Fear Quotes

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.

Thomas Merton

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.

Bertrand Wilbertforce

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

Aristotle

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crack-pot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.

Thomas J. Watso

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.

Jean de la Fontaine

There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Thomas Jefferson

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark.

Francis Bacon

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

James Hastings

Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.

Barbara Garrison

I fear one day I'll meet God, he'll sneeze and I won't know what to say.

Ronnie Shakes

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.

Bertrand Wilbertforce

So let me assert my belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Franklin D Roosevelt 1882

Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill, Little care we; Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree

William Makepeace Thackeray

The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.

Dorothy Dix

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.

Seneca

When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.

Warren Farrell

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 then the one derived from fear of punishment.

Gandhi

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

We ought always to deal justly, not only with those who are just to us, but likewise to those who endeavor to injure us; and this, for fear lest by rendering them evil for evil, we should fall into the same vice.

Hierocles

[W]e all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.

Margaret Guenther

In the midst of all the doubts which we have discussed for four thousand years in for thousand ways, the safest course is to do nothing against one\'s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

Voltaire

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.

Bertrand Wilbertforce

Fear is only an illusion. It is the illusion that creates the feeling of separateness - the false sense of isolation that exists only in your imagination.

Jeraldine Saunders

Night, the mother of fear and mystery, was coming upon me.

H. G. Wells
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