21 Quotes On Fear

In times of darkness it can be helpful to look back at the wisdom of those who have come before us. They can help us through difficult times and help us make difficult decisions. That is why quotes on fear are such powerful things. For that reason I’ve gathered together 21 quotes on fear. To help everyone who reads this work past whatever it is they fear in life before it holds them back.



“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.” ― Marie Curie

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“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


“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” ― Aristotle


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


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


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


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


“Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” – Brendan Francis


“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”― Joseph Campbell


“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” – Babe Ruth


“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


Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” – Dale Carnegie


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


“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.” – Oprah Winfrey


“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.” – Napoleon Hill


“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain


“To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson


“Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.” – Arthur Ashe


“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.” – Rosa Parks

“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.”  – Orison Swett Marden


I have to be intentional when overcoming fear.  These quotes on fear are empowering  and has provided the daily inspiration I need to face my fears.


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