Fear Quotes

John donne - our fear of death is like our fear that summer...
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Jewish Prove

I feel my immortality over sweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, - And peal, like the eternal thunders of the deep, into my ears, this truth, - Thou livest foreve.
George Gordon Byron
Time is: Too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear.
Henry van Dyke
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. McIntyre
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.
George Washington

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
Confucius, the confucian analects - when you have faults, do not fear to abandon them....
Thomas jefferson, 1801 - my only fear is that i may live too long. this...
All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.
Sri da Avabhas
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach, Aphorisms, 1905
There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Ignorance is the mother of fear.
Harry Homes
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life Overcome fear, behold wonder.
Aeschylus
He has no hope who never had a fear.
William Cowpe
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Ernst Steinbeck
Not many can admit their fears, but those who can lead a fulfilling life of happiness knowing they hide nothing and need not to.
Cyrus Corteise
Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free.
Bhagavad Gita
There are a lot of men who are healthier at age fifty then they have ever been before, because a lot of their fear is gone.
Robert Elwood Bly
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - Not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
Horace, Odes
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.
Dr. David M. Burns
Hate is the consequence of fear we fear something before we hate it a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
Cyril Connolly
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Plato
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
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
James Thurbe
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
Lord Chesterfield
May your service of love a beautiful thing; want nothing else, fear nothing else and let love be free to become what love truly is.
Hadewijch of Antwerp
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
It is not these well - Fed long - Haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry - Looking.
Julius Caesar, from Plutarch, Lives
Let fear be a counselor and not a jailer.
Anthony Robbins
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
Leon Blum
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Francis Bacon
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Buddha
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
Sophocles, Acrisius
Whatever you fear most has no power - It is your fear that has the power.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account.
Haniel Long
Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
Dr. David M. Burns