Fear Quotes Quotes

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.


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

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

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

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


Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

Dale Carnegie

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

Will Durant
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