These Five Great Quotes Weave the Story of Our Lives

“Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.”
Charles Caleb Cotton

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”
William H. Johnson

“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau

“When you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.”
John Greenleaf Whittier


Fear Quotes


“I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”  T. S. Eliot


“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”  Marcus Aurelius


“Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness. “ John Calvin


“Fear is the mother of morality” Friedrich Nietzsche


“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. “ Buddha


“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” Mary Manin Morrissey


“The key to change is to let go of fear.” Rosanne Cash


“Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.”  Mark Twain


“Nothing in life is to be feared.  It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie


“Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well.  Do this in complete faith and confidence.”  Pope John Paul II


“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


“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”  Sun Tzu


“Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.” Usman B. Asif


“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”  William James


“Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson


“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it; that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” Dale Carnegie


“There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.” George S. Patton


“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson


“There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you, leave it there.” Donna A. Favors


“No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.”  Samuel Goldwyn


“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” Babe Ruth


“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”  Albert Camus


“Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” Brendan Francis


“There is much in the world to make us afraid.  There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.” Frederick W. Cropp


“There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.” Andre Gide


“Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.”  William Shakespeare


“Fear is faith that it won’t work out.” Sister Mary Tricky


“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face; we must do that which we think we cannot.”  Eleanor Roosevelt


“It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.”  Epictetus


“Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.” Arnold Glasow


“Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.” Henry H. Tweedy


“Fear is the passion of slaves.”  Patrick Henry


“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” Norman Vincent Peale


“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we’re afraid. We fear we will not find love, and when we find it we fear we’ll lose it. We fear that if we do not have love we will be unhappy.”  Richard Bach


“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” Fulton Oursler


“Fear is the highest fence.” Dudley Nichols


“Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.”  Richard Bach


“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.  If they see you are afraid of them they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” Orison Swett Marden


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


“FEAR is an acronym in the English language for “False Evidence Appearing Real” Neale Donald Walsch


“Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.” Ruth Gendler


“Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.” Shirley Maclaine


“Do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.”  Frederick Smith


“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”  Bill Cosby


“When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.”  Buddha


“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” Earl Nightingale


“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bertrand Russell


“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt


“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”  Plato


“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.”  Aristotle


“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” W. Clement Stone


“Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.” Brendan Francis


“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  Dale Carnegie


“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind” Napoleon Hill


“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”  Dale Carnegie


“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon


“Fear cannot take what you do not give it.” Christopher Coan


“He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”  Jim Morrison


“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” Marilyn Ferguson


“Those who fear life are already three parts dead.” Bertrand Russell


“Fear makes us feel our humanity.” Benjamin Disraeli


“There are times when fear is good.  It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.” Aeschylus


“Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.” Elbert Hubbard


“Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.” Samuel Butler


“The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.” Richard Bach


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.”  Marianne Williamson


“True nobility is exempt from fear.”  Marcus Tullius Cicero


“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


“Fear is the cheapest room in the house.  I would like to see you living in better conditions.” Hāfez


“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” German Proverb


“If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all thinking, damages his personality and makes him a landlord to a ghost.” Lloyd Douglas


“Fear prejudices courage.” Abigail Charleson


“Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?” Maurice Freehill


“Fear is a slinking cat I find beneath the lilacs of my mind.” Sophie Tunnell


“Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it.” Donald Dowes


“The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“To lead is difficult when you’re a follower of fear.” T.A. Sachs


“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson


“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie


“Where fear is, happiness is not.”  Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.”  Eleanor Roosevelt


“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


“The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey


“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”  John C. Maxwell


“Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.”  Douglas Horton