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.
Addressing Anxiety Quotations
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
Nerved Up Quotes
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 Quote
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.
Yoda Quote On Fear
21.) Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Good Fear Quotes
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 of chasing. There is a fear of 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.
Inspirational Quotes on Fear
34.) 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.
35.) To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.
36.) Do one thing every day that scares you.
37.) 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.
38.) Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
39.) 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.
40.) Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
41.) It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
42.) Courage is knowing what not to fear.
43.) We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Honest Quotes on Fear
44.) The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.
45.) I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
46.) Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.
47.) He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
48.) I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White
49.) 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.
50.) Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
51.) The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
52.) If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
53.) 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
54.) Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
55.) The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
John C. Maxwell
56.) Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
Louis E. Boone
57.) Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
58.) 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.
59.) Fear is the thief of dreams.
60.) Ignorance is the parent of fear.
61.) Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
62.) I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.
63.) 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.
Facing Your Fears
64.) Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
65.) Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.
66.) Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
67.) And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
68.) If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
69.) 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
70.) Laughter is poison to fear.
George R.R. Martin
71.) If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.
72.) Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
73.) Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.
Conquer Your Fears
74.) When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventures.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
75.) 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.
76.) Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
77.) Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
78.) You can believe you can or you can believe you can’t. Either way you are right.
79.) The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
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 the fear and use it to my advantage.
By Andy Atticus
Andy is a sportswriter living in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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