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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.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Douglas MacArthur

In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

Alan Watts

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

Gertrude Stein

Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A pretty little collection of weaknesses and a terror of spiders are our indispensable stock-in-trade with the men.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Dorothy Day

Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them.

Andre Gide

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

Wallace Stevens

If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself, it might rival it in distribution.

John F. Kennedy

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960's - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.

Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Elton John

And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit, you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts and I was just very frustrated, maybe a little frightened.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Andrew Jackson

I have always been afraid of banks.

Douglas MacArthur

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.

Bertrand Russell

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

Les Brown

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

Andrew Jackson

Never take counsel of your fears.

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

Salvador Dali

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

Sun Tzu

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Robert Burns

Dare to be honest and fear no labor.

Jean Baudrillard

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.

Napolean Hill

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.

P. G. Wodehouse

Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.

Charles Lamb

Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.

Charles Kingsley

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

Gwen Stefani

I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone.

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.

Maya Angelou

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Conan O'Brien

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

Thomas Paine

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

Louisa May Alcott

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

George Washington Carver

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

George Santayana

I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.

Johnny Depp

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it

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?

Nicole Kidman

I have a little bit of a belly, a tiny bit of pooch. It's the one thing I don't want to lose. I just like having some softness. If I lose that, then Tom might leave me.

Pamela Anderson

I have this phobia: I don't like mirrors. And I don't watch myself on television. If anything comes on, I make them shut it off, or I leave the room.

Billy Joel

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.

Henry James

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

Alice Walker

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.

Chuck Palahniuk

I just don't want to die without a few scars.

Achievement Adversity Guts Sureness
Steven Wright

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of width.

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.

Charles Lamb

For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.

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.

Karl Marx

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.

Pamela Anderson

I was not a big drug person. I couldn't smoke pot because it made me so paranoid that I couldn't tell if I had to pee or I was really cold, so I just didn't enjoy it.

Jim Morrison

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death

Thomas Hobbes

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

Chuck Palahniuk

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

Elizabeth I

I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.

Stephen King

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.

Mel Brooks

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

Sophia Bush

I enjoy getting riled up, and nothing's gonna do that for you like a good scary movie.

Bertrand Russell

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.

John Milton

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.

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.


A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Isaac Asimov

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.

Billie Jean King

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.


Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.

W. H. Auden

Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.

Elbert Hubbard

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

Johnny Depp

There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.

Kurt Cobain

If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence

Jon Stewart

Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, Who'd you call a faggot?

Soren Kierkegaard

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Dale Carnegie

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.


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.

William Gibson

I don't have to write about the future. For most people, the present is enough like the future to be pretty scary.

Garrison Keillor

I want to resume the life of a shy person.

Rita Rudner

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours

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.

Billy Joel

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.

Lao Tzu

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

Honoré de Balzac

A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

Michel de Montaigne

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

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.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Isaac Asimov

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.

Miguel de Cervantes

True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.

Leonardo DiCaprio

I like doing things that scare me. I went bungee jumping, but sky diving is just the sickest thing.

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.

Elizabeth I

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

Billy Joel

There's a deep-seated paranoia that Americans have about not being Americans or something.

Jules Renard

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.

William Lyon Phelps

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

Elizabeth I

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Jon Stewart

There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops, and you're the one who has to fix it!

T. S. Eliot

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

Anton Chekhov

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.

Audre Lorde

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.