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Fear Quotes

They say the fear of death is worse than the death itself, but how would you know which is worse? For to find out if the fear of death is worse than death itself, you will first have to die, which makes it potentially impossible for a person to know which amongst the two, fear of death or death itself, is worst. When a person experiences fear or is afraid of something, there really is nothing too strange about it. Believe it or not, a certain amount of fear of anything is good for you; it’s what can keep you going. However, to be engulfed by fear in everything that you do is surely not a good thing. Read on to fish out more than just famous quotations and sayings on fear and panic.

Sean Connery

Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.

Reese Witherspoon

But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.

Louisa May Alcott

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.

Rudy Giuliani

Civilization must stand up and combat the current collapse of governance, the rise of violence, and the spread of chaos and fear in many parts of the world.

Stevie Nicks

I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well; I'm not a good terrified person.

Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Liza Minnelli

The regrets of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow can kill you.

Mel Brooks

Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

H. P. Lovecraft

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

Margot Robbie

I have an irrational fear that I'm going to have a gruesome and untimely death because so many wonderful things are happening to me.

Plato

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.

Venus Williams

You have to let fear go. Another lesson is you just have to believe in yourself; you just have to. There's no way around it. No matter how things are stacked against you, you just have to every time.

Salvador Dali

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

Robert Burns

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

Charles Kingsley

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

As the only girl growing up among three brothers, I was always afraid of being excluded. If there was a game to be played, a sport to be learned, a competition to join, I was on my feet and ready. I didn't spend much time alone for fear that I'd miss out.

Time Lonliness
Rudy Giuliani

The most important lesson my dad taught me was how to manage fear. Early on, he taught me that in a time of emergency, you've got to become deliberately calm.

Stevie Nicks

If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?

Richard M. Nixon

People react to fear, not love; they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.

Christopher Columbus

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.

Christian Bale

I have a fear of being boring.

Harry S. Truman

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Conan O'Brien

There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.

Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Thomas Paine

A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.

Miguel de Cervantes

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.

Pearl S. Buck

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

Mignon McLaughlin

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.

George Washington Carver

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.

Bruce Lee

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.

Tupac Shakur

I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.

Jim Morrison

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Lord Byron

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

Thomas Hobbes

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

Sun Tzu

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

Epicurus

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.

Emma Watson

I've probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.

Marcus Aurelius

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Chuck Palahniuk

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

Rudy Giuliani

With the spirit of my administration, New York City is poised for dramatic change. The era of fear has had a long enough reign.

Tom Hardy

Ju jitsu is very Buddhist. All that we fear we hold close to ourselves to survive. So if you're drowning and you see a corpse floating by, hang on to it because it will rescue you.

Heath Ledger

I like to do something I fear.

Nelson Mandela

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.

Marcus Rashford

In recent years, Ronaldo is the example: wherever you put him in the attacking three, he's going to make an impact and the opposition are going to fear him. Being a constant threat, that's what I need to develop.

Bertrand Russell

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Don DeLillo

There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.

William Lyon Phelps

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it.

Emma Watson

I don't want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.

Marie Curie

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.

Larry King

My biggest fear is death because I don't think I'm going anywhere. And since I don't think that, and I don't have a belief... I'm married to someone who has the belief, so she knows she's going somewhere.

Soren Kierkegaard

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

Ambrose Bierce

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

Nature Hope Religion
John Mason Brown

It's really too dangerous to have people in the sea with the whales.

Thomas Jefferson

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.

David Tennant

I'd love to work with Aaron Sorkin on something. Just the way he writes, he has no fear in writing people that are fiercely intelligent, and I love that.

We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Joseph Conrad

How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

H. L. Mencken

Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

John Dryden

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.

William Shakespeare

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.

Patrick Swayze

Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.

World Hope Togetherness
Warren Buffett

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

Plato

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

In boxing, I had a lot of fear. Fear was good. But, for the first time, in the bout with Muhammad Ali, I didn't have any fear. I thought, 'This is easy. This is what I've been waiting for'. No fear at all. No nervousness. And I lost.

Chanakya

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

Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.

Sandra Day O'Connor

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.

Politics Compromise
Emmanuel Macron

We have the force, the energy, and the determination, and we will not give in to fear.

Jim Morrison

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

Kobe Bryant

The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don't have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven't had that fear.

Taylor Swift

I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.

Rihanna

I think I'm like most people - we fear the unknown and the things that have yet to come to pass, which are the very things that don't deserve to be feared. When you give God complete control, it's very hard not to be fearless.

Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Zora Neale Hurston

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

Cameron Diaz

I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time.

Mahatma Gandhi

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

Conflict, of course, comes about because of the misuse of power and the clash of ideals, not to mention the inflammatory activities of unscrupulous and bigoted leaders. But it also arises, tragically, from an inability to understand and from the powerful emotions which, out of misunderstanding, lead to distrust and fear.

After 9/11, many of the most important news outlets in America abdicated their role as a check to power - the journalistic responsibility to challenge the excesses of government - for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism.

I'm not at the point where I'd feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I'm the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone's going to jump out and get me.

Lonliness
Lord Byron

This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.

Brian Tracy

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.

H. P. Lovecraft

Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.

Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

Jim Morrison

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. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.

Audre Lorde

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.

Andre Gide

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences. 

Cost Repentance
Matthew McConaughey

There's two sorts of fear: one you embrace and one you should listen to and turn the other way.

We must not be afraid to define our enemy. It is Islamic extremist terrorism. I did not say all of Islam. I said Islamic extremist terrorism. Failing to identify them properly maligns decent Muslims around the world. It also sets up a fear of being politically incorrect that can have serious consequences. And it has.

Harry S. Truman

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.

Attitude Cost Reason Repentance
John F. Kennedy

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

Taylor Swift

I'm intimidated by the fear of being average.

Marilyn Monroe

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

Stupidity