Fear Quotes

Sir francis bacon - he of whom many are afraid ought to fear many....
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.
Aung San Suu Kyi

People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children.
Mary McCarthy
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
Murray Edelman, _Politics as Symbolic Action_, p. 1
Liberalism is trust of the people, tempered by prudence; conservatism, distrust of people, tempered by fear.
William Gladstone
They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
Pope john xxiii - consult not your fears but your hopes and your...
General thomas jonathon stonewall jackson - never take counsel of your fears....
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Sir Winston Churchill
Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.
Philip Gulley
No matter how hard you work for success if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible.
Baudjuin
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
James Thurbe
Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.
Henry Ward Beeche
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie
How does one kill fear, I wonder How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by the spectral throat.
Joseph Conrad
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.
Virgil, Aeneid
Question with boldness even the existance of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.
Thomas Jefferson
First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Stendhal
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom.
Marilyn Ferguson
The heart never grows better by age I fear rather worse always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Marie Curie
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
Sun - Tzu
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Yoda, Character in the Star Wars Saga
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
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
Benjamin Disraeli
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken
When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.
Author Unknown
Do what you fear and fear disappears.
David Schwartz
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
La Rochefoucauld
I must not fear. Fear is the mind - Killer. Fear is the little - Death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, "Dune".
Better hazard once than always be in fear.
Thomas Fulle
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
Michael Pritchard
Porque el miedo, sin ser Dios, suele hacer algo de nada. Fear can, though it is not God, create something from nothing.
Caspar de Aguila
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol
We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we... remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular.
Edward R. Murrow
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Shakespeare
I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.
Isaac Asimov