Fear quotes

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Mark Twain

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
Julius Caesar

Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Plato

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

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

Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.
Alfred Hitchcock

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Marilyn Monroe

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

There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
Hunter S. Thompson

Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we’ve always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
Stephen King

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
Warren Buffett

Don’t be afraid to see what you see.
Ronald Reagan

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
Aristotle

Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don’t have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what’s going on and what you should be involved in.
Buzz Aldrin

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Leonardo da Vinci

There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
Napoleon Bonaparte

When we look back on all the perils through which we have passed and at the mighty foes that we have laid low and all the dark and deadly designs that we have frustrated, why should we fear for our future? We have come safely through the worst.
Winston Churchill

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Buddha

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

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
Saint Augustine

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

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope

The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
Voltaire

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
Kobe Bryant

Fear is the foundation of most governments.
John Adams

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Jim Morrison

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C. S. Lewis

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.
– John P. Kotter

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

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

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

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

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

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 don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
Tupac

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

I am totally fearless! Well, of course, I’m not totally fearless. I worry constantly and obsess over things, but I just don’t let fear stand in the way of doing something that I really want to do.
– Tom Ford

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Jim Morrison

Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It’s a simple message parents need to keep hearing.
– Jeffrey Kluger

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

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

Fear is the mother of morality.
Friedrich Nietzsche

I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.
Taylor Swift

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

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Ernest Hemingway

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.
Paulo Coelho

‘Freedom from fear’ could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
– Dag Hammarskjold

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
Martin Luther

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

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Earl Nightingale

A lot of people live in fear because they haven’t figured out how you’re going to react when faced with a certain set of circumstances. I’ve come to terms with this by looking deeply into whatever makes me fearful – what are the key elements that get the hairs up on the back of my neck – and then figuring out what I can do about it.
– Chris Hadfield

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

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Noam Chomsky

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

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

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
Bill Gates