Overcoming Fear Sayings and Quotes

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


I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.     

George Burns

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.     

Tony Robbins

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

Coco Chanel

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.     

George Edward Woodberry

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

Denis Waitley

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.     

Rabindranath Tagore

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.     

Francis Chan

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.     

W. Clement Stone

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

Eric Hoffer

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.     

Arthur Ashe

Fear can't hold a candle to unswerving faith, much less muster up the guts to even attempt to blow it out.     

B.G. Jett

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.     

Dale Carnegie

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.     

Jerry Gillies

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.     

Karl Augustus Menninger

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.     

James Stephens

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.     

Japanese Proverb

Go back a little to leap further.     

John Clarke

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.     

Theodore Roosevelt

I failed my way to success.     

Thomas Edison

Don't obsess about the failures. Instead, investigate and close the successes.     

Chip Heath and Dan Heath

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.     

Samuel Smiles

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is to be understood.     

Marie Curie

Fight your fears and you'll be in battle forever. Face your fears and you'll be free forever.     

Lucas Jonkman

Do the thing you fear, and continue to do so. This is the quickest and surest way of all victory over fear.     

Dale Carnegie

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

Benjamin Franklin

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave.     

Mark Twain