Quotes to Help You Overcome Your Fears

If you ask a bunch of people who aren’t living the life they want to live what’s stopping them, most of them will say ‘fear’. Fear can come in different forms. Not all of us are afraid of the same thing but regardless of what form it comes in for you, if you’re letting it stop you from living your dreams, then you’re giving it way too much power. These quotes about fear are about overcoming the things that stand in your way. No matter how scary or painful failing to get what you want may seem, you have to at least give it your all.

When you come to the end of your life, it’s far better to know you actually had the courage to fight for your dreams than regretfully admitting that you let your fears stop you from even trying. No one said success was going to be a breeze. Pursuing your dreams full on will force you to grow so that one day, you’ll look back and realize you were bigger than your fears all along.

Fear Quotes

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.” – Betty Bender

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

“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

“I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back.” – Erica Jong

“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

“Don’t be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.” – Taylor Swift

“There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.” – Frederick W. Cropp

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Meg Cabot

“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” – Mary Manin Morrissey

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

“Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it, I try to send it back. But sometimes I’m too afraid to and have to eat it anyway.” – Martin Amis

“Fear is a part of life. It’s a warning mechanism. That’s all. It tells you when there’s danger around. Its job is to help you survive. Not cripple you into being unable to do it.” – Jim Butcher

“Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that’s courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.” – Piers Anthony

“Living fearlessly is not the same thing as never being afraid. It’s good to be afraid occasionally. Fear is a great teacher.” – Michael Ignatieff

“To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson

“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” – Isabel Allende

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.” – Shirley Maclaine

“Fear is faith that it won’t work out.” – Sister Mary Tricky

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

“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” – German Proverb

“Men who fear demons see demons everywhere.” – Brom

“Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.” – Richard Bach

“Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.” – Brendan Francis

“Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” – Unknown

“There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.” – George S. Patton

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