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“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. Here are 48 Meaningful Fear Quotes

Fear Quotes

1. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”— Robert Ludlum

2. “Freedom is the basis of all happiness. This means freedom from despair, freedom from resentment, freedom from jealousy and fear. Genuine practice is practice that helps you become more free and more solid. Every step you take, every breath you take, every minute of sitting.”— Thich Nhat Hanh

3. “Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.”— James Thurber

4. “Concern for others’ well being reduces fear and suspicion, prompting the openness and transparency that gives rise to trust and friendship.”— Dalai Lama

5. “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”— Stephen King

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

7. “There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”— Katerina Stoykova Klemer

8. “The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”— Ted Hughes

9. “The only known antidote to fear is faith.”— Woodrow Kroll

10. “Anger and fear undermine our immune system, while warm-heartedness brings peace of mind. Therefore, just as we teach children to comply with physical hygiene for the good of their health, we should also counsel them in a kind of hygiene of the emotions.”— Dalai Lama

11. “There is fear and insecurity in pride, for when one aims at being highly esteemed, and having achieved such status, he is automatically involved in the fear of losing one’s status.”— Bruce Lee

12. “Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.”— Sophocles

Fear Quotes

13. “Faith is when you just do your best, and let go of the rest.”— Maxime Lagacé

14. “Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.”— Seneca

15. “There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”— George R.R. Martin

16. “A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”— Seneca

17. “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.”— Thich Nhat Hanh

18. “Don’t dwell on the past or fear for the future; simply live the present moment wisely.”— Rhonda Byrne (The Secret)

19. “Accept who you are; and revel in it.”— Mitch Album

20. “Abundance comes from a place of confidence. Scarcity comes from a place of fear.”— Unknown

21. “There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.”— Baruch Spinoza

22. “The emotion of fear often works overtime. Even when there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity. We spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully.”— Tara Brach

23. “When we free ourselves from indulging the passions of fear and hope, we increase our power in each moment as we improve our character.”— Stephen Hanselman

24. “If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.”—Sharon Salzberg

Fear Quotes

25. “Hope is generally regarded as good. Fear is generally regarded as bad. To a Stoic like Hecato, they are the same — both are projections into the future about things we do not control. Both are the enemy of this present moment that you are actually in.”—Ryan Holiday

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

27. “It’s not about overcoming our fears but understanding that both hope and fear contain a dangerous amount of want and worry in them. And, sadly, the want is what causes the worry.”— Ryan Holiday

28. “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”— C.G. Jung

29. “In all things it’s better to hope than to despair.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

30. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.”— Plato

31. “We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”— François de La Rochefoucauld

32. “Wild animals run from the dangers they actually see, and once they have escaped them worry no more. We however are tormented alike by what is past and what is to come. A number of our blessings do us harm, for memory brings back the agony of fear while foresight brings it on prematurely. No one confines his unhappiness to the present.”—Seneca

33. “Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams and hope.”— Les Brown

34. “All this hurrying from place to place won’t bring you any relief, for you’re travelling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way.”— Seneca

35. “Fear is the fastest growing industry of our age. The media, Internet, and politics all grow through fear. Out best hopes is the trust and faith we place in our leaders and mentors.”— Scott Edward Cunningham

36. “True happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied, for he that is wants nothing. ”—Seneca

Fear Quotes

37. “To fully accept suffering and misfortune frees you from fear.”— The Stoic Emperor

38. “We grow fearless when we do the things we fear.”— Robin Sharma

39. “Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom.”— Rabindranath Tagore

40. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”— John Cage

41. “A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.”— Yvan Byeajee

42. “I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”— Veronica Roth

43. “What the world needs most is more love, more generosity, more mercy, more openness. The root of human problems is not a lack of resources but comes from the misunderstanding, fear, and separateness that can be found in the hearts of people.”— Jack Kornfield

44. “Inner transformation comes from self-understanding. Self-understanding comes from listening. Listening comes from loving.”— Maxime Lagacé

45. “While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?”— Julia Ward Howe

46. “There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”— Buddha

47. “We fear that this moment will end, that we won’t get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or that we will not be safe.”— Thich Nhat Hanh

48. “No longer be either dissatisfied with thy present lot, or shrink from the future.”— Marcus Aurelius

 


Best Fear Quotes

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“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
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“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.” —Napoleon Hill
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“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

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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