The Fear of the Unknown Quotes | Fear Quotes [Top 50+]

Before sharing the fear of the unknown quotes or fear quotes let’s discuss what is fear? Fear is the word we use to describe our emotional reaction to something that seems threatening or dangerous. But the word “fear” is used in another way, too: to name something a person often feels afraid of. People fear situations or things that make them feel unsafe or unsure. So here are the top 50+ quotes about fear of the unknown that will inspire you.

1. “Fear of the unknown and the other is the root of almost all hate. It is born of ignorance and fed by those who would keep us divided.” – Tinnekke Bebout

2. “Mindless fear is greater than mindful fear.” – Idowu Koyenikan

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

4. “Who sees all beings in his own self, and his own self in all beings loses all fear.” – Isa Upanishad

5. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” – H.P. Lovecraft

6. “Fear and anxiety many times indicates that we are moving in a positive direction, out of the safe confines of our comfort zone, and in the direction of our true purpose.” – Charles F. Glassman

7. “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” – Gandhi

8. “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

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9. “Fears are stories we tell ourselves.” – Unknown

10. “Many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear.” – Idowu Koyenikan

11. “To live for your dreams, you have to be fearless in life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

12. “Fears are educated into us, and can if we wish, be educated out.” – Karl Augustus Menninger

13. “Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change” – Isabel Allende

14. “Seeing what scares you for what it is does not lessen the terror. It still has the power to break your heart, over and over again.” – Teri Terry

15. “Living with fear stops us from taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” – Sarah Parish

16. “By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility. We can let fear rule our lives or we can become childlike with curiosity, pushing our boundaries, leaping out of our comfort zones, and accepting what life puts before us.” – Alan Watts

17. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Nhat Hanh

18. “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “The greatest fear in life is not of death, but unsolicited change.” – Raheel Farooq

20. “Fear sees, even when eyes are closed.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

21. “Fears hide within fears….” – Jacqueline Ripstein

22. “There are times when fear is good.  It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.” – Aeschylus

23. “Be strong and courageous. Fear not! God will grant you the strength to overcome any adversity.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

24. “Your dreams and goals are bigger than small-minded people or the fears that they harbor. Don’t let their ocean of fear trap you in the undertow.” – Jaha Knight

25. “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

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26. “You don’t fear change. You fear the unknown. If you knew the future would be great, you’d welcome the change to get there. Well, the future IS great. Proceed.” – Joe Vitale

27. “Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” – Rudyard Kipling

28. “Where no hope is left, is left no fear.” – Milton

29. “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford

30. “Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

31. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller

32. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

33. “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

34. “If you let fear of the unknown stop you from taking chances, you will stifle your true potential.” – Steve Rizzo

35. “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Stephens

36. “I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”
– William Allen White

37. “Laughter is poison to fear.” – George R.R. Martin

38. “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Seneca

39. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” – Steve Jobs

40. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

41. “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

42. “I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is a little death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert

43. “Ignorance is the parent of fear.” – Herman Melville

44. “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” – Japanese Proverb

45. “Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.” – Aristotle

46. “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.” – Henry David Thoreau

47. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

48. “To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.” – Peter McWilliams

49. “In time we hate that which we often fear.” – William Shakespeare

50. “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius

51. “Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.” – Unknown

52. “Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.” – Dale Carnegie

53. “Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.” – Arnold Glasow

54. “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.” – Dale Carnegie

55. “You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.” – Eric Hoffer

56. “Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven.” – James Hastings

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

58. “We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known.” – Anthony de Mello

More Famous Quotes on the Fear of the Unknown

59. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” – H.P. Lovecraft

60. “If you let fear of the unknown stop you from taking chances, you will stifle your true potential.” – Steve Rizzo

61. “Fear of the unknown and the other is the root of almost all hate. It is born of ignorance and fed by those who would keep us divided.” – Tinnekke Bebout

62. “Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all.” – Yvon Chouinard

63. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Nhat Hanh

64. “We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known.” – Anthony de Mello

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