We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Fear Quotes from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Rudy Giuliani, Hunter S. Thompson, Buddha. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Civilization must stand up and combat the current collapse of governance, the rise of violence, and the spread of chaos and fear in many parts of the world.
The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot – and it’s only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
I have a fear of being boring.
All of us have been trained by education and environment to seek personal gain and security and to fight for ourselves. Though we cover it over with pleasant phrases, we have been educated for various professions within a system which is based on exploitation and acquisitive fear.
Fear is better than apathy because fear makes us do something.
We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.
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.
Isn’t that what we come into politics for? To say to people: ‘You can do it, too – there is a chance to serve your community. There is a chance to shape it co-operatively and democratically, without fear or favour.’ And that is what I tried to do.
The biggest challenge or biggest crisis knocking on the doors of humankind is fear and intolerance.
Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough.
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.
I live my life through fear. If I’m afraid of it I’ll do it just so I’m not afraid of it anymore.
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
Hope and fear cannot alter the season.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.
I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.
I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.
The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.
With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
Fear is the mother of morality.
Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics.
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.
But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
Life is a balance of fear and overcoming it.
Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
I have a wish. It as a fear as well – that in my end will be my beginning.
Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.
Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don’t choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe.
Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
A lot of what I’ve done as Nine Inch Nails has been governed by fear. I was trying to keep the songs in a framework that was tough, and I learnt a lot from Jesus and Mary Chain about how to bury nice pop songs in unlistenable noise – the idea being if you can get behind that wall, you find there’s a pearl inside.
I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.
It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
That is America. That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don’t fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own.
Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations.
We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.
The fear of failing… not quite the fear of failing, but the uncertainty of whether you are going to perform or not, is there every single game I have played in my life. It will always be there.
Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
My motto is: feel the fear and do it anyway.
Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.
There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.
A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.
The human longings that are deep inside of us never go away. They exist across cultures; they exist throughout life. When people were first made, our deepest longing was to know and be known. And after the Fall, when we all got weird, it’s still our deepest longing – but it’s now also our deepest fear.
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed through our bloodline.
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
I think outing people is fear-based: the fear that if we don’t out them, it will make things harder for all of us. It’s important to treat people with love.
We should not be afraid to go into a new era, to leave the old beyond.
You may be educated abroad, you may be a great scientist, politician, but you always have a sneaking fear that if you don’t go to temples or do the ordinary things that you have been told to do, something evil might happen, so you conform. What happens to the mind that conforms? Investigate it, please.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.
Why is our own participation in scapegoating so difficult to perceive and the participation of others so easy? To us, our fears and prejudices never appear as such because they determine our vision of people we despise, we fear, and against whom we discriminate.
Probably the one Bible passage that is read by Jews and Roman Catholics, Protestants, Islam, more than any other chapter is Psalm 23. And in Psalm 23 there is a verse that says, ‘Surely, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.’
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
It’s fear of being afraid that frightens me more than anything else.
A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.
I’ll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear!
Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
Fear is unnecessary.
To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets.
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.
Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
I don’t fear being outspoken. The only thing I fear is losing my sense of integrity or losing sight of the values on which I guide my life. So I don’t think it’s particularly brave or unusual for me to speak out.
Knowledge is power, and it can help you overcome any fear of the unexpected. When you learn, you gain more awareness through the process, and you know what pitfalls to look for as you get ready to transition to the next level.
He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.
Fear is always there; it’s a survival instinct. You just need to know how to manage it.
Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear.
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.
I am a living symbol of the white man’s fear. I never realized how deeply embedded this fear is until I came to Brandfort.
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
He doesn’t know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn’t know the meaning of most words.
I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.
My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us.
I’ve been bitten by a python. Not a very big one. I was being silly, saying: ‘Oh, it’s not poisonous…’ Then, wallop! But you have fear around animals.
Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
It is really very important while you are young to live in an environment in which there is no fear. Most of us, as we grow older, become frightened; we are afraid of living, afraid of losing a job, afraid of tradition, afraid of what the neighbours, or what the wife or husband would say, afraid of death.
I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture.
The only time I had what you would call life-threatening fear was when I was on the Moon. Towards the end of our stay, we got excited and we were going to do the high jump, and I jumped and fell over backwards. That was a scary time, because if the backpack got broken, I would have had it. But everything held together.
God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency.
The Bible says to ‘fear not,’ but this doesn’t mean you should never feel scared. It means when you do feel fear, keep going forward and do what you are supposed to do. Or as I like to say, do it afraid.
You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world, and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull my hair out by the roots.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
Like a blazing comet, I’ve traversed infinite nights, interstellar spaces of the imagination, voluptuousness and fear.
I’ve done plenty of daredeviling – from white-water rafting to bungee jumping. But I think the most fearless was hosting the Emmy Awards. It was overwhelming, and I definitely had to leave fear at the door.
What you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression, it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing.
He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.
Californians are people who insist on growing their own vegetables, but they won’t dig up the pretty lawn, won’t plant anything for fear of getting dirty, and they use fragrant bath salts from The Body Shop instead of smelly compost.
Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
I do not fear truth. I welcome it. But I wish all of my facts to be in their proper context.
I decided to make ‘Captain America’ because I realized I wasn’t doing the film because it terrified me. You can’t make decisions based on fear.
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
I might be deceiving myself but I do not think that I do have an inordinate fear of death.
One of the key elements of human behavior is, humans have a greater fear of loss than enjoyment of success. All the academic studies will show you that the fear of loss of capital is far greater than the enjoyment of gains.
There is a fear of emotion in tennis.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
Just what is it that academics have to fear if they stand up for common decency, instead of letting campus barbarians run amok?
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
Once we’re willing to confront our emotional suffering, we begin making choices based on attraction instead of aversion, love instead of fear. Where we used to think about what was ‘safe,’ we now become interested in doing what seems right or fun or meaningful or ripe with possibilities.
Do not let friars enter your wine cellars for fear they will bless every barrel and change the wine into blood.
Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear.
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased, we are glad. If they are not, it doesn’t matter. We know we are beautiful. And ugly too.
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Fear is excitement without breath.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Perhaps I am naive, but I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Growth should take care of the fear of job losses. People will be challenged to do different things. For people who are not up to it, purely based on objective assessment, that’s a different issue, which, you do it anyway.
Courage is managing fear to accomplish what you want to accomplish. And it’s a great demonstration of love. It’s really what love is. It’s finding areas in which other people are more important than you.
My biggest fear is death because I don’t think I’m going anywhere. And since I don’t think that, and I don’t have a belief… I’m married to someone who has the belief, so she knows she’s going somewhere.
We are looking for happiness and running after it in such a way that creates anger, fear and discrimination. So when you attend a retreat, you have a chance to look at the deep roots of this pollution of the collective energy that is unwholesome.
War is big business. It’s a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels.
The only thing I am afraid of is fear.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
Government should fear the people, not the other way around.
The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand, and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling.
I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
The roaring thunder of the law and the fear of the terror of judgment are both used to bring us to Christ, but the final victory culminating in our salvation is won through God’s loving-kindness.
Fear doesn’t exist in football, especially for Real Madrid.
I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.
I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me.
Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me.
I’d love to be a dad. I hope I’d be great at it. That’s every man’s fear, yet his most important job.
I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
When you’re fearful, you stumble.
Some emotions are essential to law and to public principles of justice: anger at wrongdoing, fear for our safety, compassion for the pain of others, all these are good reasons to make laws that protect people in their rights.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
Isn’t history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
American economists can’t understand the German fear of inflation and the effects of inflation when dealing with the world economic crisis. They wonder why Germany pursues such a different course – ‘Why can’t they agree with us?’ I would have thought it was fairly obvious.
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.
Knight without fear and without reproach.
Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply… For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.
I hesitate to use a pathologizing label, but underneath the so-called narcissistic personality is definitely shame and the paralyzing fear of being ordinary.
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you’re a star you’re dead already. You’re embalmed.
I have a fear of poverty in old age. I have this vision of myself living in a skip and eating cat food. It’s because I’m freelance, and I’ve never had a proper job. I don’t have a pension, and my savings are dwindling. I always thought someone would just come along and look after me.
People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.’
Never be afraid to sit a while and think.
There is great strength in vulnerability, as it takes courage to push through the fear and share one’s true self with others. In music, that vulnerability really speaks to listeners as it connects with their own hearts.
Don’t do anything for fear, because fear will never do anything for you.
There is nothing in this world that I fear to say.
I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.
I don’t operate on fear, and I don’t let fear control me.
Without hesitation, I’m voting Emmanuel Macron. Everything about the campaign of Marine Le Pen, despite its dressing of sovereignty, exudes fear and weakness.
If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others.
Action conquers fear.
Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side.
When men don’t fear God, they give themselves to evil.
True nobility is exempt from fear.
Courage is just fear plus prayers plus understanding.
I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
A lot of people would say ‘sexy’ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.
The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn’t mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
We are never doing anyone any favors by withholding our gifts from the world. It’s scary to be fierce, but you can’t compromise that for fear of losing those around you.
Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.
When I was running the Troubadour, there was this transition from the classic singer/songwriter Jackson Browne types to bands like Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, and Fear. Those are just some that come to mind. Oh, and Adam Ant! The Fear fans wanted to ‘crush’ the Ants. These guys hated each other.
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Fear will make you stingy.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
You can like or dislike me. You are entitled to form an opinion about me, and I don’t fear being judged.
I think my whole life, because of where I came from, I had a fear of failure.
Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.
The politics of fear are always the same. They are easily recognisable in retrospect. They are easy to acquiesce in at the time.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Fear and hope are alike underneath.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all. You don’t have that fear. So why do you think people get stuck in those boxes? It’s that fear of going back down.
One of the greatest things I fear is letting down my people. I wouldn’t live with that type of conscience, of having let down my people after they’ve been brutalized for so long.
Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same.
Maybe it’s stress or anger or adrenaline or disillusionment or a bullying nature or simple fear of getting killed themselves, but there is a problem if a cop cannot tell the difference between a menacing gangster and the far more common person they encounter whose life is a little frayed and messy.
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers’ incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?
It is the truth of grace and not of the law that brings you true freedom. The truth of the law only binds you. In fact, religious bondage is one of the most crippling bondages with which a person can be encumbered. Religious bondage keeps one in constant fear, guilt, and anxiety.
I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.
Don’t fear change – embrace it.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
You have to get outside of your comfort zone if you’re going to make significant changes in your life, and since few things scare people like the unknown, feeling fear is an excellent sign that you’re on the right track.
When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second.
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.
Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.
Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we’ve always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
To talk about balance, it’s easier to talk about what’s out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow… dis-ease. So any time there’s disease, you’re out of balance, whether it’s jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.
We all have a fundamental right to live free from fear, free from crime, and free from disorder – but while we share that right, we also share the duty to secure it.
We’ll tell fear it can come along with us in our minivan, okay? But we’ll just tell fear it can’t drive. Sometimes we’ll tell it to not even talk. Like when we tell our kids, ‘Enough. No words.’ We’re going to play the quiet game with fear. Fear is not the boss of us.
It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.
If one has fear, there can be no initiative in the creative sense of the word. To have initiative in this sense is to do something original – to do it spontaneously, naturally, without being guided, forced, controlled. It is to do something which you love to do.
Fear is not something we feel at Liverpool.
Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
I have a fear of being boring.
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back.
We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
It’s not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail.
Perhaps life is just that… a dream and a fear.
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
We in the U.A.E. have no such word as ‘impossible’; it does not exist in our lexicon. Such a word is used by the lazy and the weak, who fear challenges and progress.
Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
I just want to say, don’t be afraid, believe in yourself, whatever comes your way you have to experience it to really know what that is. So if you have too much fear inside you may let go of certain opportunities or chances, so trust in yourself and stick with it.
Fear is a powerful weapon. It can excite and motivate, and it can get people to yell and to scream. But fear has never created a job.
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might.
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success.
I’ve had a lot of fear in my life, from fear of flying to fear of making a speech in front of a lot of people.
There’s fear or faith. If you’re living by fear, then you’re always looking for security. If you’re living by faith, then you’re always looking for freedom.
Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’
Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
The gospel frees us to confess our sins without fear of condemnation.
If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
Fear is a powerful beast. But we can learn to ride it.
Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist. I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.
I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.
Sometimes the point isn’t to make people believe a lie – it’s to make people fear the liar.
I do respect people’s faith, but I don’t respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
Fear is the passion of slaves.
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.
The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.
Modi has always been very particular about law and order. He believes in fairness and justice, and encouraged us to simply work as per law without fear or favour. His ability to think big and implement it on the ground is exemplary. He had a vision of a bank account for every household.
I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.
Refugees don’t make our country less safe. But xenophobia, fear and hate do.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.
Men! The only animal in the world to fear.
We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind’s greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
No one can avoid death; it is inevitable. Therefore, I should create in my mind a kind of willingness and accepting for that event without any fear.
Embrace your fear. Imagine what you’re most afraid of, touch it and hold it so that you rob it of its power.
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.
A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear.
I’m very much afraid of being mad – that’s my one fear.
They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
Is fear preventing you from taking action? Acknowledge the fear, watch it, take your attention into it, be fully present with it. Doing so cuts the link between the fear and your thinking. Don’t let the fear rise up into your mind. Use the power of the Now. Fear cannot prevail against it.
I have seen (as far as it can be seen) many persons changed in a moment from the spirit of horror, fear, and despair to the spirit of hope, joy, peace; and from sinful desires, till then reigning over them, to a pure desire of doing the will of God.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.
I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
I don’t fear anyone. We don’t come to play in this sport.
The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born.
I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.
We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.
When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
I have stepped outside my comfort zone enough to know that, yes, the world does fall apart, but not in the way that you fear.
The part that makes you unique is the bit people will like or fear, fall in love with, or try to avoid.
I have a dreadful fear that the more you try to prevent revealing the self, the more you do.
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
At the end, ignorance is the source of biases. If we cure that, there’s nothing to fear and hate.
Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
What’s powerful about a love scene is not seeing the act. It’s seeing the passion, the need, the desire, the caring, the fear.
Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed.
Ignorance breeds fear.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there’s more reason to fear than to hope.
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.
I’ve worn a dress at my wedding. I’ve worn 6-inch Louboutins. I’ve got no fear and no shame.
Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It’s impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
God helps those who fear Him.
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
There is no fear when you choose love. The more you choose love, the more love is in your life. It gets easier and easier.
I’m a man of faith. I only fear God, and my wife – sometimes.
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.
There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
People need each other to help each other up. But we can’t stand near each other because we fear each other. When you get over fear, nothing matters anymore but love.
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
I’d recommend anyone watch ‘Harold and Maude,’ ’cause it helps a lot with fear of death.
The First World War was a horror of gas, industrialised slaughter, fear, and appalling human suffering.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.
You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It’s very exciting to test yourself.
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.
Many a time freedom has been rolled back – and always for the same sorry reason: fear.
Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.
My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.
You can break through old limits, past inertia and fear, to… richness of choice, freedom, human closeness.
I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God – my daughter to my country.
A lot of problems stem from a desire to avoid discomfort. For example, people who fear failure often avoid new challenges in an effort to keep anxiety at bay. Avoiding emotional discomfort, however, is usually a short-term solution that leads to long-term problems.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.
We can either be governed by fear – fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border – or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that’s America at its best.
I fear that the day I die, I am going to die without accomplishing what I have in my mind. Life is too short, and a lot of things can happen, and I am really keen to see it with my own eyes – and that is why I am in a hurry.
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.
I have no fear of death. More important, I don’t fear life.
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.
Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there.
In whosever presence you find peace of mind, devoid of fear, only that person can be your guru.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
The soul grows by reincarnation in bodies provided by nature, more complex, more powerful, as the soul unfolds greater and greater faculties. And so the soul climbs upward into the light eternal. And there is no fear for any child of man, for inevitably he climbs towards God.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
I believe in the sun. In the tangle of human failures of fear, greed and forgetfulness, the sun gives me clarity.
The sense of crisis is everything for Trump – even if it’s largely invented. His depiction of darkness justifies his candidacy, the need to violently shake the system. His ability to conjure fear is what distinguished him from all those career pols he has vanquished. And it suits his ego.
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
Scalded cats fear even cold water.
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
Understanding dissolves fear. When we understand the true nature of our being, fears dissipate. We are spiritual beings, not human beings.
I don’t fear nobody, and that’s how I live my life. I live my life with no fears.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
I think when we wake up in the morning, we can choose between fear and love. Every morning. And every morning, if you choose one, that doesn’t define you until the end… The way you end your story is important. It’s important that we choose love over fear, because love is the answer.
I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas, and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
My dad had this thing – everyone in Canada wants to play hockey; that’s all they want to do. So when I was a kid, whenever we skated my dad would not let us on the ice without hockey sticks, because of this insane fear we would become figure skaters!
Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much.
There is nothing more dangerous for a population than self-censorship by fear.
Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is overcoming it.
I have long believed that there are fundamentally two forces or emotions that drive our decisions – love and fear. Love has its many manifestations: compassion, gratitude, kindness, and joy. Fear often manifests in cynicism, anger, jealousy, and anxiety. I worry that many of our communities are being driven by fear.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
The choice that frees or imprisons us is the choice of love or fear. Love liberates. Fear imprisons.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
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.
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.
Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.
This is how to avoid re-creating painful situations: Take the time to discover your real intention before you act. If it is to change someone or the world so that you will feel safe or better about yourself, don’t act on it, because it is an intention of fear and can create only painful consequences.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
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.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
Ironically, becoming known publicly was my biggest fear. And it was partly because I’m on the whole a fairly shy person.
The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.
My ‘fear’ is my substance, and probably the best part of me.
I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out.
Exploiting people’s emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it’s not change, it’s partisanship. We don’t need partisanship. We don’t need demagoguery, we need solutions.
Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.
For most of us, relationship with another is based on dependence, either economic or psychological. This dependence creates fear, breeds in us possessiveness, results in friction, suspicion, frustration.
I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it.
On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we’re going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.
As long as the people don’t fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn’t stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful… but so frightening.
Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was a lad. From then on, he lived in fear that death was just around the corner, and he set about programming me to work hard and bring in some cash.
If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.
You can compel fear. You can even make someone feel they’re in love if they’re isolated and dependent for long enough. But laughter is free.
My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.
We have a political culture of intimidation, of favoring, of patronage, and of fear, and that is no way for a community to be governed.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.
My greatest fear: repetition.
The fear that individuality will be crushed out by the growing ‘tyranny’ of standardization is the sort of myth which cannot withstand the briefest examination.
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
If you have a fear of flying, don’t. The data are very clear: If you have to travel someplace, the safest way is by airplane.
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
Never fear a job, always respect it, and always leave yourself a hind door to escape. May your hind door always be open.
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
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.
Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble… to give way to hope, fear and greed.
He who refuses to stoop, who cannot be bribed by the promise of success or the fear of failure – who walks the highway of the right, and in disaster stands erect, is the only victor.
At first, I was scared to show fear because you can never be sure how people will perceive you. But I dared myself to do that, to stand out. Now I’ll talk about being beaten up or robbed or making a stupid decision because of a girl or whatever.
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear – it was not a fear of not being accepted – was a very violent fear of failure.
Embrace the fear and go for it. That’s what I do. I don’t run from it – I embrace the fear.
We only fear what we don’t understand, and I hate to be scared.
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.
We must not be afraid to define our enemy. It is Islamic extremist terrorism. I did not say all of Islam. I said Islamic extremist terrorism. Failing to identify them properly maligns decent Muslims around the world. It also sets up a fear of being politically incorrect that can have serious consequences. And it has.
Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
The underbelly of the human psyche, what is often referred to as our dark side, is the origin of every act of self-sabotage. Birthed out of shame, fear, and denial, it misdirects our good intentions and drives us to unthinkable acts of self-destruction and not-so-unbelievable acts of self-sabotage.
I fear no motion of no confidence or impeachment, for they are the lawful mechanisms for the people of this beautiful country to remove their president.
Fear is the foundation of most governments.
Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.
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.
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.
Fear clogs; faith liberates.
People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don’t necessarily merit fear.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.
The moment you feel yourself hesitate on something you know you should do, count 5-4-3-2-1 to activate your prefrontal cortex and interrupt the habit of overthinking, self-doubt, and fear.
I’d make a terrible surgeon. The fear of blood? Very high on my list.
To be Catholic puts a lot of fear in you. It’s a great religion, but also one that can limit your experience. You fear experience because everything is a sin.
Don’t be afraid to see what you see.
Fear nothing; attack everything.
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
‘Malice’ wasn’t about horror to start with but an underground comic driven by the power of rumour. However, as nothing fuels a rumour like fear, I decided that it had to be a frightening comic.
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
I am grateful that I didn’t let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
I’m a strong believer that you can build great companies in time of both greed and fear. But you have to be paying attention and operating under the right assumptions. You don’t have to believe history repeats itself, but you should accept that history rhymes.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
Fear is a terrible thing. It makes you do awful things.
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
I’ve come to the conclusion that mythology is really a form of archaeological psychology. Mythology gives you a sense of what a people believes, what they fear.
In masks outrageous and austere, The years go by in single file; But none has merited my fear, And none has quite escaped my smile.
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.
Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion, and the one which best lends itself to the creation of nature-defying illusions.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
There’s no fear when you’re having fun.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.
Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Self-acknowledgment boosts your emotional and spiritual immunity, giving you the strength you need to release the past and rise above fear, doubt or resignation.
Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
The older I get, the more I understand that the only way to say valuable things is to lose your fear of being correct.
You get rid of the fear of death by understanding that it is an integral fact of our existence. You do that through will and reason.
Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our joy.
But by reframing the learning process and focusing on the cool end goal, the fear of failure is often taken off the table, and learning just comes more naturally.
Fear requires belief that you will be harmed, and it is easily manipulated by rhetoric.
Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don’t have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what’s going on and what you should be involved in.
You’ve got to kick fear to the side, because the payoff is huge.
Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.
I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
The greatest want of the world is the want of men – men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.
Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
The thing we fear we bring to pass.
Saints are ordinary people who do what they do for the love of Jesus, say what they must say without fear, love their neighbor even when they are cursed by him, and live without regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow.
I came across few whites as a boy at Qunu. The local magistrate, of course, was white, as was the nearest shopkeeper. Occasionally, white travelers or policemen passed through our area. These whites appeared as grand as gods to me, and I was aware that they were to be treated with a mixture of fear and respect.
I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter. Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything.
Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.
If we approach other people understanding our own value, being confident in who we are, being centered and grounded, it’s actually easier for us to connect with them because we can listen more deeply and we can express ourselves more authentically without fear of being judged or not being enough.
Extremism in defense of liberty is not a vice, but I denounce political extremism, of the left or the right, based on duplicity, falsehood, fear, violence and threats when they endanger liberty.
When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
Entrepreneurs are not driven by fear; they are driven by the idea to create impact.
I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside.
The fear of death comes from limited awareness.
Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.
My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
Let them hate so long as they fear.
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
You have to let fear go. Another lesson is you just have to believe in yourself; you just have to. There’s no way around it. No matter how things are stacked against you, you just have to every time.
I play with a fear of letting people down. That’s what motivates me.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
Fear is exciting for me.
Fear brings out the best in some people and the worst in others. It’s a test of character, for individuals and nations.
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Fear connotes something that interferes with what you’re doing.
Men walk this tightrope where any sign of weakness illicits shame, and so they’re afraid to make themselves vulnerable for fear of looking weak.
Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose.
Where fear is, happiness is not.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
There’s bigger threats in my neighborhood than LeBron James, so I have no fear whatsoever of LeBron.
Fear is real, but so is love.
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
With something like cancer, there is a feeling that you can fight it in some way or control your response to it, but with dementia there is the fear of losing control of your mind and your life.
There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
Music became a healer for me. And I learned to listen with all my being. I found that it could wipe away all the emotions of fear and confusion relating to my family.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
It’s the fear of failure that drives all of us at Red Bull.
This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
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.
Fear has a very concrete power of keeping us from doing and saying the things that are our purpose.
Journalists typically don’t carry weapons, even in war zones, for fear of compromising their status as neutral observers. If you’re armed, the theory goes, other armed people will consider you a target.
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.
‘Grace’ is basically a death prayer. Not something of sorrow, but of just casting away any fear of death. No relief will come – you really just have to stew in your life until it’s time to go. But sometimes, somebody else’s faith in you can do wonders.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Web series are a way forward. It is a space where creative minds can express themselves without the fear of censor board.
Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all.
I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City.
Fear is a relative thing; its effects are relative to power.
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
There’s two sorts of fear: one you embrace and one you should listen to and turn the other way.
You have to be sincere in your feelings. And fear is one of those, sometimes; doubt is one of those; jealousy, anger – all your emotions are not going to be considered the strong emotions; all of them are not going to be love, happiness, joy.
Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.
So when I look in the mirror I’m driven by both vanity and fear.
Realists do not fear the results of their study.
I think it’s no secret that I’ve tried to take chances in my career and also in my life, and I believe to not live in fear.
Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.
I guess sometimes fear is a good thing. It’s a really good motivator.
We need to kind of refresh our fear in order to refresh our understanding of how a safe place works.
Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
You just have to get rid of fear and confront the world. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, ‘I love you and nothing will destroy you and you’re not going to fall.’
This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
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.
Looking back, it amuses me that people imagined that I was a very brash, fearless, redheaded young revolutionary when I was in fact a very insecure, mousy-haired, middle-aged man with a deep fear of authority.
There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.
There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
The basic premise of ‘A Course in Miracles’ is that it teaches us to relinquish thoughts based on fear and to accept instead thoughts based on love.
There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Envy, propelled by fear, can be even more toxic than anger, because it involves the thought that other people enjoy the good things of life which the envier can’t hope to attain through hard work and emulation.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.
Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
Dictators and oppressors should continue to fear me because I will be here for a long time.
I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.
We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
I greatly fear some of America’s greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends.
I always say that my biggest fear in a relationship is cheating, and people giving up.
If you have fear, you are bound by tradition, you follow some leader or guru. When you are bound by tradition, when you are afraid of your husband or your wife, you lose your dignity as an individual human being.
I have a son, who is a… not an ordinary form of schizophrenia, but clearly, cannot take care of himself. And the great fear of then, of all parents is, when the parents die, who takes care of your child? And the answer is: they become homeless.
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people’s powers of resistance.
Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.
Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.
We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful?
Fear is a good thing. Fear is going to lead you to take action.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
Sailing is the closest I can get to nature – it’s adrenaline, fear, a constant challenge and learning experience, an adventure into the unknown. And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks.
Uncertainty always creates doubt, and doubt creates fear.
The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one’s children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
I have not that joy in the Holy Ghost, no settled, lasting joy; nor have I such a peace as excludes the possibility either of fear or doubt.
If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.
Americans fear losing control if they’re forced to ride in autonomous vehicles. These same Americans fly in airplanes every day that largely are flown by computers, and impressively efficient ones at that.
Feel the fear, and do it anyway. That’s the mentality. Even if you’re scared, just do it.
To fight fear, act. To increase fear – wait, put off postpone.
I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.
I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.
I don’t believe in letting fear dictate what you do, but that doesn’t mean you don’t feel afraid or frightened. I think it’s normal and healthy to be afraid in situations.
People react to fear, not love; they don’t teach that in Sunday School, but it’s true.
Every journey starts with fear.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
FOMO (fear of missing out) is the enemy of valuing your own time.
When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It’s perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they’ll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!
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.
‘No fear’ is a mindset that I stand for. It’s the reason why I’ve got to where I am today.
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They’re afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.
My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
I had the fear of heights when I was young, along with many other fears and phobias, including the fear of dogs, bees, horses, and blood.
Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.