Fear Quotes

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.

Ruth Gendler

Those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Fear is a slinking cat I find beneath the lilacs of my mind.

Sophie Tunnell

Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed.

William Shakespeare

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.

Thomas Carlyle

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.

Jimmy Carter

Worry: a sustained form of fear caused by indecision.

Unknown

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If life is a path, we are barefoot and we each scatter before us the contents of two bags hanging from our shoulders. From the first bag -- sharp nails of worry, fear, regret and doubt, or from the second bag -- rose petals of hope, joy, friendship and confidence. If life is a path...we are the masters of that path.

Laura Teresa Marquez

Fear is the opposite of everything you are, and so has an effect of opposition to your mental and physical health. Fear is worry magnified.

Unknown

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.

Livy

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell

Opinion of ghosts, ignorance of second causes, devotion to what men fear, and talking of things casual for prognostics, consisteth the natural seeds of religion

Thomas Hobbes

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon; which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.

Franklin P. Jones

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment

Unknown

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.

Dorothy Thompson

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

Kahlil Gibran

Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Fear drives the wretched to prayer

Seneca

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional

Walter Savage Landor
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