92+ Best Fear Of The Unknown Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The psychological term for fear of the unknown is “xenophobia.” In modern usage, the word has evolved to mean the fear of strangers or foreigners — but its original meaning is much broader. It includes anything or anyone that’s unfamiliar or unknown. Profoundly inspirational fear of the unknown quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Fear Of The Unknown Quotes

Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you. Eckhart Tolle

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

We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect. Robert Jordan

Many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear. Idowu Koyenikan

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

Mindless fear is greater than mindful fear. Idowu Koyenikan

If you are too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track. Susan Fales Hill

Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born just a change Isabel Allende

The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is the very essence of life. Deepak Chopra

Do we really want to be rid of our resentments, our anger, our fear? Many of us cling to our fears, doubts, self loathing or hatred because there is a certain distorted security in familiar pain. It seems safer to embrace what we know than to let go of it for fear of the unknown. Narcotics Anonymous

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Fear and anxiety many times indicates that we are moving in a positive direction, out of the safe confines of our comfort zone, and in the direction of our true purpose. Charles F. Glassman

Many people say when they’re in the unknown, I can’t predict my future, this doesn’t feel right. Well the best way to predict your future is to create it. Not in the known, but in the unknown. Joe Dispenza

The world doesn’t change in front of your eyes, it changes behind your back. Terry Hayes

If you stay in your comfort zone, that is where you will fail. Success is not a comfortable procedure. It’s a very uncomfortable thing to attempt. Steve Harvey

How many of us stop short of success on purpose? How many of us sabotage our own happiness because failure, while miserable, is a fear we’re familiar with? Success, however, dreams come true, are a whole new kind of terrifying, an entire new species of responsibilities and disillusions, requiring a new way to think, act and become. Why do we really quit? Because it’s hopeless? Or because it’s possible. Jennifer DeLucy

When you’re trying to move away from the unknown and the hard things in life, you’re actively choosing to move further away from what you want in life. Andy Frisella

Fear of the unknown and the other is the root of almost all hate. It is born of ignorance and fed by those who would keep us divided. Tinnekke Bebout

As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once frightening becomes your new normal. Robin Sharma

Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of unknown things. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Isabel Allende

Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown. George Shin

Seeing what scares you for what it is does not lessen the terror. It still has the power to break your heart, over and over again. Teri Terry

The secret to your existence is right in front of you. It manifests itself as all of those things you know you should be doing, but are avoiding. Jordan Peterson

The problem is, these days you have to listen to too many parts of your body. Sometimes I go with my gut feeling, some say go with what your heart says it’s only a matter of time before my appendix will have an opinion. This is probably why there are so many helplines these days. No one knows who to bloody listen to! Karl Pilkington

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the most important thing. Georgia O’Keefe

Hide in the mirror. No one will look for you there. Ljupka Cvetanova

It is not a terrible thing that we fear the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share. Pema Chodron

It seemed a ruse that fear of death should be the sole motivation for living and, yet, to quell this fear made the prospect of living itself seem all the more absurd; to extend this further, the notion of living one’s life for the purposes of pondering the absurdity of living was an even greater absurdity in and of itself, which thus, by reductio ad absurdum, rendered the fear of death a necessary function of life and any lack thereof, a trifling matter rooted in self inflicted incoherence. Ashim Shanker

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. Jiddu Krishnamurti

In the presence of the storm, thunderbolts, hurricane, rain, darkness, and the lions, which might be concealed but a few paces away, he felt disarmed and helpless. Henryk Sienkiewicz

No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen. Alan Watts

The greatest fear in life is not of death, but unsolicited change. Raheel Farooq

Fear defeats more people than any other thing in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be strong and courageous. Fear not! God will grant you the strength to overcome any adversity. Lailah Gifty Akita

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are too busy living our fears. Les Brown

Where something even deeper than the marrow knows that the cost of avoiding what one fears is even greater than the actual object of that fear and so the fear itself is even more corrosive even more destructive than all the frightening potential of the thing that arouses it. Joe Henry

Most people talk about fear of the unknown. But if there is anything to fear, it is the known. Deepak Chopra

Book sense makes sense because someone has gone through it before and able to share it with you. Your job is to listen and discern. Germany Kent

We all have a fear of the unknown and what we do with that fear will make all the difference in the world. Lillian Russell

I write romance stories and although I want it to be a beautiful work of art, I am afraid that I will live in the story I created in my mind. It’s all in my mind I know, but sometimes, the romance becomes too ideal and realistic for me that I soon fall for the hero that was just a product of my imagination. I think that is both an fearful obstacle and a proof that somehow, you are succeeding to touch a reader’s heart  even if it is yours. Nicholaa Spencer

Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real, but fear is a choice. Will Smith

Doing absolutely nothing has its own inertia, making it tougher to walk out that door, and once outside, the fear of my computer kept me from wanting to come back. Fred Venturini

The fear of the unknown is so powerful, it convinces us to stay in the misery of our current situation simply because we know it already. Tory Eletto

One great enemy we must all endeavor to fear not conquering is fear. Fear can cripple purpose and purposeful life. Fear asks question we must fear. Fear makes vision a nightmare. One must always cross the barrier of fear to get to the great city of true purposefulness. A great number of us who are unable to live to accomplish the true reason for our existence on earth are unable to cross the barrier of fear in the first place. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The closer man gets to the unknown, the more inventive he becomes  the quicker he adopts new ways. Buckminster Fuller

The origin behind myths and religion is human terror of annihilation. Human societies invented mythology and religion in order to militate against people’s fear of living a mortal life. People fear time as a destroyer of human happiness, human beings, and human societies. Kilroy J. Oldster

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer the suffering that is familiar. Thich Nhat Hanh

There was this saying that kept on haunting her mind tears make you seem weak. And she wasn’t weak. It was just that sometimes when she was all alone, it had made everything seemed so much real and convincing. Diyar Harraz

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. J.K. Rowling

I write romance stories and although I want it to be a beautiful work of art, I am afraid that I will live in the story I created in my mind. It’s all in my mind I know, but sometimes, the romance becomes too ideal and realistic for me that I soon fall for the hero that was just a product of my imagination. I think that is both a fearful obstacle and a proof that somehow, you are succeeding to touch a reader’s heart  even if it is yours. Nicholaa Spencer

Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from experiencing a life greater than you have ever known. Jeff Mcclung

What I had thought morbid and shameful and ignominious is in reality awesome and mind expanding and even glorious my previous estimate being merely a phase of man’s eternal tendency to hate and fear and shrink from the utterly different. H.P. Lovecraft

A lot of us don’t know about another world that exists for us because it’s on the other side of suffering. David Goggins

You can’t carry it with you, and ’tis that that frighten me. It frighten the life out of me sometimes I ask myself why. Why can’t you take it with you, and if it ain’t matter what you do or not do since it all got to go in the six foot hole. Sometimes to tell the truth I wonder what it feel like to die. I get so frighten sometimes when I ask myself what next, and I ain’t see no answer comin to help. Tis a hell of a thing, Ma, to have to live with something inside you that you don’t know. George Lamming

If you want to go somewhere new, you have to throw out the old, tired map and stop traveling the same road to the same dead end. Tim Grover

And who do you think you are? A monster slayer? A god? And why do you think people listen to monster slayers or gods? It is because they fear them more than monsters themselves. Vamsidhar Chaturvedula

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. Denis Waitley

We live in a world where some people believe in an afterlife, yet they would not want to die. John Joclebs Bassey

Man can learn nothing except from going from the known to the unknown. Claude Bernard

Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know, or be reminded of the more history changes, the more it stays the same. Shannon L. Alder

Look forward to the future and look forward to the unknown. Nothing stays the same and people change. One day hurt and pain will be a distant memory. Angela Merkel

Fear sees, even when eyes are closed. Wayne Gerard Trotman

Art is a step in the known toward the unknown. Kahlil Gibran

You don’t feel like your best self when you fall apart, but you have to fall apart to become your best self. Richie Norton

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. Sara Blakely

It never ceases to amaze me when God wants to take someone to the next level in their life and they let fear of the unknown rob them of tremendous blessings. I think there are two common problems with Christians They are scared to death of being truly free and of God’s overwhelming love. R. Alan Woods

Fear of the unknown is a destructive force. It causes people to make suboptimal choices by avoiding that fear. Cliff Lerner

Terry was cool, cooler then Ig would ever be, but he was afraid. His fear narrowed his vision so that he couldn’t see anything except what he stood to lose. Joe Hill

When you walk into the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly. Patrick Overton

The uncertainty, the fear of the unknown was driving him, almost to the point of desperation. He felt as if he was going down a dark stairway, missing a step, hurtling into the unknown and having no idea where he would land. Ken Puddicombe

The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway. Jen Sincero

Your dreams and goals are bigger than small minded people or the fears that they harbor. Don’t let their ocean of fear trap you in the undertow. Jaha Knight

Sometimes we can trace our fears through the actions we take, and sometimes it’s the actions we’re reluctant to take. Jay Shetty

Fear is the most potent weapon. Faraaz Kazi

Faith and doubt are both needed not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve. Lillian Smith

Once we face our fear, once we treat our anxiety itself as a thing, we can then choose otherwise. Instead of filling the unknown in our minds with expectations of the tragic, we can choose to fill the void with a different expectation the expectation of adventure. For example, Seneca, the Greek philosopher, refused to be afraid of what he did not know. When asked if he was afraid of dying, he replied, Absolutely not, why should I be afraid of something I know nothing about. His orientation toward the unknown of death was not to fill the gap in his understanding with horror but potential. David W. Jones

Do not fear to step into the unknown, where there is risk, there is also reward. Lori Hard

For he or she that harbours no fear has never truly loved anything. You can only measure true love by the thought and fear of its loss. Chris Jirika

We do not fear the unknown. We fear what we think we know about the unknown. Teal Swan

The unknown is not what to be afraid of, it’s only when the unknown becomes known that one can decide whether to be afraid or not. Markus Peterson

Going into the unknown is how you expand what is known. Julien Smith

Nothing had happened, solely the established fact that we were friends, becoming better by the day. The only thing we’d ever be because we were both so terribly scared to do anything about it. Lauren Cagliola Green

The fear of the unknown tends to be a harmless giant once you find the courage to face him. Ralph Harlow

To live for your dreams, you have to be fearless in life. Lailah Gifty Akita

Do not fear the unknown. Dare to be adventurous in life. Lailah Gifty Akita

Fear spread through the house. Carla H. Krueger

Any plunge into the unknown is reckless, but that’s where the treasure lies. Brendon Burchard

She could hardly believe what she was hearing. How could the man who had taken her from her home the person she had trusted with her safety, her life, her whole future suddenly abandon her, and expect her to fend for herself in a foreign kingdom? A. Grace Martin

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