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120 Inspiring Quotes to Overcome Fear and Feel Strong

A person experiences fear when they feel intimidated or in danger by something or someone. We can become mired in a rut because of our fears of failure, the unknown, or other people’s opinions of us.

Everyone fears something; nobody is unbeatable. But what if we could find ways to get over our fears so that we might pursue our aspirations anyhow?

120 Quotes to Overcome Fear

It is seen that you can achieve your objectives and dreams even if you are afraid or have concerns and uncertainties about how to proceed. To help you with that, below is a collection of inspirational, intelligent, and useful fear quotes, sayings, and quotes on fearless behaviour, gathered from various sources.

20 Quotes on Fear and Fearless Behavior

1. ”I say I am stronger than fear.” – Malala Yousafzai

2. ”Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish, and loneliness.” – Indra Devi

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3. ”Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.” – Napoleon Hill

4. ”Limits, like fear, are often an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

5. ”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

6. ”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

7. ”Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.” – William Congreve

8. ”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

9. ”Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” –  Bear Grylls

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10. ”The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.” – Jen Sincero

11. ”If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation, and loneliness.” – Sharon Salzberg

12. ”I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J. K. Rowling

13. ”If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

14. ”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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

15. ”Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.” – Stacy London

16. ”We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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17. “True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” — Paul Sweeney

18. “Fear is the mother of foresight.” — Thomas Hardy

19. ”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

20. “I think being fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.” — Taylor Swift

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21. “What we have most to fear is the failure of the heart.” — Sonia Johnson

22. “The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.” — Stendhal

23. “Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.” — Umberto Eco

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24. “Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.” — Fernando Flores

25. “There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.” — Baruch Spinoza

26. “The fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.” — Eric Hoffer

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

28. “Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.” — Miguel de Cervantes

29. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

30. “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” – Veronica Roth

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31. ″Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

32. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” — J.K. Rowling

33. ”Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” – Japanese Proverb

34. ”To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.” – Peter McWilliams

35. ”Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

36. ”Don’t fear, just live right.” – Neal A. Maxwell

37. ”No power so effectively robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” – Edmund Burke

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38. ”Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

39. ”Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.” – Karl Augustus Menninger

40. ”I believe that every single event in life happens as an opportunity to choose love over fear.” – Oprah Winfrey

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41. ”The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

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

43. ”Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart, and mountains will move out of your way.” – Kate Seredy

44. ”I have a very positive attitude in life. My insecurity, fear and need to know about tomorrow has fortunately eased. What is going to happen will happen anyway. So why break my head over it?” – Katrina Kaif

45. “You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.” – Sammy Davis, Jr.

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46. ”As soon as the fear approaches, attack and destroy it.” – Chanakya

47. ”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

48. ”If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” – Sun Tzu

49. ”The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror! “ – Joyce Meyer

50. ”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

51. “Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, I conquered my fear! YES! and calmly walk away. I was inspired.” – Nathan Fillion

52. “Sometimes, when we want something so badly, we fear failure more than we fear being without that thing.” – Matthew J. Kirby

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53. “I have to face the fear. I have to take control of the situation and find a way to make it less frightening.” – Veronica Roth

54. “Hang on! God will be thy strength in any act of your pursuit.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

55. “You have to conquer every obstacle before you can reach the top of the mountain.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

56. “Just like in life, we need to overcome our fears before exploring the next adventure.” – M. Liz Boyle

57. “We fear the thing we want the most.” — Robert Anthony

58. “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Sarah Williams

59. “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” – Mark Twain

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

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61. “What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watching it, learning about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

62. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – George Lucas

63. “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

64. “Bravery does not mean being fearless. It means to be full of fear but still not being dominated by it.” ― Rajneesh

65. “Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival.” ― Hannah Arendt

66. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.” ― Mark Twain

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67. “You can do anything you put your heart, mind, and soul into. Far more than you can imagine. Be fearless. Do it.” ― LL Cool J

68. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.” ― Dale Carnegie

69. “Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.” ― Daniel Defoe

70. “Every fear hides a wish.” ― David Mamet

71. “There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.” ― Aeschylus

72. “The real destroyer of inner peace is fear and distrust. Fear develops frustration, frustration develops anger, anger develops violence.” ― Dalai Lama

73. ”Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.” – Elizabeth I

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74. ”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

75. ”Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth

76. ”Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

77. ”Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” – Louis E. Boone

78. ”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

79. ”Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” – Dale Carnegie

80. ”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

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81. ”How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.” – Florence Nightingale

82. ”Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.” – Alicia Keys

83. ”Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” – Rudyard Kipling

84. “Always do what you are afraid to do.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

85. “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dali

86. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

87. “Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” — W. Clement Stone

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88. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” — Buddha

89. “It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

90. “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 marvelously.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

91. “Fear is an insidious virus. Given a breeding place in our minds … it will eat away our spirit and block the forward path of our endeavors.” – James F. Bell, III

92. “Fear defeats more people than any other thing in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

93. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

94. “Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.” – Bertrand Russell

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95. “A man who fears to suffer is already suffering from what he fears.” – Michel de Montaigne

96. “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

97. “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” ― C. JoyBell C.

98. “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela

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

100. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” — Oprah Winfrey

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

102. “Fear of the unknown is a destructive force. It causes people to make suboptimal choices by avoiding that fear.” — Cliff Lerner

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103. “Too many of us never realize our full potential because our fears block us.” — Les Brown

104. “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.” — Paulo Coelho

105. “It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.” — Georges Bernanos

106. “Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.” ― Jerry Gillies

107. ”Ignorance is the parent of fear.” – Herman Melville

108. ”Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

109. ”Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” – Dorothy Thompson

110. ”No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Gautama Buddha

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111. “It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave. – Mandy Hale

112. “If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.” – Marcus Aurelius

113. “There is no illusion greater than fear.” – Lao Tzu

114. “To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.” – Richie Norton

115. “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” — Marilyn Ferguson

116. “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

117. “I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.” — Clara Barton

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

119. “I must not fear. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert

120. “Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual – and the soul of a people.” – Anwar Sadat


If you really want your fears to go away, it won’t go away if you avoid them. Though you have no control over the emotional responses that fear causes, you might consider overcoming that dread. To achieve your objectives and desires, you must be resolute and face your anxieties, facing your fear is the only solution to overcoming your fears.

The above quotes to overcome fear, serve as a helpful reminder that we discover new and fascinating aspects of ourselves when we venture outside of our comfort zones. So why are you still waiting? Let’s go, and face that fear with full belief.

Hopefully, the quotes above will give you the resolve and bravery to carry it through.

Gauri Singh Thakur
Gauri Singh Thakur

Hello Readers, I'm Gauri, graduated from Delhi University and have 3 years of experience as proficient content writer. I appreciate writing articles that help readers become better individuals.

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