20 Quotes about Pushing Past Fear

Fear is the enemy of our potential and our freedom. Life is full of challenges and struggles, disappointments and disillusionments. But the good news is, even in the midst of the uncertain, scary, or dark times, there is always hope. In reality, fear is a poser masquerading as truth. 

“He who fears something gives it power over him.” –Moorish Proverb

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself–nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Fear is the prison of the heart.” –Anonymous

“We have lived through fear all our lives, and when you have gone through a whole lot of fear, sometimes all you can do is resist the fear, and resistance comes in the form of courage.” –Leymah Gbowee

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by 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

“I had to live because I wasn’t going to give my attackers everything.” –Congolese Woman  

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” –Bill Cosby

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

“Feed your courage, starve your fears.” –April McCallum

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

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

“Being afraid is a state of paralysis in which you can’t do anything.” –Marcus Luttrell

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” –Rosa Parks

“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.” –Denis Waitley

“I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.” –Erica Jong

“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

“As fear is a close companion to falsehood, so truth follows fearlessness.” –Jawaharlar Nehru

“How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives.” –Judy Blume

“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” –Louis E. Boone

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

Fear tries to keep us from living the lives and dreams that we were intended to live–fully and wholly alive. It is a liar and a dream killer. Fear in and of itself is not an end. It is an obstacle, but it is not an end. Hope says, there is more to this story!

Related Article: “Fear is a Liar”

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