Fear

“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

“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 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

“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”–Yoda

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

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.’–Marie Curie

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

Courage is knowing what not to fear. Plato

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

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

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers. May Sarton

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

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

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

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

Your mind is small, but your heart is big. Your mind is afraid but your heart is full of love. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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 want to cure the world, don’t emanate fear, emanate love. Ram Dass

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

Fools reject reality and expect things to be different. The wise accept reality and expect the unexpected. Maxime Lagacé

Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind – compassion opens it.

Cease to hope and you will cease to fear. Hecato

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

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

Fear is temporary. Regret is forever. Unknown

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

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

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

We suffer more in imagination than in reality. Seneca

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

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

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

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

Observe yourself. See how you push away unpleasant thoughts, delay important decisions, postpone difficult conversations and avoid hard tasks. Observe how you avoid discomfort and take refuge in comforting distractions. Self-observation is the beginning of self-transformation. The Ancient Sage

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius

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

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter. D. L. Moody

For life to be really fun, what you fear should line up with what you desire. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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

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

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

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

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle

FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.

Fear itself is a creation of your mind. It does not exist independently. Since it is a fabrication, you don’t have to fight it. Just understand it. Understanding is the key to freedom. The Ancient Sage

Fear is the enemy of logic. Frank Sinatra

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

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

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

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

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

He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears. Seneca

Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later. Bane (Batman)

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

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

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

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion. Michael Jordan

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

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly. William Shakespeare

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)

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

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

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

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

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

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths. Steven Wright 

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

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

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

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

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. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander the Great

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

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

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

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

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

Move towards what scares you. Tom Bilyeu

Fear is serious. Love is playful. Maxime Lagacé

Being scared is fine. Not taking action is not. Maxime Lagacé

There is no illusion greater than fear. Lao Tzu

Some things are in our control and others not. Epictetus

Hope and fear are the same. The Daily Stoic

A fighter has to know fear. Cus D’Amato

Fear is stupid. So are regrets. Marilyn Monroe

Fear is a mile high, a mile wide, and paper thin. Unknown

Fear is a lie. Unknown

Fear does not stop death. It stops life. Vi Keeland

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

Do what you fear and fear disappears. David Joseph Schwartz

Shatter all your fear. Robin Sharma

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. Søren Kierkegaard

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

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

Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. Sam Snead (Professional golfer)