43 Inspiring Quotes About Fear

Fear can be a powerful thing. It can control us, limit us and even paralyze us from taking action. However, it doesn’t have to take away our power. By facing our fears head-on and embracing them, we can become stronger and wiser versions of ourselves. Reading through a list of fear quotes can remind us of the strength within us, allowing us to conquer any obstacle that stands in our path.

Through these 43 fear quotes, you can find the courage you need to face your fears and free yourself from their claws of limitations. Fears should not restrict what you do or how far you go – use these quotes to open new doors in life and develop the confidence needed to make it through the other side alive and well. Enjoy and fear not!

I hope you enjoy these quotes about overcoming fear…

"Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears." - Rudyard Kipling
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1) “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” – Rudyard Kipling

2) “I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” – William Allen White

3) “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon

4) “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller

Fear Quotes by George R. R. Martin

"Fear cuts deeper than swords." - George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
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5) “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” – George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

6) “Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’ ‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.” – George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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7) “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Stephens

8) “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby

9) “Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John Rockefeller

10) “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.” – Judy Blume

11) “Fears are educated into us, and can if we wish, be educated out.” – Karl Augustus Menninger

12) “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

13) “F.E.A.R.: False Evidence Appearing Real.” – Unknown

14) “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

15) “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali

Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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16) “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

17) “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

18) “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

19) “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” – Thomas Jefferson

20) “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” – Sun Tzu

21) “Ignorance is the parent of fear.” – Herman Melville

Fear Quotes by Dale Carnegie

"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
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22) “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

23) “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

24) “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

25) “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

26) “The key to change…is to let go of fear.” – Roseanne Cash

27) “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

28) “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Seneca

29) “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert, Dune

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30) “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

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

32) “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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33) “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.” – Henry Ford

34) “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

35) “Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up” – Veronica Roth, Divergent

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36) “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

37) “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist

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38) “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

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39) “Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” – James F. Byrnes

40) “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

41) “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

Fear Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do one thing every day that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt
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42) “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

43) “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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

People’s minds change when they stop being afraid…

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