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300 Fear Quotes to Help You Conquer Fear

Fear is universal: we have all experienced being held captive by our own terrors! Fear is an emotion induced by perceived danger or threat, which causes physiological changes and ultimately behavioral changes, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear is closely related to the emotion anxiety, which occurs as the result of threats that are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. Anxiety can stop you in your tracks and hold you back. It’s not easy to face your fears and push through them, but it’s essential.

Don’t let the things you are afraid of—failure, change, adversity, the unknown—stop you from going after the things you want most. Instead, find the courage to do what scares you. Learning to handle fear and overcome it.

In this article I’d like to share with you 300 quotes about fear—confronting it, understanding it, overcoming it, using it. Start overcoming your fears today with an inspirational push from these thought-provoking quotes.

300 Inspirational Quotes on Fear

Top 10 Fear Quotes

“I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.” – Warren Buffett

“If I had just a little bit of wisdom I should walk the great path and fear only straying from it.” – Lao Tzu

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” – Albert Einstein

“If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” – Confucius

“It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy

“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

“You gotta act. And you’ve gotta be willing to fail, you gotta be ready to crash and burn, with people on the phone, with starting a company, with whatever. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.” – Steve Jobs

NEVER LET FEAR DECIDE YOUR FUTURE.

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“Fear is a lie.”

“Fear is your friend. It is an indicator. Sometimes it shows you what you shouldn’t do, more often than not it shows you what you should do.” – Tim Ferriss

“Fear is the thief of dreams.” – Brian Krans

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

“Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven.” – James Hastings

“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

“Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.” – Arnold Glasow

“Fear is the enemy of logic.” – Frank Sinatra

“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.” – Hafiz

“Fear is temporary. Regret is forever.”

“Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.” – Aristotle

“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” – Japanese Proverb

“Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

“Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it’s contagious.” – Jimmy Stewart

“Fear is a pointer to your next adventure.”

“Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.” – Leigh Bardugo

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” – Pema Chödrön

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.” – Donald Miller

“Fear is a friend of exceptional people.” – Cus D’Amato

“Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.” – Usman B. Asif

“Fears are stories we tell ourselves.” – Unknown

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

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

“Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.” – Unknown

“Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind – compassion opens it.” – Dalai Lama

“Fear will make you overestimate the enemy and act too defensively.” – Robert Greene

“Fear the man of one book.” – German proverb

“Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.” – Elizabeth I

“Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of people walking on it.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“Fear makes us feel our humanity.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” – German proverb

“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.” – Shirley Maclaine

“Fear kills growth.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.” – Arthur Ashe

“Fear has its use, but cowardice has none.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.” – Ruth Gendler

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

“The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident.” – Max Lucado

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.” – Marilyn Ferguson

“You are born with only two fears: fear of falling and fear of loud noise. All the rest is learned. And it’s a lot of work!” – Richard Bandler

“You must understand fear so you can manipulate it. Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you’re hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out of control and it can hurt you, even kill you.” – Cus D’Amato

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

Short Fear Quotes

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“Ignorance is the parent of fear.” – Herman Melville

“Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” – Will Smith

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby

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

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do what you fear and fear disappears.” – David Joseph Schwartz

“Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.” – William Shakespeare

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” – George R.R. Martin

“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” – Dale Carnegie

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” – Susan Jeffers

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.” – Taylor Swift

“In time we hate that which we often fear.” – William Shakespeare

“Laughter is poison to fear.” – George R.R. Martin

“Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

“Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.” – Sam Snead

“Shatter all your fear.” – Robin Sharma

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

“There is no illusion greater than fear.” – Lao Tzu

“To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing.” – Bruce Lee

“What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.” – Alice Walker

“Where fear is, happiness is not.” – Seneca

“Without fear there cannot be courage.” – Christopher Paolini

“Your largest fear carries your greatest growth.”

“Move towards what scares you.” – Tom Bilyeu

“The dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid.” – Norman Reedus

“The more you fail, the less you’re afraid of it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.” – Swedish proverb

Inspirational Fear Quotes

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“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.” – Dale Carnegie

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” – Edmund Burke

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The more worldly success you have, the more your ego gets built up. The more fearful you might be of losing it all.” – Naval Ravikant

“There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc.” – Bruce Lee

“What I came to realize is that fear, that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world and you kick that bastard as hard as you can right in the teeth.” – Walter White

“What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things.” – Ra’s Al Ghul

“You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.” – Seneca

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” – Michelle Obama

“You don’t need it all figured out. The more you think you do, the more you’ll procrastinate and fear moving forward. Have courage and start now, even if you start small.” – Thibaut

“Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.” – Karen Salmansohn

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

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

“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” – Orison Swett Marden

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

“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

“Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.” – Alan Cohen

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“Only priests and fools are fearless and I’ve never been on the best of terms with God.” – Patrick Rothfuss

“Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.” – Seth Godin

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

Fear Of Failure Quotes

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“Without failure there is no achievement.” – John C. Maxwell

“When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding… you can be yourself. Relaxed. You’ll no longer be driving with your brakes on.” – Anthony de Mello

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a ‘What the hell?’ attitude.” – Julia Child

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

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” – Steve Jobs

“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

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

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life.” – William Feather

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

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

“I was never afraid of failure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.” – John Keats

“Fear of self is the greatest of all terrors, the deepest of all dread, the commonest of all mistakes. From it grows failure. Because of it, life is a mockery. Out of it comes despair.” – David Seasbury

“Fear comes in two packages: fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success.” – Tom Kite

“Failure is a judgment, an opinion. It stems from your fears, which can be eliminated by love – love for yourself, love for what you do, love for others, and love for your planet.” – Wayne Dyer

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

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

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

“Don’t permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all.” – John Wooden

“Don’t fear failure. That shit is powerful. Fear mediocrity. That will waste your entire life.” – Tom Bilyeu

“Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious to even fail.” – Bruce Lee

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

“Don’t fear failure. Fear the absence of progress.”

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” – Louis E. Boone

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” – Anne Sullivan

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

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

“He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears.” – Seneca

“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.” – Florence Nightingale

“Sometimes, what we fear the most is what we most need to do.” – Tim Ferriss

“They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.” – Seneca

“Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work.” – Beatrix Potter

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” – Stephen King

“There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor

Fear Of The Unknown Quotes

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“It’s not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share.” – Pema Chödrön

“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

“Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.” – William Congreve

“How frequently do your thoughts include fear, judgment or simply justify your point of view?” – Jack Kornfield

“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” – John Steinbeck

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

Fear Of Death Quotes

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“Why should I fear death? If I am, then death is not. If Death is, then I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?” – Epicurus

“Wherever you are afraid, try to explore, and you will find death hiding somewhere behind. All fear is of death. Death is the only fear source.” – Osho

“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” – James F. Byrnes

“To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.” – Socrates

“People living deeply have no fear of death.” – Anais Nin

“People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over.” – Jim Morrison

“Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.” – Tecumseh

“It’s not that we fear death, it’s that we fear not living the life we want.” – Naval Ravikant

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

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

“I’m not afraid of death anymore. And I think a lot of the struggle that we have in life comes from a deep, deep fear of death. And it can take form in many ways. One can be that we want to write the great American novel, or we really want to achieve something in this world, we want to build something, we want to build a great piece of technology or we want to start an amazing business or we want to run for office and make a difference.” – Naval Ravikant

“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.” – Bene Gesserit

“I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.” – Julius Caesar

“I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state.” – Roger Ebert

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” – Mark Twain

“I cannot escape death, but at least I can escape the fear of it.” – Epictetus

“I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.” – Daniel Keyes

“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” – Unknown

“Fear does not stop death. It stops life.” – Vi Keeland

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Die in your thoughts every morning and you will no longer fear death.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo (Hagakure)

“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Death and pain are not frightening, it’s the fear of pain and death we need to fear.” – Epictetus

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

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.” – Betty Bender

“All men fear death. It’s a natural fear that consumes us all. We fear death because we feel that we haven’t loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same.” – Woody Allen

“All fears are children of the fear of death.” – Naval Ravikant

“Do that which you fear to do and the fear will die.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear Of Change Quotes

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“The key to change… is to let go of fear.” – Roseanne Cash

“A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope.” – Arab proverb

“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Run after your fears. Chase them. Make them shake. And dread the day you gained enough confidence to realize they were full of shit.” – Thibaut

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

Fear Of Love Quotes

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“You just have to get rid of fear and confront the world. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, ‘I love you and nothing will destroy you and you’re not going to fall.’” – Ricky Martin

“Where there is fear there is obviously no freedom, and without freedom there is no love at all.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“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…Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it… but love it.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

“If you want to cure the world, don’t emanate fear, emanate love.” – Ram Dass

“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“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

“Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.” – Cassandra Clare

Overcoming Fear Quotes

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“Typically, people don’t overcome their fears because the fears are nebulous and undefined.” – Tim Ferriss

“To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.” – Peter McWilliams

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” – W. Clement Stone

“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“The best way to overcome fear is to face with equanimity the situation of which one is afraid.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

“It’s not the absence of fear. It’s overcoming it.” – Emma Watson

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” – Aristotle

“Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“If you’re are paralyzed with fear it’s a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.” – Steven Pressfield

“Instead of harboring fear and suspicion we need to think of other people not as ‘them’ but ‘us’.” – Dalai Lama

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.” – Thich Nhat Hạnh

“Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.” – William Shakespeare

“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.” – Virgil Thomson

“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

Conquering Fear Quotes

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“Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid.” – William Faulkner

“Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.” – Douglas Horton

“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

“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” – Dale Carnegie

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

“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

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

“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” – Dale Carnegie

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Stephens

“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

“Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” – Brendan Francis

“When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself you will succumb in every battle.” – Sun Tzu

No Fear Quotes

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

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.” – Swami Vivekananda

“The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!” – Joyce Meyer

“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.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. Be a hero. Always say, ‘I have no fear’.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“Cease to hope and you will cease to fear.” – Hecato

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

“Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.” – Dante Alighieri

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell

“Don’t fear moving forward slowly. Fear standing still.” – Chinese proverb

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

“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.

“Don’t move the way fear makes you move.” – Rumi

“Don’t let your heart be colonized by fear.” – Jack Kornfield

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki

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

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” – Babe Ruth

“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” – Tony Robbins

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Now is the time to stop drifting and wake up — to assess yourself, the people around you, and the direction in which you are headed in as cold and brutal a light as possible. Without fear.” – Robert Greene

“The beautiful thing about fear is, when you run to it, it runs away.” – Robin Sharma

Faith Over Fear Quotes

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“Giving in to anger, fear and suspicion disturbs our minds and our physical well-being, whereas trust and friendship are the basis of society.” – Dalai Lama

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.” – Jane Addams

“The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachment, our clinging, to pain, to pleasure, to fear, to all of it.” – Ram Dass

Facing Fear Quotes

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“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

“Your fears of the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse.” – Robert Greene

“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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“When you have success, be extra wary. When you are angry, take no action. When you are fearful, know you are going to exaggerate the dangers you face.” – Robert Greene

“Understand your fears. Face your fears. Laugh at your fears. This is the sequence to self-ownership.” – Adrian Iliopoulos

“The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The fears we don’t face becomes our limits.” – Robin Sharma

“It’s believing in our dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond limits.” – Amy Purdy

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If the challenge we face doesn’t scare us, then it’s probably not that important.” – Tim Ferriss

“Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

“Face your fears, pursue your ambitions, and become the hero you are destined to be.” – Josh Kaufman

“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. You can be scared and be brave at the same time.” – Preethi Kasireddy

“Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.” – Bob Dylan

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Only when we accept fear will we have freedom.” – Shane Parrish

“What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Living In Fear Quotes

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“Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action. The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live.” – Robert Greene

“You can’t live in fear of embarrassment – it has far too much to teach you. There is so much power in being the person that can sit in their embarrassment and figure out what went wrong and how to grow from it.” – Tom Bilyeu

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” – John C. Maxwell

“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.” – Rumi

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

“Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.” – Rumi

“Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” – Sarah Parish

“I was set free because my greatest fear has been realised and I was still alive.” – J.K. Rowling

“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.” – Franz Kafka

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

“Don’t fear, just live right.” – Neal A. Maxwell

“Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. Walk through it.” – Robin Sharma

“Be at one with your fate and give your actions the weight of eternity. Stop wishing for something else to happen, for a different fate. That is to live a false life.” – Robert Greene

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” – Rudyard Kipling

“The world is full of men who despise you, fear your ambition, and jealously guard their shrinking realms of power.” – Robert Greene

“To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Seneca

Originally published November 28, 2020, updated October 25, 2021

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