Fear Quotes

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The thing in the world I am most afraid of is fear, and with good reason; that passion alone, in the trouble of it, exceeding all other accidents
Montaigne

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik Erikson

Nay, why should I fear Death,
Who gives us life, and in exchange takes breath?
Frederic Lawrence Knowles

You should not fear, nor yet should you wish for your last day
Martial

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Dale Carnegie

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W Clement Stone

Nothing is greater or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

To be happy, the passions must be cheerful and gay, not gloomy and melancholy. A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty
David Hume

If fear is cultivated, it will become stronger. If faith is cultivated, it will achieve mastery.
John Paul Jones

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

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear
Florence Nightingale

Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved
Cornelius Nepos

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
James Thurber

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

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
Johnny Depp

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
Henry Ford

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Marianne Williamson

An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
Ovid

All people that on earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice; Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell, Come ye before him, and rejoice
William Kethe

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
Louis Boone

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

No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. (Leviathan)
Thomas Hobbes

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be agressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
Michael Jordan

Fear is exciting for me.
Ayrton Senna

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

Fear makes men believe the worst.
Quintus Curtius Rufus

It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.
Maxwell Maltz

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Tacitus

We have to have a deep, patient compassion for the fears of men and irrational mania of those who hate or condemn us.
Thomas Merton

My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me.
Franz Kafka

Fear sometimes adds wings to the heels, and sometimes nails them to the ground, and fetters them from moving
Montaigne

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Alice Walker

The comedians greatest fear is not that the crowd is not enjoying things, but that even when we change the material the crowd is not interested. Though when that happens perhaps it tells you something!
Steve Harvey

I hope that the art of word play and people's greater verbal dexterity is not yet dead but I fear, alas, that this may be the way things go in the future.
Johnny Hart

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W Clement Stone

The most important political step that any gay man or lesbian can take is to come out of the closet. It's been proven that it is easier to hate us and to fear us if you can't see us.
Amanda Bearse

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Eugene Ionesco

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Epictetus

Everytime I say something they find hard to hear, they chalk it up to my anger, and never to their own fear.
Ani Difranco

Consider the public. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.
Noel Coward

Never take counsel of your fears.
Andrew Jackson

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Ambrose Bierce

The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread. The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration. It is very difficult to write out of because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood.
Susan Sontag

I don't know. People always think that there has got to be a dark side to everyone, a closet with skeletons, demons under the bed. People think all kinds of things about one another. They feel compelled to make up fears and false assumptions about their closest friends. Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.
Tom Hanks

I play with a fear of letting people down. That's what motivates me.
Jonny Wilkinson

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

The fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself. And no heart ever suffered when it went in search of its dreams.
Paulo Coelho

And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.
Honore De Balzac



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