Fear Proverbs

Sayings about Fear

Fear blows wind into your sails. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Pure gold does not fear the smelter. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Short is the road that leads from fear to hatred. ~ Italian Proverbs

He who fears something gives it power over him. ~ Moorish Proverb

If you are wearing shoes, you don’t fear the thorns. ~ Sudanese Proverbs

Fear a silent man. He has lips like a drum. ~ Beninese Proverbs

When men take wives they stop fearing hell. ~ Romanian Proverbs

That fear may reach all, punish but few. ~ Traditional Proverb

Fear and love never eat from the same plate. ~ Spanish Proverbs

The day we fear hastens toward us, the day we long for creeps. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Fear those who do not fear God. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Where there is no fear, there is no pity. ~ Estonian Proverbs

The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease. ~ French Proverbs

If the panther knew how much he is feared, he would do much more harm. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking. ~ Chinese Proverb

He ought to be feared who sends you with a message, not the one to whom you are sent. ~ African Proverb

Men fear danger, women only the sight of it. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

Of listening children have your fears, for little pitchers have great ears. ~ Dutch Proverbs

He who killeth the lion when absent feareth a mouse when present. ~ English Proverbs

A scabby head fears the comb. ~ Dutch Proverb

He who is feared by many must be afraid of many. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

It is the fear of offence that makes men swallow poison. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string. ~ Iranian Proverb

He, who fears to suffer, suffers from fear. ~ Traditional Proverb

The greater the fear the nearer the danger. ~ Danish Proverbs

The man who has mounted an elephant will not fear the bark of a dog. ~ Indian Proverb

Ownership is to fear. ~ Traditional Proverb

The man whose conscience is clear will never fear a knock on the door at midnight. ~ Chinese Proverb

Men fear, but time fears the pyramids. ~ Arabian Proverbs

Fear not the man who fears God. ~ Arabian Proverb

Even the hardest of winters fears the spring. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

You don’t refuse your mother’s breast for fear of scabies. ~ Gabonese Proverb

The fear of death takes away the joy of living. ~ Ukrainian Proverbs

Jealousy and fear have big eyes. ~ Serbian Proverbs

All the water in the sea doesn’t even reach the knees of the man who fears not death. ~ Indian Proverb

Fear of death is worse than death itself. ~ Traditional Proverb

Fear the law not the judge. ~ Russian Proverbs

Of the malady a man fears, he dies. ~ Spanish Proverb

The stupid fear fortune, the wise endure it. ~ Latin Proverbs

A clear sky fears not the thunder. ~ Romanian Proverbs

Fear has big eyes. ~ Russian Proverb

The lion’s power lies in our fear of him. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Truth fears no trial. ~ Traditional Proverb

For most people love of justice is no more than the fear to suffer injustice. ~ French Proverb

Our fears always outnumber our dangers. ~ Latin Proverb

Fear to let fall a drop, will always make you spill a lot. ~ Malawian Proverbs

The thief has a chicken’s heart — he sleeps in fear. ~ Russian Proverb

Fear is a fine spur; so is rage. ~ Irish Proverb

He who would gather roses must not fear thorns. ~ Dutch Proverb

He who is bitten by a snake fears a lizard. ~ Ugandan Proverbs

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, berathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and all good things will be yours. ~ Swedish Proverbs

The fear of women is the basis of good health. ~ Spanish Proverb

Fear not a jest. If one throws salt at thee thou wilt receive no harm unless thou hast sore places. ~ Latin Proverb

Fear an ignorant man more than a lion. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

A good anvil fears no hammer. ~ Italian Proverb

It is better to be loved than feared. ~ Senegalese Proverbs

The fear of war is worse than war itself. ~ Italian Proverb

To live in fear is a life half-lived. ~ Spanish Proverb

People fool themselves. They pray for a long life but fear old age. ~ Chinese Proverb

Courage is often caused by fear. ~ French Proverb

Let me get over the lake, and I will have no fear of the brook. ~ Dutch Proverb

The naked don’t fear robbery. ~ Russian Proverb

A newborn baby has no fear of tigers. ~ Korean Proverbs

I need not fear my enemies because the most they can do is attack me. I need not fear my friends because the most they can do is betray me. But I have much to fear from people who are indifferent. ~ Russian Proverb

Fear and love do not go together. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God. ~ Hasidic Proverb

Fear is a great inventor. ~ French Proverb

Merit is often an obstacle to fortune; the reason is it produces two bad effects, envy and fear. ~ Traditional Proverb

There’s no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down. ~ Irish Proverbs

Lies are usually caused by undue fear of men. ~ Hasidic Proverb

The firm tree does not fear the storm. ~ Indonesian Proverbs

Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill. ~ Danish Proverb

There’s no medicine for fear. ~ Scottish Proverbs

The blind person never fears ghosts. ~ Burmese Proverbs

The anvil fears no blow. ~ German Proverbs

Truth fears nothing but concealment. ~ Traditional Proverb

Who fears no shame comes to no honor. ~ Dutch Proverb

Fear and restlessness kill more than do illnesses. ~ French Proverb

The judge’s son goes into the courtroom without fear. ~ Spanish Proverb

He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention. ~ French Proverb

A man who is afraid of suffering suffers from fear itself. ~ French Proverb

Virtue practiced to be seen is not real virtue; vice which fears to be seen is real vice. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you fear God, you won’t fear humans. ~ Albanian Proverbs

If you wake up in the morning and feel no pain it is to be feared that you died in the night. ~ Czech Proverb

The tongue is more to be feared than the sword. ~ Japanese Proverb

Don’t be a thief and you won’t fear the king. ~ Afghan Proverbs

The barking dog gives you no power — it gives you fear. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not. ~ Chinese Proverb

Fear is no obstacle to death. ~ West African Proverb

Fear the person who fears you. ~ Arabian Proverb

Show no fear to the man who picks up a big stone. ~ Arabian Proverb

Good eyes don’t fear smoke. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

All temptations are found in either hope or fear. ~ English Proverb

If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow. ~ Chinese Proverb

Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear, and man from all sides. ~ Russian Proverb

Fear is the fever of life. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

Quotations about Fear

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman. ~ Marian Anderson

Fear is met and destroyed with courage. ~ James F. Bell

Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

We must travel in the direction of our fear. ~ John Berryman

First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down. ~ Ray Bradbury

When fear is excessive it can make many a man despair. ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

Introversion, at least if extreme, is a sign of mental and spiritual immaturity. ~ Pearl S. Buck

We fear the thing we want the most. ~ Dr. Robert Anthony

It’s better to get mugged than to live a life of fear. ~ Freeman Dyson

The concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear. ~ Edmund Burke

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear. ~ Francis Bacon

Nothing is terrible except fear itself. ~ Francis Bacon

The key to change … is to let go of fear. ~ Rosanne Cash

Fluidity and discontinuity are central to the reality in which we live. ~ Mary Bateson

Fear is stronger than arms. ~ Aeschylus

Fear is an emotion indispensable for survival. ~ Hannah Arendt

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

We all fear what we don’t know — it’s natural. ~ Leo Buscaglia

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. ~ Richard Bach

How often the fear of one evil leads into a worse. ~ Nicolas Bouleau-Despreaux

The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process. ~ Jean Bryant

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

Half our fears are baseless, the other half discreditable. ~ John Christian Bovee

The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. ~ Abigail Adams

Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. ~ Samuel Butler

The habit of doing one’s duty drives away fear. ~ Charles Baudelaire

Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten. ~ Mary Bateson

The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care. ~ Francis H. Bradley

Only your mind can produce fear. ~ A Course In Miracles

Excessive fear is always powerless. ~ Aeschylus

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. ~ Marcus Aurelius

The truly fearless think of themselves as normal. ~ Margaret Atwood

God! Is there anything uglier than a frightened man! ~ Jean Anouilh

If you banish fear, nothing terribly bad can happen to you. ~ Margaret Bourke-White

Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. ~ Les Brown

Fear Proverbs

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