We all have our fears, whether we admit it or not. It is one of the most basic of human emotions, which is to say that if you’re a human being who doesn’t feel fear in any way, shape or form, then you’re probably not human.
Then again, fear can be overcome, as countless people throughout history have proven. If you are the type of parent who harbours fears about the way you are raising your children or how they are going to turn out when they grow up, here are quotes about fear to inspire you. Fear, after all, can stand in the way of success. Face your fears with regards to parenting your children, and you will be doing them a favour.
“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
“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” ―- 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
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” –- Eleanor Roosevelt
“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.” — Dawna Markova
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong” — Joseph Chilton Pearce
“Ignorance is the parent of fear.” -― Herman Melville
“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” — Japanese Proverb
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” — Helen Keller
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” -― Plato
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. — Nelson Mandela
“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” ―- Aristotle
Fear can be overcome, but it cannot be done overnight. Nevertheless, it can be done one step at a time. We only hope that these wise words from wise men and women throughout history can help us get there. If possible, share them with your kids, who you can be sure have fears of their own. The earlier they start facing their fears, the better.