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Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it. Henry S. Haskins

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear — fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable.  What he wants above everything else is safety. Henry Louis Mencken

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. George S. Patton

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. Brendan Francis

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People living deeply have no fear of death. Anais Nin

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out. Karl Augustus Menninger

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

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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

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. Sun Tzu

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

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. H. P. Lovecraft

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

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Doubts and fears are the heaviest burdens. James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.  Mary Manin Morrissey

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

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. Bill Cosby

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop. Usman B. Asif

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

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I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. Unknown

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

Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear. Isa Upanishad, Hindu Scripture

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

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It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins. Charles Stanley

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

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

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. John F. Kennedy

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. Thomas Jefferson

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There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. Andre Gide

Fear is faith that it won’t work out. Sister Mary Tricky

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance. Arnold Glasow

Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety. Henry H. Tweedy

It is better to know what to fear than to say “no fear.” Tim Fargo

Fear is the highest fence. Dudley Nichols

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

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

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

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

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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

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


There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. Andre Gide

Never be afraid to sit a while and think. Lorraine Hansberry

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. Buddha

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

Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. Audrey Hepburn

Having a child, that’s always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child. Marilyn Monroe

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might. Mignon McLaughlin


Obstacles are like wild animals.  They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.  If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.  Orison Swett Marden

Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven. James Hastings

To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved

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

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. Shirley Maclaine

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell


In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. H. P. Lovecraft

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

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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. Virgil Thomson

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

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic. Unknown


Fear is the mother of foresight. Thomas Hardy

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. Warren Buffett

We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays. Persius

I’m not at the point where I’d feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I’m the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone’s going to jump out and get me. Britney Spears

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To him who is in fear everything rustles. Sophocles

One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one. Rainer Maria Rilke

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. Jim Morrison


Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day. Brendan Francis

Fear cannot take what you do not give it. Christopher Coan

Fear is just your feelings asking for a hug. Danielle Sanchez-Witzel and Michael Pennie, My Name is Earl, “South of the Border Part Uno/Dos,” original airdate 7 December 2006, spoken by the character Joy Turner

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He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t turn your back upon your doctrinal doubts and difficulties. Go up to them and examine them. Perhaps the ghastly object which looks to you in the twilight like a sheeted ghost may prove to be no more than a table-cloth hanging upon a hedge. A.H. Boyd

Those who fear life are already three parts dead. Bertrand Russell


I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep. Pierre Beaumarchais

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment. Chanakya

Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful – just plain happier, or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people, and that by itself would be a major achievement. Ben Stein

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. Paul Sweeney

We fear the thing we want the most. Robert Anthony


Replace fear with gratitude, and your whole world changes. Terri Guillemets, “A renewed outlook,” 2007

Fear makes us feel our humanity. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.  George Matthew Adams

There are times when fear is good.  It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls. Aeschylus

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

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You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves. Hermann Hesse

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. Thomas Paine

We should not be afraid to go into a new era, to leave the old beyond. Zack Wamp

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

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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

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

Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it. Donald Dowes

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1833

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

To lead is difficult when you’re a follower of fear. T.A. Sachs

I have accepted fear as a part of life — specifically the fear of change…. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. Erica Jong