Fear Quotes and Sayings

Fate loves the fearless.
James Russell Lowell

If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.
Paulo Coelho

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

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Fear breeds fear.

If fear is cultivated, it will become stronger. If faith is cultivated, it will achieve mastery.
– John Paul Jones

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.


Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.

The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach.
– Jewel Kilcher

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

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
– John Randolph

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
– Arnold H. Glasgow

Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven.
– James Hastings

He who fears something gives it power over him.
– Moorish Proverb

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
– Shirley MacLaine


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

To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Francis Bacon, Sr.

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.
– Katherine Paterson

Get the facts first, THEN panic.

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

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

No one loves the man whom he fears.

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
– George S. Patton

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
Dale Carnegie

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
– Virgil Thomson


Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
– Marie Curie

Fear cuts deeper than swords.
George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.

Fears are nothing more than states of mind.
Napoleon Hill

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.
– William S. Burroughs

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