Quotes About Overcoming Fear

A List of Quotes to Help Overcome the Fear of Social Anxiety Disorder

Overcoming social fears can feel like walking a tightrope.
Overcoming social fears can feel like walking a tightrope. Getty / Huan Tran

Quotes about overcoming your fears can be a great source of motivation. Overcoming social anxiety disorder (SAD) requires facing the situations that you fear. Below are some quotes about facing fears to help with your motivation to reduce social fear.

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

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave. ~Mark Twain

When fear ceases to scare you, it cannot stay. ~Gary Zukav

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

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

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

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

~Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it. ~Judy Blume

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

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

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst. ~Dale Carnegie

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. ~Dale Carnegie

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

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.

~Mary Kay Ash


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