Fear Quotes

Harper lee - until i feared i would lose it, i never loved to...
Only a brave person is willing to honestly admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers.
Rodan of Alexandria

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Napoleon - four hostile newspapers are more to be feared...
Stendhal - all religions are founded on the fear of the many...
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Jean de La Fontaine

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
And yet, what is bravery but the capacity to reject our fears, ignore and supress them, then go on to do whatever it is we are afraid to do.
L. Neil Smith
Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Shirley MacLaine
To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared, all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.
Seneca
How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right?
Robert Mallet
The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.
Oswald Chambers
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.
William Shakespeare
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
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
La Rochefoucauld
Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves to like themselves.
Bonaro Overstreet
Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring.
Richard Baxte
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
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter One
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
Thomas Hobbes
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.
William Lyon Phelps
What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy.
Unknown
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
Benjamin Disraeli
People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children.
Mary McCarthy
Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.
Horace Smith
Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.
Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher. com Weblog, December 16, 2002
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Francis Quarles
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion, 1926
If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
Unknown
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
Abraham Lincoln
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
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Bertrand Russell
When even one American - - who has done nothing wrong - - Is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - - Then all Americans are in peril.
Harry S Truman
To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.
Seneca
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Albert Einstein
Have no fear of perfection - - You will never reach it.
Salvador Dali
As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
Rodney Yee