Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fear Quotes

If fear is holding you back, take a look at this collection of some of my favorite quotes about fear and see how that can help you take the steps you are seeking in your own life!


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Go back a little to leap further.
John Clarke

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

Half of the failures in life come from pulling one's horse when he is leaping.
Thomas Hood

I failed my way to success.
Thomas Edison

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
Mary Manin Morrissey

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

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.
Usman B. Asif

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

Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it.
Henry S. Haskins

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
George S. Patton

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

There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.
Frederick W. Cropp

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Andre Gide

Fear is faith that it won't work out.
Sister Mary Tricky

Fear is the highest fence.
Dudley Nichols

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

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

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

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

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
Brendan Francis

Fear cannot take what you do not give it.
Christopher Coan

Fear is just your feelings asking for a hug.
Danielle Sanchez-Witzel and Michael Pennie

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.

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

Fear is the parent of cruelty.
James Anthony Froude

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

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. Edmund Burke

Living fearlessly is not the same thing as never being afraid. It's good to be afraid occasionally. Fear is a great teacher.
Michael Ignatieff

Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.

To him who is in fear everything rustles.

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

There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.
L. Frank Baum

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

If there is one thing which I would banish from the earth it is fear.
Henry Ford

Fearlessness requires attention and receptivity--it takes focus to stand in the still eye of a tornado and not be swept away by it.
Susan Piver

The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.
Frank Sinatra

Fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.
William Golding

If you turned the fabric of our lives over, I imagined the design on the backside would be woven in the bleak grays of doubt and fear.
Stephanie Meyer

You see something scary, you should stand up and step toward it, not away from it. Instinctively, reflexively, in a raging fury.
Lee Child

Fear is contagious. You can catch it.
Neil Gaiman

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

A thing may be dreaded as long as it has not overtaken you.

Fear makes us feel our humanity.
Benjamin Disraeli

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
George Matthew Adams

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
Samuel Butler

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
German Proverb

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all thinking, damages his personality and makes him a landlord to a ghost.
Lloyd Douglas

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear.
Rosa Parks

You are the one giving fear a leg to stand on.

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
Maurice Freehill

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.
Author Unknown

Fear is a slinking cat I find beneath the lilacs of my mind.
Sophie Tunnell

I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.
Katharine Butler Hathaway

He who fears something gives it power over him.
Moorish Proverb

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
Author Unknown

He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.
French Proverb

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Mark Twain

Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it.
Donald Dowes

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

To lead is difficult when you're a follower of fear.
T.A. Sachs

I have accepted fear as a 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 doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Napoleon Hill

Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.
Newell D. Hillis

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
Samuel Smiles

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