Quotes of Fear

“ When you have the courage to tell the truth about what you're really afraid of, fear doesn't have control over your life. ”

- Ali Vincent

“ When one can hear people moving, one does not so much mind, about one's fears. ”

- Ann Radcliffe

“ When the mind has once begun to yield to the weakness of superstition, trifles impress it with the force of conviction. ”

- Ann Radcliffe

“ 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

“ Courage is fear that has said its prayers. ”

- Dorothy Bernard

“ Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person. ”

- Dr. David M. Burns

“ No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ If you forgo your plan, you also have to forgo fear. ”

- Eric Schmidt

“ In life we don’t get what we want, we get in life what we are. If we want more we have to be able to be more, in order to be more you have to face rejection. ”

- Farrah Gray

“ None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. ”

- Ferdinand Foch

“ Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully. ”

- Frances Moore Lappe

“ I've grown certain that the root of all fear is that we've been forced to deny who we are. ”

- Frances Moore Lappe

“ Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. ”

- Francis Quarles

“ There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ”

- George Carlin

“ Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. ”

- George Sewell

“ Fear plays an interesting role in our lives. How dare we let it motivate us? How dare we let it into our decision making; into our livelihoods; into our relationships? It's funny isn't it? We take a day a year to dress up, in costume and celebrate fear. ”

- Greg Daniels Carrie Kemper Ricky Gervais Stephen Merchant

“ Fear sometimes stops you from doing stupid things. But it can also stop you from doing creative or exciting or experimental things. It can cloud your judgment of others, and lead to all kinds of evil. The control and understanding of our personal fears is one of the most important undertakings in our life. ”

- Helen Mirren

“ A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. ”

- Jean Paul Richter

“ Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ Fear not those who argue but those who dodge. ”

- Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

“ Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them. ”

- Marilyn Ferguson

“ Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed. ”

- Michael Pritchard

“ 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 here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation. ”

- Peter McWilliams

“ The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure. These tings just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. ”

- Unknown

“ Feel the fear and do it anyway. ”

- Susan Jeffers

“ Everyone has certain fears, certain things that one cannot abide. ”

- Takayuki Ikkaku Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata
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