Fear Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fear quotes, fear sayings, and fear proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

But fear doesn't need doors and windows. It works from the inside Andrew Clements
Fear can be good when you're walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it's not good when you have a goal and you're fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before. Queen Latifah
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
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear doesn't go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day. Steven Pressfield
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground. Miguel de Cervantes
Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop. Usman B. Asif
Fear is a distorting mirror in which anything can appear as a caricature of itself, stretched to terrible proportions; once inflamed, the imagination pursues the craziest and most unlikely possibilities. What is most absurd suddenly seems the most probable. Stefan Zweig
Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them. Marilyn Ferguson
Fear is a self imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for you to be. You must move against it with the weapons of faith and love. Rick Warren
Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake. Edgar Wallace
FEAR is an acronym in the English language for False Evidence Appearing Real. Neale Donald Walsch
Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it's contagious. Jimmy Stewart
Fear is contagious. You can catch it. Neil Gaiman
Fear is excitement without breath. Robert Heller
Fear is faith that it won't work out. Sister Mary Tricky
Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse. Norman Vincent Peale
Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. Japanese Proverb
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle
Fear is simply staring in a direction you didn't want to go anyway. Brian Germain
Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. Samuel Butler
Fear is the enemy of logic. Frank Sinatra
Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety. Henry H. Tweedy
Fear is the highest fence. Dudley Nichols
Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance. Arnold Glasow
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
Fear is the mother of foresight. Thomas Hardy
Fear is the mother of morality. Friedrich Nietzsche
Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven. James Hastings
Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. Yoda
Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. George Sewell
Fear is the thief of dreams. Brian Krans
Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority. Elbert Hubbard
Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people. Anwar Sadat
Fear isn't an excuse to come to a standstill. It's the impetus to step up and strike. Arthur Ashe
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. Shirley MacLaine
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. German Proverb
Fear makes us feel our humanity. Benjamin Disraeli
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge. Dale Carnegie
Fear sometimes stops you from doing stupid things. But it can also stop you from doing creative or exciting or experimental things. It can cloud your judgment of others, and lead to all kinds of evil. The control and understanding of our personal fears is one of the most important undertakings in our life. Helen Mirren
Just as courage imperils life; fear protects it. Leonardo da Vinci
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear. Gandhi
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. H.P. Lovecraft
The only thing we have to fear is fear it'self - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident. Max Lucado
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
To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. Katherine Paterson
Where the fear is, happiness is not. Seneca