho

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. Thomas Jefferson

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Yoda

Too many of us never realize our full potential because our fears block us. Les Brown

In time we hate that which we often fear. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

Always do what you are afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. Napoleon Hill

The fear of rejection prevents connection, and the only way to get rid of fear is to do the thing you fear the most. Learn communication skills, replace bad relationships, reach out, and risk connecting with someone. Rick Warren

Fear… is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always… so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you. Yann Martel, Life of Pi

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. H. P. Lovecraft

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison

Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers

Ambivalent and fearful feelings toward one another wouldn’t happen if we saw others as a reflection of ourselves but we believe we are so different from one another and therefore we don’t have to feel for others or help them. Geof Warren, Not To Blame

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t. Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. Sun Tzu

It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers. Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.  Salvador Dali

Practise, practise, PRACTISE in speaking before an audience will tend to remove all fear of audiences, just as practise in swimming will lead to confidence and facility in the water. You must learn to speak by speaking. Dale Carnegie, The Art Of Public Speaking

What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones. Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. Thomas Paine

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing. Emma Donoghue, Room

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an amazing journey if you’re not afraid to live it. Jen Bricker, Everything Is Possible

People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening. Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

Don’t be afraid to see what you see. Ronald Reagan

Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. Dante Alighieri, Inferno

I failed my way to success. Thomas Edison

Imagine how many dreams have died, how many life have stayed average, how many business ideas haven’t been executed because of fear of failure. Michael Santchi, 1,000 Word Rants: ON FEAR

It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment. Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it. Chanakya

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Bullies believe they can maintain control if they use hate and fear as weapons. They appear self-confident and strong because they intimidate weaker people. Amy Cooper Hakim; Muriel Solomon, Working with Difficult People

We meet fear…We greet the unexpected visitor and listen to what he has to tell us. When fear arrives, something is about to happen. Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. Warren Buffett

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. Søren Kierkegaard , The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin

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

Fear is a gripping emotion, yet with all that is going on, we can assure you of the one thing that we can count on: God is still on His throne, and He is still in complete control. Lisa Laizure, Discouraged

It is always easier to be afraid of something you cannot see. Neil Gaiman, Coraline

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. Jiddu Krishnamurti

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

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 don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet. Nadia Comaneci, Olympic Gymnastics medalist

The unknown awakens in us a reptilian dread that plays out with the same ferocity on scales personal, societal, and civilizational, whether triggered by a new life-chapter or a new political regime or a new world order. Maria Popova, Figuring

Fear is the mother of foresight. Thomas Hardy

I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off. Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Men are not afraid of things, but of how they view them. Epictetus

There is always something more that feeds the anger than what is observed on the surface. Angry people may appear strong, willful, or certain, but be assured that beneath the veneer are fear and loneliness and insecurity and pain. Les Carter, The Anger Trap

There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic… Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you’ve misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world. Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry

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

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill

Because of destructive criticism in childhood, adults grow up afraid of making a mistake or failing at their work. This fear serves as a form of paralysis and holds people back from taking risks, volunteering for new responsibilities, or extending themselves in any way. Brian Tracy, Motivation Children

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. Abraham Lincoln

The man who fears no truth has nothing to fear from lies. Thomas Jefferson, Truth

But I guess it never is what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different—unimagined, unprepared for, unknown. Karen Thompson Walker, The Age of Miracles

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great. Fernando Flores

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

No man is a failure who is enjoying life. William Feather

To identify and acknowledge that fear is affecting you in your life, is the first step towards overcoming any fear. Annalie Coetzer, 52 Ways to OVERCOME FEAR

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve. Montesquieu

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie

If you’ve been making excuses out of fear, you might be afraid that you’re going to tell people about your dream that they’re going to laugh at you. Alex Fitel, Excuses: How to Stop Making Them and Start Living

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

We are afraid of the enormity of the possible. Emil Cioran

Fear is pushed aside as that person takes full responsibility for their life. They are so busy doing, they have no time to criticize others and worry about what other people think of them. Mike Finley, Graduation!

People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes. Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. Paul Sweeney

I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back…. Erica Jong

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. Francis Chan

Taking responsibility reduces fear, as it gives you a sense of control. You are in control, not fate, luck or other people. Mike Buffington, Hacking Laziness

The key to change is letting go of the fear. Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Dorothy Thompson

What do you fear, lady?” [Aragorn] asked. “A cage,” [Éowyn] said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

People living deeply have no fear of death. Anais Nin

If you are putting off taking action that you need to take in your job, etc., to achieve the success you want, ask yourself what you fear. Dorothy Wehunt, Rise Up to Yourself

When we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future. Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Manon, Ballerina

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho

Fear not tomorrow. God is already there. Ruth Graham

Some people will always fear change. But we can’t indulge them. Veronica Roth, Allegiant

We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss. Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

A little fear in the face of the awesome responsibility of parenthood is a good and healthy thing. Robert Young, Parenting : Raising Confident Kids

How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be. Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is fear. Gandhi

Empty fears we all have, most worryings are needless, but still we fail to understand and go on fretting heedless. John McLeod, On Crossing Non-Existent Bridges

If I let myself really understand another person, I might be changed by that understanding. And we all fear change. So as I say, it is not an easy thing to permit oneself to understand an individual. Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy

To him who is in fear everything rustles. Sophocles

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