99 Inspirational Quotes on Fear That Will Make You Courageous

Fear is a complicated thing.

It can be important, for instance, if you’re walking alone through a dark road — your fear can guard you by telling you to have your guard up.

On the opposite side, fear can also be crippling — the chances we don’t take, the experiences we’re doubtful to try out, and the stronger, sounder person we fail to become.

Whether it’s fear of the unfamiliar, fear of success, or fear of failure, defeating our fears is one of the most crucial steps to personal improvement.

For this purpose, it’s best to get as much guidance as we can, even from simple inspirational quotes from time to time.

Here are 99 inspirational quotes on overcoming fear.

Quotes on Overcoming Fear

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

2. 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

3. Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.

4. Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
Japanese Proverb

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

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

7. I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

8. I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

9. Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
Dale Carnegie

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

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11. FEAR has two meanings - Forget everything and run OR Face everything and rise.

12. Fear is not real. It is the product of thoughts you create. Danger is very real, but fear is a choice.

13. The fears we don't face become our limits.
Robin Sharma

14. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
Babe Ruth

15. The ony thing we have to fear is FEAR itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

16. Fear is stupid, so are regrets.
Marilyn Monroe

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

18. The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Joseph Campbell

19. Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Jack Canfield

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

Fear Of Love Sayings and Quotes

21. I'm so afraid of losing something I love, that I refuse to love anything.
Jonathan Safran Foer

22. I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
Oprah Winfrey

23. The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
Mahatma Gandhi

24. Until you get comfortable being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.
Mandy Hale

25. May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
Nelson Mandela

26. If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
Oprah Winfrey

27. Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
Merle Shain

28. In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
Abraham Maslow

29. Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.
St. Francis de Sales

30. Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
Dale Carnegie

Facing Fear Quotes

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

32. Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
Napoleon Hill

33. Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.
Bear Grylls

34. Fear has its use, but cowardice has none.
Mahatma Gandhi

35. Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
William Congreve

36. Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Elizabeth I

37. If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

38. Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.
Douglas Horton

39. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

40. Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone

Inspirational Quotes on Fear

41. The fears we don't face become our limits.
Robin Sharma

42. Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
James Stephens

43. I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

44. Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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

46. FEAR has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run OR Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
Tehzeeb Kazmi

47. Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Jack Canfield

48. But fear doesn’t need doors and windows. It works from the inside.
Andrew Clements

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

50. Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
Chuck Palahniuk

Inspiring Quotes to Help You Overcome the Fear of Failure

51. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas Edison

52. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

53. You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretzky

54. Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Coco Channel

55. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.
Henry Ford

56. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

57. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

58. There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Elbert Hubbard

59. There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.

60. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Michael Jordan

61. Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.

62. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
J.K. Rowling

63. He knows the water best who has waded through it.
Danish Proverb

64. Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal.
Mike Ditka

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

66. Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.
Marilyn Monroe

67. I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

68. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

69. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin

70. We are all failures- at least the best of us are.
J.M. Barrie

71. If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
Ken Robinson

72. When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
Ellen DeGeneres

73. My grandmother once told me, ‘Don`t let failure go to your heart and don`t let success go to your head.
Will Smith

74. Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Bruce Lee

75. When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw

76. Let the fear of failure be the background noise of your success.
Giovanni Dienstmann

77. Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Denis Waitley

78. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over
Richard Branson

79. There is no disgrace in honest failure. There is disgrace in fearing to fail.
Henry Ford

80. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Henry Ford

81. Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
Lao Tzu

82. If you are afraid to fail, your successes will be few, common, and unmemorable.
Lorii Myers

83. Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm S. Forbes

84. If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen

85. You always pass failure on your way to success.
Mickey Rooney

86. Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
Napoleon Hill

87. You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
William Faulkner

88. He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Napoleon Bonaparte

89. A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.
Criss Jami

90. Don’t think about the possibilities of failing. Never forget to think about the possibilities of flying.
Debasish Mridha

91. I don't fear both the opponent and the failure because both are temporary.
Jagadeesh Kumar

92. Expecting difficulties is wise, if that usually gives you the strength to continue, and foolish, if that usually takes away the courage to begin.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

93. Those who are afraid to fail may not deserve to succeed.
Nido R. Qubein

94. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

95. No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Feather

96. If something is important enough, you should try even if the probable outcome is failure.
Elon Musk

97. Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Napoleon Hill

98. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

99. Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

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