QUOTES about FEAR

The brave man is not he who does
not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear – Nelson Mandela

 

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

 

Cowards die many times before
their deaths. The valiant never tastes death but once – William Shakespeare

 

Every time we choose safety, we
reinforce fear – Cheri Huber

 

People are never more insecure
than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams
Norman Cousins

 

It is not power that corrupts but
fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge
of power corrupts those who are subject to it – Aung San Suu Kyi

 

Everything I’ve ever done was out
of fear of being mediocre – Chet Atkins

 

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

 

Fear grows in darkness; if you
think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light – Dorothy Thompson

 

Anything scares me, anything
scares anyone but really after all considering how dangerous everything is
nothing is really very frightening – Gertrude
Stein

 

Fear is an emotion indispensable
for survival – Hannah Arendt

 

Too many people are thinking of
security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death
James F Bymes

 

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

 

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 – Marcus Aurelius

 

Ultimately we know deeply that
the other side of every fear is a freedom – Marilyn
Ferguson

 

… without darkness

Nothing comes to birth,

As without light

Nothing flowers – May Sarton

 

Keep your fears to yourself, but
share your inspiration with others – Robert
L Stevenson

 

No passion so effectually robs
the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear – Edmund Burke

 

To him who is in fear everything
rustles – Sophocles

 

The cave you fear to enter holds
the treasure you seek – Joseph Campbell

 

The oldest and strongest emotion
of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknownH.P. Lovecraft

 

Fear can’t hurt you anymore than
a dream – William Golding

 

You are frightened of everything.
You call it caution. You call it common sense. You call it practicality. You
call it playing the odds, but that’s only because you’re afraid to call it by
its real name, and its real name is fear – Mick
Farren

 

He who fears being conquered is
sure of defeat – Napoleon I

 

You can discover what your enemy
fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you – Eric Hoffer

 

No one loves the man whom he
fears – Aristotle

 

Courage is not the absence of
fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear –
Ambrose Redmoon

 

You are limited only by your
fears – Fran Watson

 

Inaction breads 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

 

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking – Chinese proverb

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