Fear Quotes

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear, and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid.

William Faulkner

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.


When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.


Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.

Robert Lindner

I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.

William Shakespeare

Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest

Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.

Henry A. Wallace

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.


The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.


The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him "better".

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.

Cyril Connolly

For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.

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