40 Top Fear Quotes And Sayings

Fear Quotes -Fear is a common emotion which we all experience at some point in our lives. It is not something we can avoid most of the times, however we will need to try to get rid of it eventually. Living with fear is not something anyone should have to do, although many people still find it either too hard, or impossible to get rid of it. When it comes down to it, there are usually many ways to stop being afraid of things in general, it just depends on each of us to understand that there is actually no real reason to be afraid.  In this article we’ll look into some Fear Quotes which may help everyone get rid of their fears..

Famous Fear Quotes

“Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival.” Hannah Arendt

“Fear makes us feel our humanity.” Benjamin Disraeli

“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.” Aristotle

“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

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

“Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.” Arnold Glasow

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

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“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” Pema Chodron

“Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.” Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” James Stephens

“Ignorance is the parent of fear.” Herman Melville

“Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.” Unknown

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

“Fear always springs from ignorance.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.” Christian Nestell Bovee

“Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.” Samuel Butler

“Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” Sarah Parish

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.” Betty Bender

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

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” Jiddu Krishnamurti

“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” Michel de Montaigne

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.” Marianne Williamson

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

“Where no hope is left, is left no fear.” Milton

“Laughter is poison to fear.” George R.R. Martin

“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” Dale Carnegie

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

“Fear makes us feel our humanity.” Benjamin Disraeli

“To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.” Peter McWilliams

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” W. Clement Stone

“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

“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” Japanese Proverb

“Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed.” William Shakespeare

Like I have previously mentioned, fearing things in your life is something normal, and all of us experience it at some point. It is up to us however to win over it, and that is exactly what everyone should be aiming for. And just like Mr. Mandela said, the fear is always there, the only difference is that for those who are courageous is does not count, as they managed to finally win that battle with fear.

“You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.”  Sammy Davis Jr. – Fear Quotes


Sometimes, we’re put in quite tough positions where we have to make decisions in our life. And often, this fear will get in our way of doing things, and it will try to discourage us as much as possible, even to the point of quitting. The most important thing to remember in such cases is that we need to stay commited to our goals and dreams, regardless of what we fear. We will need to battle our fears, and eventually come out as the winners.

While there are many more Fear Quotes out there, we will stop here, since I consider these two covering a vast topic of our discussion already. If you enjoyed them and think that they were useful for you in your battle with your fears, make sure to share this article with friends and family, so that it can help more people!