quotes on fear

A collection of quotes on fear, because we all need a gentle nudge to step from darkness into the light, and replace our fears with courage and belief.

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“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” ~ Mary Manin Morrissey

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” ~ Marie Curie

“There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.” ~ Andre Gide

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” ~ Jim Morrison

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” ~ Aristotle

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” ~ Bill Cosby

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” ~ Henry Ford

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“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.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“Fear is faith that it won’t work out.” ~ Sister Mary Tricky

“Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.” ~ Brendan Francis

“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.” ~ Plato

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” ~ Susan Jeffers

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Ambrose Redmoon

“Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.” ~ Anon

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” ~ Paulo Coelho

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