70 Fear Quotes to Inspire You to Challenge Your Fears

Fear is an emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their life.

This strong feeling may be caused by a variety of events, ranging from traumatic experiences to confronting unsafe or unfamiliar scenarios.

Anxiety, panic and anguish can come from fear in its different manifestations.

Fear, on the other hand, can be a great motivator driving us to conquer obstacles, learn from our experiences and progress.

Fear Quotes to Inspire You to Challenge Your Fears

To help you manage this difficult emotion we’ve compiled a list of 70 inspiring quotes about fear.

These quotes come from a diverse range of people who in their own ways, have faced fear and emerged stronger.

We wish these quotes about fear serve as a lighthouse that will lead you through the darkness of fear and into the light of resilience and bravery.

Fear Quotes


Fear is the thief of dreams. ~ Brian Krans.


A decision made from fear is always the wrong decision. ~ Tony Robbins.

Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. ~ Dale Carnegie.

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls. ~ C.G. Jung.

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. ~ Tecumseh.

Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. ~ John Rockefeller.

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. ~ Babe Ruth.

I failed my way to success. ~ Thomas A. Edison.

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear. ~ Brian Tracy.

Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. ~ Warren Buffett.

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Face Your Fear Quotes

I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. ~ Warren Buffett.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.


Where no hope is left, is left no fear. ~ Milton.

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. ~ William James.

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. ~ George Lucas.

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. ~ Aristotle.

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. ~ Marianne Williamson.


Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. ~ Tony Robbins.

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. ~ James Stephens.

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop. ~ Usman B. Asif.

Famous Fear Quotes

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. ~ Dale Carnegie.

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. ~ Bertrand Russell.


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ~ George S. Patton Jr.

Laughter is poison to fear. ~ George R.R. Martin.

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

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. ~ Plato.

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. Walk through it. ~ Robin S. Sharma.


Ignorance is the parent of fear. ~ Herman Melville.

I say I am stronger than fear. ~ Malala Yousafzai.

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. ~ Napoleon Hill.

Great Fear Quotes

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. ~ Soren Kierkegaard.

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. ~ Dale Carnegie.


Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance. ~ Arnold Glasow.

I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? ~ Rumi.

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

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. ~ William Allen White.

Fear is your friend. It is an indicator. Sometimes it shows you what you shouldn’t do, more often than not it shows you what you should do. ~ Tim Ferriss.

F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours. ~ Zig Ziglar.

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. ~ Abraham Maslow.


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

Shatter all your fear. ~ Robin S. Sharma

Fear makes us feel our humanity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli.

Our interactions with one another reflect a dance between love and fear. ~ Ram Dass.

Fear is stupid. So are regrets. ~ Marilyn Monroe.

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.

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


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

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. ~ James F. Byrnes.

Top Fear Quotes

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. ~ Dale Carnegie.

If the challenge we face doesn’t scare us, then it’s probably not that important. ~ Tim Ferriss.

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way. ~ Kurt Vonnegut.


Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. ~ Japanese Proverb.

Religion is the opium of the masses. ~ Karl Marx.

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


Everything you want is on the other side of fear. ~ Jack Canfield.

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.

Best Fear Quotes

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. ~ Dorothy Thompson.

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? ~ Confucius.

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


Without fear there cannot be courage. ~ Christopher Paolini.

The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. ~ Brian Tracy.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. ~ Francis Chan.

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. ~ Immanuel Kant.

Here is a powerful video from Dandapani on how to overcome fear.

So these were the 70 quotes about Fear.

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