Thu. Jun 17th, 2021

Fear is a primary emotion that can paralyze and block us in any activity. Essential in the survival of humanity, in modern societies fear has turned into anxiety, panic attacks or phobias.Most of the time we can overcome the feeling of fear on our own, but we must have courage and determination.

Let’s try to overcome fear with these wisdom quotes from famous people who may seem like they’ve always had it all, but who have struggled to overcome fear.

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

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”-Marilyn Monroe

“Inaction 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

“Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”-John Rockefeller

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”-Helen Keller

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.”-Bill Cosby

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”-Yoda

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“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”-Nelson Mandela

“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”-Marie Curie

“Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.”-Thich Nhat Hanh

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

“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

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

“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”-Babe Ruth

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“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”-Judy Blume

“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

“Laughter is poison to fear.”- George R.R. Martin

“The key to change… is to let go of fear.”-Roseanne Cash

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”-Theodore Roosevelt

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”-Yoda

“Fear makes us feel our humanity.”-Benjamin Disraeli

“To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.”-Peter McWilliams

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”-Marcus Aurelius

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”-Helen Keller

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

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“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”-Judy Blume

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. “-Dale Carnegie

“Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”-Dante Alighieri

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”-Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”-Helen Keller

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”-Eric Hoffer

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”-Plato 

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. “-Suzy Kassem 

“Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear. “-Karen Salmansohn

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure; it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. “-Robert H. Schuller

“Fear has its use, but cowardice has none. “-Gandhi

“Without fear there cannot be courage.” –Christopher Paolini

“First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”-Franklin D. Roosevelt

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” –Aristotle

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”-Joseph Campbell

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” –Zig Ziglar

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“Where no hope is left, is left no fear.”-Milton

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. “-William Shakespeare

“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” –Japanese Proverb

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