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Quotes about Being Afraid

Let these Being Afraid quotes help you to cope with your fears and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

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Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

 

People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves.
They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism.
- Osho

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller


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We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

In true friendship, one can express
anything and everything without feeling ashamed
or afraid of being rejected.
- Aparna Chatterjee

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do what you are afraid to do.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

We are never afraid of what is happening in this instant -
It is what MIGHT happen next that frightens us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are afraid to care too much, for fear
that the other person does not care at all.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Come to the edge
We can't. We're afraid
We can't. We will fall. Come to the edge
And they came. And he pushed them
And they flew
- Guillaume Apollinaire

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

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

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough,
it loses all of its meaning.
- Andy Warhol

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
- Henry Van Dyke

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never
be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way
people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back -
and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles
that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents
God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

I'm not afraid of aging.
- Shelley Duvall

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
- St.
Jerome

I was afraid of the internet...
because I couldn't type.
- Jack Welch

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
- Martha Beck

A lot of people are afraid of heights.
Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
- Steven Wright

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is much more painful to have lost
something you thought you had,
than never to have had it at all.
If feels as if our trust was dashed.
We are disappointed and we are angry;
but not quite sure at who to direct our anger.
Someone, perhaps "the system," perhaps God,
should have done better.
Most of all we are angry at ourselves -
even though we did our best -
and we are afraid.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find out what you don't want to know about yourself,
what you're afraid of.
- Linda Evans

At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but
the image is that they all come from the top -
I'm afraid that's not quite right.
- Bill Gates

I like being a strong, independent woman,
and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.
- Dido Armstrong

I think people in Hollywood are afraid of sentiment
because they think audiences will reject it.
- Leonard Maltin

I don't live in as much fear as I used to.
I'm not afraid of the music business.
Life is too damn short.
I know what's important, and the tasks are very clear.
- Kathy Mattea

We must take care that globalization does not become
something people become afraid of.
- Gerhard Schroeder

Italian men do appreciate beautiful women.
They're not afraid of the beauty, which is nice.
- Eva Herzigova

It's always difficult to play a scene of physical violence
because you're always afraid that you don't know your
own strength and might hurt someone.
- Catherine Deneuve

I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die
in some obscure or pointless way.
- Isabelle Eberhardt

I am afraid the Spanish American has not always a very strict regard for truth.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves
with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger,
but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
- Mark Rutherford

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people.
They might not return it; or worse, they might.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Look at the forces against me.
They don't want me out.
They're afraid I'll cause trouble if I get out.
- Jack Kevorkian

I'm afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same.
- David Byrne

Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.
- Maude Adams

I am six feet tall.
I am not supposed to be afraid.
- Keith Miller

You can't be afraid to make errors!
You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd,
because no one can ever master the game of baseball,
or conquer it.
You can only challenge it.
- Lou Brock

I'm not afraid to swing the bat.
If they elect to pitch to me, I'm going to swing.
I'm not as picky as Mr. Sheffield.
I'll swing at something over my head.
- Bobby Bonilla

I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment
does not always evince its propriety.
- Jane Austen

I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying.
Once you're a star you're dead already.
You're embalmed.
- Dustin Hoffman

I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women,
I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches,
I'm afraid of horses.
- Norman Mailer

I cannot harness a horse.
I am afraid of a cow.
- Lyman Abbott

I think knowing people by first names,
not by what they do sexually, is really what it's about.
Not being afraid.
Fear is the enemy.
I've always been comfortable with being gay.
- Herb Ritts

Don't be afraid to take time to learn.
It's good to work for other people.
I worked for others for 20 years.
They paid me to learn.
- Vera Wang

I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks,
to do what they were most afraid of doing,
to widen their horizons of action.
- James Broughton


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