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Fear and Anxiety Quotes


Top 30 Fear and Anxiety Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Fear and Anxiety Quotes

If you measure success in terms of praise and criticism, your anxiety will be endless.

- Lao Tzu (c604-c531 BC) Chinese philosopher, pictured right.


No 2

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear,

(I John 4:18 in the Bible).

- St. John, a disciple of Jesus.

 Fear and Anxiety Quotes

So St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), pictured right, said:

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.


No 3Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Knowing what must be done does away with fear.

- Rosa Parks (1913-2005), American civil rights campaigner, pictured right.


No 4Fear and Anxiety Quotes

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), American human rights campaigner, pictured right.


No 5Fear and Anxiety Quotes

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey,

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), American philosopher, pictured right.


No 6Fear and Anxiety Quotes

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), American president, pictured right.

 Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Henry David Thoreau (1817-62), the American philosopher, pictured right, said similarly:

Nothing is so much to be feared as fear


No 7Fear and Anxiety Quotes

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, pictured right.


No 8Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Ignorance is the parent of fear.,

(Ishmael in Moby-Dick)

- Herman Melville (1819-91), American writer, pictured right


No 9Fear and Anxiety Quotes

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear,

- Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), English nurse, pictured right.



No 10Fear and Anxiety Quotes

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

- Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), pictured right, South African leader.

 Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Plato (427-347 BC), the Greek philosopher, pictured right,agrees:

Courage is knowing not to fear


No 11Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Fear kills the soul.

- Mahatma ( Mohandas) Gandhi (1869-1948) Indian leader and philosopher, pictured right.



No 12Fear and Anxiety Quotes

My apprehensions come in crowds; I dread the rustling of the grass; the very shadows of the clouds have power to shake me as they pass.

(from the 1897 poem, The Affliction of Margaret)

- William Wordsworth (1770-1850), pictured right, English poet.



No 13Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself,

(Dumbledore in the 1997 novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)

- J. K. Rowling (1965- ), pictured right, English writer.



No 14Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom

- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), English philosopher (pictured right).



No 15Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

- Benedict (or Baruch) Spinoza (1632-77) Dutch philosopher, pictured right.



No 16Fear and Anxiety Quotes

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.

(from the 1965 novel Dune)

- Frank Herbert (1920-86) pictured right, American writer.


No 17Fear and Anxiety Quotes

When our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors.

(Lady Macduff in Macbeth)

- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, pictured right


Charmian in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra also comments:

In time we hate that which we often fear.



No 18 Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Tired of living and scared of dying.

(from the song Ol' Man River in the musical Show Boat)

 - Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), pictured right, American lyricist



No 19Fear and Anxiety Quotes

He has no hope that never had a fear.

(from the poem Truth)

- William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet, pictured right.



No 20Fear and Anxiety Quotes

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

- C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) Northern Irish writer, pictured right.



No 21Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Fear is the passion of slaves.

- Patrick Henry (1736-99), American revolutionary politician, pictured right,



No 22Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.

- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), American personal development expert (pictured right).



No 23Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.

- Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), pictured right, British general.



No 24Fear and Anxiety Quotes

He who has truly overthrown his fears will truly be free.

- Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher, pictured right.


No 25Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

- Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher, pictured right.


No 26Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

-St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), Italian monk and philosopher, pictured right.


No 27Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Strong convictions are the secret of surviving deprivation.

- Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), pictured right, South African leader.


No 28Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Where fear is, happiness is not.

- Seneca (c.4 BC-65 AD), Roman philosopher, pictured right.


No 29Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

- Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), American movie star, pictured right.


No 30Fear and Anxiety Quotes

Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.

- Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953), pictured right, American playwright.

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