30+ Best Fear Quotes

“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.” - Napoleon Hill

35 Fear Quotes

Everyone has their fears. Fears can prevent us from harming ourselves, but most of the times fears are barriers that tell us what we can't do. Fears should be fought off and you should tell yourself that you can. 

These fear quotes aim to encourage you to put your fears aside and keep moving forward. Read and share this list of quotes. 

1“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

2“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.”

Napoleon Hill

3“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

4“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Paulo Coelho

6“Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up”

Veronica Roth

7“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.

8"Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear."

Karen Salmansohn

9"Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there."

Chuck Palahniuk

10"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live."

Dorothy Thompson

11"He who has overcome his fears will truly be free."


12"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."

Jack Canfield

13"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear."

Swami Vivekananda

14“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.”

Salvador Dali

15“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

16“Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.”

Paulo Coelho

17“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

18“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

19“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

Joseph Campbell

20“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

21"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."

Dale Carnegie

22"We must travel in the direction of our fear."

John Berryman

23"Where fear is, happiness is not."


24"Feel the fear and do it anyway."

Susan Jeffers

25“Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.”

Rudyard Kipling

26"Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop."

Usman B. Asif

27“Fear is the thief of dreams.”

Brian Krans

28"You can't discover new oceans unless you have the courage to leave the shore."


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

Joyce Meyer

30“Great fear is concealed under daring.”


31“Fear has its use, but cowardice has none.”

Mahatma Gandhi

32“Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.”

William Congreve

33“Ignorance is the parent of fear.”

Herman Melville

34“Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.”


35“Laughter is poison to fear.”

George R.R. Martin