108+ Best Fear Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fear is an unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerous, painful, or bad that is happening or might happen. Inspirational fear quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Fear Quotes

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

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

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Without fear there cannot be courage. – Christopher Paolini

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

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

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

Ignorance is the parent of fear. – Herman Melville

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

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

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

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. – Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it. – Bear Grylls

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

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

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

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. – Babe Ruth

Great fear is concealed under daring. – Lucan

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

But fear doesn’t need doors and windows. It works from the inside. – Andrew Clements, Things Not Seen

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

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

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

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

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. – Dale Carnegie

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

Fear is the thief of dreams. – Brian Krans

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

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

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. – Eric Hoffer

Fear makes us feel our humanity. – Benjamin Disraeli

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

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror. – Douglas Horton

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. – Shannon L. Alder

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

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

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. – Marcus Aurelius 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

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

Men are not afraid of things, but of how they view them. – Epictetus

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

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance. – Arnold Glasow

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls. – Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there? – Les Brown

The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

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

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

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. – Soren Kierkegaard

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

Fears are stories we tell ourselves. – Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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