26 Powerful Quotes To Motivate You To Overcome Your Fears


1. “I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom, how great is that?” — Soledad O’Brien

2. “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” — Japanese Proverb

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

4. “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

5. “You just have to get rid of fear and confront the world. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, I love you and nothing will destroy you and you’re not going to fall.” — Ricky Martin

6. “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” — Henry Ford

7. “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

8. “Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen.” — Unknown

9. “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see it’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” — Frank Herbert

10. “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” — C. Joybell

11. “I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.” — Yann Martel

12. “Don’t give into your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.” — Paulo Coelho

13. “Everything you’ve ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” — George Addair

14. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey

15. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Tim Ferriss

16. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” — Mark Twain

17. “If you flee from the things you fear, there’s no resolution.” — Chuck Palahniuk

18. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” — Marie Curie

19. “I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, my back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill. We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate it. You embrace it.” — Kobe Bryant

20. “Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” — Marilyn Monroe

21. “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” — Brian Tracy

22. “Living with fear stops us taking risks and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” — Sarah Parish

23. “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me, no fear. I mean really, no fear!” — Nina Simone

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

25. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” — William Jennings Bryan

26. “The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!” — George S. Patton