category-Fear Quotes

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.

Horace Mann

Fear is not your enemy. It is a compass pointing you to the areas where you need to grow.

Steve Pavlina

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

Unknown

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell, Earl Russell

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear.

William Jennings Bryan

We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling.

John W. Gardner

Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope.

Turkish proverb

Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.

Charles Caleb Colton

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.

George Bernard Shaw

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

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