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Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.

Bill Cosby

There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared people.

Robert Frost

Don't be afraid to see what you see.

Ronald Reagan

Trying is a part of failing. If you are afraid to fail then you're afraid to try.

Evelyn Cunningham

It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.

George Washington

I ask you men...what are you so afraid of? If I am equal to you in power, does that diminish you?

Rita Mae Brown

Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare

He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.

Sir Francis Bacon

Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future.

Jimmy Carter

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want.


Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Woody Allen

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.

Blaise Pascal

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Helen Keller

If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.

Jules Renard

I write because I'm afraid to say some things out loud.

Real Live Preacher

He?s the zone buster. He?s not afraid to take those shots.

Nick Van Exel

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.

Franklin P. Jones

We need not be afraid of the future, for the future will be in our own hands.

Thomas E. Dewey

He was never afraid of challenges, whether they were moral issues or political issues.

Tim Mcgee

It's horrible, people are afraid to come here.

David Stanton

I'm afraid of nothing except being bored.

Greta Garbo

Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.

A. A. Milne

The anvil is not afraid of the hammer.

Charles H. Spurgeon

We have reason to be afraid. This is a terrible place.

John Berryman

She just wanted us to be closer. She was afraid something would happen and she wouldn't be able to get to us.

Patricia Turner

Kids are really afraid to come to high school. It's a big step.

Hugh Schultz

I'm afraid that people aren't focusing on where the problem is.

Carl Mccaslin

You're so wrapped up in layers, onion boy, you're afraid of your own feelings!


God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.


Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.

Henry Van Dyke

They need to walk through the door and not be afraid.

Betty Lester

The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.

Elbert Hubbard

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

John D. Rockefeller

We were afraid of being embarrassed here if we didn't play hard.

Andy Murray

I was a little afraid of him; not the boy himself, but of what he seemed to be: the victim of the world.

William Saroyan

Wow, I can't even talk. We really, really wanted it. I'm almost afraid to say how much we wanted it.

Jamie Silverstein

I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.

Alfred Edward Housman

Our girls were not afraid to go up against them in the races and swim.

Jason Hafner

Not afraid to get his hands dirty.

Richard Gordon

If you're afraid of losing, then you daren't win.

Bjorn Borg

He's afraid of the debate. He doesn't have a proposal and he's afraid.

Roberto Madrazo

I am never afraid of what I know.

Anna Sewell

If you're afraid of it, then you're going to fail.

Brian Gionta

I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way.

Isabelle Eberhardt

I'm afraid of being lazy and complacent. I'm afraid of taking myself too seriously.

Barbara Hershey

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

Bertolt Brecht

We were worried and afraid, but we began to accept our fate.

Randal Mccloy Jr

I'm not afraid to say I'm at war with the pigs.

Fred Hampton

We'd like to build back here but we're afraid about a war.

Krishanthi Fernando

He didn't want to give it to me. I was afraid.

Luis Castillo

The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.

Ruby Dee

I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.

Edith Sitwell

The Lord is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid.


He's not afraid to mix it up.

Roland Hedgpeth

The angry people are those people who are most afraid.

Dr. Robert Anthony

He's very direct and honest and wasn't afraid to say what he thinks.

Richard Kessel

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Spencer Johnson

Lions fans should be afraid, very afraid.

Rob Parker

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.

Eddie Rickenbacker

I am afraid, I am afraid for my kids. I am afraid for my job. I am afraid for my business.

Mina Nutter

Think of something you can be proud of, and if you are afraid of something try it.

Donna Reaves

We like both of them. We're not afraid to use either one.

Darren Yafai

They wouldn't let me in the room where she was cause they were afraid I'd get it, too.

Sara Nelson

I'm afraid of the one person who comes and creates a problem.

Salam Elmenyawi

They're not afraid to try things, and they're not afraid to be different from their peers.

Chris Detert

Most people are good people, ... Some of them are trapped in their neighborhoods and they're afraid.

Anne E. Schwartz

Creator: a comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh.

H. L. Mencken

You cease to be afraid when you cease to hope; for hope is accompanied by fear.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it.

William Randolph Hearst

Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.

Andre Maurois

I'm just afraid it's going to go up another 20 cents tomorrow.

Ron Horton

They are afraid it will affect the main lines.

Tom Pirko

We're not afraid to use our infrastructure and resources at all levels.

Jim Abrahamson

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.

Steven Wright

A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.

Alan M. Dershowitz

Maybe they are afraid. I hope they will be after the weekend.

Rafael Benitez

Are not necessarily afraid of that permitting process.

Craig Stevenson

I am more afraid of alcohol than of all the bullets of the enemy.

Thomas J. Jackson

Seeing my wife, for the last time, I was afraid.

Thomas Carter

Just as women are afraid of receiving, men are afraid of giving.

John Gray

He's not afraid to get up in my face. I have a lot of respect for him.

Jordan Oulman

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success.

Maude Adams

Our kids aren't afraid of anything right now.

Chris Sload

I am always afraid of your 'something shall be done.'

Titus Maccius Plautus

Everyone is afraid the PCs are going do dehumanize inmates.

Jeff Power

Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.


A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes.

Dorothy Gilman

We were afraid a fight was going to start. She was flirting with him.

Margarita Chaves

We're not afraid of what they will find.

James Hudson

I was petrified. I was afraid that the cupboard was bare.

Tony Ingle

Don't be afraid of those popping.

Matt Bell

I was afraid that I was going to be a blubbering idiot, but so far I'm good.

Duff Gibson

One shouldn't be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them.

Ivo Andric

I'm afraid we have not learned all the necessary lessons.

Uri Savir

Was afraid of not living up to what people thought I was.

Lynda Carter

He was deathly afraid of policemen. He would get frightened every time he saw them.

Karl Turner

I have a lot to prove. I'm not afraid of that challenge.

Sam Perlozzo

Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes.

Carly Fiorina

He's not afraid to think out loud, and I think that's something politicians never do.

Assemblyman Guy Gregg

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.

Danish Proverb

I wasn't afraid at all. Growing up on a ranch, you're never afraid.

Isaac Gonzales

He was quite cooperative, even though he was afraid.

Stephen Rapp

They're not afraid to do color.

Carly Rager

It's a complicated process. But it can absolutely work. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Sam Owens

I'm not afraid of death; but dying scares the hell out of me.

Jack Cleary

We can't teach the kids to be afraid of everybody.

Mary Sanders

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.

Lorraine Hansberry

I'm afraid to even call him and tell him what happened.

Dan Leibovitz

She's got an arm and she's not afraid to use it.

Chuck Gault

Only he is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things.

Anton Chekhov

Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.

Marcus Garvey

It does not lead anywhere. We are not afraid of litigation, only the effects of litigation.

Gustav Humbert

They are afraid. The only [common] factor is that [the victims] are homeless.

Cheryl Molinet

I'm not afraid to smile anymore.

Bernadette Perez

A lot of them are afraid that if they get into the program, it will be used against them in court.

Tony Iannalfo

I'm afraid of public transportation.

Burt Bacharach

(The Plainsmen) are not afraid to get out and run. But they will also be deliberate and get the shot they want.

Kevin Burbach

There's a lot of fear, people are afraid, ... I'm afraid, but (also) knowing that we're not in this alone, that we can get through this.

Frank Deangelis

That's what I'm afraid will happen Saturday.

Ben Taylor

I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I think they are afraid of their union.

Chuck Grassley

We're not afraid to ask our federal partners for extra resources.

Steve Mccraw

Workers are afraid they will not be asked back if they complain.

Mark Heller

All the guys treat her like one of them and they're not afraid to admit that she is better than some of them.

Laura Moore

I'm afraid it's going to wash away.

Melissa Hawkes

Don't worry. Don't be afraid. Everything's going to be okay.

Gabriel Vivas

People would be afraid to seek treatment.

Jody Tremblay

I could see he was afraid of him.

Timothy Clougherty Sr

There's a lot of fear, people are afraid.

Frank Deangelis

It was as if he was afraid to go inside and face the music.

Richard Friedman

He's never been afraid to pay and keep a top producer.

Philip Olsen

I was afraid of her, I wanted no contact with her.

Laura Melisi

I was afraid. But my son called me before I got there to tell me he was okay.

Blanche Jones

I was afraid I would be a bit out of shape for the match but it (fatigue) did not come my way.

Camille Pin

I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.

Anne Baxter

Mercy should make us ashamed, wrath afraid to sin.

William Gurnall

When I figured out I had to write a book, I wasn't afraid.

Roger Wyer

Chills, goose bumps, afraid somebody was in there.

Debbie Pehlke

I tell my kids that if you have a plan, you don't have to be afraid.

Samantha Hand

He started going insane; she was afraid of his temper.

Casey Looze

Tell us your phobias, and we will tell you what you are afraid of.

Robert Benchley

They're not afraid of anybody and they always hang around. We've got to be worried about that.

Rob Sims

Thank God, my family is safe. I was so afraid he was going to get out.

Margaret Johnson

It is black and white, I'm afraid.

Paul Struthers

Fear . . . is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.

Renata Adler

I was afraid we'd have a little letdown. That was a big win for us.

David Wilcox

He's not afraid to take a charge on anybody.

Tim Bonsant

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corrie Ten Boom

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Our kids love the big meets. They aren't afraid at all.

Joe Ocheltree

The man's world must become a man's and a woman's world. Why are we afraid?

Martha Carey Thomas

I'm afraid that was just a rumor. No truth in it.

James Yonts

Yes, I'm afraid the romance is definitely gone.

Ted Johnson

He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him.

Moorish Proverb

Everybody was afraid of her. I wish . . . I'd called right then.

Barb Brusseau

I'm not afraid, ... I'm not easily intimidated.

Ryan Barnes

I'm always afraid if I slack up or give in, I'll get lazy.

Violet Stark

My wife was afraid of the dark... then she saw me naked and now she's afraid of the light.

Rodney Dangerfield

You're not afraid of the dark, are you?

Vin Diesel

It's getting better, but very slowly, I'm afraid.

Mary Rydell

They were afraid of the name. No one would let me get a place because of our name.

Angela Williams

I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid.

John Gotti

I don't think that we should let it get in the way because that's exactly what the terrorists want to see, is us afraid.

Lisa Roberts

Why? Is this guy afraid of me?

David Appel

We'll give it out best shot. We're not afraid of them.

Brad Richards

Actually, I don't hate cats, I'm just kind of afraid of them.

Clay Aiken

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

Eleanor Roosevelt

We're not afraid to ask the hard questions and get the easy answers.

Peter Slutsky

People who don't drink are afraid of revealing themselves.

Humphrey Bogart

A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned.

J.m. Synge

We want people to be outside and not to be afraid to be outside.

Susan Sherer

He was afraid I was going to do something to him or something.

Chris Neil

I would not be afraid if this facility were located in my back yard.

Michael Blackwell

When you make a mistake, just smile and go on. Don't be afraid.

John Carr

Afraid of the future. ... They want more time to study it.

Tim O'reilly

These people are really afraid. I own my building, but I'm afraid for the neighborhood.

Patti Hagan

We have confidence in her and she has confidence in us. She's not afraid of anything.

Samantha Quigley

They're confident right now in themselves and their abilities. They're not afraid, and that's good.

John Jones

I'm still afraid to fly.

Kevin Barrett

They're afraid to say the word.

Rep. Shelley Vana

Everyone wants to point fingers, I'm afraid.

Dave O'reilly

To me, it's interesting that they won't release it. What are they afraid of?

Leslie Brown

He's a physical receiver. He's not afraid to go up for the ball. He's not afraid to take a hit.

Chuck Schwanekamp

I'm afraid that it will fail miserably. Somehow, we have to promote this.

Loui Antonucci

People are afraid the Fed will have to be more aggressive. It spooked everyone.

Will Jarosak

You may not be afraid. But I am afraid. I don't know how to manage you coming into the mosque.

Abderrahmane Bouhout

The only thing I am afraid of is fear.

Arthur Wellesley

I've got 12 kids on the bench and I'm not afraid of using them.

John Thatcher

I'm afraid my legs are not my best feature, Mr. Hurrell.

Norma Shearer

He was pulling her in because he was afraid she was going to fall out.

Frank Cassidy

I am afraid we cannot say our remedy has had any real impact, as far as we can see.

Per Hellstrom

I don't understand why the scientific community is so afraid of this.

Michael Cochran

At first, I was afraid to come here. Now, I'm not.

Alberto Rodriguez

A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.

Annie Leibovitz

We would put our product up against anybody's. We're not afraid of anyone.

Paula Berg

They have an opportunity to make a difference and I want the wives to not be afraid to make a difference.

Hal Sutton

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.

Anton Chekhov