A collection of quotes on fear.


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.” 



“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” 

Jane Austen


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



“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” 

Robert Louis Stevenson


“In time we hate that which we often fear.” 

William Shakespeare


“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson


“I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.” 

Bram Stoker


“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man's terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.” 

G.K. Chesterton


“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.” 

Franz Kafka


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

Rudyard Kipling


“Ignorance is the parent of fear.” 

Herman Melville


“Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.” 

Kahlil Gibran


“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.” 

H.P. Lovecraft


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson



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