Quotes About Fear

Use these quotes about fear for inspiration in pushing yourself through self doubt and hesitation.

Many people have a fear of heights. But not many climbers on the 2,297 foot or 770 meter high Stawamus Chief north of Vancouver, Canada. Look closely near the middle of the photo above and you'll see a spot of red. That's the climber's shirt.

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie

“When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation / it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.” Les Brown

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela

“Real difficulties can be overcome. It’s the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” Theodore Vail

“If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.” Jimmy Carter

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie

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What is fear? It's a unpleasant emotion caused by an external danger or an internal sense that something might go wrong if we take a particular action.

Rational fears such as animal attacks on a hiking trail in bear country keep us alert to danger. Rational fears protect us. 

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“You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Fear is only a state of mind.” Bartholomew

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

“Doubt can only be removed by action.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The unfulfilling job is not the failure; not pursuing your dreams is the real failure. Developing a vision requires conquering your fears and finding motivation from within.” Peter Murphy

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again: fear must be overcome again and again.” Abraham Maslow

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“He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.” Thomas Fuller

“He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.” Lao Tsu

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 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. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. As we let our won Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberated others.” Marianne Williamson

“The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.”George Eliot

“To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is herewith its gift of energy and heightened awareness we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.” Peter McWilliams

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” Henry Ford

Post these quotes about fear where you can see them. Use them in speeches and to take action when you fear to achieve your dreams.

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Irrational fears do not come from potential danger outside of us. They come from the ego that resists change. They also come from the dislike of making a fool of yourself if you fail at something.

The actor Susan Sarandon said, "I wish I had had more failures so I could have learned more when I was younger." Failures are one of the best ways to learn life's lessons.

For example, we might put off trying something new because we fear failure.We might even be afraid of success itself. Fear can prevent building self esteem.

Fear causes anger and frustration because it prevents progress and achievement of dreams and goals. 

Reading quotes about fear puts you on the path to getting rid of this challenging emotion.

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