35 Quotes About Overcoming Fear

35 Quotes About Overcoming Fear

Quotes about overcoming fear can be a great way to feel less intimidated by the emotion itself. While fear is a natural human feeling that comes with its advantages (it’s good to have an instinct about when danger is near!) fear — especially irrational fear — can also hold us back in some frustrating ways. 

"Overcoming Your Fears Day" is October 12th, so it only seems appropriate to round up some of the best, most brilliant quotes about overcoming your fears. Here are 50 of them, so get ready to write them down, pin them, or even scribble them on your bathroom mirror. 

Overcoming fear quotes

1. “Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.” — Seth Godin

2. “When you come out of a storm you won’t be the same person that walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” — Haruki Murakami

3. “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” — Susan Jeffers

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

5. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” — Benjamin Franklin

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

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

8. “There is no illusion greater than fear.” — Lao Tzu

9. “Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but keep going anyway.”

10. “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

11. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” — Vincent Van Gogh

12. “Never trust your fears, they don’t know your strengths.” — Athena Singh

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

14. “I’ve noticed when I fear something, if I just end up doing it, I’m grateful in the end.” — Colleen Hoover

15. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill

16. “Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” — Tony Robbins

17. “You can fall, but you can rise also.” — Angelique Kidjo

18. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Unknown

19. Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”  — Unknown

20. “I wonder about all of the things we miss out on when we stay in our comfort zones. When we stay safe. When we don’t take that chance that could change everything.” — Ashley Hetherington

21. “One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” — Albert Schweitzer

22. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my struggles and obstacles have strengthened me.” — Walt Disney 

23. “Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.” — William Shakespeare

24. “Your hardest times often lead you to the greatest moments of your life.” — Unknown

25. “Never let your fear decide your fate.” — Morgan Benton

26. “Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.” — Unknown

27. “Let it hurt. Then let it go.” — R.H. Sin

28. “Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

29. “Fear doesn’t shut you down, it wakes you up.” — Veronica Roth

30. “The beautiful thing about fear is that when you run to it, you run away.” — Robin Sharma

31. “The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness, not stop your progress.” — Steve Maraboli

32. “Fear can only be mastered outside of your comfort zone.”  — Matshona Dhliwayo

33. “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” — Unknown

34. “There is enough strength within you to overcome anything in life.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

35. “Take a deep breath. You will be fine. Where you are meant to be, you will be in time.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

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