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Insightful quotes that will motivate you to take your fears head on.

Insightful Fear Quotes To Help You Conquer Your Fears

Fear is generally viewed as a negative trait and is generally associated with cowardice. However, this isn’t true in all situations. Many times, fear is good as it allows you to introspect the right and wrong of a situation. It allows you to think beyond what you have been taught. It is a natural response and is vital to one’s development as a child into a full-developed human being. However, many times, you also need to overcome fear and not be afraid of the things that you want to do. It could be just about anything—applying for a new job, decided to bungee jump, or even confessing your feelings. In situations like this, fear takes hostage of your mind. It is best to not let it fester and take the risk to avoid any regrets in the future. You can go through these insightful quotes and get that fire up in your belly to conquer your fears.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Mark Twain

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.

William Shakespeare

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

Paulo Coelho

We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

Marilyn Monroe

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

J. K. Rowling

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Mark Twain

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

J. K. Rowling

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell

Time is Too Slow for those who Wait, Too Swift for those who Fear, Too Long for those who Grieve, Too Short for those who Rejoice; But for those who Love, Time is not.

Henry Van Dyke

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.


The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear

Aung San Suu Kyi

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

Mark Twain

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

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

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.

Ben Okri

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

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

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Alexander Pope

Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey, a terrible journey. But, sorrow is at least an arriving.

Alan Paton

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

Heaven often seems distant and unknown, but if He who made the road... is our guide, we need not fear to lose the way.

Henry Van Dyke

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Edgar Allan Poe

Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.

Alexandre Dumas

I've noticed a lot of younger artists have less fear of doing different sorts of things, whether it's various types of music, or gallery artists moving between video and sculpture and drawing.

David Byrne

I'm a De Niro fan. I went eleven years without seeing a movie; the last one before that, February 1980, was De Niro and Scorsese in 'Raging Bull,' and when I went back, it was 'Cape Fear,' with De Niro and Scorsese. I picked up right where I left off at.

August Wilson

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.

Benjamin Franklin

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Because fear kills everything," Mo had once told her. "Your mind, your heart, your imagination.

Cornelia Funke

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

Marcus Aurelius

It's better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.

Michael Crichton

In time we hate that which we often fear.

William Shakespeare

FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.

Stephen King

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

Albert Einstein

Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway.

Joyce Meyer

The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.

William Golding

I hope nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.

Nikos Kazantzakis

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

T S Eliot

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.

Julia Child

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

Bruce Lee

There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.

Robert F. Kennedy

Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Bruce Lee

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

John Steinbeck

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

You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you'll never have to fear an unanticipated blow.

Paulo Coelho

In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.

Simone de Beauvoir

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

All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. [Then] I went into the [dressing] room and shot my fear in the face...

Lady Gaga

Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

James Baldwin

I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.


Open your minds, my friends. We all fear what we do not understand.

Dan Brown

On the one hand maybe I’ve remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.

Audrey Hepburn

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

George Lucas

...for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.

Louisa May Alcott

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

Michelle Obama

Science never makes things that do not have to do with what we feel, by which I mean what we want and what we fear.

Margaret Atwood

Men, also, have in them enormous capacities that they have to repress and fear in themselves, living up to this obsolete and brutal man-eating, bear-killing, Ernest Hemingway, crewcut Prussian sadistic, napalm all the children in Vietnam, bang-bang you're dead, image of masculinity, the image of all powerful masculine superiority that is absolute.

Betty Friedan

Fear is stronger than love

Tupac Shakur

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.

Henry David Thoreau

Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered, and I fear I never will.

William S. Burroughs

Men are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.

Niccolò Machiavelli

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Stephen King

Courage is knowing what not to fear.


Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.


Bravely overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next.

Daisaku Ikeda

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.

James A. Michener

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

Oprah Winfrey

Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all.

Rollo May

I don't seek discomfort. But, very often, you realise that what you fear is actually quite ephemeral; something's different, something's unfamiliar; therefore, it must be worse.

Michael Palin

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do ...

Eleanor Roosevelt

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Isabel Allende

He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair.

Arundhati Roy

Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet.

W B Yeats

Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.

C. S. Lewis

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.

Deepak Chopra

I fear feeling my heart break a second time, because I'm not sure I could survive it. I'd rather live alone than risk the pain.

Nora Roberts

Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it.

Nelson Mandela

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

Henry Van Dyke

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear; The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.

Meg Cabot

In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.

Rollo May

Nothing is more frightening than a fear you cannot name.

Cornelia Funke

Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear.

Brian Tracy

It is difficult for me to imagine what “personal liberty” is enjoyed by an unemployed hungry person. True freedom can only be where there is no exploitation and oppression of one person by another; where there is not unemployment, and where a person is not living in fear of losing his job, his home and his bread. Only in such a society personal and any other freedom can exist for real and not on paper.

Joseph Stalin

Farewell Hope, and with Hope farewell Fear

John Milton

Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved

Niccolò Machiavelli

Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love, all that love I gave didn't mean nothing when it came to fear.

Tupac Shakur

Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. If there was no suffering, man would not know his limits, would not know himself.

Leo Tolstoy

He struggled with himself, too. I saw it -- I heard it. I saw the inconceivable mystery of a soul that knew no restraint, no faith, and no fear, yet struggling blindly with itself.

Joseph Conrad

They yearn for what they fear for.

Dante Alighieri

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

Babe Ruth

I don't believe in letting fear dictate what you do, but that doesn't mean you don't feel afraid or frightened. I think it's normal and healthy to be afraid in situations.

Anderson Cooper

People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend

Jim Morrison

Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.

Richard Dawkins

I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.

Steve Irwin

Fear always springs from ignorance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Bertrand Russell

I love her beauty, but I fear her mind.


Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once to get over the fear of doing it. Twice to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.

Joyce Meyer

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.

Adolf Hitler