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90 Overcoming Fear Quotes To Help Become Fearless {2017 Update}


Fear quotes can help one overcome the feeling and reduce anxiety. Bravery does not consists of being fearless. It means that despite any fear you have courage to move on in life and face all obstacles that stands in the way of achieving your goals. Following are inspiring quotes about fear with images.

“I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
Woody Allen

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
Paulo Coelho

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.”
Veronica Roth

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
George R.R. Martin

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“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”
J.K. Rowling

“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
Patrick Rothfuss

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”
C. JoyBell C.

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
Jane Austen – Fear Quotes

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“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.”

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”
Salvador Dali

“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”
Emma Donoghue

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

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

“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.”
Rainbow Rowell

“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.”
Nelson Mandela

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”
Siren Kierkegaard

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“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”
Dan Brown

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
C.S. Lewis

“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.”
Marie Curie

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
James Baldwin – Fear Quotes

fear quotes

“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”
Veronica Roth

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.”
Taylor Swift

“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.”
Andrew Solomon

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“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”
Cassandra Clare

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Without fear there cannot be courage.”
Christopher Paolini

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
Sigmund Freud – Fear Quotes

quotes about fear

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
Joseph Campbell

“Because fear kills everything,” Mo had once told her. “Your mind, your heart, your imagination.”
Cornelia Funke – Fear Quotes

“Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.”
Roy T. Bennett

quotes about fear

“Always do what you’re afraid to do.”
E. Lockhart

“There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational- or in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don’t.”
Lemony Snicket

“Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there.”
Chuck Palahniuk

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

“In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”
Criss Jami

quotes about fear

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”
Frederick Buechner

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
George R.R. Martin – Fear Quotes

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
Marie Curie

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
Jack Canfield
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“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
Francis Chan

“The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“In time we hate that which we often fear.”
William Shakespeare

“Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.”
Leigh Bardugo

“We can never go back again, that much is certain. The past is still close to us. The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again, and that sense of fear, of furtive unrest, struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic – now mercifully stilled, thank God – might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had before.”
Daphne du Maurier
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“It’s better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.”
Michael Crichton

“Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t.”
Neil Gaiman – Fear Quotes

“Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”
Bruce Lee

“Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging up your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do-the only thing-is run.”
Lauren Oliver

“If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.”
Deepak Chopra
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“The man who fears losing has already lost.”
George R.R. Martin

“People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.”
Laurell K. Hamilton

“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

“Only priests and fools are fearless and I’ve never been on the best of terms with God.”
Patrick Rothfuss – Fear Quotes

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.”
Bram Stoker

“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.”
Michel de Montaigne

“Is it useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not?”
Lemony Snicket

“Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.”
Cassandra Clare
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“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
Michelle Obama – Fear Quotes

“Women scheme when they are weak, they lie out of fear. Men scheme when they are strong, they lie out of arrogance.”
Julian Barnes

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.”
Donald Miller

“I had learned early to assume something dark and lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn’t find it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by planting it there myself.”
Tana French
quotes about overcoming fear

“Men who fear demons see demons everywhere.”

“He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.”
Leo Tolstoy

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

“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.”
Isabel Allende

“Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.”
Steve Maraboli

“Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.”
Gavin de Becker

quotes about overcoming fear

“We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”
François de La Rochefoucauld

“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.”
Rudyard Kipling

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
Anthony Robbins

“To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”
Roy T. Bennett

“What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?”
Toni Morrison

“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice.”
Will Smith – Fear Quotes

quotes about overcoming fear

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
Paulo Coelho

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

“So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.”
Ray Bradbury

“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.”
G.K. Chesterton – Fear Quotes

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”
H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

“Best way to deal with fear is to confront it.”
Pittacus Lore

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