79 Inspiring Fear Quotes and Sayings

Best Inspiring Fear Quotes and Sayings

Looking for the best fear quotes? We’ve compiled a list of inspirational quotes and sayings about fear. These quotes with beautiful images may inspire you to conquer your fears.

79 Best Inspiring Fear Quotes and Sayings

  1. 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. 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

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  2. 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

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

  4. I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother. Hulk Hogan

  5. This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. Dwight D. Eisenhower

  6. At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division. Jesse Jackson

  7. I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach. Mary Roach

  8. The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. William Jennings Bryan

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

  10. The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life. Tullian Tchividjian

  11. The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born. Malala Yousafzai

  12. It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli

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  13. It’s important to celebrate your failures as much as your successes. If you celebrate your failures really well, and if you get to the motto and say, ‘Wow, I failed, I tried, I was wrong, I learned something,’ then you realize you have no fear, and when your fear goes away, you can move the world. Sebastian Thrun

  14. Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? Mary Manin Morrissey

  15. Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. George S. Patton

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  16. Fear 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

  17. Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped. Charles Stanley

  18. My motto is: feel the fear and do it anyway. Tamara Mellon

  19. The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain

  20. Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment. Mahatma Gandhi

  21. Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition. Bernard Beckett

  22. Fear 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

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  23. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. Tecumseh

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  24. The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men. Emile Zola

  25. 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

  26. Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics. Nicolaus Copernicus

  27. I have a very positive attitude in life. My insecurity, fear and need to know about tomorrow has fortunately eased. What is going to happen will happen anyway. So why break my head over it? Katrina Kaif

  28. Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. W. Clement Stone

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

  30. Fear and euphoria are dominant forces, and fear is many multiples the size of euphoria. Bubbles go up very slowly as euphoria builds. Then fear hits, and it comes down very sharply. When I started to look at that, I was sort of intellectually shocked. Contagion is the critical phenomenon which causes the thing to fall apart. Alan Greenspan

  31. He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy. Chanakya

  32. I fear debt. I don’t like being indebted to banks. I have a rule in life that I will get it when I can afford it. Vir Das

  33. I think that the problem is that people fear so many things and they don’t live life to its fullest. And for me as an artist, if God should want me to come this Wednesday to the end of my life, so be it. Criss Angel

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  34. One of the key elements of human behavior is, humans have a greater fear of loss than enjoyment of success. All the academic studies will show you that the fear of loss of capital is far greater than the enjoyment of gains. Laurence D. Fink

  35. For me, it’s not necessarily interesting to play a strong, fearless woman. It’s interesting to play a woman who is terrified and then overcomes that fear. It’s about the journey. Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it. Natalie Dormer

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  36. 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 actually liberates others. Marianne Williamson

  37. An award means a lot to me. It brings happiness along with a kind of fear. It brings fear because the award is the responsibility which audiences have put on us. So a singer winning an award should always try to give best of him to the audiences. Shreya Ghoshal

  38. I distracted myself from the fear and terrorism by thinking about things like how the universe began and whether time travel is possible. Malala Yousafzai

  39. We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear. King Hussein

  40. Fear is the main factor in Arab politics… There is no Arab who is not harmed by Jews’ entry into Palestine. Moshe Sharett

  41. I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled; tho the most material articles are I think got thro’, so as to give great offence to some, but to my Satisfaction. William Whipple

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  42. We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. Eleanor Roosevelt

  43. We are afraid of the enormity of the possible. Emile M. Cioran

  44. In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth. Xun Zi

  45. Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone. Martha Beck

  46. The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah. Abu Bakr

  47. Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Dorothy Thompson

  48. I can’t understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that’s not religion, that’s not helping humanity, that’s organizing an army to defeat somebody. Mojo Nixon

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  49. I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear. Billy Corgan

  50. Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. Louis D. Brandeis

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  51. Modern Americans suffer from a fear of judging. Passing judgment on the behavior of fellow human beings is considered an act of medieval, undemocratic intolerance. Lewis B. Smedes

  52. Always do what you are afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  53. Never be afraid to sit a while and think. Lorraine Hansberry

  54. 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. Dale Carnegie

  55. I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Isoroku Yamamoto

  56. 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

  57. A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear. Adam Richman

  58. Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell

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  59. Too many people don’t do things for fear of falling. You’ll never get good unless you fall. Experiences and new accomplishments are feelings we should never lose. Robin Quivers

  60. Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. Dan Millman

  61. What scares me? Oh, now that’s a big question. I don’t know what scares me – cockroaches, nuclear apocalypse. Fear is an interesting thing. It has a place in all of our lives. I try to be as fearless as possible. I don’t always succeed, but I like to think I try. Zachary Quinto

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

  63. The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror! Joyce Meyer

  64. Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it. Tacitus

  65. It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

  66. 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.’ Ronda Rousey

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  67. I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away. Hedy Lamarr

  68. Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories. Ariana Grande

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  69. Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others – its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path. Kevyn Aucoin

  70. Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life. Eckhart Tolle

  71. I fear we might be losing the basic human facility to be alone – and with that you throw out independent decision-making, what to trust, what not to trust; key stuff – a perilous loss. Dylan Moran

  72. ‘Amusement’ is appealing because we don’t have to think; it spares us the fear and anxiety that might otherwise prey on our thoughts. John Ortberg

  73. No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. Eugene Ionesco

  74. We should not be afraid to go into a new era, to leave the old beyond. Zack Wamp

  75. Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what. Steven Pressfield

  76. Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. Pope John Paul II

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  77. The power of fear of failure, with will to win, is an incredible force. I don’t think we should be worried about having a fear of failure; I think it’s quite natural. If you surveyed any top businessman or any top athlete, I bet if they were truthful, they would all say they’ve got a fear of losing and a fear of failure. John Caudwell

  78. 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

  79. It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! Anthony de Mello

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