Popular Quotes of Fear

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1It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.Niccolo Machiavelli
2If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.Sun Tzu
3Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.Salvador Dali
4I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.Rosa Parks
5The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.H. P. Lovecraft
6I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.Thomas Jefferson
7We 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
8Never be afraid to sit a while and think.Lorraine Hansberry
9Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.Marilyn Ferguson
10Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.Fernando Flores
11I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.Clara Barton
12There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.Hunter S. Thompson
13So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.Friedrich Durrenmatt
14Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.Lou Brock
15The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.Franklin D. Roosevelt
16Fear is excitement without breath.Robert Heller
17Do what you fear and fear disappears.David Joseph Schwartz
18Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there.Chuck Palahniuk
19I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.Taylor Swift
20There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.Aeschylus
21Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.Umberto Eco
22We should not be afraid to go into a new era, to leave the old beyond.Zach Wamp
23Fear 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
24I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.Pierre Beaumarchais
25Always do what you are afraid to do.Ralph Waldo Emerson
26Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.Dorothy Thompson
27We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.Christian Nestell Bovee
28I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.Louisa May Alcott
29Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.Queen Latifah
30Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.John Cheever
31Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.W. Clement Stone
32We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.Emil Cioran
33Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.Charles Stanley
34I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.Thomas Paine
35Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.Cyril Connolly
36I say I am stronger than fear.Malala Yousafzai
37To him who is in fear everything rustles.Sophocles
38Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.Marianne Williamson
39There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.Baruch Spinoza
40What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.Jiddu Krishnamurti
41We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.Warren Buffett
42What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.Maya Angelou
43We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.Persius
44I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.Montesquieu
45This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.Laura Schlessinger
46Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.Miguel de Cervantes
47Fear is the mother of foresight.Thomas Hardy
48Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.Pliny the Elder
49The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.Stendhal
50There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.Andre Gide
51Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.John Dryden
52A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.John F. Kennedy
53Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.Napoleon Hill
54Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.Helen Keller
55Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.Francis Quarles
56Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of.Robert Benchley
57True nobility is exempt from fear.Marcus Tullius Cicero
58True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.Paul Sweeney
59Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.Audrey Hepburn
60Don’t be afraid to see what you see.Ronald Reagan

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