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Ignorance, lack of information, and misinformation are the reasons for fear. Low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence are also the causes of it. When you feel fear, you allow your mind to build up scenes of disasters, and this intensifies the feeling of fear.

An open mind, courage and inner strength can make fear go away.

Here is a collection of quotes about fear to help you understand what it really is, and to inspire you to overcome it. These fear quotes were collected from various sources, and I hope you will find them useful and helpful.

Fear Quotes and Sayings

“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear does not exist anywhere except in the mind.” –Dale Carnegie

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” –Mario Andretti

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.” –Bertrand Russell

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

“Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” –Michael Pritchard

“The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.” –Dorothy Thompson

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –Henry James

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

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” –Nelson Mandela

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

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“Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse.” –Norman Vincent Peale

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” –Dale Carnegie

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” –Dostoyevsky

“None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.” –Ferdinand Foch

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

“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” –Anthony Robbins

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” –Meg Cabot

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

“Hold tenderly that which you cherish, for it is precious and a tight grip may crush it. Do not let the fear of dropping it cause you to hold it too tightly: the chances are, it is holding you, too.” –Bob Alberti

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

“Fear of self is the greatest of all terrors, the deepest of all dread, the commonest of all mistakes. From it grows failure. Because of it, life is a mockery. Out of it comes despair.” –David Seasbury

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

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

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.” –Eric Hoffer

“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

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” –Helen Keller

“The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” –Gandhi

“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

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Overcoming Fear Quotes

“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

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

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Andre Gide

“Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” –Dan Millman

Facing Fear Quotes

“Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.” –William Congreve

“Fear is met and destroyed with courage.” –James F. Bell

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

“Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.” –Jerry Gille

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