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125 Inspiring Fear Quotes That Will Make You Braver

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Fear is an unpleasant feeling that is caused by negative emotions, normally by pain, threat or danger.

Everyone is fearful of something. However, we must learn to overcome our fears if we want to succeed.

This collection of quotes about fear will help you to become braver when faced with fear.

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Top 10 Fear Quotes

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

Dalai Lama
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If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

Katharine Butler Hathaway
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Fear is excitement without breath.

Robert Heller
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The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda
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There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational, or in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don’t.

Lemony Snicket
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For life to be really fun, what you fear should line up with what you desire.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Without fear, there cannot be courage.

Christopher Paolini
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He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

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

Sun Tzu
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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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Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise. Cyril Connolly

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

Ambrose Redmoon

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears. Rudyard Kipling

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

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

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone 

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

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. Bertrand Russell

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

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

John D. Rockefeller 

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear. Oprah Winfrey

Many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear. Idowu Koyenikan

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

I fear not the man who has practiced ,1000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick, 1000 times.

Bruce Lee

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

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

Best way to deal with fear is to confront it. Pittacus Lore

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Fear is temporary. Regret is forever. Unknown

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If there was no fear, how could there be comfort? Or courage? Veronica Rossi

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

Oscar Wilde

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great. Fernando Flores

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

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

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.


Fear is the enemy of logic. Frank Sinatra

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

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Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear. Roy T. Bennett

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.

Paul Sweeney

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

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

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house. John Cheever

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

Donald Miller

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

Warren Buffett

Fear can’t hurt you. When it washes over you, give it no power. It’s a snake with no venom. Remember that. That knowledge can save you. Maureen Johnson

The man who fears losing has already lost. George R.R. Martin

When we’re afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyzes us. Besides, fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators’ repression. Marjane Satrapi

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Marilyn Ferguson 

There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it. George R.R. Martin

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

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Do what you fear and fear disappears. David Joseph Schwartz

Cease to hope and you will cease to fear.


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

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

Overcoming Fear Quotes

Men have two greatest fears: the first fear is the fear of being needed, and the second fear is the fear of not being needed. C. JoyBell C.

Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.

Veronica Roth

Fear can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. Fear makes you always, always hold something back. Philip K. Dick

And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. Paulo Coelho

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Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt 

Courage is knowing what not to fear.


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

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

We suffer more in imagination than in reality. Seneca

Fear is the mindkiller.

Frank Herbert

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

Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me. Isabel Allende

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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

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

Maxime Lagacé

Fear is useless. Either something bad happens, or it doesn’t. If it doesn’t, you’ve wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you’ve wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons. Sarah Rees Brennan

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

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

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

D. L. Moody

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

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell

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So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right. Friedrich Durrenmatt

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.


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

Facing Fear Quotes

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

Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers.

May Sarton 

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

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.

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

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

Michelle Obama

Your fear is percent dependent on you for its survival. Steve Maraboli

Is it useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not? Lemony Snicket

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

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

Bruce Lee

Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done. That’s courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward. Piers Anthony

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

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

Don’t be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything.

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly. William Shakespeare

I say I am stronger than fear. Malala Yousafzai

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

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

Fear cuts deeper than swords. George R.R. Martin

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

Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves.

Cheryl Strayed

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

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

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

As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.


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

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

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When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. Anthony Robbins

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

Robert F. Kennedy

When you teach them, teach them not to fear. Fear is good in small amounts, but when it is a constant, pounding companion, it cuts away at who you are and makes it hard to do what you. Unknown.

To Sum Up

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