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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

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
J G Ballard

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

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

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

Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved
Cornelius Nepos

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting,
For fear of little men.
William Allingham

The most important political step that any gay man or lesbian can take is to come out of the closet. It's been proven that it is easier to hate us and to fear us if you can't see us.
Amanda Bearse

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
André Gide

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

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

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

We believe easily what we fear of what we desire
Jean De La Fontaine

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

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Sun Tzu

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

People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over.
Jim Morrison

The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process.
Jean Bryant

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
Samuel Butler

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

My life is spent in a perpetual alternation between two rhythms, the rhythm of attracting people for fear I may be lonely, and the rhythm of trying to get rid of them because I know that I am bored
C E M Joad

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C S Lewis

Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion
Florence Nightingale

I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
Alice Walker

A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.
Kathie Gifford

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

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius

Sacred religion! Mother of Form and Fear!
Samuel Daniel

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

Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word 'satiety.'
Francis Quarles

Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.
Publilius Syrus

If you believe in yourself, if you are without fear, you will also be tolerant, non-aggressive and find love.
Rollo Armstrong

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

I fear explanations explanatory of things explained
Abraham Lincoln

When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.
John Keats

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
James Thurber

Who trusts himself to women, or to waves,
Should never hazard what he fears to lose.
John Oldmixon

It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
Georges Bernanos

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be agressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
Michael Jordan

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
Louis Boone

I have a bad time between jobs because I'm always convinced I'll never work again. I think it may be an English thing, this fear of unemployment.
Tim Roth

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Never take counsel of your fears.
Andrew Jackson

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

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

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
Umberto Eco

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy
Nick Nolte

We fight in honourable fashion for the good of mankind; fearless of the future, unheeding of our individual fates, with unflinching hearts and undimmed eyes; we stand at Armageddon, and we battle for the Lord
Theodore Roosevelt

If you are sure that you are about to fail, then this strange and serene calmness can come over you or the most abject fear and panic and feeling of helplessness.
Peter Gallagher



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