270 Fear Quotes That Will Make You More Courageous

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Courage is knowing what not to fear. Plato Click to tweet

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Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear. Karen Salmansohn Click to tweet

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Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. Dante Alighieri Click to tweet

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Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem Click to tweet

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Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt Click to tweet


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Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers. May Sarton Click to tweet

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Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there. Chuck Palahniuk Click to tweet

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Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom. Marilyn Ferguson Click to tweet

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Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Dorothy Thompson Click to tweet

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He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle Click to tweet


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Your mind is small, but your heart is big. Your mind is afraid but your heart is full of love. Maxime Lagacé

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What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears. Alice Walker

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Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie

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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

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If you want to cure the world, don’t emanate fear, emanate love. Ram Dass

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The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Swami Vivekananda

Fools reject reality and expect things to be different. The wise accept reality and expect the unexpected. Maxime Lagacé

Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind – compassion opens it. Dalai Lama

Cease to hope and you will cease to fear. Hecato

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. Michel de Montaigne

I was never afraid of failure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest. John Keats

Fear is temporary. Regret is forever. Unknown

Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. Walk through it. Robin Sharma

They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn. Seneca

The fears we don’t face becomes our limits. Robin Sharma Click to tweet

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We suffer more in imagination than in reality. Seneca

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Jack Canfield

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small. Ruth Gendler

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. Oscar Wilde

Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action. The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live. Robert Greene

Observe yourself. See how you push away unpleasant thoughts, delay important decisions, postpone difficult conversations and avoid hard tasks. Observe how you avoid discomfort and take refuge in comforting distractions. Self observation is the beginning of self transformation. @TheAncientSage

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius

There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc. Bruce Lee

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter. D. L. Moody

For life to be really fun, what you fear should line up with what you desire. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

What Is Fear?

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Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth. Pema Chödrön Click to tweet

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle

FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.

Fear itself is a creation of your mind. It does not exist independently. Since it is a fabrication, you don’t have to fight it. Just understand it. Understanding is the key to freedom. @TheAncientSage

Fear is the enemy of logic. Frank Sinatra

Fear is a friend of exceptional people. Cus D’Amato Click to tweet

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The Most Famous Fear Quotes (Seneca, Einstein, Gandhi, etc.)

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Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller Click to tweet

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death. Julius Caesar

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. Albert Einstein

Instead of harboring fear and suspicion we need to think of other people not as ‘them’ but ‘us’. Dalai Lama

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Babe Ruth

He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears. Seneca

Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later. Bane (Batman)

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

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. Bruce Lee

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

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion. Michael Jordan

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. W. Clement Stone Click to tweet

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly. William Shakespeare

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear. Martin Luther King Jr

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

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. Nelson Mandela

Do that which you fear to do and the fear will die. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better. Stephen King

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. John F. Kennedy

Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of people walking on it. Robert F. Kennedy

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy. Thomas Jefferson

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen. Michelle Obama

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander the Great

It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust. Mahatma Gandhi

I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. Warren Buffett

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali

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Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. Lady Bird Johnson Click to tweet

Move towards what scares you. Tom Bilyeu

Fear is serious. Love is playful. Maxime Lagacé

Being scared is fine. Not taking action is not. Maxime Lagacé

There is no illusion greater than fear. Lao Tzu

Some things are in our control and others not. Epictetus

Hope and fear are the same. The Daily Stoic

A fighter has to know fear. Cus D’Amato

Fear is stupid. So are regrets. Marilyn Monroe

Don’t fear failure. Fear the absence of progress. Unknown

Fear is a mile high, a mile wide, and paper thin. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

Fear is a lie. Unknown

Fear does not stop death. It stops life. Vi Keeland

I’m intimidated by the fear of being average. Taylor Swift

Do what you fear and fear disappears. David Joseph Schwartz

Shatter all your fear. Robin Sharma

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. Søren Kierkegaard

Fear is not the natural state of civilized people. Aung San Suu Kyi

Don’t let your heart be colonized by fear. Jack Kornfield

Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. Sam Snead (Professional golfer)

Fear kills growth. Gary Vaynerchuk

Always do what you’re afraid to do. E. Lockhart Click to tweet

Laughter is poison to fear. George R.R. Martin (Game Of Thrones)

Fear cuts deeper than swords. George R.R. Martin (Game Of Thrones)

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing. Emma Donoghue

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. Florence Nightingale

Don’t fear, just live right. Neal A. Maxwell

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Inspirational And Encouraging Fear Quotes

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Only when we accept fear will we have freedom. Shane Parrish

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. Dale Carnegie Click to tweet

Action eliminates fear. Headphone up and get shit done. Tom Bilyeu (See also: motivational quotes)

Your choices define you. Don’t let fear be your definition. Tom Bilyeu

You become wealthy when you stop trying to look rich. You become educated when you stop trying to look smart. You become calm when you stop trying to look busy. Maxime Lagacé

Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. Tony Robbins

It’s okay to be a little afraid, it just means you’re about to learn something. Thibaut

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad. Rumi

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. Frank Herbert

You gotta act. And you’ve gotta be willing to fail, you gotta be ready to crash and burn, with people on the phone, with starting a company, with whatever. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far. Steve Jobs

Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. Be a hero. Always say, ‘I have no fear’. Swami Vivekananda

Face your fears, pursue your ambitions, and become the hero you are destined to be. Josh Kaufman

Two elements must therefore be rooted out once for all, – the fear of future suffering, and the recollection of past suffering; since the latter no longer concerns me, and the former concerns me not yet. Seneca

Confidence comes from being vulnerable, not by shielding yourself. It is a function of exposure. The more you are exposed to challenges, the more you grow. To grow in confidence, you must first be open to embarrassment. Get your feet wet, there is no other way. @TheAncientSage

Be at one with your fate and give your actions the weight of eternity. Stop wishing for something else to happen, for a different fate. That is to live a false life. Robert Greene

My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it… but love it. Friedrich Nietzsche (More about “amor fati” or “love of fate” in this YouTube video)

The beautiful thing about fear is, when you run to it, it runs away. Robin Sharma

Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person. Seth Godin

It’s not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share. Pema Chödrön

Fear is your friend. It is an indicator. Sometimes it shows you what you shouldn’t do, more often than not it shows you what you should do. Tim Ferriss

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Sometimes, what we fear the most is what we most need to do. Tim Ferriss

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. Henry David Thoreau

Run after your fears. Chase them. Make them shake. And dread the day you gained enough confidence to realize they were full of shit. Thibaut

You don’t need it all figured out. The more you think you do, the more you’ll procrastinate and fear moving forward. Have courage and start now, even if you start small. Thibaut

Don’t fear. Prepare. Don’t fear. Learn. Don’t fear. Build. Don’t fear. Endure. @TheStoicEmperor

All the power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Swami Vivekananda Click to tweet

It’s believing in our dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond limits. Amy Purdy

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

Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. C. JoyBell C.

Your largest fear carries your greatest growth. Unknown

Fear is a pointer to your next adventure. Unknown

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart. Paulo Coelho

If you’re are paralyzed with fear it’s a good sign. It shows you what you have to do. Steven Pressfield

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. Seneca

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Funny And Surprising Fear Quotes

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A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths. Steven Wright Click to tweet

Fear has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours. Zig Ziglar

Only priests and fools are fearless and I’ve never been on the best of terms with God. Patrick Rothfuss

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. Mark Twain

What I came to realize is that fear, that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world and you kick that bastard as hard as you can right in the teeth. Walter White (Breaking Bad)

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. Dorothy Thompson

I’m not afraid to look like a big, hairy, smelly, foreign devil in Tokyo, though I do my best not to, I really do. Anthony Bourdain

The dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid. Norman Reedus

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. Pearl S. Buck

I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen Click to tweet

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Deep And Emotional Fear Quotes

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If I had just a little bit of wisdom I should walk the great path and fear only straying from it. Lao Tzu

You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire. Seneca Click to tweet

You’re subject to sorrow, fear, jealousy, anger and inconsistency. That’s the real reason you should admit that you are not wise. Marcus Aurelius

Fear makes us feel our humanity. Benjamin Disraeli

The only thing you care about when you’re afraid is results. The only thing you care about when you’re calm is doing the right thing. Maxime Lagacé

A hope hides a fear — a fear hides a hope. Unknown

The ego is antifragile. When attacked it inflates to protect itself. Michael

Die in your thoughts every morning and you will no longer fear death. Yamamoto Tsunetomo (Hagakure)

The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachment, our clinging, to pain, to pleasure, to fear, to all of it. Ram Dass

Where there is fear there is obviously no freedom, and without freedom there is no love at all. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Show me a man who isn’t a slave; one who is a slave to sex, another to money, another to ambition; all are slaves to hope or fear. Seneca

All humans are afraid of the negative feelings that will arrive from situations. Kapil Gupta

Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything. Cassandra Clare

How frequently do your thoughts include fear, judgment or simply justify your point of view? Jack Kornfield

Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared. Robert Greene (33 Strategies Of War)

The world is full of men who despise you, fear your ambition, and jealously guard their shrinking realms of power. Robert Greene

Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. Bob Dylan

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions. Hafiz Click to tweet

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli

What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things. Ra’s Al Ghul (Batman)

I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been. Daniel Keyes

There are two kinds of future concern: desire and fear. They together create a perfect hell. @TheAncientSage

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. Bertrand Russell

You must understand fear so you can manipulate it. Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you’re hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out of control and it can hurt you, even kill you. Cus D’Amato

Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Swami Vivekananda

Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed. Hunter S. Thompson

I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul. Bram Stoker (Dracula)

I was set free because my greatest fear has been realised and I was still alive. J.K. Rowling

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

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire. Dan Brown

Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return. Leigh Bardugo

Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Rumi

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Wise Fear Quotes And Proverbs (Words Of Wisdom)

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Danger is very real. But fear is a choice. Will Smith Click to tweet

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. Abraham Lincoln

Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. You can be scared and be brave at the same time. Preethi Kasireddy

Choose hard, not easy. Choose creating, not consuming. Choose focus, not distractions. Choose love, not fear. Maxime Lagacé

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. Bertrand Russell

How does it help… to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them? Seneca

People are disturbed not by things, but by the view they take of them. Epictetus

To understand your fear is the beginning of really seeing. Bruce Lee

Every time you choose safety you reinforce fear. illacertus

Indifference is a misguided way of defending ourselves. Jack Kornfield

Understand your fears. Face your fears. Laugh at your fears. This is the sequence to self-ownership. Adrian Iliopoulos

Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. Alan Cohen

Giving in to anger, fear and suspicion disturbs our minds and our physical well-being, whereas trust and friendship are the basis of society. Dalai Lama

The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply. Thich Nhat Hạnh

When you have success, be extra wary. When you are angry, take no action. When you are fearful, know you are going to exaggerate the dangers you face. Robert Greene

Fear will make you overestimate the enemy and act too defensively. Robert Greene (33 Strategies Of War)

It’s not fear that gets in our way. We’re all afraid. It’s how we self-protect that moves us away from our integrity. Brené Brown

Life is only that which you live on your own terms. Only that is your life; the rest is not yours. If you are being dictated by others or meekly following them out of fear, you are wasting your only chance at life. @TheAncientSage

Remember: the only enemy you need to fear is your own self – your lack of awareness and loss of control. @TheAncientSage

Hecato says, ‘cease to hope and you will cease to fear.’… The primary cause of both these ills is that instead of adapting ourselves to present circumstances we send out thoughts too far ahead. Seneca

Typically, people don’t overcome their fears because the fears are nebulous and undefined. Tim Ferriss

If the challenge we face doesn’t scare us, then it’s probably not that important. Tim Ferriss

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself you will succumb in every battle. Sun Tzu

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. Unknown

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Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. Japanese proverb

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish proverb Click to tweet

Fear the man of one book. German proverb

A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. Arab proverb

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. German proverb

Don’t fear moving forward slowly. Fear standing still. Chinese proverb

The best way to overcome fear is to face with equanimity the situation of which one is afraid. B.K.S. Iyengar

The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident. Max Lucado

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? Confucius

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. William Allen White

Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid. William Faulkner

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell

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Quotes About The Fear Of Failure, Success And Judgement

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The more you fail, the less you’re afraid of it. Gary Vaynerchuk Click to tweet

I failed my way to success. Thomas A. Edison

Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre. Chet Atkins

When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding… you can be yourself. Relaxed. You’ll no longer be driving with your brakes on. Anthony de Mello

Losers crave looking good. Winners crave learning. Maxime Lagacé

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one. Elbert Hubbard

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a ‘What the hell?’ attitude. Julia Child

Don’t fear failure. That shit is powerful. Fear mediocrity. That will waste your entire life. Tom Bilyeu

You can’t live in fear of embarrassment – it has far too much to teach you. There is so much power in being the person that can sit in their embarrassment and figure out what went wrong and how to grow from it. Tom Bilyeu

The more worldly success you have, the more your ego gets built up. The more fearful you might be of losing it all. Naval Ravikant

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power. John Steinbeck

Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing. Anne Sullivan

There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them. Elizabeth Taylor Click to tweet

Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work. Beatrix Potter

Most peak experiences are behind discomfort gates. A society unable to handle discomfort is an impoverished one. Michael

Your fears of the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse. Robert Greene

Now is the time to stop drifting and wake up — to assess yourself, the people around you, and the direction in which you are headed in as cold and brutal a light as possible. Without fear. Robert Greene

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown

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

Failure is a judgment, an opinion. It stems from your fears, which can be eliminated by love – love for yourself, love for what you do, love for others, and love for your planet. Wayne Dyer

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt. Jane Addams

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

You are born with only two fears: fear of falling and fear of loud noise. All the rest is learned. And it’s a lot of work! Richard Bandler

Don’t permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all. John Wooden

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan

Many fear judgement more than failure. @TheStoicEmperor

Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life. Donald Miller

Fear comes in two packages: fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success. Tom Kite

He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears. Michel de Montaigne

Without failure there is no achievement. John C. Maxwell

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Quotes About The Fear Of Death

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People living deeply have no fear of death. Anais Nin Click to tweet

I cannot escape death, but at least I can escape the fear of it. Epictetus

Death and pain are not frightening, it’s the fear of pain and death we need to fear. Epictetus

The more I remind myself it will end one day, the more I live in the moment, the more peaceful I become. Maxime Lagacé

Wherever you are afraid, try to explore, and you will find death hiding somewhere behind. All fear is of death. Death is the only fear source. Osho

Why should I fear death? If I am, then death is not. If Death is, then I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not? Epicurus

I’m not afraid of death anymore. And I think a lot of the struggle that we have in life comes from a deep, deep fear of death. And it can take form in many ways. One can be that we want to write the great American novel, or we really want to achieve something in this world, we want to build something, we want to build a great piece of technology or we want to start an amazing business or we want to run for office and make a difference. Naval Ravikant

All fears are children of the fear of death. Naval Ravikant

It’s not that we fear death, it’s that we fear not living the life we want. Naval Ravikant

All men fear death. It’s a natural fear that consumes us all. We fear death because we feel that we haven’t loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same. Woody Allen

To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils. Socrates

People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Jim Morrison

I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. Roger Ebert

He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived. Franz Kafka

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Tecumseh Click to tweet

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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 ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson Click to tweet

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. Bene Gesserit

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

January 17, 2019

Last Update

November 12, 2020

4 comments

  1. I came on here to check if anyone had said this before me, so I guess I am it’s author.

    Fear is the enemy. Humanity is the answer.

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