Fear Quotes: Quotes About Fear Of The Unknown

Every person alive on this planet has fear of something whether it is their job, business, new product, existing skills suddenly becoming obsolete, relationships etc. But one thing sets some successful people apart because they face their fear and don’t give up. I believe facing your fear gives immense satisfaction and confidence in life. You get new experiences in life. I hope these quotes about fear of the unknown can help you face your fears.

  1. “Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  2. “There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you. Leave it there.” – Donna Favors
  3. “Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.” – Jerry Gille
  4. “Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.” – Arthur Ashe
  5. “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
  6. “To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.” – Anonymous
  7. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “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.” – Dale Carnegie
  9. “Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” – W. Clement Stone
  10. “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it…that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.”
  11. “The key to change….is to let go of fear.” – Rosanne Cash, quotes about fear change
  12. “Somebody should tell us…right at the start of our lives…that we are dying. Then we might live to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon
  13. “Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.” – Usman B. Asif
  14. “A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.” – George Matthew Adams
  15. “To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson
  16. “He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. “Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” – Brendan Francis
  18. “Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it.” – Henry S. Haskins
  19. “You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” – Mary Manin Morrissey
  20. “There are only two forces that unite men — fear and interest.” – Napoleon I
  21. “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 marvellously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.” –  Thich Nhat Hanh
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  23. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Anonymous, famous quotes about fear of the unknown
  24. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” – Dostoyevsky
  25. “There is the fear that we shan’t prove worthy in the eyes of someone who knows us at least as well as we know ourselves. That is the fear of God. And there is the fear of Man –fear that men won’t understand us and we shall be cut of from them.” -Robert Frost
  26. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
  27. “Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.” – Elizabeth I
  28. “I am kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.” – J.D. Salinger
  29. “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
  30. “I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be among the best.” – John Keats, 
  31. “Go back a little to leap further.” – John Clarke
  32. “I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be among the best.” – John Keats
  33. “I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison
  34. “To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves. We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here–with its gift of energy and heightened awareness–so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.” – Peter Williams
  35. “’Fearless’ is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.” ~Taylor Swift, quotes about fear of death
  36. “Do what you fear most and you control fear.” – Tom Hopkins
  37. Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” – Denis Waitley
  38. “Fear is faith that it won’t work out.” – Anonymous
  39. “There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you. Leave it there.” – Donna Favors
  40. “People living deeply have no fear of death.” -Anais Nin
  41. “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  42. “Obstacles are like wild animals.  They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.  If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” – Orison Swett Marden
  43. “I’ve got more energy now than when I was younger because I know exactly what I want to do.” – George Balanchine
  44. “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
  45. “Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.” -Karl Augustus Menninger
  46. “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” -James Stephens
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  48. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller
  49. “You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.” -Eric Hoffer
  50. “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” -Marcus Aurelius, quotes about fear and power
  51. “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.” -Henry David Thoreau
  52. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  53. “In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  54. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” -H. P. Lovecraft, quotes about fearing the unknown
  55. “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
  56. “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” – Mahatma Gandhi, quotes about fear and hate
  57. “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.” – Anonymous
  58. “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
  59. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  60. “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda
  61. “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
  62. “He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” – John Dryden
  63. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  64. “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe
  65. “That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.” – George Santayana
  66. “Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.” – Marcus Tulius Cicero
  67. “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
  68. “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.” – Napoleon Hill
  69. “You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.” – Hermann Hesse
  70. “In time we hate that which we often fear.” –  William Shakespeare, quotes about fear by shakespeare
  71. “I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” – T. S. Eliot
  72. “Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.” – Anonymous
  73. “It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear.” – Francis Bacon
  74. “Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.” – Christian Nevell Bovee
  75. “Have no fear of perfection–you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali
  76. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
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  78. “When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.” – Robert Green Ingersoll
  79. “Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil; but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. It should not be suffered to tyrannize.” – Samuel Johnson
  80. “Fearless minds climb soonest into crowns.” – William Shakespeare
  81. “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
  82. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” – Babe Ruth
  83. “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.” – Nelson Mandela
  84. “The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!” – Joyce Meyer
  85. “Fears are nothing more than states of mind.” – Napoleon Hill
  86. “Fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.” – Eric Hoffer
  87. “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
  88. “Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” – Bear Grylls
  89. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth
  90. “Just as courage imperils life; fear protects it.” – Leonardo da Vinci,  quotes about fear and courage
  91. “First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury
  92. “Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden
  93. “Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.” – John Maynard Keynes, quotes about fearlessness
  94. “Great fear is concealed under daring.” – Lucan
  95. “Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  96. “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie
  97. “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby
  98. “Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.” –  Francis Bacon
  99. “An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.” – Otto von Bismarck
  100. “For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.” – Epictetus
  101. “Fear always springs from ignorance.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  102. “Fear has its use, but cowardice has none.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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  104. “Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.” – William Congreve
  105. “Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.” – Douglas Horton
  106. “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
  107. “Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.” – Marcus Tulius Cicero
  108. “The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.” – Thomas Carlyle

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  109. “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.” – Ricky Martin, quotes about fear and love
  110. “All men have fears, but the Brave put down their fears and go forward. Sometimes to Death, but always to Victory.” – Anonymous
  111. “We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.” – Charles Caleb Colton
  112. “I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” -William Allen White
  113. “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” -Dale Carnegie
  114. “He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.” – Napoleon
  115. “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  116. “Fear is the mother of morality.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  117. “The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.” – Jean Paul
  118. “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” – Mary Ferguson
  119. “Where fear is, happiness is not.” – Seneca
  120. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  121. “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
  122. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  123. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  124. “Fear is a habit, so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves, I can! and I will!” – Anonymous
  125. “Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.” –Napoleon
  126. “How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?” – Joseph Conrad 
  127. “Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.” – Viktor Frankl
  128. “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.” – Niccolò Machiavelli
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  130. “We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Seneca, quotes about fear and imagination
  131. “There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  132. “Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy
  133. “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” – Confucius
  134. “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” -Anonymous
  135. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  136. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” – Buddha
  137. “There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.” – Christian Nevell Bovee, quotes about fear and anxiety
  138. “Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.” – Christian Nevell Bovee
  139. “An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.”  – Jean Anouilh
  140. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  141. “The first and great commandment is: Don’t let them scare you.” – Elmer Davis
  142. “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.” – Erica Jong, quotes about fear of change
  143. “Come to the edge,” He said. They said, ”We are afraid.” ”Come to the edge,” He said. They cam. He pushed them… and they flew.” – Guillaume Apollinaire
  144. “Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent –unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it –we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.” – Emil Cioran
  145. “No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” – Edmund Burke
  146. “Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.” – Publilius Syrus, quotes about fear holding you back
  147. “Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.” – Publius Cornelius Tacitus
  148. “People die of fright and live of confidence.” – Henry David Thoreau
  149. “Fear God and you need not fear anyone else.” – Woodrow T. Wilson
  150. “Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.” -Isa Upanishad, Hindu Scripture
  151. “Where no hope is left, is left no fear.” –Milton, quotes about fear and hope
  152. “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”- Japanese Proverb
  153. “It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  154. “Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed.” – William Shakespeare
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