Here is a collection of quotes on fear:
“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”.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will”.
– W. Clement Stone
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins”.
– Charles Stanley
“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live”.
– Dorothy Thompson
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold”.
– Helen Keller
“There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them”.
– Andre Gide
“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”.
– Friedrich Durrenmatt
“We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict”.
– Jim Morrison
“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”.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
“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”.
“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom”.
– Marilyn Ferguson
“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here”.
– Marianne Williamson
“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely”.
“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”.
– Maya Angelou
“As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it”.
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do”.
– Henry Ford
“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”.
– Rosa Parks
“Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before”.
– Queen Latifah
“That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future”.
– Anatole France