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Fear Quotes: The best sayings to face anxiety and worries

Fear Quotes – 50 Sayings About Worries, Fear, Panic And Anxiety

Looking for inspirational anxiety quotes and sayings about worry? Then you've come to the right place! Your pulse increases, your breathing quickens, sweat forms and your pupils dilate. Fear is one of the most important and oldest human emotions. It warns us of potential dangers and threats and regularly saves our lives. If our ancestors had been absolutely fearless, it is highly likely that humanity would have died out long ago.

However, fears and worries can also become a major burden on the body and mind. Mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, panic attacks and specific or social phobias are not uncommon and are fortunately no longer a taboo subject.

I would now like to provide you with the most inspiring and valuable fear quotes. Use the wisdom and sayings to face your fears and see them for what they are in reality. They will also help you to relieve other people of possible worries and feelings of anxiety. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about fear have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

50 quotes about fears, worries and anxiety

People are anxious for a variety of reasons. For example, many have Fear of poverty, illness, old age, the climate change, being alone or death. Such fears are of course closely linked to our basic needs.

But there are also more specific fearssuch as fear of spiders (arachnophobia), fear of heights (acrophobia) or claustrophobia (agoraphobia). Recurrent, severe anxiety attacks are also possible. Just like the fear of embarrassing yourself, failing at something or being the center of attention.

Fears protect us in many situations. But above all, they also prevent us (usually for no reason) from enjoying life, feeling good, making positive changes and developing ourselves further. The following short pieces of wisdom and sayings should give you a feel for what fears really are - and how we can all learn to live with them or overcome them.

Fear quotes 1 - 10

  1. "He who has overcome his fears will truly be free." (Aristotle)
  2. "Laughter is poison to fear." (George R.R. Martin)
  3. "What we have learned to understand, we no longer fear." (Marie Curie)
  4. "Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms." (Paul Coelho)
  5. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." (Mark Twain)
  6. "A hero is a man who is afraid to run away." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  7. "The biggest mistake you can make in your life is to be always afraid of making a mistake." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  8. "Fear is essential for survival." (Hannah Arendt)
  9. "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." (Nelson Mandela)
  10. "I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened." (Mark Twain)

Fear quotes 11 - 20

  1. "All fear stems from the fact that we love something." (Thomas Aquinas)
  2. "Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom." (Søren Kierkegaard)
  3. "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." (Leo Buscaglia)
  4. "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." (Salvador Dalí)
  5. "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)
  6. "Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope." (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)
  7. "People who know no fear have no imagination." (Erich Kästner)
  8. "Over time, we hate what we often fear." (William Shakespeare)
  9. "No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear." (Edmund Burke)
  10. "Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future." (Deepak Chopra)

Tip: For example, some people these days are afraid of missing out. How to avoid the so-called Fighting FOMO you can find out in the linked article.

Fear quotes 21 - 30

  1. "It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." (Marcus Aurelius)
  2. "Fear is only as deep as the mind allows." (Japanese proverb)
  3. "You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself." (Herrmann Hesse)
  4. "Worries don't drown in alcohol. They can swim." (Heinz Rühmann)
  5. "Life begins where fear ends." (Osho)
  6. "Fear not those who argue but those who dodge." (Dale Carnegie)
  7. "If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?" (Confucius)
  8. "Always do what you are afraid to do." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  9. "Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?" (Epicurus of Samos)
  10. "The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is really fear." (Mahatma Gandhi)

Tip: Do you suffer from sudden anxiety attacks? Don't worry. How to Treating panic attacks naturally and the Escaping the mental merry-go-round I explain how you can do this in the linked blog articles.

Fear Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "The best way out is always through." (Robert Frost)
  2. "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." (Plato)
  3. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  4. "Jealousy is the fear of comparison." (Max Frisch)
  5. "We are very afraid of being powerless. But we have the power to look deeply at our fears, and then fear cannot control us." (Thich Nhat Hanh)
  6. "Even the strongest man looks under the bed once in a while." (Erich Kästner)
  7. "There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them." (Andre Gide)
  8. "Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose." (Eckhart Tolle)
  9. "Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil." (Aristotle)
  10. "Fear is the mother of morality." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
"Of all the liars in the world, the worst are sometimes our own fears." (saying by Rudyard Kipling)

Fear Quotes 41 - 50

  1. "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)
  2. "Worse than war is the very fear of war." (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  3. "We are all afraid. The difference lies in the question of what." (Frank Thiess)
  4. "The basis of optimism is sheer terror." (Oscar Wilde)
  5. "The ignorant has courage, the knowledgeable has fear." (Alberto Moravia)
  6. "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." (Maya Angelou)
  7. "Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears." (Rudyard Kipling)
  8. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." (Ambrose Redmoon)
  9. "He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  10. "Brave is not he who knows no fear; brave is he who knows the fear and overcomes it." (Khalil Gibran)

Can you think of any other valuable sayings about fears that should not be missing from this list? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about anxiety

What is meant by fear?

Anxiety is understood to be an emotional state into which one falls in as a situations perceived as threatening or worrisome.

How does it feel to be afraid?

People who are very anxious are usually tense, nervous and restless - and feels helpless or even at the mercy of others. The body often reacts to anxiety-inducing situations and information with increased palpitations, dilated pupils or symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting.

What can you do about anxiety?

In most cases, it helps to overcome a certain fear, if you face it regularly. You should also seek professional support in the form of psychotherapy. Experience has shown that talking to experts about this makes it much easier to deal with anxiety - and therefore also your own everyday life.

The best quotes about fears and worries to help you overcome them

Nobody is fearless - and that's a good thing. Because fears protect us in many situations. But of course they can also make our everyday lives extremely difficult.

Phobias, panic and anxiety disorders can basically be can only be successfully combated if you regularly and courageously confront the situations that cause anxietyinstead of fleeing from them. It is highly advisable to seek professional support from therapists and psychologists.

At this point, I can also warmly recommend the Book "Getting rid of panic attacks" by Klaus Bernhardt recommend. It will teach you how to permanently overcome fears and panic with the help of brain research. If you like, get it here*.

"The hero is a mind of such balance that no disturbances can shake his will, but pleasantly, and, as it were, merrily, he advances to his own music, alike in frightful alarms and in the tipsy mirth of universal dissoluteness."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (more at Courage Quotes)

I really hope that I have been able to help you with this collection of the best quotes about fears. Do you have any questions, suggestions or other sayings? Then I look forward to your comment.

Stay positive and courageous,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Not only we humans, but also Animals have feelingslike fear and joy. Like you for example give anxious dogs more security you can now find out in the linked blog article.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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