Quotes About Fear and How to Overcome It This 2021

Quotes About Fear and How to Overcome It This 2021

Quotes About Fear – Fear can be a very useful tool in protecting us from harm. However, it is often an inner voice and a barrier that keeps us stuck. That prevents us from achieving our goals and becoming the people we truly desire to be.

So in this article, we have collected Quotes About Fear and How to Overcome It This 2021. This article consists of quotes about fear that will motivate you to overcome it.

quotes about fear and how to overcome it
quotes about fear and how to overcome it

These quotes about fear will surely help the current generation get inspired and motivated to face the future!

What are Quotes?

Quotes are a group of words taken from a text or speech that are repeated or copied out, usually with a disclaimer that the author or speaker is not the original.

The Best Quotes About Fear This 2021

Here are best quotes about fear to read.

It is foolish to fear what we have yet to see and know.

– Uchiha Itachi (Naruto)

“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

“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, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address

“Without fear there cannot be courage.” 

― Christopher Paolini

“First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

 ― Aristotle

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

 ― Marcus Aurelius

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

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.”

― Rumi

“But fear doesn’t need doors and windows. It works from the inside.”

― Andrew Clements, Things Not Seen

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”

― Edmund Burke

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.

― Usman B. Asif

“Fear is the thief of dreams.”

― Brian Krans

“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”

― Herman Melville

 “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”

― Shannon L. Alder

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

― Jack Canfield

“Men are not afraid of things, but of how they view them.”

― Epictetus

Courage is knowing what not to fear.


Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.

Karen Salmansohn

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

Dante Alighieri 

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Suzy Kassem 

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Quotes About Conquering Fear

Also, here are motivating quotes about conquering fear.

Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers.

May Sarton

Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there.

Chuck Palahniuk

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

Dorothy Thompson

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.


Your mind is small, but your heart is big. Your mind is afraid but your heart is full of love.

Maxime Lagacé

What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.

Alice Walker

Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.

Dale Carnegie

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

If you want to cure the world, don’t emanate fear, emanate love.

Ram Dass

Fools reject reality and expect things to be different. The wise accept reality and expect the unexpected.

Maxime Lagacé

Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind – compassion opens it. 

Dalai Lama

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

Michel de Montaigne

I was never afraid of failure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

John Keats

Fear is temporary. Regret is forever.


We suffer more in imagination than in reality.


Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. Walk through it.

Robin Sharma

The fears we don’t face becomes our limits.  

Robin Sharma

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Jack Canfield

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.

Ruth Gendler

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.

Oscar Wilde

If I had just a little bit of wisdom I should walk the great path and fear only straying from it.

Lao Tzu

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

Marcus Aurelius

There can be no initiative if one has fear, and fear compels us to cling to tradition, gurus, etc. 

Bruce Lee

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.

D. L. Moody

What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

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

Benjamin Franklin

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.

Pema Chödrön 

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.


Fear is the enemy of logic.

Frank Sinatra

Fear is a friend of exceptional people.

Cus D’Amato 

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

John D. Rockefeller 

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.

Julius Caesar

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. 

Albert Einstein

Instead of harboring fear and suspicion we need to think of other people not as ‘them’ but ‘us’.

Dalai Lama

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

Babe Ruth

He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears.


Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later.

Bane (Batman)

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Bruce Lee

Quotes About Fear of the Unknown

You can also try the quotes about fear of the unknown

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.

Michael Jordan

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone 

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

Mary Shelley (Frankenstein)

Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear. 

Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

Do that which you fear to do and the fear will die.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths.

Steven Wright 

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

John F. Kennedy

Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of people walking on it.

Robert F. Kennedy

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

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.

Michelle Obama

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.

Alexander the Great

It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust.

 Mahatma Gandhi

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dali

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.  

Lady Bird Johnson

Move towards what scares you.

Tom Bilyeu

Fear is serious. Love is playful.

Maxime Lagacé

Being scared is fine. Not taking action is not.

Maxime Lagacé

There is no illusion greater than fear.

Lao Tzu

Some things are in our control and others not.


There is no truth in a fear-based culture.

Tyler Winklevoss

A fighter has to know fear.

Cus D’Amato

Fear is a mile high, a mile wide, and paper thin.


Fear does not stop death. It stops life.

Vi Keeland

I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.

Taylor Swift

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.

Japanese proverb

Do what you fear and fear disappears.

David Joseph Schwartz

Don’t let your heart be colonized by fear.

Jack Kornfield

Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.

Sam Snead (Professional golfer)

Fear kills growth. Gary Vaynerchuk

Always do what you’re afraid to do.

E. Lockhart 

Laughter is poison to fear.

George R.R. Martin (Game Of Thrones)

Fear cuts deeper than swords.

George R.R. Martin

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.

Emma Donoghue

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.

Florence Nightingale

Don’t fear, just live right.

Neal A. Maxwell

Inspirational Quotes About Fear

Lastly, read these inspirational quotes about fear.

The only thing you care about when you’re afraid is results. The only thing you care about when you’re calm is doing the right thing.

Maxime Lagacé

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.

Dale Carnegie 

Action eliminates fear. Headphone up and get shit done.

Tom Bilyeu

Your choices define you. Don’t let fear be your definition.

Tom Bilyeu

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

You become wealthy when you stop trying to look rich. You become educated when you stop trying to look smart. You become calm when you stop trying to avoid fear.

Maxime Lagacé

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad. 


Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.

Will Smith 

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.

Frank Herbert

You gotta act. And you’ve gotta be willing to fail, you gotta be ready to crash and burn, with people on the phone, with starting a company, with whatever. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far. 

Steve Jobs

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Susan Jeffers

Face your fears, pursue your ambitions, and become the hero you are destined to be.

Josh Kaufman

Two elements must therefore be rooted out once for all, – the fear of future suffering, and the recollection of past suffering; since the latter no longer concerns me, and the former concerns me not yet.


My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it… but love it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The beautiful thing about fear is, when you run to it, it runs away.

Robin Sharma

Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.

Seth Godin

It’s not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share.

Pema Chödrön

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

Sometimes, what we fear the most is what we most need to do.

Tim Ferriss

Run after your fears. Chase them. Make them shake. And dread the day you gained enough confidence to realize they were full of shit.


All the power is within you; you can do anything and everything.

Swami Vivekananda 

It’s believing in our dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond limits.

Amy Purdy

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are. Don

Miguel Ruiz

Your largest fear carries your greatest growth.


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

Paulo Coelho

If you’re are paralyzed with fear it’s a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.

Steven Pressfield

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.


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