Fear Quotes

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

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

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Pope John Paul II

The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
Elias Canetti

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

I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm.
Alfred Hitchcock

Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
Thomas Hobbes

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
Sylvia Browne

Here lies he who neither feared nor flattered any flesh (of John Knox)
James Douglas

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

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

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
Babe Ruth

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
Umberto Eco

The headmistress was an able instructress in French and history and we learned with her as fast as fear could teach us.
Cyril Connolly

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Bruce Lee

Nay, why should I fear Death,
Who gives us life, and in exchange takes breath?
Frederic Lawrence Knowles

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

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

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Stewart Udall

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

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

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

Whither the fates lead virtue will follow without fear
Lucanus

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side
Aristotle

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
Cesare Pavese

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread (An Essay on Criticism)
Alexander Pope

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

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
Robert Jarvik

Slasher movies are fun. You watch yourself get chopped to pieces, yet you're still alive. You see the blood on the ax and think, Holy shit, this is sick, but you kind of get over your fear of death.
Tara Reid

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Alice Walker

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

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind
Napoleon Hill

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

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Marianne Williamson

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

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

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

As the mind of each man is conscious of good or evil, so does he conceive within his breast hope or fear, according to his actions
Ovid

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

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
Cyril Connolly

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Dale Carnegie

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



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