Our fears are the beasts that stalk all of our dreams. They are the vultures of human achievement, that fly surreptitiously in moments, ferociously in others, always diverting us from exploring the farthest reaches of our potential. But as those who have stopped to stare fear in the face know too well, they are a toothless beast, a king without a crown or army, whose power is sapped by every show of defiance when you stand firm to reject its hold over you, and to reclaim control over your own destiny.
It’s time you looked your fears in the eye, and called their bluff.
Here are our Top 10 Quotes to Help You Tame Your Fears.
The Top 10 Quotes to Help You Leap Past Your Fears
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
– George Adair
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
– Eleanor Roosevelt (read more quotes)
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
– Virgil Thomson
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
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
– Helen Keller (read more quotes)
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
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 (read more quotes)
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.