Fear Quotes Quotes

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.

John Boyd Orr

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.

Buddha

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.

Buddha

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

No wonder you feel fearfulvictims are powerless!

Susan Jeffers

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

Winston Churchill

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

William E. Gladstone

Fear follows crime, and is its punishment.

Voltaire

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.

Aristotle

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

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.

Margaret Mead

I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.

Abraham Lincoln

Men love everything but righteousness and fear everything but God

Vance Havener

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.

Isaac Asimov

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

Cyril Connolly

Delude not yourself with the notion that you may be untrue and uncertain in trifles and in important things the contrary. Trifles make up existence, and give the measure by which to try us; and the fearful power of habit, after a time, suffers not the best will to ripen into action.

Carl Maria, Baron Von Weber
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