Fear Quotes

Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where.
John Dryden
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People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children.
Mary McCarthy
Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure", Act 1 scene 4
Fear is a great motivator.
Art Bell

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
I believe that its most important function is in the formation of attachment. If we did not suffer enough loss to fear it, we could not love intensely.
Andrew Soloman, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
Saint Teresa of Avila
To fight fear, act. To increase fear - - wait, put off postpone.
David Joseph Schwartz
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Susan Jeffers
What a fearful object a long - Neglected duty gets to be.
Chauncey Wright
The honey from the flowers of the senses, Ever present within, ruler of time, Goes beyond fear. For this Self is Supreme.
Maitri Upanishads
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Napoleon
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Sir Francis Bacon, "Of Death".
If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life?
Unknown
Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Shirley MacLaine
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Plato
C. s. lewis - no one ever told me grief felt so much like fear....
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol
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
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Andr Gide
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Bertrand Russell
One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right?
Robert Mallet
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare
If we could only share our hopes, our dreams, our disappointments, our fears, our achievements, and our discoveries.... the world would be a little kinder and a lot more forgiving.
Robert Anthony, Great American Poets 2002
We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.
Randolph Bourne
To hate and to fear is to be psychologically ill... it is, in fact, the consuming illness of our time.
H. A. Overstreet
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt
What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you.
Kahlil Gibran
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Titus Livius
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
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
William Arthur Ward
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
Haniel Long
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach, Aphorisms, 1905
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was time when we were not this gives us no concern - - why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be.
William Hazlitt