Fear quotes page 1
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If not for fear, sin would be sweet.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man
is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might
have to be killed. My father taught me that, along with a few other things that have kept
my life interesting.
Hunter S. Thompson
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.
Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
People who refuse to take risks live with a feeling of dread that is far more severe than what
they would feel if they took the risks necessary to make them less helpless - only they don't
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Everything we want is on the other side of fear.
All the excuses in the world won't change one simple fact: that fear is a sign to do whatever
it is you fear - and do it quickly... I am scared most of the time. However, I refuse to feed
my fear with time and allow it to get stronger. I opt instead to get things done quickly.
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large
group of professionals built the Titanic.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer
fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a
product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever
exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.
Will Smith, After Earth
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.
A lot of people are running off to a doctor, getting Valium or Prozac or whatever, for their
anxiety. What they should be dealing with is the cause of the anxiety, which is fear. And that
is an emotional state caused by doubt or worry. Understand this - you get rid of it by facing
Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as
often as the bold.
I'm motivated by fear. Fear of fear. I hate being scared to do something.
Even as adults, we create fearful fantasies that simply don't match up to reality. This explains
why fear is often described as "False Evidence Appearing Real." We become so focused on our
fears that they become real to us - and as a result, we let them control us.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for
someone who's dead.
Our limited perspective, our hopes and fears become our measure of life, and when
circumstances don't fit our ideas, they become our difficulties.
He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into
play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
One day you might look up and see me playing the game at fifty. Oh, don't laugh, don't laugh.
Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will
produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions
and you will cultivate success.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.