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Awful Quotes About Fear




A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine

Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
Audrey Hepburn

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Buddha

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

Don't be afraid to see what you see.
Ronald Reagan


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.
Maya Angelou

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Sun Tzu

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
Miguel de Cervantes

To him who is in fear everything rustles.
Sophocles

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.
Eric Hoffer

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

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.
Fyodor Dostoevsky


The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
H. P. Lovecraft

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
Thomas Carlyle

There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
Hunter S. Thompson

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Jim Morrison

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
Jean Anouilh

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
John Dryden

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Marianne Williamson

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Christian Nestell Bovee

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Anatole France

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
Chuck Palahniuk

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
Baruch Spinoza


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