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25 Quotes About Fear – I Must Not Fear


Quotes about fear: When fear dominates, life gets hard and breathing becomes heavier. It drains energy and leaves the body and the soul tired. Decide every day that you will never let fear take control of the day.

Getting scared is part of the process, but overcoming the feeling and progressing despite weakness is very courageous. “I must not fear”, tell yourself every day that you are stronger than this emotion.

To help you get over your fear, here are 25 quotes about fear from people who struggled and won over it.

Quotes About Fear

1. “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” – Rudyard Kipling

2. “Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile, initially scared me to death.” – Betty Bender

3. “You are a fighter. Look at everything that you have overcome. Don’t give up.”

4. “You are amazing simply for hanging in there, for holding on no matter how hard things get, and for moving forward no matter how scared or how anxious you feel.”


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5. “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.” – Sarah Parish

6. “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.” – Virgil Thomson

7. “If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.” – Sharon Salzberg

8. “No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” – Edmund Burke

9. “Embrace today, be stronger than you were yesterday. Face your fears and wipe your tears.”


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10. “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert

11. “The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.” – Jen Sincero


12. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

13. “Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.” – Arthur Ashe

14. “Sit by a river. Walk through a forest. Watch the sunset. Let nature heal you.”


Quotes about fear

15. “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” -Judy Blume

16. “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

17. “As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.” – Chanakya

18. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

19. “Take a moment to recognize your breaths. Sometimes we simply forget that we are alive and breathing.”


Quotes about fear

20. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt

21. “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” – Gandhi

22. “Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.”


23. “Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” -James F. Byrnes

24. “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” -Yoda

25. “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” -James Stephens

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