Inspiring Quotations To Use When Public Speaking Panic Strikes

Sometimes inspiring quotations are exactly what you need when you get caught by public speaking fear. Use these motivating quotations in an "emergency", to get you past your public speaking panic.

The Quotations

"When you're going through hell, keep going"- Winston Churchill

"Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it." - Henry S. Haskins

"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."- Bertrand Russell

"I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change.... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back."- Erica Jong

“Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.”- Ernest Hemmingway

“Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster. Psychologically the situation is analogous to that of people trampled to death when there is a panic in a theatre caused by a cry of `Fire!'”- Bertrand Russell

“Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.”- Christian Nevell Bovee

“A wave of panic passed over the vessel, and these rough and hardy men, who feared no mortal foe, shook with terror at the shadows of their own minds.”- Arthur Conan Doyle

“Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences.”- Walt Alston

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. " - Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927

"If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times."- Dean Smith

"My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened."- Michel de Montaigne

"Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable."- Theodore N. Vail

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