Why thirteen quotes on fear-well for many even this “unlucky number” evokes unreasonable and superstitious trepidation.  Allow these quotes to release you from ungodly, unproductive fears:

  1. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyways.” ~John Wayne
  3. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” ~Tim Ferriss
  4. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  5. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.”  ~Arnold Glasow
  7. “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might oft win by fearing the attempt.” ~William Shakespeare
  8. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” ~Wayne Gretzky
  9. “Fear does not exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~Dale Carnegie
  10. “There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.”  ~George S. Patton
  11. “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”  ~German Proverb
  12. “To lead is difficult when you’re a follower of fear.” ~T.A. Sachs
  13. “Fear is a reaction; Courage is a decision.” ~Winston Churchill

Lest you think this “no fear” mantra is just for the secular minds of antiquity, may I remind of II Timothy 1:7,

“For God hath not given to us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”