Fear Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fear quotes, fear sayings, and fear proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


But fear doesn't need doors and windows. It works from the inside

Andrew Clements

Fear can be good when you're walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it's not good when you have a goal and you're fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.

Queen Latifah

Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent --unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it --we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.

Emil Cioran

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear doesn't go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.      

Steven Pressfield

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.     

Miguel De Cervantes

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.

Usman B. Asif

Fear is a distorting mirror in which anything can appear as a caricature of itself, stretched to terrible proportions; once inflamed, the imagination pursues the craziest and most unlikely possibilities. What is most absurd suddenly seems the most probable.     

Stefan Zweig

Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.     

Marilyn Ferguson

Fear is a self imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for you to be. You must move against it with the weapons of faith and love.

Rick Warren

Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake.

Edgar Wallace

FEAR is an acronym in the English language for False Evidence Appearing Real.

Neale Donald Walsch

Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it's contagious.     

Jimmy Stewart

Fear is contagious. You can catch it.     

Neil Gaiman

Fear is excitement without breath.

Robert Heller

Fear is faith that it won't work out.

Sister Mary Tricky

Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse.

Norman Vincent Peale

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.

Japanese Proverb

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.     

Aristotle

Fear is simply staring in a direction you didn't want to go anyway.

Brian Germain

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

Samuel Butler

Fear is the enemy of logic.     

Frank Sinatra

Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.     

Henry H. Tweedy

Fear is the highest fence.

Dudley Nichols

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.     

Arnold Glasow

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

Fear is the mother of foresight.     

Thomas Hardy

Fear is the mother of morality.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven.

James Hastings

Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.     

Yoda