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Fear Quotes

Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person. Dr. David M. Burns
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. Titus Livius
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. Leon Blum
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Alexander Pope, (1712)
The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else. Oswald Chambers
I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear When was I less by dying Jalal ud-Din Rumi
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. Babe Ruth
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. Thomas Jefferson, 1801
When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them. Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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 insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt. Thomas Merton
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 de La Rochefoucauld
Never, for fear of feeble man, restrain your witness. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. John F. Kennedy
The law demands good works and uses its terror--rejection, shame, fear of punishment, unanswered prayer, personal tragedy, etc.--as motivation. Here performance is a necessity to secure the blessings and avoid the curses. Grace, on the other hand, allows us to serve on a different basis--not from fear but on the basis of love and gratitude, from appreciation and gladness for blessings freely given and freely received. Richard Jordan
To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. Katherine Patterson, Jacob Have I Loved
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005
We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless. James W. Fulbright, March 27, 1964
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. Horace Smith
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. Jean de La Fontaine
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 Rosevelt
( quotes are updated each month )