Insecurity Quotes

The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
~Erich Fromm

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man’s insecurity before himself and before nature.
~Albert Einstein

It’s an old adage that the way to be safe is never to be secure… Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best.
~Harold W. Dodds

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.
~Tacitus

It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.
~Dag Hammarskjold

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
~ Oscar Wilde

I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The beauty of enmity is insecurity; the beauty of friendship is in security.
~ Robert Frost

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
~Germaine Greer

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
~Andre Gide

The trouble with worrying so much about your security in the future is that you feel so insecure in the present.
~ Harlan Miller

Insecurity and resignation mingle with the hope for a better order.
Gustav Heinemann

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
~ Norman Cousins

Whereas the well-functioning executive encourages the best in brains and skills, the one who is paranoid or even less morbidly insecure must have inadequates about him, men who will take punishment.
~ Dr. Francis J. Braceland

We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.
~John Steinbeck

Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
~H. L. Mencken

Nakedness makes the painting; insecurity disguises it.
~Fern Kagan

The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
~Henry Miller

He who is humble is confident and wise. He who brags is insecure and lacking.
~ Lisa Edmondson

As long as art is the beauty parlor of civilization, neither art nor civilization is secure. ~John Dewey

Insecurity is love dressed in a child’s clothing.
~Gaelic Proverb

Wealth acquired through an insecure lifestyle that is marred by uncertainty, instability and excessive efforts is no wealth at all
~ Tom Seeley

Work is life, you know, and without it, there’s nothing but fear and insecurity.
~ John Lennon

Only the insecure strive for security.
~ Wayne Dyer

On Love and Insecurity:
Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read. It merely records the degree of the lover’s insecurity.
~ Margaret Mead

And my personal favorite:
Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity.
~Jasmine Guy

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