26 Inspiring Quotes That Will Give You the Courage to Overcome Your Fears

Quotes are little doses of inspiration to keep us going. Think of them like shots that wake us back up whenever we feel down. They are a great way to learn important lessons from people who have had valuable and extensive life experiences. Below are 20 specifically curated quotes to help you wake back up and take control of your life.

Feeling down, discouraged, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or scared? Read these quotes below; they will remind you of your strengths, fill you with courage, and put you back on the path of living a full life and working on your goals and dreams.

Below are 26 Quotes to help you find the courage to overcome your fears and chase your dreams

  1. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou
  2. A talent grows by being used, and withers if it is not used.  – May Sarton
  3. Doing nothing gets you nothing. – Sean Reichle
  4. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie
  5. Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person. – Seth Godin
  6. I love that this morning’s sunrise does not define itself by last night’s sunset. – Steve Maraboli
  7. For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded. – Jack Canfield
  8. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela
  9. Live life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece. Laugh some every day. Keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart. The important thing is not to stop questioning. –  Albert Einstein
  10. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs
  11. Feel the fear and do it anyway. — Susan Jeffers
  12. You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world. – Oprah Winfrey
  13. Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. – Unknown
  14. Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable. – Mary Oliver
  15. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin
  16. If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn
  17. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou
  18. Only when we let go of fear do we allow ourselves to live life to the fullest. – Maria Koszler
  19. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.”- Michelle Obama
  20. Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.– Aldous Huxley
  21. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho
  22. Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you! – Russell Simmons
  23. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  24. The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant. – Doctor Who
  25. The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life. – Oprah Winfrey

Last but not least, a personal favorite:

26. Whether you think you CAN or you CAN’T, you are right! – Anonymous

Jiji Ugboma

Editor in Chief

Jiji is a writer, entrepreneur, and digital marketing specialist based in New York. She writes about personal development, self-actualization, mental health, and creativity as they relate to the quarter-life crisis experiences of millennials and gen-z. She has a deep love for quirky podcasts, coffee, and chocolate desserts.

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