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Fear Quotes

  • "Fear nothing—failing that, fake it!"
    Felix Dennis (1947–), British entrepreneur and publisher
    Source: Guardian (London) (May 8, 2010)
  • "You cannot banish fear, but you can face it down, stomp on it, crush it, bury it, padlock it into the deepest recesses of your heart and soul and leave it there to rot. Refuse to acknowledge fear of failure, fear of losing your job, fear of your boss, fear of any kind."
    Felix Dennis (1947–), British entrepreneur and publisher
    Source: How to Get Rich (2006)
  • "You know the saying, a horse always knows when the rider is afraid? That is true for business as well."
    Dennis, Lord Stevenson (1945–), British company director
    Source: Management Today (April 1999)
  • "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
    Marianne Williamson (1952–), US spiritual writer and activist
    Source: A Return To Love (1996)
  • "We will continue to ignore political and economic forecasts, which are an expensive distraction for many investors … we have usually made our best purchases when apprehensions about some macro event were at a peak. Fear is the foe of the faddist, but the friend of the fundamentalist."
    Warren Buffett (1930–), US entrepreneur and financier
    Source: Chairman’s letter to shareholders (March 7, 1995)
  • "Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try."
    Mary Kay Ash (19152001), US entrepreneur, business executive, and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
    Source: New York Times (1985)
  • "If you aren't afraid to fail, then you probably don't care enough about success."
    Mark McCormack (19302003), US entrepreneur, founder and CEO of International Management Group
    Source: What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School (1984)
  • "We fear our highest possibilities (as well as our lowest ones). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moment, under the most perfect conditions, under conditions of greatest courage. We enjoy and even thrill to the godlike possibilities we see in ourselves in such peak moments. And yet we simultaneously shiver with weakness, awe, and fear before these very same possibilities."
    Abraham Maslow (19081970), US behavioral psychologist
    Source: The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1971)
  • "A few yes men may be born, but mostly they are made. Fear is a great breeder of them."
    William Wrigley, Jr (18611932), US businessman and founder of Wrigley Company
    Source: American Magazine (March 1920)
  • "Always do what you are afraid to do."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882), US essayist, lecturer, and poet
    Source: Essays (1841)
  • "Anything that I've ever done that ended up worthwhile, initially scared me to death. You have to risk everything sometimes or you risk even more."
    Danny McCrossan (1980–), British comedian
    Source: Attributed

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