Most popular fear quotes
Hello, fear. Thank you for being here. You're my indication that I'm doing what I need to do.
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
We hate what we fear, and so where hate is, fear is lurking.
Panic, in this sense, is the opposite of choking. Choking is about thinking too much. Panic is about thinking too little. Choking is about loss of instinct. Panic is reversion to instinct. They may look the same, but they are worlds apart.
We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.
Only your mind can produce fear. It does so whenever it is conflicted in what it wants, producing inevitable strain because wanting and doing are discordant. This can be corrected only by accepting a unified goal.
Know first that this is fear. Fear arises from lack of love. The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love. Perfect love is the Atonement.
Fear, at its center, is a perceived loss of control. When life spins wildly, we grab for a component of life we can manage: our diet, the tidiness of a house, the armrest of a plane, or, in many cases, people. The more insecure we feel, the meaner we become. We growl and bare our fangs. Why? Because we are bad? In part. But also because we feel cornered.
Fear creates a form of spiritual amnesia. It dulls our miracle memory. It makes us forget what Jesus has done and how good God is.
When fear shapes our lives, safety becomes our god. When safety becomes our god, we worship the risk-free life.
Fear of insignificance creates the result it dreads, arrives at the destination it tries to avoid, facilitates the scenario it disdains.
Fear, mismanaged, leads to sin. Sin leads to hiding. Since we've all sinned, we all hide, not in bushes, but in eighty-hour workweeks, temper tantrums, and religious busyness. We avoid contact with God.
Feed your fears, and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.
Anxiety and fear are cousins but not twins. Fear sees a threat. Anxiety imagines one.
There is the path of fear and the path of love. Which will you follow?
Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.
Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Fear always springs from ignorance.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
Fear is the process of the mind in the struggle of becoming. In becoming good there is the fear of evil; in becoming complete, there is the fear of loneliness.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage.
Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly—hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear.
Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out.
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually to be fearing you will make one.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.
Bodhisattvas are those who have penetrated into the reality of no birth and no death. That is why they are fearless, day and night.
Let us fear God, and we shall cease to fear man.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
Fear is a noose that binds until it strangles.
To defend oneself against a fear is simply to insure that one will, one day, be conquered by it; fears must be faced.
A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty.
Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed.
There is only one universal passion: 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.
Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
Sex is a sideshow in the world of the animal, for the dominant color of that world is fear.
Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
When we make children afraid we stop their learning dead in its tracks.
Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.
All is in a man's hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that's an axiom. It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of. Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what they fear most.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Worry is a form of fear, and all forms of fear produce fatigue.
Fear, too, of course, is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival; it indicates danger, and without this warning sense no living thing could last long.
Fear has a smell, as love does.
Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
Proust has pointed out that the predisposition to love creates its own objects: is this not true of fear?
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
The first duty for a man is still that of subduing Fear. We must get rid of Fear; we cannot act at all till then.
Fear is sharp-sighted, and can see things under ground, and much more in the skies.
Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
A man who fears ridicule will never go far, for good or ill: he remains on this side of his talents, and even if he has genius, he is doomed to mediocrity.
How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?
Fear is a pair of handcuffs on your soul.
By the time we are women, fear is as familiar to us as air. It is our element. We live in it, we inhale it, we exhale it.
Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
I knew a man scared by the rustle of his own hatband.
Fear is an instructor of great sagacity.
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasurehouse of self-knowledge if we explore them.
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
We're extremely adroit at hiding our fear. Most of our lives in public are spent papering over, rationalizing, and otherwise denying our fear.
In addition to the havoc it causes in the human body, fear strangles personality, murders logic, humor, and the ability to love.
Of all the mental and physical polluters of life, nothing exercises such a poisonous effect as fear.
Perfect love may cast our fear, but fear is remarkably potent in casting out love.
No greater hell than to be slave to fear.
O! How vain and vile a passion is this fear! What base uncomely things it makes men do.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
One of the most fundamental of human fears is that our existence will go unnoticed. We'd all like to have it recorded somewhere.
Our problem is not to be rid of fear but rather to harness and master it.
Fear is a hammer, and when the people are beaten finally to the conviction that their existence hangs by a frayed thread, they will be led where they need to go.
Hope and fear go arm in arm: there is no fear without hope, no hope without fear.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.
Most of us experience fear as a kind of stop sign or flashing red light that warns: 'Danger! Do not enter!' But we may need to decode that signal and consider what it's trying to convey.
Afraid is a country with no exit visas.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
There are two levers for moving men—interest and fear.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Fear has always been a diminisher of life.
Fear has the largest eyes of all.
When men are ruled by fear, they strive to prevent the very changes that will abate it.
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
Fear is the main source of superstition and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavor after a worthy manner of life.
Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl.
That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.
A degree of fear sharpeneth, the excess of it stupifieth.
Our fears do make us traitors.
The slave of fear: the worst of slaveries.
In order to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank and thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.
Your fear trills like an alarm bell you cannot shut off.
Hate is the complement of fear and narcissists like being feared. It imbues them with an intoxicating sensation of omnipotence.
Fear betrays unworthy souls.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
Fear, when it adds nothing to safety, is pain without utility.
Fear is finding fault with the future.