Quotes about Fear
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.
Never fear shadows... they simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.
Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death.
-- Betty Bender.
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.
It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
-- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process.
-- Jean Bryant.
To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.
-- Katherine Paterson.
Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.
-- Frank Smith.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
-- Ambrose Redmoon.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
-- James Stephens.
It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.
-- Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
We will not walk in fear, one of another. We are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. This is no time... to keep silent.
-- Edward R. Murrow.
The conquest of fear lies in the moment of its acceptance.
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
-- André Gide.
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.
Wicked men obey for fear, but the good for love.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
-- Abraham Lincoln.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
-- Bertrand Russell.
First they burn books then they burn people...
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.
Fear of self is the greatest of all terrors, the deepest of all dread, the commonest of all mistakes. From it grows failure. Because of it, life is a mockery. Out of it comes despair.
-- David Seabury.
Fear death and you will always fear life.