Inspirational Recovery Quotes: Fear

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Fear sometimes stops you from doing stupid things. But it can also stop you from doing creative or exciting or experimental things. It can cloud your judgment of others, and lead to all kinds of evil. The control and understanding of our personal fears is one of the most important undertakings in our life.
Helen Mirren

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

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

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.
Fulton Oursler

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

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

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

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you, leave it there.
Donna A. Favors

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

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

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.
Katherine Paterson

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

The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Oprah Winfrey

Fear is the highest fence.
Dudley Nichols

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

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

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
Marilyn Ferguson

Fearlessness requires attention and receptivity--it takes focus to stand in the still eye of a tornado and not be swept away by it.
Susan Piver

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

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Earl Nightingale

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

Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can!! and I will!

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

The key to change... is to let go of fear.
Rosanne Cash

Fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.
William Golding

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George S. Patton

You can't stop being afraid just by pretending everything that scares you isn't there.
Michael Marshall

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

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
John C. Maxwell

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
Frederick Smith

"Fearless" is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.
Taylor Swift

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.

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

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

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

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

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

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

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.

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

The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.
Frank Sinatra

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
George Sewell

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 can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Pope John Paul II

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
Brian Tracy

Action conquers fear.
Nivio Zarlenga

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

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
German Proverb

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time.
John Frusciante

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

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

What are fears but voices airy?
Whispering harm where harm is not.
And deluding the unwary
Till the fatal bolt is shot!

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

Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it.
Lt. John B. Putnam Jr.

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

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
George Washington Carver

Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake.
Edgar Wallace

Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.
Frances Moore Lappe

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

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Bill Cosby

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

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

What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope.
Publilius Syrus

Excessive fear is always powerless.

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

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
John F. Kennedy

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
Martin Luther

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.

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

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
Napoleon Hill

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Anonymous said...

Some great quotes thank you once again for helping me push forward and not look back

Anonymous said...

Could you maybe do quotes on confidence some time? Might help people, certainly me anyway
Thanks once again

MrsMenopausal said...

Anonymous 1, Thank you. I'm glad you like them. :)

MrsMenopausal said...

Anonymous 2, Thanks. I sure can. I'll make the next set of quotes about confidence. In the meantime check out the sidebar menu of inspirational recovery quotes for quotes about believing in yourself, self-respect, self-worth, and attitude. You may find some quotes in those that you'll like and have to do with confidence. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

I already have. I've picked out many and written them in a book to look at when I need a push!

MrsMenopausal said...

You're welcome :)