Here we have the best Fear Quotes from famous authors such as Joseph Conrad, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Matthew McConaughey, John Berryman, Heath Ledger. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
Perhaps life is just that… a dream and a fear.
Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.
There’s no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to fear the people collectively – I am one with the people.
There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
You get rid of the fear of death by understanding that it is an integral fact of our existence. You do that through will and reason.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life.
Courage is managing fear to accomplish what you want to accomplish. And it’s a great demonstration of love. It’s really what love is. It’s finding areas in which other people are more important than you.
Don’t let fear rule your life. Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.
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.
Follow your heart and fear does not exist.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
If you have fear, you are bound by tradition, you follow some leader or guru. When you are bound by tradition, when you are afraid of your husband or your wife, you lose your dignity as an individual human being.
The brutality of apartheid drains you of that emotion of fear if you have gone through everything you can be put through in the process of harassment.
The human longings that are deep inside of us never go away. They exist across cultures; they exist throughout life. When people were first made, our deepest longing was to know and be known. And after the Fall, when we all got weird, it’s still our deepest longing – but it’s now also our deepest fear.
Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.
The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.
I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.
I don’t fear anyone. We don’t come to play in this sport.
I have a vision of India: an India free of hunger and fear, an India free of illiteracy and want.
The moment you feel yourself hesitate on something you know you should do, count 5-4-3-2-1 to activate your prefrontal cortex and interrupt the habit of overthinking, self-doubt, and fear.
I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.
Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
Those who love to be feared fear to be loved.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
I’ve come to the conclusion that mythology is really a form of archaeological psychology. Mythology gives you a sense of what a people believes, what they fear.
Looking back, it amuses me that people imagined that I was a very brash, fearless, redheaded young revolutionary when I was in fact a very insecure, mousy-haired, middle-aged man with a deep fear of authority.
Fear is a driving force for most of the things that I do. I don’t know if that’s healthy.
Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
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.
My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.
The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
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.
I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.
Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
A lot of what I’ve done as Nine Inch Nails has been governed by fear. I was trying to keep the songs in a framework that was tough, and I learnt a lot from Jesus and Mary Chain about how to bury nice pop songs in unlistenable noise – the idea being if you can get behind that wall, you find there’s a pearl inside.
Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear.
What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.
Fear comes from your past observations. That fear settles inside you. It becomes your psyche. Something triggers it and it fuels that subconscious. There is no logic to it.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
Understanding dissolves fear. When we understand the true nature of our being, fears dissipate. We are spiritual beings, not human beings.
On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
Fear is the mother of morality.
Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Fear leads to more fear, and trust leads to more trust.
Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.
A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
Every journey starts with fear.
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
If one has fear, there can be no initiative in the creative sense of the word. To have initiative in this sense is to do something original – to do it spontaneously, naturally, without being guided, forced, controlled. It is to do something which you love to do.
The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist. I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.
I have a son, who is a… not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly, cannot take care of himself. And the great fear of then, of all parents is, when the parents die, who takes care of your child? And the answer is: they become homeless.
Many a time freedom has been rolled back – and always for the same sorry reason: fear.
I don’t believe in letting fear dictate what you do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t feel afraid or frightened. I think it’s normal and healthy to be afraid in situations.
He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.
Fear will make you stingy.
I’ve done plenty of daredeviling – from white-water rafting to bungee jumping. But I think the most fearless was hosting the Emmy Awards. It was overwhelming, and I definitely had to leave fear at the door.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Fear is real, but so is love.
Let them hate so long as they fear.
For most of us, relationship with another is based on dependence, either economic or psychological. This dependence creates fear, breeds in us possessiveness, results in friction, suspicion, frustration.
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
Fear is not something we feel at Liverpool.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
Web series are a way forward. It is a space where creative minds can express themselves without the fear of censor board.
Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success.
Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It’s very exciting to test yourself.
I’d love to be a dad. I hope I’d be great at it. That’s every man‘s fear, yet his most important job.
The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.
Modi has always been very particular about law and order. He believes in fairness and justice, and encouraged us to simply work as per law without fear or favour. His ability to think big and implement it on the ground is exemplary. He had a vision of a bank account for every household.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Embrace the fear and go for it. That’s what I do. I don’t run from it – I embrace the fear.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside.
We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.
The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual – and the soul of a people.
We can either be governed by fear – fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border – or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that’s America at its best.
Feel the fear, and do it anyway. That’s the mentality. Even if you’re scared, just do it.
There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.
Refugees don’t make our country less safe. But xenophobia, fear and hate do.
Fear is a terrible thing. It makes you do awful things.
The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity. The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for far too long.
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
The best gift you can give yourself is getting over the fear of embarrassment because then you’re completely free to try anything.
I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Stalking is a crime that can paralyze an otherwise productive person with fear.
As long as the people don’t fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn’t stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful… but so frightening.
People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don’t necessarily merit fear.
I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
You don’t have to be fearless to do anything; you can be scared out of your mind. I fear that I won’t get better and that I won’t have time to practice. To be called a ‘jazz musician‘ – it’s a big responsibility.
Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful?
Fear connotes something that interferes with what you’re doing.
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
Without hesitation, I’m voting Emmanuel Macron. Everything about the campaign of Marine Le Pen, despite its dressing of sovereignty, exudes fear and weakness.
We have a political culture of intimidation, of favoring, of patronage, and of fear, and that is no way for a community to be governed.
Once we’re willing to confront our emotional suffering, we begin making choices based on attraction instead of aversion, love instead of fear. Where we used to think about what was ‘safe,’ we now become interested in doing what seems right or fun or meaningful or ripe with possibilities.
If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.
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.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
My ancestors had to keep their customs secret for fear of death or persecution, so it’s common to be secretive and discreet about Regla de Ocha. But it’s my family’s spirituality, so I don’t want to keep it secret.
Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
Knowledge is power, and it can help you overcome any fear of the unexpected. When you learn, you gain more awareness through the process, and you know what pitfalls to look for as you get ready to transition to the next level.
I’m not the type of person to live in fear. I think positively.
If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
It is really very important while you are young to live in an environment in which there is no fear. Most of us, as we grow older, become frightened; we are afraid of living, afraid of losing a job, afraid of tradition, afraid of what the neighbours, or what the wife or husband would say, afraid of death.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
There is nothing in this world that I fear to say.
You have to get outside of your comfort zone if you’re going to make significant changes in your life, and since few things scare people like the unknown, feeling fear is an excellent sign that you’re on the right track.
Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.
Fear of failure is a great thing. It pushes you past your comfort levels.
We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.
The part that makes you unique is the bit people will like or fear, fall in love with, or try to avoid.
Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others – its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path.
The truths are universal: Every kid knows fear. Every kid knows family and friendship. Loss, love, laughter. Everything else is just detail.
We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
People react to fear, not love; they don’t teach that in Sunday School, but it’s true.
Ironically, becoming known publicly was my biggest fear. And it was partly because I’m on the whole a fairly shy person.
Don’t do anything for fear, because fear will never do anything for you.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.
I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head.
There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
No one can avoid death; it is inevitable. Therefore, I should create in my mind a kind of willingness and accepting for that event without any fear.
Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it’s been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there’s more reason to fear than to hope.
Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.
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.
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
Having a child, that’s always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Entrepreneurs are not driven by fear; they are driven by the idea to create impact.
Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same.
Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.
Sometimes the point isn’t to make people believe a lie – it’s to make people fear the liar.
Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
I hesitate to use a pathologizing label, but underneath the so-called narcissistic personality is definitely shame and the paralyzing fear of being ordinary.
Fear is better than apathy because fear makes us do something.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
There is nothing more dangerous for a population than self-censorship by fear.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
I don’t fear aging. It’s natural, and I can’t stop it!
You may be educated abroad, you may be a great scientist, politician, but you always have a sneaking fear that if you don’t go to temples or do the ordinary things that you have been told to do, something evil might happen, so you conform. What happens to the mind that conforms? Investigate it, please.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
I came across few whites as a boy at Qunu. The local magistrate, of course, was white, as was the nearest shopkeeper. Occasionally, white travelers or policemen passed through our area. These whites appeared as grand as gods to me, and I was aware that they were to be treated with a mixture of fear and respect.
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Because of media hype and woefully inadequate information, too many people nowadays are deathly afraid of their food, and what does fear of food do to the digestive system? I am sure that an unhappy or suspicious stomach, constricted and uneasy with worry, cannot digest properly.
Uncertainty always creates doubt, and doubt creates fear.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed through our bloodline.
God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.
I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.
The Bible says to ‘fear not,’ but this doesn’t mean you should never feel scared. It means when you do feel fear, keep going forward and do what you are supposed to do. Or as I like to say, do it afraid.
I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other.
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.
Fear clogs; faith liberates.
When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
Actually, I have this random fear, and it’s of bees and wasps. Bees and wasps actually scare me just a little bit. I’d rather have a snake or a crocodile, yes… I appreciate them, and I love them, but I have a slight fear.
People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.’
Humor and laughter – not necessarily derogatory derision – are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously – for fear of dying of boredom.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
Fear and hope are alike underneath.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
The choice that frees or imprisons us is the choice of love or fear. Love liberates. Fear imprisons.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.
A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
Fear is exciting for me.
Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.
There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.
Self-acknowledgment boosts your emotional and spiritual immunity, giving you the strength you need to release the past and rise above fear, doubt or resignation.
The people have nothing to fear of me; people have never feared me.
There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
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.
Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.
We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.
Saints are ordinary people who do what they do for the love of Jesus, say what they must say without fear, love their neighbor even when they are cursed by him, and live without regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers‘ incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?
Journalists typically don’t carry weapons, even in war zones, for fear of compromising their status as neutral observers. If you’re armed, the theory goes, other armed people will consider you a target.
The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning – it’s a man or a woman without a sense of humor.
Government should fear the people, not the other way around.
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
Sailing is the closest I can get to nature – it’s adrenaline, fear, a constant challenge and learning experience, an adventure into the unknown. And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks.
Perhaps I am naive, but I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.
Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we’ve always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear – it was not a fear of not being accepted – was a very violent fear of failure.
I certainly fear no one, and I know I can go out there and match up with the world’s best.
I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.
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.
Action conquers fear.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.
Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.
Fear is a good thing. Fear is going to lead you to take action.
I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
The older I get, the more I understand that the only way to say valuable things is to lose your fear of being correct.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
It is not the thing you fear that you must deal with: it is the mother of the thing you fear.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
I delight in what I fear.
Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear: fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself because it is fear, which drives men to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously.
Isn’t history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
I’m very much afraid of being mad – that’s my one fear.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is overcoming it.
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
If we’re not careful, we become that which we most fear.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind’s greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.
Growth should take care of the fear of job losses. People will be challenged to do different things. For people who are not up to it, purely based on objective assessment, that’s a different issue, which, you do it anyway.
It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me.
Out of ignorance and fear comes judgment and division.
Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death.
Just what is it that academics have to fear if they stand up for common decency, instead of letting campus barbarians run amok?
Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego‘s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.
Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.
The gospel frees us to confess our sins without fear of condemnation.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
What you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression, it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing.
In the ring, I never really knew fear.
Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.
Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
Exploiting people’s emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it’s not change, it’s partisanship. We don’t need partisanship. We don’t need demagoguery, we need solutions.
Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
We fear the thing we want the most.
He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.
There’s fear or faith. If you’re living by fear, then you’re always looking for security. If you’re living by faith, then you’re always looking for freedom.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
There’s no fear when you’re having fun.
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.
A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
God helps those who fear Him.
Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.
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.
Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.
Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.
Fear is unnecessary.
Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
I have not that joy in the Holy Ghost, no settled, lasting joy; nor have I such a peace as excludes the possibility either of fear or doubt.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
But by reframing the learning process and focusing on the cool end goal, the fear of failure is often taken off the table, and learning just comes more naturally.
I am profoundly fascinated by cruelty, fear, horror and death. My films show my preoccupation with violence, the pathology of violence.
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.
Where fear is, happiness is not.
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.
Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
‘No fear’ is a mindset that I stand for. It’s the reason why I’ve got to where I am today.
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.
A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?
I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
Fear is a relative thing; its effects are relative to power.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful – just plain happier, or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people, and that by itself would be a major achievement.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
I just want to say, don’t be afraid, believe in yourself, whatever comes your way you have to experience it to really know what that is. So if you have too much fear inside you may let go of certain opportunities or chances, so trust in yourself and stick with it.
We are built to be happy, strong and healthy. I fear not to live. We have everything to live up to our dreams. You have everything to achieve that, and in a very short period of time you can get all the tools to manifest who you want to be.
Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Since I was shot, everything is such a dream to me. Like I don’t know whether I’m alive or whether I died. I wasn’t afraid before. And having been dead once, I shouldn’t feel fear. But I am afraid. I don’t understand why.
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
I’m a man of faith. I only fear God, and my wife – sometimes.
I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.
Don’t be afraid to see what you see.
When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It’s perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they’ll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion.
Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
The First World War was a horror of gas, industrialised slaughter, fear, and appalling human suffering.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Life is a balance of fear and overcoming it.
Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
Never fear a job, always respect it, and always leave yourself a hind door to escape. May your hind door always be open.
Every game, you’ve got to play with no fear.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.