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Quotes - Fear


Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

 James F. Byrnes, American Politician


Fear is just another word for ignorance.

 Hunter Thompson, American Journalist & Author


Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

 Raymond Lindquist, American Pastor


None but ourselves can free our minds.

 Bob Marley, Jamaican Singer & Songwriter


Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

 Albert Einstein, German Physicist


The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

 Elbert Hubbard, American Writer


Feel the fear and do it anyway.

 Susan Jeffers, Best Selling Author


Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!

 William Wallace, Scottish Warrior, Braveheart


You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

 Christopher Columbus, Italian Explorer


Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

 Babe Ruth, Hall of Fame Baseball Player


A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.

 Sydney Smith, English Writer


The true test of courage is to be afraid and to go ahead and do it anyway – to be scared, is to have your knees knocking, but to walk on in there anyway.

 Oprah Winfrey, Television Talk Show Host


It’s no use to decide what’s going to happen unless you have the courage of your convictions. Many a brilliant idea has been lost because the man who dreamed it lacked the spunk of the spine to put it across.

 A.P. Giannini, Founder Bank of America


If you’re going to take the attitude, I don’t think it will work, you will never do anything.

 Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One


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

 Benjamin Franklin, American Inventor & Politician


Mediocrity is never daring to do what you love, for fear of what others will say or for fear of losing your security.

 The Instant Millionaire


When you’re young you’re not afraid of what comes next, you’re excited about it.

 Dave Grohl, American Musician


Naturally your heart is afraid that, in pursuing your dream, you might lose everything you’ve won.  But you’ll never be able to keep it quiet.  Even if you pretend not to have heard what it tells you, it will always be there inside you, repeating to you what you’re thinking about life and about the world.

 The Alchemist


Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. No one was there.

 Inscription at Hind’s Head Inn, Bray, England