Fear Quotes

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Fate loves the fearless
James Russell Lowell

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Henry L Mencken

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

I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.
John Mortimer

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
David Ben-Gurion

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.
Jack Handy

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

My biggest fear is dying.
John Peel

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
Henry Ford

My worst fears were confirmed as Thierry and I sat in the centre circle after the final whistle. His name was sung from the rooftops, while my contribution was recognised by a deafening silence. It was like I was the invisible man
Ashley Cole

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Helen Keller

The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire- the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. The more he fears, the more that light shall pale - and that alone can guide.
Aristotle

I think really all of us have had our fears and doubts but we feel that the time is right. [On reforming]
Melanie Chisholm

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Jean De La Bruyere

I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.
Bell Hooks

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James Baldwin

As you know, no one over thirty years of age is afraid of tittle-tattle. I myself find it much less difficult to strangle a man than to fear him.
Christina Of Sweden

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
Diane Abbott

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
Arthur Koestler

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Confucius

Fear sometimes adds wings to the heels, and sometimes nails them to the ground, and fetters them from moving
Montaigne

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

The absent danger greater still appears less fears he who is near the thing he fears.
Samuel Daniel

Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure.
Matt Blunt

Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.
Edward Albert

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

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D Roosevelt

Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
Francis Quarles

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
Umberto Eco

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik Erikson

A humane and generous concern for every individual, his health and his fulfillment, will do more to soothe the savage heart than the fear of state-inflicted death, which chiefly serves to remind us how close we remain to the jungle.
Ramsey Clark

People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
Mary McCarthy

Fear of destruction and imminent danger are those that will ultimately drive us forward onto survival in the future.
William Floyd

Love, hope, fear, faith: these make humanity; These are its' sign and note and character.
Robert Browning Hamilton

Nothing is greater or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

FEAR is an acronym in the English language for 'False Evidence Appearing Real'
Neale Walsch

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Bertrand Russell

Alas, the fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
Thomas Carlyle

And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.
Honore De Balzac

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Benedict Spinoza

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear
Florence Nightingale

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Sven Goran Eriksson

It's time to give the yobs a dose of the fear they have been dishing out to the rest of us.
Michael Howard

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

How often in the halls of legislation does eloquence unmask corruption, expose intrigue, and overthrow tyranny! In the cause of mercy it is omnipotent. It is bold in the consciousness of its superiority, fearless and unyielding in the purity of its motives. All opposition it destroys; all power it defies.
Henry Melville



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