best quotes on fear

70+ Best Quotes On Fear To Help You Overcome It

best quotes on fearToday I will like us to look at some of the best quotes on fear.

When we look at fear as an acronym, there 3 popular meanings we can find

F.E.A.R – Fuck Everything And Run

F.E.A.R- Face Everything And Rise

F.E.A.R- False Evidence Appearing Real

Let’s make our decision on our definition of choice.

Now let’s proceed to know more about fear, how to overcome it and some advantages and disadvantages of fear.

Best Quotes About Fear and courage

1. Courage is fear that has said its prayer.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou best quotes on fear

2. Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.

Bear Grylls

3. 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

4. Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.

5. Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

6. Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears we can move forward stronger and wiser within ourselves.

7. Fear is the brain’s way of saying that there is something important for you to overcome.

8. Fear is not real. It is the product of thoughts you create.

9. Danger is very real, but fear is a choice.

10. You’re always going to be afraid, even if you learn to hide it.

11. Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.

Japanese Proverb

12. Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.

Winston Churchill

13. The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.

14. Fear is like fire. It can cook for you. It can heat your house or it can burn you down.

Cus D’Amato

15. Fear is a liar.

16. Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.

Elisabeth Elliot

17. Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed

18. Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.

Napoleon Hill

19. Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.

Dale Carnegie

20. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

21. Fear is one of the great evils of our times, perverting our minds in times of uncertainty and precariousness.

Glanni Ferrarlo

Best Quotes On How To Overcome Fear

22. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

23. When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

Anthony Robbins

24. What I came to realize is that fear, that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world and you kick that bastard as hard as you can right in the teeth.

Walter White

25. The Beautiful thing about fear is when you run to it, it runs away.
Robin Sharma

26. You can’t stop being afraid just by pretending everything that scares you isn’t there.

Michael Marshall

27. We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Martin Luther King. Jr

28. Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.

James Stephens

29. The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear.

Vincent Van Gogh

30. Average performers stop when they feel fear. Iconic producers accelerate once they get frightened.

Robin Sharma

31. Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear and how to be free from it.

Veronica Roth

32. If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try

Seth Godin

33. Nothing in life is to be feard. it is to be understood.

Marie Curie

34. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

35. The fear of facing your fears is harder to overcome than the fear itself.

36. Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone

37. Do the things we fear and death of fear is certain.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

Dale Carnegie

Best Quotes On the Advantages Of Overcoming Fear

39. Life begins where fear ends


40. Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Jack Canfield 

41. If you decide to move forward with conquering your fears in life, you will see your self-esteem soar to new heights.

Christopher Quinn

42. He who doesn’t fear death dies only once

Giovanni Falcone

43. Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom

Marilyn Ferguson

44. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

Best Quotes On The Disadvantage Of Fear

45. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

Franklin D. Roosevelt

46. Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith can make us a fine pillow.

47. Fear kills dreams more than failure ever will.

48. Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen.

49. Fear is the path to the dark side, fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.


50. Fear is temporary, regret is forever.

51. How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.

Florence Nightingale

52. Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages…

Harry Emerson Fosdick

53. The enemy is fear, we think it is hate; but, it is fear.


54. When you evoke fear you set into motion the physiology of stress that accelerates biological aging. You must let go of this fear in order to reverse.

Deepak Chopra

55. The only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve is the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho

56. Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

57. Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

58. Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.

German Proverb

59. Fear kills your ability to see beauty. You have to get beyond, back to a comfortable space before you can even start looking around.

Will Smith

60. If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.

Oprah Winfrey

61. Fear makes people evil

Guillaume Raynal

62. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown

63. The fears we don’t face becomes our limits.

64. Fear is an idea-crippling, experience- crushing, success-stalling inhibitor inflicted only by yourself.

Stephanie Melish

65. Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.

William Shakespeare

66. Fear does not stop death, it stops life.

Best Quotes On The Advantages Of Fear

67. Fear is like a companion. A constant companion, always there. But that’s okay because fear can bring us together.

68. Danger doesn’t lurk at every corner. It’s just hanging out, waiting for fear and horror to show up.

69. Fear is the mother of foresight.

Thomas Hardy

70. Love can’t exist without fear. If the thought of losing someone doesn’t scare the shit out of you, then it’s not love

71. There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.


72. Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Liz Arch Best Quotes On Fear

I will like us to conclude by looking at some best quotes on fear from a very inspiring lady.

Someone who rose up to greater heights from a very challenging past.

73. Feal fear but do it anyway.

74. Fear is wetting your pants and courage is showing up to the party with wet pants.

75. Courage is looking fear in the face and saying I am going to step into you.

76. Fear can be an ally, it is all about knowing the difference when fear is holding us back or is actually there to save us.

Let Your Fear Guide You

As we have seen above, there is so much that leads to fear.

But one thing is certain our fears don’t need to be eliminated in order for us to achieve greatness.

All we need do is acknowledge this fear and act despite this fear.

Our fear is also there to warn us about danger so we need to reflect on the reason why we have fear.

Is it signaling entry into a danger zone or an exit from a comfort zone?

I will like to hear from you, what has been your relationship with fear?

How often do you face your fears?

As usual, my friends, go be legendary

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  • Linda

    When it comes to fear, many people stay low and hide. They rather not face the issue. The challenge is facing it and the prize is overcoming it. Every time one faces a fear, they always overcome it.There is not one single fear out there that cannot be prized for overcoming. 

  • Alex

    Hi Etah.

    Thanks to you for writing this wonderful post about fear. I love the list and they really made my day. But this is my favorite “Fear is wetting your pants and courage is showing up to the party with wet pants”. I laughed so hard 😂. I’m definitely bookmaking the site. Thanks for sharing 

    • Etah

      I am glad you found some value here, Alex.

      Yeah, I really liked that quote, it really paints a hilarious but inspiring picture.

      Best regards to you.

  • Cliff

    This is an amazing article that you did on fear. I will also have to agree with you on F#$% Fear. One of the most empowering things you can say. I love Nelson Mandela’s fear is static preventing me from hearing myself. I actually made a YouTube video on fear, and would love to get your thoughts on it. Keep giving others the courage to live their greatest life!

  • Ranao

    Hi Etah,

    I became a big fan of your quotes article. This post for the best quotes on fear is truly helpful in many ways. Whenever I’m down I search for quotes of many kinds. But never search for fear. This is also so encouraging one like the motivational quotes. I just love reading your article. It’s an awesome collection you have made. Thanks a lot for giving the opportunity to read this post. Have a great day.


    • Etah

      I am glad you found some value here, Ranao.

      Quotes on fear are a good way to mold your mindset for the fears holding us back.

      Best regards to you


    This is really beautiful! I am in love your quotes especially the line 47; fear kills dream even than failure . mere reading this already made all my worries left me because really going through some hard time ,so glad you came up with this brilliant idea. I have learnt something different. I have bookmark your page to get more of this post.

  • Riaz Shah

    Loving this list Etah,

    Especially Glanni Ferrarlo’s one on not sitting home and thinking about it but instead, go out and get busy. Sometimes I have this constant worry with one bad deal from a client that it really affects me and my productivity because I keep thinking on the fear that the client might bash me for the littlest of flaws that I make. Have you ever felt like that?

    • Etah

      Hi Riaz,

      Yeah I know that feeling of being scared of criticism, that is one of my greatest fears but for me overcoming it comes from reminding myself that I am not perfect and all I can do is put in my very best.

      Criticisms come but it is not the end of the world, sometimes it is an opportunity for correction, at other times it comes just to make us stronger.

  • Jay

    Great quotes. These can definitely be used whenever one is overwhelmed by fear. I think I like the second acronym of fear which is face everything and rise. Facing our fears can open up a totally new world that we had no idea existed in our lives. Just one moment of bravery can lead to a lifetime of happiness. That is what it means to overcome our fears.

    • Etah

      I am glad you found these comments helpful. 

      The effort put into overcoming our fears is really worth it.

      Best regards to you

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