Fear Quotes Quotes

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.


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
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