Top 30 Greatest Fear Quotes

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In most instances, people’s lives are dictated by fear. You can either let it control and consume you, or you can embrace it. This especially rings true in combat sports where fear dictates how a fighter performs. Here are some of the greatest fear quotes ever.

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1In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby


2I 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


3I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee


4The 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


5Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain



6When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson


7Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.” –  Joel Osteen



8Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” –  Salvador Dali



9Inaction 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


10I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.” – Tupac Shakur


11Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.” –  Shirley MacLaine



12It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” –  Marcus Aurelius


13Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.” – Mark Twain



14The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain


15If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” –  Confucius


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


17The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” –  Franklin D. Roosevelt



18When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.” – Buddha

19It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.” –  Mignon McLaughlin



20We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.” –  Eleanor Roosevelt


21Nothing 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


22Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.” –  Mahatma Gandhi

23If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” – Sun Tzu


24Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” –  Paulo Coelho


25He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson


26Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.” –  Aristotle



27Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson


28Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato



29Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self-interest.” –  Napoleon Bonaparte



30A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.” –  Jiddu Krishnamurti


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