18 Best Quotes on Leaving Fear Behind

While there may be a lot to be fearful of in this world, if we allow fear to dictate our lives, we will not be truly living.

“The first and great commandment is: Don’t let them scare you.” – Elmer Davis

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Do not let your fears choose your destiny.” – Unknown

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” – Mary Ferguson

“Where fear is, happiness is not.” – Seneca

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“Do what you fear most and you control fear.” – Tom Hopkins

“There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you. Leave it there.” – Donna Favors 

“To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson

“He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.”  – Usman B. Asif

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“To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves. We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here–with its gift of energy and heightened awareness–so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.” – Peter Williams

“A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.”  – George Matthew Adams

“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

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.” – Frank Herbert

“Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.” – Taylor Swift

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“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is  more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

 “A mind focused on doubt and fear cannot focus on the journey to victory.” – Mike Jones

“Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.” – Philip Gulley

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