Fear - Quotes & Sayings

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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

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

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

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

Marcus Aurelius

I don't fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.

Mary Roach

To good and true love fear is forever affixed.

Francois Rabelais

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Mark Twain

A lot of people would say 'sexy' is about the body. But to me, 'sexy' is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.

Allegra Versace

With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.

Zig Ziglar

Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse.

Regina Brett

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

Sun Tzu

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Harry S Truman

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

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.

Tecumseh

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.

Michael Jordan

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

George S. Patton

Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.

Ingrid Newkirk

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.

Tracee Ellis Ross

I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.

Tupac Shakur

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

Joyce Meyer

My motto is: feel the fear and do it anyway.

Tamara Mellon

Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.

H. P. Lovecraft

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Edgar Allan Poe

Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.

Mary Catherine Bateson

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Francis of Assisi

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

Swami Vivekananda

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

Nelson Mandela

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

How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.

George MacDonald

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.

Max Frisch

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

I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

Stanley Kubrick

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.

Charles Stanley

Bad food is made without pride, by cooks who have no pride, and no love. Bad food is made by chefs who are indifferent, or who are trying to be everything to everybody, who are trying to please everyone... Bad food is fake food... food that shows fear and lack of confidence in people's ability to discern or to make decisions about their lives.

Anthony Bourdain

This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Plato

Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not 'yours,' not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.

Eckhart Tolle

Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.

Patrick J. Kennedy

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.

Abu Bakr

I have a wish. It as a fear as well - that in my end will be my beginning.

Che Guevara

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

John Steinbeck

I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

J. K. Rowling

As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.

Chanakya

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

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