We have collected the best Fear Quotes by famous authors including A. N. Wilson, Eckhart Tolle, Horace Mann, Sharon Stone, Don Miguel Ruiz and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It’s perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they’ll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion.
A. N. Wilson
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world, and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull my hair out by the roots.
Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
Don Miguel Ruiz
People living deeply have no fear of death.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Every journey starts with fear.
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.
John Henry Newman
I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture.
I have a son, who is a… not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly, cannot take care of himself. And the great fear of then, of all parents is, when the parents die, who takes care of your child? And the answer is: they become homeless.
James D. Watson
Self-acknowledgment boosts your emotional and spiritual immunity, giving you the strength you need to release the past and rise above fear, doubt or resignation.
My childhood ended in 1942. I was 12, and for the next three years, I lived under incessant bombings. It was a life of constant fear.
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken
I think outing people is fear-based: the fear that if we don’t out them, it will make things harder for all of us. It’s important to treat people with love.
Revenge and retaliation always perpetuate the cycle of anger, fear and violence.
Coretta Scott King
Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot – and it’s only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.
Hunter S. Thompson
I have no fear of death. More important, I don’t fear life.
Fear will make you stingy.
We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh
God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.
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.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.
Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
I don’t fear being outspoken. The only thing I fear is losing my sense of integrity or losing sight of the values on which I guide my life. So I don’t think it’s particularly brave or unusual for me to speak out.
I think my whole life, because of where I came from, I had a fear of failure.
Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we’ve always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
People need each other to help each other up. But we can’t stand near each other because we fear each other. When you get over fear, nothing matters anymore but love.
Maybe it’s stress or anger or adrenaline or disillusionment or a bullying nature or simple fear of getting killed themselves, but there is a problem if a cop cannot tell the difference between a menacing gangster and the far more common person they encounter whose life is a little frayed and messy.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success.
Grief 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
Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future. Contemplate your physical self and all its possessions, and practice laughing peacefully at it all.
Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was a lad. From then on, he lived in fear that death was just around the corner, and he set about programming me to work hard and bring in some cash.
Marco Pierre White
An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’
If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second.
The brutality of apartheid drains you of that emotion of fear if you have gone through everything you can be put through in the process of harassment.
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.
Fear is unnecessary.
It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.
We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.
Julia Ward Howe
To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
William Tecumseh Sherman
We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
See, what you’re meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren’t you? Well, I’ve always had fast cars. It’s not that. It’s the fear that you’re past your best. It’s the fear that the stuff you’ve done in the past is your best work.
I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter. Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
We fear the thing we want the most.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let them hate so long as they fear.
FOMO (fear of missing out) is the enemy of valuing your own time.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
The moment you feel yourself hesitate on something you know you should do, count 5-4-3-2-1 to activate your prefrontal cortex and interrupt the habit of overthinking, self-doubt, and fear.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
He who refuses to stoop, who cannot be bribed by the promise of success or the fear of failure – who walks the highway of the right, and in disaster stands erect, is the only victor.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that – given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind – chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth.
The part that makes you unique is the bit people will like or fear, fall in love with, or try to avoid.
A. A. Gill
Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
True nobility is exempt from fear.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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.
Stalking is a crime that can paralyze an otherwise productive person with fear.
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
The fear that individuality will be crushed out by the growing ‘tyranny’ of standardization is the sort of myth which cannot withstand the briefest examination.
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.
Science may provide the most useful way to organize empirical, reproducible data, but its power to do so is predicated on its inability to grasp the most central aspects of human life: hope, fear, love, hate, beauty, envy, honor, weakness, striving, suffering, virtue.
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you’re a star you’re dead already. You’re embalmed.
Follow your heart and fear does not exist.
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.
It’s the fear of failure that drives all of us at Red Bull.
Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Realists do not fear the results of their study.
You can like or dislike me. You are entitled to form an opinion about me, and I don’t fear being judged.
Since I have already connected with fans on TV, I don’t fear losing out on my movie fans, even if I am away from the silver screen for a long time.
The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.
As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.
Never fear a job, always respect it, and always leave yourself a hind door to escape. May your hind door always be open.
We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.
Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Norman Vincent Peale
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Don’t let fear rule your life. Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.
Tammy Faye Bakker
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
When you’re fearful, you stumble.
Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency.
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
I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.
To be Catholic puts a lot of fear in you. It’s a great religion, but also one that can limit your experience. You fear experience because everything is a sin.
There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
Luc de Clapiers
I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.
I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
Every game, you’ve got to play with no fear.
Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.
Fear is a far more dominant force in human behaviour than euphoria – I would never have expected that or given it a moment’s thought before, but it shows up in the data in so many ways.
The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.
When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.
Harry S Truman
The thing we fear we bring to pass.
I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.
You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It’s very exciting to test yourself.
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
I have not that joy in the Holy Ghost, no settled, lasting joy; nor have I such a peace as excludes the possibility either of fear or doubt.
Logically, harmony must come from the heart… Harmony very much based on trust. As soon as use force, creates fear. Fear and trust cannot go together.
To fight fear, act. To increase fear – wait, put off postpone.
David Joseph Schwartz
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
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.
Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
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.
It is the truth of grace and not of the law that brings you true freedom. The truth of the law only binds you. In fact, religious bondage is one of the most crippling bondages with which a person can be encumbered. Religious bondage keeps one in constant fear, guilt, and anxiety.
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
Embrace the fear and go for it. That’s what I do. I don’t run from it – I embrace the fear.
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
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
George Matthew Adams
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Fear is exciting for me.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?
Julia Ward Howe
Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.
I’d love to be a dad. I hope I’d be great at it. That’s every man’s fear, yet his most important job.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear: fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself because it is fear, which drives men to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously.
Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
Gary Ryan Blair
Fear requires belief that you will be harmed, and it is easily manipulated by rhetoric.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
Understanding dissolves fear. When we understand the true nature of our being, fears dissipate. We are spiritual beings, not human beings.
Music became a healer for me. And I learned to listen with all my being. I found that it could wipe away all the emotions of fear and confusion relating to my family.
I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.
The key to change… is to let go of fear.
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.
The politics of fear are always the same. They are easily recognisable in retrospect. They are easy to acquiesce in at the time.
War is big business. It’s a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels.
The First World War was a horror of gas, industrialised slaughter, fear, and appalling human suffering.
I have stepped outside my comfort zone enough to know that, yes, the world does fall apart, but not in the way that you fear.
Entrepreneurs are not driven by fear; they are driven by the idea to create impact.
Fear comes from your past observations. That fear settles inside you. It becomes your psyche. Something triggers it and it fuels that subconscious. There is no logic to it.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.
Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble… to give way to hope, fear and greed.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.
If you have fear, you are bound by tradition, you follow some leader or guru. When you are bound by tradition, when you are afraid of your husband or your wife, you lose your dignity as an individual human being.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
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.
Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is overcoming it.
Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.
We only fear what we don’t understand, and I hate to be scared.
There’s bigger threats in my neighborhood than LeBron James, so I have no fear whatsoever of LeBron.
‘No fear’ is a mindset that I stand for. It’s the reason why I’ve got to where I am today.
If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.
You can’t operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
We need to kind of refresh our fear in order to refresh our understanding of how a safe place works.
No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
The truths are universal: Every kid knows fear. Every kid knows family and friendship. Loss, love, laughter. Everything else is just detail.
I have a fear of tubes and tunnels. Going through any tunnel causes me great anxiety.
Growth should take care of the fear of job losses. People will be challenged to do different things. For people who are not up to it, purely based on objective assessment, that’s a different issue, which, you do it anyway.
I live my life through fear. If I’m afraid of it I’ll do it just so I’m not afraid of it anymore.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
The fear of failing… not quite the fear of failing, but the uncertainty of whether you are going to perform or not, is there every single game I have played in my life. It will always be there.
AB de Villiers
We are never doing anyone any favors by withholding our gifts from the world. It’s scary to be fierce, but you can’t compromise that for fear of losing those around you.
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.
To talk about balance, it’s easier to talk about what’s out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow… dis-ease. So any time there’s disease, you’re out of balance, whether it’s jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.
Fear is real, but so is love.
Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.
I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don’t necessarily merit fear.
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Madame de Stael
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
I just want to say, don’t be afraid, believe in yourself, whatever comes your way you have to experience it to really know what that is. So if you have too much fear inside you may let go of certain opportunities or chances, so trust in yourself and stick with it.
I’ve come to the conclusion that mythology is really a form of archaeological psychology. Mythology gives you a sense of what a people believes, what they fear.
What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.
Is fear preventing you from taking action? Acknowledge the fear, watch it, take your attention into it, be fully present with it. Doing so cuts the link between the fear and your thinking. Don’t let the fear rise up into your mind. Use the power of the Now. Fear cannot prevail against it.
Like a blazing comet, I’ve traversed infinite nights, interstellar spaces of the imagination, voluptuousness and fear.
The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand, and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling.
Lou Henry Hoover
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures.
There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.
A 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
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
If you take your fear and mash it into something that’s actually useful, then it doesn’t feel like it wins.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
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.
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
I’ve always felt that if you back down from a fear, the ghost of that fear never goes away. It diminishes people.
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
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.’
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.
A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas, and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
‘Freedom from fear’ could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
My ‘fear’ is my substance, and probably the best part of me.
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
Ski jumping is just 10 per cent physical, 90 per cent mental. Some people can’t do that. It’s not just to do with the fear at the top. It takes a lot of guts to go off the top, but it takes 100 times more courage to jump off the end.
Eddie the Eagle
God helps those who fear Him.
Fear is excitement without breath.
As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.
Tracee Ellis Ross
There is nothing more dangerous for a population than self-censorship by fear.
I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it’s been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
Fear connotes something that interferes with what you’re doing.
The process of spotting fear and refusing to obey it is the source of all true empowerment.
I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.
The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity. The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for far too long.
In the ring, I never really knew fear.
If you don’t find time to meditate and get all that negative out, and if you don’t have the right people being positive around you, this is a very scary job to have if you don’t learn how to control your fear.
What you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression, it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing.
Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
I hesitate to use a pathologizing label, but underneath the so-called narcissistic personality is definitely shame and the paralyzing fear of being ordinary.
I think when we wake up in the morning, we can choose between fear and love. Every morning. And every morning, if you choose one, that doesn’t define you until the end… The way you end your story is important. It’s important that we choose love over fear, because love is the answer.
Guillermo del Toro
I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.
There seemed to be endless obstacles… it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
I might be deceiving myself but I do not think that I do have an inordinate fear of death.
A. N. Wilson
When you have no fear, the possibilities are endless.
People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people’s powers of resistance.
If we’re not careful, we become that which we most fear.
Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now!
When men don’t fear God, they give themselves to evil.
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
American economists can’t understand the German fear of inflation and the effects of inflation when dealing with the world economic crisis. They wonder why Germany pursues such a different course – ‘Why can’t they agree with us?’ I would have thought it was fairly obvious.
Life is a balance of fear and overcoming it.
My greatest fear: repetition.
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
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.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C. S. Lewis
The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
James A. Michener
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
A child’s fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate.
If frightening sensations are not given the time and attention they need to move through the body and resolve or dissolve, the individual will continue to be gripped by fear.
Peter A. Levine
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.
My dad had this thing – everyone in Canada wants to play hockey; that’s all they want to do. So when I was a kid, whenever we skated my dad would not let us on the ice without hockey sticks, because of this insane fear we would become figure skaters!
Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don’t have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what’s going on and what you should be involved in.
I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.
Action conquers fear.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear – it was not a fear of not being accepted – was a very violent fear of failure.
I do not fear truth. I welcome it. But I wish all of my facts to be in their proper context.
Gordon B. Hinckley
One of the greatest things I fear is letting down my people. I wouldn’t live with that type of conscience, of having let down my people after they’ve been brutalized for so long.
Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.
Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same.
It is really very important while you are young to live in an environment in which there is no fear. Most of us, as we grow older, become frightened; we are afraid of living, afraid of losing a job, afraid of tradition, afraid of what the neighbours, or what the wife or husband would say, afraid of death.
You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
Mary Manin Morrissey
Uncertainty always creates doubt, and doubt creates fear.
Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.
Fear is when we’re thinking about the past or thinking about the future, two things that do not exist. If we stay in the moment, do our best in the moment, enjoy the moment, there is no fear.
Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one’s children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
Frederick W. Smith
Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.
Mary Catherine Bateson
A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.
Ignorance breeds fear.
I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
John C. Maxwell
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
One of the greatest gifts we can give people is the hope that their death is nothing to fear – you know, not that it has no fear in it, but the promise of scripture is that God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of death.
You have to get outside of your comfort zone if you’re going to make significant changes in your life, and since few things scare people like the unknown, feeling fear is an excellent sign that you’re on the right track.
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.
You have to be sincere in your feelings. And fear is one of those, sometimes; doubt is one of those; jealousy, anger – all your emotions are not going to be considered the strong emotions; all of them are not going to be love, happiness, joy.
I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn’t happen. That is my only – fear – in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn’t get abused.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.
There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It’s a simple message parents need to keep hearing.
I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it.
Fear leads to more fear, and trust leads to more trust.
Without hesitation, I’m voting Emmanuel Macron. Everything about the campaign of Marine Le Pen, despite its dressing of sovereignty, exudes fear and weakness.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
At first, I was scared to show fear because you can never be sure how people will perceive you. But I dared myself to do that, to stand out. Now I’ll talk about being beaten up or robbed or making a stupid decision because of a girl or whatever.
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.
People react to fear, not love; they don’t teach that in Sunday School, but it’s true.
Richard M. Nixon
I’m a man of faith. I only fear God, and my wife – sometimes.
I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
The basic premise of ‘A Course in Miracles’ is that it teaches us to relinquish thoughts based on fear and to accept instead thoughts based on love.
Fear nothing; attack everything.
Envy, propelled by fear, can be even more toxic than anger, because it involves the thought that other people enjoy the good things of life which the envier can’t hope to attain through hard work and emulation.
I certainly fear no one, and I know I can go out there and match up with the world’s best.
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.
You can break through old limits, past inertia and fear, to… richness of choice, freedom, human closeness.
I have long believed that there are fundamentally two forces or emotions that drive our decisions – love and fear. Love has its many manifestations: compassion, gratitude, kindness, and joy. Fear often manifests in cynicism, anger, jealousy, and anxiety. I worry that many of our communities are being driven by fear.
Some emotions are essential to law and to public principles of justice: anger at wrongdoing, fear for our safety, compassion for the pain of others, all these are good reasons to make laws that protect people in their rights.
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
I fear that the day I die, I am going to die without accomplishing what I have in my mind. Life is too short, and a lot of things can happen, and I am really keen to see it with my own eyes – and that is why I am in a hurry.
Mohammad bin Salman
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear.
David Joseph Schwartz
I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God – my daughter to my country.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
My biggest fear is death because I don’t think I’m going anywhere. And since I don’t think that, and I don’t have a belief… I’m married to someone who has the belief, so she knows she’s going somewhere.
Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
Arnold H. Glasow
Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.
You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply… For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
I 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.
I like to do something I fear.
Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations.
I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.
Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
Ironically, becoming known publicly was my biggest fear. And it was partly because I’m on the whole a fairly shy person.
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.
We can either be governed by fear – fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border – or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that’s America at its best.
Americans fear losing control if they’re forced to ride in autonomous vehicles. These same Americans fly in airplanes every day that largely are flown by computers, and impressively efficient ones at that.
You have to let fear go. Another lesson is you just have to believe in yourself; you just have to. There’s no way around it. No matter how things are stacked against you, you just have to every time.
The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.
Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
With something like cancer, there is a feeling that you can fight it in some way or control your response to it, but with dementia there is the fear of losing control of your mind and your life.
Knight without fear and without reproach.
Richard Harris Barham
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
James Lane Allen
Government should fear the people, not the other way around.
You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others.
Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
We must not be afraid to define our enemy. It is Islamic extremist terrorism. I did not say all of Islam. I said Islamic extremist terrorism. Failing to identify them properly maligns decent Muslims around the world. It also sets up a fear of being politically incorrect that can have serious consequences. And it has.
I don’t operate on fear, and I don’t let fear control me.
Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
Miguel de Cervantes
The biggest obstacle to wealth is fear. People are afraid to think big, but if you think small, you’ll only achieve small things.
T. Harv Eker
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
We are built to be happy, strong and healthy. I fear not to live. We have everything to live up to our dreams. You have everything to achieve that, and in a very short period of time you can get all the tools to manifest who you want to be.
Since I was shot, everything is such a dream to me. Like I don’t know whether I’m alive or whether I died. I wasn’t afraid before. And having been dead once, I shouldn’t feel fear. But I am afraid. I don’t understand why.
There is great strength in vulnerability, as it takes courage to push through the fear and share one’s true self with others. In music, that vulnerability really speaks to listeners as it connects with their own hearts.
Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back.
Fear and hope are alike underneath.
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.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
I do respect people’s faith, but I don’t respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.
Muqtada al Sadr
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
George Washington Carver
Probably the one Bible passage that is read by Jews and Roman Catholics, Protestants, Islam, more than any other chapter is Psalm 23. And in Psalm 23 there is a verse that says, ‘Surely, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.’
Robert H. Schuller
On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
By climbing mountains we were not learning how big we were. We were finding out how breakable, how weak and how full of fear we are.
I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
At the end, ignorance is the source of biases. If we cure that, there’s nothing to fear and hate.
I’ve had a lot of fear in my life, from fear of flying to fear of making a speech in front of a lot of people.
I always say that death can be one of the greatest experiences ever. If you live each day of your life right, then you have nothing to fear.
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out.
All of us have been trained by education and environment to seek personal gain and security and to fight for ourselves. Though we cover it over with pleasant phrases, we have been educated for various professions within a system which is based on exploitation and acquisitive fear.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
I greatly fear some of America’s greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends.
Fear doesn’t exist in football, especially for Real Madrid.
Fear is the passion of slaves.
The mark of fear is not easily removed.
I fear no motion of no confidence or impeachment, for they are the lawful mechanisms for the people of this beautiful country to remove their president.
The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You get rid of the fear of death by understanding that it is an integral fact of our existence. You do that through will and reason.
G. Gordon Liddy
Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.
Why is our own participation in scapegoating so difficult to perceive and the participation of others so easy? To us, our fears and prejudices never appear as such because they determine our vision of people we despise, we fear, and against whom we discriminate.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Don’t fear change – embrace it.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
When I was running the Troubadour, there was this transition from the classic singer/songwriter Jackson Browne types to bands like Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, and Fear. Those are just some that come to mind. Oh, and Adam Ant! The Fear fans wanted to ‘crush’ the Ants. These guys hated each other.
Solitude is the place where we can connect with profound bonds that are deeper than the emergency bonds of fear and anger.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Fear brings out the best in some people and the worst in others. It’s a test of character, for individuals and nations.
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.
That is America. That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don’t fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own.
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
John Paul Jones
The Bible says to ‘fear not,’ but this doesn’t mean you should never feel scared. It means when you do feel fear, keep going forward and do what you are supposed to do. Or as I like to say, do it afraid.
Out of ignorance and fear comes judgment and division.
Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.
Many a time freedom has been rolled back – and always for the same sorry reason: fear.
There’s a reason why anger, fear, and hatred are paths to the dark side: they all spring from a single source – the same source as a certain flavor of love. A dangerously sweet, addictive flavor.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
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
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
If we approach other people understanding our own value, being confident in who we are, being centered and grounded, it’s actually easier for us to connect with them because we can listen more deeply and we can express ourselves more authentically without fear of being judged or not being enough.
Most fears are basic: fear of the dark, fear of going down in the basement, fear of weird sounds, fear that somebody is waiting for you in your closet. Those kinds of things stay with you no matter what age.
R. L. Stine
Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.
The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
Fear is a good thing. Fear is going to lead you to take action.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Viktor E. Frankl
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
Jean de La Fontaine
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
For most of us, relationship with another is based on dependence, either economic or psychological. This dependence creates fear, breeds in us possessiveness, results in friction, suspicion, frustration.
No one can avoid death; it is inevitable. Therefore, I should create in my mind a kind of willingness and accepting for that event without any fear.
Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual – and the soul of a people.
My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.
Fear is a driving force for most of the things that I do. I don’t know if that’s healthy.
You ask anybody what their number one fear is, and it’s public humiliation. Multiply that on a global scale, and that’s what I’ve been through.
Just what is it that academics have to fear if they stand up for common decency, instead of letting campus barbarians run amok?
Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
Hunter S. Thompson
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.
Hope and fear cannot alter the season.
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
The only thing I am afraid of is fear.
Duke of Wellington
If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.
Fear of failure is a great thing. It pushes you past your comfort levels.
I 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.
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
I came across few whites as a boy at Qunu. The local magistrate, of course, was white, as was the nearest shopkeeper. Occasionally, white travelers or policemen passed through our area. These whites appeared as grand as gods to me, and I was aware that they were to be treated with a mixture of fear and respect.
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
William Lyon Phelps
In whosever presence you find peace of mind, devoid of fear, only that person can be your guru.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Fear clogs; faith liberates.
We all have a fundamental right to live free from fear, free from crime, and free from disorder – but while we share that right, we also share the duty to secure it.
A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear.
We have a political culture of intimidation, of favoring, of patronage, and of fear, and that is no way for a community to be governed.
I’ve been bitten by a python. Not a very big one. I was being silly, saying: ‘Oh, it’s not poisonous…’ Then, wallop! But you have fear around animals.
We in the U.A.E. have no such word as ‘impossible’; it does not exist in our lexicon. Such a word is used by the lazy and the weak, who fear challenges and progress.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
I don’t fear anyone. We don’t come to play in this sport.
We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.
Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
I never, ever thought I would be able to grow a beard like I have now. I think it’s gonna be here for a little minute. Fear the beard, hopefully.
Odell Beckham, Jr.
What 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.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me.