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Afraid Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Afraid.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afraid? Me? A man who's licked
his weight in wild caterpillars?
Afraid? You bet I'm afraid!
- Groucho Marx

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

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen

There's nothing wrong with being afraid.
We were meant to be afraid.
- the Woody Allen movie Anything Else

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

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

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

He said to them, "Where is your faith?"
And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another,
"Who can this be?
For He commands even the winds and water,
and they obey Him!"
- Luke 8:25

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

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

Republicans are men of narrow vision,
who are afraid of the future.
- Jimmy Carter

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

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
- Voltaire

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

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

I look forward to an America which
will not be afraid of grace and beauty.
- John F. Kennedy

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

The slavery of fear had made men afraid to think.
But such is the irresistible nature of truth,
that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
- Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

I'm not afraid of aging.
- Shelley Duvall

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

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

A nation that is afraid to let its people
judge the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I'd like to run for office someday, but I'm afraid
my ability to spell might give me an unfair advantage.
- April Winchell

The regime is afraid of the people because it knows
that free and fair elections will bring about its end.
- Viktor Yushchenko

Don't be afraid of missing opportunities.
Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.
- Lily Tomlin

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear
so long sustained by now that we can even bear it...
the basest of all things is to be afraid.
- William Faulkner

If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning,
hold up a 1-iron.
Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
- Lee Trevino

I'm not afraid of turning 80 and I have lots of things to do.
I don't have time for dying.
- Ingvar Kamprad

I'm not afraid of the press or the Militia.
- Mary Harris Jones

Take risks.
Ask big questions.
Don't be afraid to make mistakes; if you don't make mistakes,
you're not reaching far enough.
- David Packard

Don't ever try and be like anybody else and don't be afraid to take risks.
- Waylon Jennings

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

You can't be afraid of failure and you can't be afraid of success,
because either one gets in the way of your work.
- Dave Van Ronk

We are a nation of people who are afraid we are not enough.
- Keith Miller

If the year 2000 can help us move into the future,
that's fine, but I am afraid that people see it as
a full stop and that one can take a big breath afterwards -
you can't.
- Graeme Murphy

My wife was afraid of the dark...
then she saw me naked and now she's afraid of the light.
- Rodney Dangerfield

It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after
creating the best possible flavors when preparing foods.
That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients.
- Rocco DiSpirito

People, chained by monotony, afraid to think,
clinging to certainties...
they live like ants.
- Bela Lugosi


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