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  If not for fear, sin would be sweet.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.  
 -  French proverb
  

  Blind men are not afraid of snakes.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Be frugal in prosperity, fear not in adversity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The starving dog fears not the stick.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  He who would gather roses must not fear thorns.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Everyone fears a goat from in front, a horse from the rear and a fool on every side.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  We seldom fear what we can laugh at.  
 -  American proverb
  

  If you always fear misfortune, you'll miss out on happiness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Wise fear begets care.  
 -  American proverb
  

  He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.  
 -  Swedish proverb
  

  With all the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward.  
 -  Amelia Earhart
  

  You see what power is - holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them.  
 -  Amy Tan
  

  People living deeply have no fear of death.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  Never take counsel of your fears.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.  
 -  Arnold H. Glasow
  

  If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.  
 -  Ayn Rand
  

  Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear.  
 -  Ayn Rand
  

  Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat.  
 -  Babe Ruth
  

  When desire dies, fear is born.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Our limited perspective, our hopes and fears become our measure of life, and when circumstances don't fit our ideas, they become our difficulties.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Those who are feared are hated.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  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
  

  To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  If one candidate is appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes, you'd better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope!  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines. There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  A lot of people are running off to a doctor, getting Valium or Prozac or whatever, for their anxiety. What they should be dealing with is the cause of the anxiety, which is fear. And that is an emotional state caused by doubt or worry. Understand this - you get rid of it by facing it!  
 -  Bob Proctor
  

  Think continually about what you want, not about the things you fear.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

  A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Bill Gates lives in constant fear that Chuck Norris's PC will crash.  
 -  Chuck Norris jokes
  

  The jealous know nothing, suspect much, and fear everything.  
 -  Curt Goetz
  

  Every fighter that ever lived had fear. A boy comes to me and tells me that he's not afraid, if I believed him I'd say he's a liar or there's something wrong with him. I'd send him to a doctor to find out what the hell's the matter with him, because this is not a normal reaction. The fighter that's gone into the ring and hasn't experienced fear is either a liar or a psychopath.  
 -  Cus D'Amato
  

  The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. We always have the choice.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  Action cures fear.  
 -  David J. Schwartz
  

  The ego is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants to control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. Your true Self, which is your spirit, your soul, is completely free of those things. It is immune to criticism, it is unfearful of any challenge, and it feels beneath no one.  
 -  Deepak Chopra
  

  If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.  
 -  Deepak Chopra
  

  To be alive is the biggest fear humans have. Death is not the biggest fear humans have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are. Just being ourselves is the biggest fear of humans.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  You can't be scared. You do your thing and hold your ground; you stand up tall and whatever happens happens.  
 -  Donald Trump
  

  Most people's lives are run by desire and fear. Desire is the need to add something to yourself in order to be yourself more fully. All fear is the fear of losing something and thereby becoming diminished and being less.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  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
  

  A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.  
 -  Elizabeth I
  

  Everything we want is on the other side of fear.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

  None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.  
 -  Ferdinand Foch
  

  I am asked, so often by my students, 'How can I get rid of fear?' I reply, 'By walking up to the thing you are afraid of.'  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

  Nothing stands between man and his highest ideals and every desire of his heart, but doubt and fear. When man can 'wish without worrying,' every desire will be instantly fulfilled.  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

  Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  Fear is the enemy of logic.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.  
 -  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  

  I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  All the excuses in the world won't change one simple fact: that fear is a sign to do whatever it is you fear - and do it quickly... I am scared most of the time. However, I refuse to feed my fear with time and allow it to get stronger. I opt instead to get things done quickly.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Fear and insecurity... The first thing I want you to know is this: it's common. Everybody experienced it. Nobody is beyond it. It doesn't make you bad or weak, ok? You don't need medication for it, ok? It's normal.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  I'm afraid that after we've been married a while a beautiful girl will come along and you'll forget all about me. Don't be silly. I'll write you twice a week.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  Nothing is so much to be feared as fear.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  If there is one thing which I would banish from the earth it is fear.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  He who feared that he would not succeed sat still.  
 -  Horace
  

  Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed. My father taught me that, along with a few other things that have kept my life interesting.  
 -  Hunter S. Thompson
  

  I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  All the excuses in the world won't change one simple fact: that fear is a sign to do whatever it is you fear - and do it quickly... I am scared most of the time. However, I refuse to feed my fear with time and allow it to get stronger. I opt instead to get things done quickly.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  Fear and insecurity... The first thing I want you to know is this: it's common. Everybody experienced it. Nobody is beyond it. It doesn't make you bad or weak, ok? You don't need medication for it, ok? It's normal.  
 -  Grant Cardone
  

  I'm afraid that after we've been married a while a beautiful girl will come along and you'll forget all about me. Don't be silly. I'll write you twice a week.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  Nothing is so much to be feared as fear.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  If there is one thing which I would banish from the earth it is fear.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  He who feared that he would not succeed sat still.  
 -  Horace
  

  Never turn your back on Fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed. My father taught me that, along with a few other things that have kept my life interesting.  
 -  Hunter S. Thompson
  

  A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.  
 -  J. R. R. Tolkien
  

  Most of life is on-the-job training. Some of the most important things can only be learned in the process of doing them. You do something and you get feedback - about what works and what doesn't. If you don't do anything for fear of doing it wrong, poorly, or badly, you never get any feedback, and therefore you never get to improve.  
 -  Jack Canfield
  

  According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.  
 -  Jerry Seinfeld
  

  If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.  
 -  Jimmy Carter
  

  Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly - hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear.  
 -  Joan Rivers
  

  It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  

  Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  

  Fear is the foundation of most governments.  
 -  John Adams
  

  The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.  
 -  John C. Maxwell
  

  Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Our fearlessness shall be our secret weapon.  
 -  John Green
  

  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. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  I had enough inner strength to know I could beat anyone at all, anytime, on any surface. There was always a devil inside me whom I had to fight. And the devil was fear of failure.  
 -  John McEnroe
  

  Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of a loss of power.  
 -  John Steinbeck
  

  Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway.  
 -  John Wayne
  

  The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.  
 -  Joseph Campbell
  

  It is said that fear is man's greatest enemy. Fear is behind failure, sickness, and poor human relations. Millions of people are afraid of the past, the future, old age, insanity, and death. Fear is a thought in your mind, and you are afraid of your own thoughts.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  There is no block to your happiness save in your own thought life and mental imagery. Is fear or worry holding you back? Fear is a thought in your mind. You can dig it up this very moment by supplanting it with faith in success, achievement, and victory over all problems.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.  
 -  Julius Caesar
  

  To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure.  
 -  Katherine Mansfield
  

  Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.  
 -  Leo Tolstoy
  

  People react to fear, not love - they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  I like what Ambrose Redmoon said, 'Courage is not the absence of fear - courage is the judgement that what you want is more important than your fear.'  
 -  Les Brown
  

  Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Courage, endurance, fearlessness and above all self-sacrifice are the qualities of our leaders.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.  
 -  Marcus Aurelius
  

  Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.  
 -  Marie Curie
  

  We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Your primary goal has to be to learn how to think like a consistently successful trader. Remember, the best traders think in a number of unique ways. They have acquired a mental structure that allows them to trade without fear and, at the same time, keeps them from becoming reckless and committing fear-based errors.  
 -  Mark Douglas
  

  The determinant factor of our baseline happiness is the extent which we feel we control our lives. People who are chronically unhappy are often unhappy because they feel powerless to the fears and anxieties which keep their life on the same path. People who are happy tend to seem fearless and like 'go getters.' This is not a coincidence.  
 -  Mark Manson
  

  Courage is a habit. Courage is a form of discipline. It's taking a certain action even though you feel like doing something else. The difference here is that courage involves acting against fear, whereas discipline involves acting against laziness or fatigue.  
 -  Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty
  

  Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

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

  People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children.  
 -  Mary McCarthy
  

  It's better to die laughing than to live each moment in fear.  
 -  Michael Crichton
  

  One day you might look up and see me playing the game at fifty. Oh, don't laugh, don't laugh. Never say never. Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  Fear is the little dark room where negatives are developed.  
 -  Michael Pritchard
  

  White boy, faggot, you can't touch me, you're not man enough, I eat your ass all alive, you bitch, can't anybody in here fuck with this, this is the ultimate. Fuck you, you hoe! Come say it to my face, you bitch. Come on you bitch, you're a scared coward, you're not man enough to fuck with me, you can't last two minutes in my world bitch. Look you scared now, you hoe. Scared like a little cracker bitch. Scared of the real man! I'll fuck you till you love me.  
 -  Mike Tyson, to a reporter
  

  It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.  
 -  Nancy Astor
  

  A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.  
 -  Nancy Astor
  

  He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  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
  

  It is best to be both feared and loved; however, if one cannot be both, it is better to be feared than loved.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  Even as adults, we create fearful fantasies that simply don't match up to reality. This explains why fear is often described as 'False Evidence Appearing Real.' We become so focused on our fears that they become real to us - and as a result, we let them control us.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Fear is a bigger disability than having no arms and no legs.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  Whatever you fear most has no power. It is your fear that has the power.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  Life's aim, if it has one, is simply to be always looking for temptations. There are not nearly enough. I sometimes pass a whole day without coming across a single one. It is quite dreadful. It makes one so nervous about the future.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.  
 -  Otto von Bismarck
  

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

  Courage is fear that prays.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  It's necessary to take risks, and to follow certain paths whilst abandoning others. No one is able to choose without fear.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Our fears are like dragons guarding our deepest treasures.  
 -  Rainer Maria Rilke
  

  He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Fear always springs from ignorance.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Always do what you are afraid to do.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  When our attention is in the present moment, we push fear from our minds. Fear is the concern over events that might happen in the future - we won't have enough money, our children will get into trouble, we will get old and die, whatever. To combat fear, the best strategy is to learn to bring your attention back to the present.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  Personal power isn't the absence of fear. Even the most powerful people have fear. Personal power is the result of feeling fear, but not giving in to the fear.  
 -  Robert A. Glover
  

  Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.  
 -  Robert G. Allen
  

  Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.  
 -  Robert Louis Stevenson
  

  If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.  
 -  Robert Schuller
  

  Commit yourself to a dream. Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle - he defeated the fear of trying.  
 -  Robert Schuller
  

  Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  If you're not scared a lot you're not doing very much.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  It's amazing how far you will get by just staying with something long enough. Most people give up too early. Their fears are bigger than their faith.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  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
  

  The key to change... is to let go of fear.  
 -  Rosanne Cash
  

  Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.  
 -  Rumi
  

  Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.  
 -  Salvador Dalí
  

  When we constantly focus on what others think of us (more correctly, what we think others think of us), we make every decision in a space of hesitation and fear.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing.  
 -  Seneca
  

  Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.  
 -  Seneca
  

  Adversities, no matter what they are, simply don't hit us as hard as we think they will. Just knowing this quirk of human psychology - that our fear of consequences is always worse than the consequences themselves - can help us move toward a more optimistic interpretation of the downs we will inevitably face.  
 -  Shawn Achor
  

  Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.  
 -  Sigmund Freud
  

  It is a curious fact about the British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for a nearly thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively less nervous; when it is imminent they are fierce, when it is mortal they are fearless.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  To him who is in fear everything rustles.  
 -  Sophocles
  

  Write down ten things you would do in your life if you had absolutely no fear. Then pick one of them and do it.  
 -  Steve Chandler
  

  Most people spend all their time getting in their own way. We all have days when things suddenly go brilliantly because suddenly we sort of step away from ourselves. But the human personality and the ego which dwells within it has a way of limiting one through fear, through, let's say, fear of criticism.  
 -  Stuart Wilde
  

  People who refuse to take risks live with a feeling of dread that is far more severe than what they would feel if they took the risks necessary to make them less helpless - only they don't know it!  
 -  Susan Jeffers
  

  If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life, yet so many are out there 'doing it' despite their fear, then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.  
 -  Susan Jeffers
  

  Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.  
 -  Syrus
  

  It is not necessary to try to get rid of fear in order to succeed.  
 -  T. Harv Eker
  

  I'm intimidated by the fear of being average.  
 -  Taylor Swift
  

  People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.  
 -  Thich Nhat Hanh
  

  Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.  
 -  Thomas Aquinas
  

  The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  A government afraid of its citizens is a democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more significant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  Usually, what we most fear doing is what we most need to do.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  Resolve to do one thing every day that you fear.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  I don't regret the amount of love I have given you. I don't even remember how much it is. All I know is that I have loved you to the fullest with no limits, no doubt and no fear.  
 -  Unknown
  

  My biggest fear is that I will become too comfortable with the idea of being lonely for the rest of my life.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I wish I had no fear. Then I could wear anything I want, jump onto a moving train, and climb a tree to its highest branch. But most of all, tell you that I love you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's like once you've been hurt. you're so scared to get attached again. like you have this fear that every person you start to like is going to break your heart.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Don't fear the enemy who attacks you .. Fear the fake friend who hugs you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I cheated on my fears, broke up with my doubts, got engaged to my faith and now I'm marrying my dreams.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  Hit the delete button every time fear appears.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  Fear, desire, affectivity are manifestations of the pseudo-entity which constitutes pseudo-bondage. It is the entity, rather than the manifestations thereof, which has to be eliminated.  
 -  Wei Wu Wei
  

  I'm motivated by fear. Fear of fear. I hate being scared to do something.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.  
 -  Will Smith, After Earth
  

  Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.  
 -  William Shakespeare, Measure For Measure
  

  I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  The opposite of love is fear, not hate.  
 -  Yoko Ono