Quotes About Facing Fears

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.”
–  Eleanor Roosevelt

“You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough”
–  Mae West

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.”
–  Katharine Butler Hathaway

“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

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
–  Steve Jobs

“…Being a motherfucker, it’s a way of life, really.. It’s about having strength rather than fragility, resilience, and faith, and nerve, and really leaning hard into work rather than worry and anxiety.”

-Cheryl Strayed

 

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Eleanor Roosevelt, staring down fear

 

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