68+ Best Scared Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fear is an emotion that any person can feel. But there’s a big difference between having fear and being driven by your fears. It does not weaken you.

Anyone can be a little scared, and being scared isn’t always a negative. You may feel weak when you are scared. But your fear could be telling you to act, right now. Best scared quotes will help you harness and leverage your fears to live your best life.

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Being Scared Quotes

Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return. Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

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

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

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man. Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

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

I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been. Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious to even fail. Bruce Lee

He thought with a kind of astonishment of the biological uselessness of pain and fear, the treachery of the human body which always freezes into inertia at exactly the moment when a special effort is needed. George Orwell, 1984

It’s not the absence of fear. It’s overcoming it. Emma Watson

Ignorance is the parent of fear. Herman Melville, Moby Dick

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

On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even when you are not paralysed by fright or screaming with pain, life is a moment to moment struggle against hunger or cold or sleeplessness, against a sour stomach or an aching tooth. George Orwell, 1984

The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free. Oprah Winfrey

Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought. Stephen King, It

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

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

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

If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death? George Orwell, 1984

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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. Eleanor Roosevelt

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, Dune

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

Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave, his father told him. George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear. William Shakespeare

A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin

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

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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. Thich Nhat Hanh

In time we hate that which we often fear. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

1One 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

Fear is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you. Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike. Arthur Ashe

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t. Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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

What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones. Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

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

People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening. Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

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

It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment. Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

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

We meet fear We greet the unexpected visitor and listen to what he has to tell us. When fear arrives, something is about to happen. Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

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

It is always easier to be afraid of something you cannot see. Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

The unknown awakens in us a reptilian dread that plays out with the same ferocity on scales personal, societal, and civilizational, whether triggered by a new life chapter or a new political regime or a new world order. Maria Popova, Figuring

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

If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred, and self righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate. George Orwell, 1984

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear. Oprah Winfrey

There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you’ve misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world. Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry

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

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, Supernatural Horror in Literature

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

Look, everyone talks about the unknown like it’s some big scary thing, but it’s the familiar that’s always bothered me. It’s heavy, builds up around you like rocks, until it’s walls and a ceiling and a cell. V.E. Schwab, A Gathering of Shadows

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

But I guess it never is what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different unimagined, unprepared for, unknown. Karen Thompson Walker, The Age of Miracles

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

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

Great fear is concealed under daring. Lucan

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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

People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes. Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts. Elizabeth I

The key to change is letting go of the fear. Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett

When we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future. Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything. Condoleezza Rice