Everyone has fears they try to overcome. Quotes about fear can stave off the feeling that you're the only one challenged by fear. Fear quotes can also inspire you that you have the fortitude and ability to conquer your fear. Inspiring fear quotes can point you in the direction of healthy management of fear and anxiety.

It is easier to face a fear, to challenge it and conquer it, than it is to live with it.

Fear of recognizing and confronting our problems and our dreams honestly is the greatest obstacle to change.

Edward Grinnan

Fear will always knock on your door. Just don't invite it in for dinner. And for heaven's sake, don't offer it a bed for the night.

Max Lucado

If you don't ask, it's an automatic no.

Guideposts reader Margaret Spittle Agard

My mama taught me that anything worth doing in life should be a little scary.

Terry McMillan

Obstacles are fears that need to be transformed. When you have successfully released and transformed them, you are one step closer to your dream.

Aleta St. James

Confidence comes from not always being right—but not fearing being wrong.

Guideposts reader Jody Antonsen of Platte, South Dakota

Many of us fear failure to the point of being willing to settle for one of the truest forms of failure—not trying at all.

Nicole LaBeach, Ph.D.

The antidote to fear is action.

Sally Hogshead

Fear is not the opposite of courage. Fear is the catalyst of courage.

Joan D. Chittister

Worry is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

Sign seen by Judy Sankey, Guideposts reader, Ixonia, Wisconsin

Living fearlessly is not the same as never being afraid. It’s good to be afraid occasionally. Fear is a great teacher.

Michael Ignatieff