Fear Quotes

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If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert Schuller

Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.
Claude Arien Helvetius

I play with a fear of letting people down. That's what motivates me.
Jonny Wilkinson

Think freely and independently or you are a slave bound by imaginary
shackles. These shackles may be wrought by tradition, emotion, neediness, or
fear.
Jason Merchey

Central Africans are free to express their opinions without fear of imprisonment.
Francois Bozize

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
George Patton

We didn't really know what was going on. It was announced that Cyndi had won and we were congratulating her when Fearne said: 'No, Scooch, Scooch!' We were like, eh? [on Terry Wogan announcing the wrong winner of Eurovision]
David Ducasse

Never take counsel of your fears.
Andrew Jackson

Fear is my vessel, when I frown he flies;
A hundred times in life a coward dies
John Marston

An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
Ovid

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
Marilyn Ferguson

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
Simone De Beauvoir

Let them hate so long as they fear (Atreus)
Lucius Accius

Fear makes men believe the worst.
Quintus Curtius Rufus

It was my 13th birthday and I have treasured it ever since [Peggy Sue].

It is the greatest single ever made. I still have it, but rarely play it for fear of damaging it.
John Gribbin

Fear is the mother of foresight.
Thomas Hardy

A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets
Napoleon Bonaparte

They hear a voice in every wind,
And snatch a fearful joy
Thomas Gray

I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, I will save it.
Steve Irwin

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
John Randolph

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true
James Branch Cabell

Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.
Sophocles

Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people.
Anwar Sadat

My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me.
Franz Kafka

To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed [very cheerful!]
Jim Jones

Fear to do base, unworthy things is valor; if they be one to us, to suffer them is valor too
Ben Jonson

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

The fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself. And no heart ever suffered when it went in search of its dreams.
Paulo Coelho

Unpinned even by rudimentary notions of time and space, dreams float or flash by, leaving in their wake trails of unease, hopes and fears.
Stephen Brook

Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death
Albert Einstein

The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.
Lyndon Johnson

Meanness inherits a set of silverware and keeps it in the bank. Economy uses it only on important occasions, for fear of loss. Thrift sets the table with it every night for pure pleasure, but counts the butter spreaders before they are put away.
Phyllis McGinley

I can pretty much take care of myself; I don't walk around with much fear.
Carla Gugino

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Napoleon

It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Fear accomplishes much in love. The husband of the Middle Ages was loved by his wife for his very severity. The bride of William the Conqueror, having been beaten by him, recognized him by this token for her lord and husband
Jules Michelet

Tragedy is thus a representation of an action that is worth serious attention, complete in itself and of some amplitude... by means of pity and fear bringing about the purgation of such emotions.
Aristotle

It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.
Maxwell Maltz

Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.
Arthur Ashe

If fear is cultivated, it will become stronger. If faith is cultivated, it will achieve mastery.
John Paul Jones

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

Man torturing man is a fiend beyond description. You turn a corner in the dark and there he is. You congeal into a bundle of inanimate fear. You become the very soul of anaesthesia. But there is no escaping him.
Henry Miller

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
Horace Mann

Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.
Virgil

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear
George Matthew Adams

I know I can handle anything and I don't have a lot of fear.
Antonio Fargas

Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.
Henry Miller

Those who do not steal or rob only for fear of the consequences should they get caught, are not only thieves, but cowards as well.
John A Marshall

Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
Philip Crosby

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W Clement Stone



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