15 quotes about fear to help you put it into perspective

quotes about fearWhat is fear? A simple question you might think but fear is an emotion that’s often misunderstood. So today, dear reader, let’s explore some quotes about fear to put it into perspective.

Sometimes we can be paralysed by fear and yet it’s only the body’s natural mechanism for heightening our sense of awareness in times of potential danger.

Fear sharpens our sense of the risks involved in given situations. By definition, risk is the possibility of an outcome we really don’t want.

However, risk and reward have a direct correlation. No risk; no reward.

Yes, by taking a risk, you might end up with an undesirable outcome but equally, you might just achieve a desirable prize too.

Our sense of fear should make us tread carefully of course but it shouldn’t stop us from treading at all. It’s all about weighing up the percentages and taking a sensible approach to any given situation.

In short, avoiding unnecessary risks but taking calculated risks.

If we are to be successful, we must face up to our fear. We must recognize the reason for our fear but that fear should not control us. We should control the fear. As the saying goes, we should feel the fear but do it anyway.

So I say to you, never let fear stop you from having a go. The alternative would be to look back with regret at what might have been. And who wants that?

It’s better to be someone who can look themselves in the eye and know they’ve always given life their best shot regardless of how they were feeling at the time.

Here are 15 quotes about fear to help you put fear into perspective.

Quotes about fear (1-10):

  1. Fear is the mother of foresight. ~Thomas Hardy
  2. I say I am stronger than fear. ~Malala Yousafzai
  3. Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. ~Napoleon Hill
  4. Always do what you are afraid to do. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  6. Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ~ Clement Stone
  7. Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. ~Dorothy Thompson
  8. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. ~Helen Keller
  9. The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. ~H.P. Lovecraft
  10. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. ~Rosa Parks

quotes about fearQuotes about fear (11-15):

  1. America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. ~Harry S Truman
  2. 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
  3. 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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. A lot of people live in fear because they haven’t figured out how you’re going to react when faced with a certain set of circumstances. I’ve come to terms with this by looking deeply into whatever makes me fearful – what are the key elements that get the hairs up on the back of my neck – and then figuring out what I can do about it. ~Chris Hadfield
  5. I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? ~Soledad O’Brien

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