The psychic task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
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.
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.
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.
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.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
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.
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.
Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
~H. L. Mencken
Nakedness makes the painting; insecurity disguises it.
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.
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.
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.
What are your favorite Insecurity Quotes?