Fear Quotes

Fridjof nansen - if nations could overcome the mutual fear and...
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1890
Do what you fear and fear disappears.
David Schwartz
He that fears your presence will hate you absence.
Thomas Fulle
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Jean de La Fontaine

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
Isoroku Yamamoto, After Pearl Harbor, Japanese Admiral
Shakespeare - our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good...
Philip crosby, reflections on quality - slowness to change usually means fear of the new....
Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope.
La Rochefoucauld
No longer forward nor behindI look in hope or fearBut, grateful, take the good I findThe best of now and here.
John Greenleaf Whittie
As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.
John "The Penguin" Bingham, The courage to start
Fear is sharp - Sighted, and can see things under ground, and much more in the skies.
Miguel de Cervantes
When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.
Author Unknown
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
Thomas Merton
In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind.
J. Krishnamurti, Beginnings of Learning
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Lactantius
To fight fear, act. To increase fear - - wait, put off postpone.
David Joseph Schwartz
In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.
John C. Dvorak
In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.
Bryant McGill, Stanford Lectures on Poetry, 1990
He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because of his fear.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
Cicero
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
George Washington
Let fear be a counselor and not a jailer.
Anthony Robbins
N. B. Fear itself. See also H. D. Thoreau.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Shirley MacLaine
Courage is one step ahead of fear.
Coleman Young
Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
Thomas Jefferson
There are two levers for moving men interest and fear.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Fear is a great motivator.
Art Bell
The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.
Lewis Grizzard
Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self - Knowledge if you explore them.
Marilyn Ferguson
Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.
Franklin P. Jones
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
Sir Francis Bacon
I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old.
Robert Frost
Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
David Ben - Gurion
I have built my organization upon fear.
Al Capone
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
Publilius Syrus
Since I do not foresee that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing order into its international affairs, which, without the pressure of fear, it would not do.
Albert Einstein