That's what Peter Nivio Zarlenga says in his inspirational quote about fear. Who could argue with that? And here's another truth: "love eats away fear". That's what you'll find here, then:
All of these quotes on fear have been hand-picked by me - fear quotations that help you see your own fear!
"FEAR is an acronym in the English language for "False
Evidence Appearing Real""
-- Neale Donald Walsch
( Read more about fear! )
"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
-- James Arthur Baldwin
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed."
"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."
-- Louis E. Boone
( Read more about fear of failure! )
"The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear"
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Never fear growing old; there are many who have never had the privilege"
(If you like inspirational fear quotes like this, then... read more inspirational quotes!)
"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."
-- C.S. Lewis
"Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here."
-- Marianne Williamson
(Marianne is so right, too. Fear limits our lives so much, it really does. And one way to overcome our fears is to acknowledge them - to say to ourselves I have a fear of [insert name of fear here]! Then, and only then, can you really move past the fear.
"If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life?"
-- Sean Connery
"Your soul will be dead even before your body: fear nothing further."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Ouch Nietsche! Must you always be so blunt? How about you? How do you go about overcoming fears?)
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear"
-- Mark Twain
"To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway."
-- Peter McWilliams
"Fear has its use but cowardice has none."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
"Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours"
-- Swedish Proverb
"I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it--and that's all I got."
-- Sabrina Ward Harrison
(This is also how fear of intimacy comes about!)
"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."
-- Bertrand Russell
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."
-- Mark Twain
Wow, there's no shortage of inspirational quotes on fear, is there. And ain't that a shame, as it means that most of us allow fear to take hold of our respective lives and ruin it!
Let's read more fear quotes, eh, to make sure that stops happening today!
believes very easily whatever they fear or desire."
-- Jean de La Fontaine
"Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can!! and I will!!"
"Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy."
-- Denis Waitley
"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."
-- Sven Goran Eriksson
(There are many in England that would say the greatest barrier to (English football) success was Sven Goran Erikkson, but I couldn't possibly comment! Instead, I could show you more about fear of failure .)
"Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there."
-- Joss Whedon
(Joss you should read Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness and Transform Your Life by Lauren Mackler - it's a great (and empowering) read.)
"Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends."
-- Shirley MacLaine
"A child does not have to be taught how to be happy or the ways of love. It is fear, hatred, and prejudice that have to be taught. And from the condition of the world we can see that unfortunately there are some very good teachers."
Hmm, how depressingly true Javan... I fear reading any more of your fear quotes!
"Taking a new step. . .is what people fear most."
( Dostoyevski is talking about fear of change. What do you fear?)
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean that there's a light somewhere nearby."
-- Ruth E. Renkei
"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you."
-- Eric Hoffer
"I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly God was speaking: "My name is I am." I waited and God continued: "When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I was. When you live in the future, with its problems and fears, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I will be. When you live in this moment, it is not hard. I am here. My name is I am."
-- Helen Mellincost
And what is your name, dear reader of these fear quotes, do tell? Do let me know. I'll accept any answers except "I am".
Okay, here's something you could do to satisfy your appetite for quotations on what could loosely be called "inspired living":