MOTIVATION

21 Quotes About Fear

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Don’t let the things you fear – failure, change, difficulty, anonymity – prevent you from pursuing the things you want most. Instead, take the courage to do what you fear. Deal with your fears, and you will discover new and greater opportunities. And it will feel good.

In honor of Halloween, we share with you 31 quotes about fear – to face it, to understand it, to overcome it, to apply it. Let these words inspire you to be courageous and strong. You are stronger than you think.

“Do what you are afraid to do and keep doing it … that is the fastest and most convincing way to overcome fear.” – Dale Carnegie

  1. Do what you are afraid to do and keep doing it… that is the fastest and surest way to overcome fear. ”- Dale Carnegie
    “Courage to fight fear, to control fear, not the absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  2. “Courage to resist fear, to control fear, not the absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
    “I learned that courage is not a sign of weakness but of strength. The brave man is not the one who feels the fear, but the one who overcomes that fear. “- Nelson Mandela
  3. “I learned that courage is not a sign of weakness but of strength. The courageous one is not one who feels intimidated, but the one who overcomes that fear. ”- Nelson Mandela
    “Don’t be afraid to fail. Not failure, but a lower purpose, crime. In great endeavors it is glorious even to fail. ”- Bruce Lee
  4. “Do not be afraid of failure. Not failure, but a lower purpose, crime. In great endeavors it is glorious even to fail. ”- Bruce Lee
    “It is not a lack of fear. It defeats us. ”- Emma Watson
  5. “It is not a lack of fear. It defeats us. ”- Emma Watson
    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “The thing you fear most is powerless. Your fears are strong. Facing the truth will set you free. ”- Oprah Winfrey
  7. “The thing you fear most is powerless. Your fears are strong. Facing the truth will set you free. ”- Oprah Winfrey
    “Fear is just an attitude.” – Napoleon Hill
  8. “Fear is simply a state of mind.” – Napoleon Hill
    “Fear is one thing. Letting fear take hold of your tail and circling you is another option. ”- Katherine Paterson
  9. “Fear is one thing. Letting fear take hold of your tail and circling you is another option. ”- Katherine Paterson
    “You gain strength, courage, and confidence from everything that happens when you stand there to look your best. You can tell yourself, ‘I live in a terrible situation. I can take the next thing that will happen. ‘”- Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. You gain strength, courage and confidence in everything that happens when you stand still to face the fear on your face. You can tell yourself, ‘I live in a terrible situation. I can take the next thing that comes up. ’” – Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Most of our fears are physical scars, and one step at a time can be very clear.” – Brendan Francis
  11. “Most of the things we fear are paper tissues of the body, and one step of the liver can best explain it.” – Brendan Francis
    “Things are well done and well cared for, free from fear.” – William Shakespeare
  12. “Things are well done and taken care of, free from fear.” – William Shakespeare
    “Avoiding danger is safer in the long run than exposing oneself. Terrible people are often caught as brave people. ”- Helen Keller
  13. “Avoidance of danger is not safe in the long run. Terrible people are often caught as brave people. ”- Helen Keller
    “Fear keeps us focused on the past or on the future. If we can see our fears, we can see that we are right now. ”- Thich Nhat Hanh
  14. “Fear keeps us focused on the past or on the future. If we can see our fears, we can see that we are right now. ”- Thich Nhat Hanh
    “One of the great things a man gets, one of his biggest surprises, is finding out that he can do what he was afraid he wouldn’t do.” – Henry Ford
  15. “One of the great things a man finds, one of his greatest miracles, is to discover that he could do what he feared he could not do.” – Henry Ford
    “Fear is not a reason to stand still. It is a boost to the strike. ”- Arthur Ashe
  16. “Fear is not a matter of standing still. It is a force to be reckoned with.” – Arthur Ashe
    “Each of us must face our fears, we must face them head on. How we deal with our fears will determine where we go for the rest of our lives. Fun or limited fear. ”- Judy Blume
  17. “Each of us must deal with our fears, we must deal with them directly. How we deal with our fears will determine where we go for the rest of our lives. Fun or limited fear. ”- Judy Blume
    “Fear is a fundamental source of superstition, and it is one of the biggest sources of violence. Overcoming fear is the beginning of wisdom. ”- Bertrand Russell
  18. “Fear is a fundamental source of superstition, and it is a major source of violence. Overcoming fear is the beginning of wisdom. ”- Bertrand Russell
    “There is nothing in life that should be feared but only understandable. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may be a little afraid. ”- Marie Curie
  19. “There is nothing in life that you should be afraid of but only understandable. Now is the time to understand more, so that we are not afraid. ”- Marie Curie
    “I have learned over the years that when the human mind is made, this reduces fear; knowing what to do eliminates fear. ”- Rosa Parks
  20. “I have learned over the years that when the human mind is made, this reduces fear; knowing what to do eliminates fear. ”- Rosa Parks
    “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst is our own fear.” – Rudyard Kipling
  21. “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes our worst fears are.”
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