Fear Quotes

Lady nancy asto - the trouble with most people is that they think...
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie

The only thing I am afraid of is fear.
Arthur Wellesley Wellington
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 blind - Folded fear.
Thomas Jefferson
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau
Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.
Les Brown, Communication Bulletin for Managers & Supervisors, June 2004

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing my intuition.
Hugh Prathe
David schwartz - do what you fear and fear disappears....
Ralph waldo emerson - he who is not everyday conquering some fear has...
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
The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones.
Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables".
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
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master.
George Washington
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
James Stephens
There are only three sins - Causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.
Roger Caras
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 2 scene 2
I have built my organization upon fear.
Al Capone
Have the wild things no moral or legal rights? What right has man to inflict such long and fearful agony on a fellow creature, simply because that creature does not speak his language?
Ernest Thompson Seton
The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
Benjamin Disraeli
That which we fear to touch is often the fabric of our salvation.
Don DeLillo, White Noise
Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring.
Richard Baxte
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart L. Udall, commencement address, Dartmouth College, June 13, 1965
There is nothing to fear but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke, "A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful", 1756
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Francis Bacon
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Buddha
Cowards die many times before their deaths The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
William Shakespeare
When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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
We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
Eric Hoffe
Lies are usually caused by undue fear of men.
Hasidic Saying
We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
James W. Fulbright, March 27, 1964
Fear is sharp - Sighted, and can see things under ground, and much more in the skies.
Miguel de Cervantes
To be feared is much safer then to be loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.
Author Unknown
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.
Chinese Prove
Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young. Keep your hope young.
Luella F. Phean
How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right?
Robert Mallet