These fear quotes will help you face your biggest worries and be brave. Being afraid doesn’t have to be an obstacle. Rather, it can be your greatest weapon in achieving success. Success and great achievement lie on the other side of being afraid.
Determine the biggest obstacles that you are afraid of and work hard to overcome them. There is no other way around it. Look for inspiration to address your trepidation in the collection of quotations below.
Quotes about Fear
1.) Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.
2.) Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
3.) Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.
4.) Feel the fear and do it anyway!
5.) At 16, 17, you have no fear. You don’t think or analyze. You just play on automatic.
6.) I’m not afraid to die – it’s just that I had so much left to do in this world.
Vince Lombardi – More Lombardi Sayings
7.) Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
8.) Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Michael Jordan – More Michael Quotations
9.) The beautiful thing about fear is, when you run to it, it runs away.
10.) I have no fear of anybody or anything happening to me in WWE because nothing can be as bad as some of the injuries I went through and some of the grotesque things that have happened to my body.
11.) People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.’
12.) Don’t let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the Champion Within will burst forth to propel you toward victory.
13.) He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali – More Quotations from The Greatest
14.) You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self motivation.
15.) 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.’
16.) Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.
Babe Ruth – More from Babe on Baseball and Life
17.) Fear is part of the process. If you weren’t scared, you’d be in trouble.
18.) There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?
19.) I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Bruce Lee – More quotations from Bruce Lee
Nelson Mandela – Our Deepest Fear
20.) Our deepest fear is not that we are weak. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world … As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
21.) Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
22.) If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful.
23.) Fear is the devil’s greatest illusion.
24.) 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.
25.) I’d rather be two strokes ahead going into the last day than two strokes behind. Having said that, it’s probably easier to win coming from behind. There is no fear in chasing. There is fear in being chased.
26.) 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.
27.) Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
John F. Kennedy
28.) Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.
29.) You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
30.) I try to show that I have no fear. When you grow up hungry, you’re not afraid of anything.
31.) I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me… Failure always made me try harder next time.
32.) I don’t want to wake up and be bored. That’s probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do.
Tom Brady – More from Tom Terrific
33.) Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
A coach should never be afraid to ask questions of anyone he could learn from.
You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.
I was scared to death, but I made fear score points for me. I’m going to take fear and use it to my advantage.