category-Fear Quotes

The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers

William James

I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.

John Diefenbaker

Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly — hurt, bitterness, grief, and, mostof all, fear.

Joan Rivers

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

James Thurber

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

Eugene Ionesco

The fear of poetry is an indication that we are cut off from our own reality

Muriel Rukeyser

No passion so effectually robs the mond of all its poers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke

What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope.

Publilius Syrus

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light.

Dorothy Thompson

Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.

Henry H. Tweedy

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.

Arnold Glasow

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.


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.


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.


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