Best Quotes About Fear

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -Isaac Asimov

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

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. -Bertrand Russell

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. -Unknown

The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything. -Eric Hoffer

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. -Napoleon Bonaparte

What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you? -Khalil Gibran

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. -Khalil Gibran

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. -William Shakespeare

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

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. -Thomas Jefferson

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

It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion. -Albert Einstein

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. -Niccolo Machiavelli

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. -Mark Twain

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. -Mignon McLaughlin

Courage is a peculiar kind of fear. -Charles Kennedy

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. -George S. Patton

Courage is… the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. -David Ben-Gurion

Courage is knowing what not to fear. -Plato

Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. -Horace Smith

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

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death. -David Sarnoff

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. -H. L. Mencken

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. -Mary Manin Morrissey

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

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day. -Brendan Behan

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

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. -Aeschylus

I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side. -Katharine Butler Hathaway

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. -Jean de la Bruyere

We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger. -Tad Williams

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. -Vincent McNabb

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. -Baruch Spinoza

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

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century. -William Lyon Phelps

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

Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. -Earl Nightingale

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. -William E. Gladstone

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

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. -James A. Michener

War is fear cloaked in courage. -William Westmoreland

There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down. -Don DeLillo

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen. -Pliny the Elder

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. -Thomas A. Edison

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. -Albert Einstein

I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived. -Harold Kushner

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. Yeah, I guess it is a friend. -Jim Morrison

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death. -Jim Morrison

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict. -Jim Morrison

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. -Alexander Pope

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

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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

When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril. -Harry S Truman

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary. -Emmanuel Teney

Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life. -Warren E. Burger

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement. -Jimmy Carter

That common cold of the male psyche, fear of commitment. -Richard Schickel

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life. -Merle Shain

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control. -J. William Fulbright

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. -Indira Gandhi

'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. -Dag Hammarskjold

In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and, I do believe, an object of affection and-yes, love. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

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

To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed. -Jim Jones

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears. -Helen Keller

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. -John F. Kennedy

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. -Harper Lee

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. -G. Gordon Liddy

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself. -Sandra Day O'Connor

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. -Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Pitching is the art of instilling fear. -Sandy Koufax

The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance. -Karl A. Menninger

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

There seemed to be endless obstacles… it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear. -Marion Milner

True nobility is exempt from fear. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. -Bertrand Russell

This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all. -Lord Byron

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. -Benjamin Disraeli

Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not. -Mencius

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear. -William Shakespeare

Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it. -Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish. -Ovid

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

Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government. -Wendell Phillips

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead. -John Keats

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. -Aristotle

Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble. -Epicurus

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. -Benjamin Disraeli

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. -Benjamin Franklin

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

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great. -John Dryden

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt. -Vita Sackville-West

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. -William Wordsworth

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. -Henry David Thoreau

Action conquers fear. -Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. -Chauncey Depew

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. -Amelia Earhart

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. -Thomas Jefferson

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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 not to be feared. -David Ben-Gurion

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

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' -Eleanor Roosevelt

Where fear is, happiness is not. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears. -A. C. Benson

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 and with a manly heart. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. -Paul Sweeney

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

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. -Isaac Asimov

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

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still. -Lewis Thomas

People living deeply have no fear of death. -Anais Nin

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it. -Adolf Hitler

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon; which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to. -Franklin P. Jones

Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. -Jack Lemmon

I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength. -Etty Hillesum

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

If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. -H. L. Mencken

Do what you fear and fear disappears. -David Joseph Schwartz

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure. -Gary Ryan Blair

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. -Pearl S. Buck

We fear the thing we want the most. -Robert Anthony

To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway. -Peter McWilliams

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. -Winston Churchill

We will hang you, never fear, Most politely, most politely. -William Gilbert

These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. -Anthony de Mello

My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten. -Evita Peron

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. -James Stephens

One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one. -Rainer Maria Rilke

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead. -Albert Einstein

It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment. -Giordano Bruno

Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears. -Gillian Anderson

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. -Babe Ruth

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead. -Jerry Gillies

The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. -Leon Blum

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. -Louis D. Brandeis

What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained. Democratic societies will not support it. Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it. -John Sweeney

Americans' great and secret fear is that America may turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization. -Shirley Hazzard

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! -George S. Patton

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds. -Benjamin Disraeli

Do not fear mistakes. There are none. -Miles Davis

When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors. -Chilon

Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The mark of fear is not easily removed. -Ernest Gaines

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

The dread of lonliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. -Cyril Connolly

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie

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

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. -Bill Cosby

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. -Voltaire

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. -George Bernard Shaw

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear. -Dale Carnegie

To him who is in fear everything rustles. -Sophocles

In time we hate that which we often fear. -William Shakespeare

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear. -Buddha

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. -Bertrand Russell

What we have most to fear is failure of the heart. -Sonia Johnson

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

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life. -Eugene O'Neill

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. -Joan Didion

The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline. -Jacob Bronowski

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

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

In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won't get it back later. -Laura Schlessinger

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

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

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear – it's active disengagement. -Ken Burns

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one. -Elbert Hubbard

Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them. -Marilyn Ferguson

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. -Jean de La Fontaine

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

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. -Shirley MacLaine

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams. -Norman Cousins

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared. -Niccolo Machiavelli

The results of political changes are hardly ever those which their friends hope or their foes fear. -Thomas Huxley

It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning. -George Orwell

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

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. -Plato

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure. -Samuel Butler

Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread. -Norman Ralph Augustine

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply… For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much. -Alan Paton

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. -Mark Twain

Scalded cats fear even cold water. -Thomas Fuller

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. -Richard Bach

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. -Edmund Burke

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

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death. -Epictetus

A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings. -Nadine Gordimer

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. -Bertrand Russell

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. -Leonardo da Vinci

He that hopes no good fears no ill. -Thomas Fuller

Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things. -Jean Baudrillard

It's so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something. -Lucy Liu

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. -Aristotle

There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world. -Thomas Jefferson

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson

Fate loves the fearless. -James Russell Lowell

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. -Mark Twain

I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him. -Saint Teresa of Avila

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear. -Oprah Winfrey

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. -Madame de Stael

A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge. -Dave Matthews

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. -William Tecumseh Sherman

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood. -George S. Patton

Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear. -Bernard Law Montgomery

Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. -Francis Quarles

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall. -Walter Raleigh

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin. -Katharine Butler Hathaway

The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. -George W. Bush

What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another. -Virgil

I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts. -Virgil

It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear. -George W. Bush

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means… airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash. -Cecil Beaton

Less base the fear of death than fear of life. -Edward Young

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

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do. -Luc de Clapiers

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

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

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune. -Francis Quarles

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet. -Adrienne Rich

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world. -Isaac Asimov

The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them. -Joseph Addison

When a match has equal partners then I fear not. -Aeschylus

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

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

Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. -Mary Baker Eddy

The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best. -George Eliot

I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best. -George Eliot

It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst. -Desiderius Erasmus

There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it? -Barbara Ehrenreich

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism. -Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave. -Christian Nestell Bovee

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. -Richard Bach

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes. -Francis Bacon

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. -Francis Bacon

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears. -Francis Bacon

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. -Napoleon Bonaparte

There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest. -Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks. -Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The beggar wears all colors fearing none. -Charles Lamb

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength. -Lao Tzu

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored. -Jean de la Bruyere

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

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future. -Anatole France

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old. -Robert Frost

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

We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends. -Eric Hoffer

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune. -Horace

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror. -Douglas Horton

Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love. -William Hazlitt

The tax code is not the only area where the administration is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear. -Dennis Kucinich

What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths. -J. G. Ballard

So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it. -Haniel Long

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep? -James Thurber

We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. -Harry S Truman

Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them. -Thomas Traherne

Don't fear change – embrace it. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. -John Dryden

What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it's because that's what's inside. -Wayne Dyer

The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do. -Wayne Dyer

As president of the United States, my top priority will be to keep America safe. We're going to go after the terrorist networks. We're going to go after Osama bin Laden. We are not going to live in fear in this country. -Wesley Clark

I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep. -Pierre Beaumarchais

I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry. -Pierre Beaumarchais

Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep. -Francis Beaumont

To fight fear, act. To increase fear – wait, put off postpone. -David Joseph Schwartz

A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. -Publilius Syrus

Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. -Publilius Syrus

I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not. -Saadi

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals. -Fulton J. Sheen

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

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

The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom. -Sun Tzu

Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and makes claims about them. In short, the neurotic has problems, the psychotic has solutions. -Thomas Szasz

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. -Baruch Spinoza

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it! -May Sarton

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

There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange. -Elias Canetti

The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself. -Thomas Carlyle

The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then. -Thomas Carlyle

Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. -Charles Caleb Colton

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death. -Julius Caesar

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. -Dale Carnegie

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

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. -Thomas Jefferson

Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement. -Gerald Jampolsky

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

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly. -Margaret Mead

There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion. -Montesquieu

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. -Lewis Mumford

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods? -Thomas Babington Macaulay

How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset. -George MacDonald

Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day. -Marcus Valerius Martial

The thing I fear most is fear. -Michel de Montaigne

There is no passion so contagious as that of fear. -Michel de Montaigne

The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them. -Alfred Hitchcock

Never take counsel of your fears. -Stonewall Jackson

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

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life. -Saul Alinsky

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear. -Zora Neale Hurston

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

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear. -Ovid

We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose. -George Orwell

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. -Joseph Chilton Pearce

Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. -Plato

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. -Norman Vincent Peale

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. -George S. Patton

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear – and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march. -George W. Bush

There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God. -Mahatma Gandhi

There are only three sins – causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing. -Roger Caras

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. -Francis Bacon

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

I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. -Erica Jong

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. -Henry Van Dyke

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

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

He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears. -Michel de Montaigne

Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. -Bertrand Russell

The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it. -Johnny Depp

Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear. -G. Gordon Liddy

To show a 'well-founded fear of persecution', an alien need not prove that it is more likely than not that he or she will be persecuted in his or her home country. -John Paul Stevens

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. -William James

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. -John Milton

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

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. -John C. Maxwell

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future. -Antoine Rivarol

Fools are more to be feared than the wicked. -Queen Christina

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based. -Deepak Chopra

You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing. -Steve Ross

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not. -Virgil Thomson

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? -Confucius

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

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. -James Branch Cabell

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

An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts. -Otto von Bismarck

When desire dies, fear is born. -Baltasar Gracian

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them. -Jean de La Fontaine

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight. -Milan Kundera

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

Realists do not fear the results of their study. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear. -Freeman Dyson

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear. -Horace Mann

African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. -Wangari Maathai

The key to change… is to let go of fear. -Rosanne Cash

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people. -Noam Chomsky

Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony. -Noam Chomsky

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. -Jim Morrison

I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing. -Billy Bob Thornton

I have a fear of being boring. -Christian Bale

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. -Bo Bennett

No two wars are ever the same. Some are just, some are unjust, but the basic commonality shared between them all is that young men and women heeded a call to service, overcame their fear, and fought for their side. -Bob Riley

No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis. -Brad Henry

If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves. -Bryant H. McGill

In the company of the accomplished, people hope it will rub off on themselves, in the company of the misfortunate, they fear it! -Bryant H. McGill

The common person fears to think beyond the common. -Bryant H. McGill

The very idea of freedom incites fear in the hearts of terrorists across the world. -Elizabeth Dole

I do not want our children and grandchildren to live in a world where everyday they fear some regional strongman with weapons of mass destruction. We need to send a message to these future would-be bullies: you will not be allowed to threaten the world. -George Voinovich

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. -Douglas MacArthur

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear. -Douglas MacArthur

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. -Douglas MacArthur

This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

He whom many fear, has himself many to fear. -Publilius Syrus

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear. -Alfred Eisenstaedt

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth. -Auguste Rodin

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! -Anthony de Mello

In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil. -Anna Jameson

The only thing I am afraid of is fear. -Duke of Wellington

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. -Graham Greene

There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or shall fail to do it. -Mary Lyon

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. -Louis E. Boone

He who doesn't fear death dies only once. -Giovanni Falcone

We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow. -Fulton Oursler

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity. -Henry Beston

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them. -Clara Barton

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it. -Gregory Bateson

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble… to give way to hope, fear and greed. -Benjamin Graham

In spite of your fear, do what you have to do. -Chin-Ning Chu

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. -Dan Millman

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. -Warren Buffett

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. -Bruce Barton

I think if you play a character that is fearless, then it's boring. I think that's what was so incredible about Harrison Ford, is that he always seemed like he was never going to survive it, he's always scared, and yet he always does survive it somehow. -Oded Fehr

My greatest fear is to be misunderstood. -Elliott Gould

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future. -Fulton Oursler

Freedom is contagious. That's why despots fear it so much. -Bill Owens

Today, we say the only thing we have to fear is four more years of George Bush. -Edward Kennedy

Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science. -Jim Inhofe

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

When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time. -Orison Swett Marden

When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment. -Warren Farrell

What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima. -John Hersey

Oh, yes. I knew I was weird by the time I was four. I knew I wasn't like other boys. I knew I was more fearful. I didn't like the rough and tumble most boys were into. I knew I was a sissy. -Robert Crumb

Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale. -Will Durst

The constant fear of a performer is to become what is reflected back at you. -Linda Ronstadt

Slowness to change usually means fear of the new. -Phil Crosby

Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world. -Grace Paley

When I decided to stay in Iraq, I decided to take the fear out of my body and put it into a freezer. -Asne Seierstad

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. -J. K. Rowling

Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes us fearful or suspicious of others. We can forget that most of the people that we know, or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly. -Adrienne Clarkson

The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence. -Kjell Magne Bondevik

My greatest desire is that the hope that has overcome fear in my country will help vanquish it around the world. -Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. -Nelson Mandela

Let us embrace Science and the new technologies unfettered, for it is these which will liberate mankind from the myth of god, and free us from our age old fears, from disease, death and the sweat of labor. -Claude Vorilhon

I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death. -David Blaine

So, if I were arrested or if I were killed, then after me the issues that American fears about me wouldn't exist anymore – and I couldn't tell you what those issues are. -Muqtada al Sadr

I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only – fear – in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused. -Scott Bakula

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

Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves. -Abraham Maslow

If I wanted to go be social I would. I don't have any fear of that. I don't feel like I'm a shy person at all. -Tobey Maguire

The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised. -Carl Bernstein

I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit. -Chuck Yeager

The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth. -Emil Cioran

Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires. -Emil Cioran

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom? -Emil Cioran

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear. -Ivo Andric

Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives. -Ivo Andric

Issues deals with the issues I had, the fears I had and it isn't a 'nice' album but fears and depressions are not particularly nice. -Jonathan Davis

I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other. -Daniel Clowes

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are. -Don Miguel Ruiz

Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again – and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I've done some damn good here! -Errol Morris

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

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness. -John Calvin

Dare to be honest and fear no labor. -Robert Burns

Do what you fear most and you control fear. -Tom Hopkins

Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin. -Tori Amos

She became so important to them that they wondered how they had ever managed without her in the past. And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became, so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that she might some day move on. -Michael Ende

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer. -Morihei Ueshiba

Knight without fear and without reproach. -Richard Harris Barham

How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct, just like hunger. Whether you like it or not, you become hungry. Similarly with fear. But I have learned to train myself to live with this fear. -Shirin Ebadi

What I think we fear is rapid, pronounced, and uncontrollable changes to ourselves, and because of this we have a form of personality inertia – something that resists rapid change. -Simon Travaglia

How could you fear a dearth? Have not mankind tho' slain by millions, millions left behind? -Joel Barlow

Those who love to be feared fear to be loved. -Saint Francis de Sales

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

It seems to me we have been in a rhetorical arms race in this country, with each side unwilling to lay down its weapons for fear – usually justified – the other side would beat them to a pulp. -Pat Sajak

Let them hate so long as they fear. -Lucius Accius

Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries. -Yunus Emre

You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that's why I tend to just jump into things. I'm sort of a fearless idiot that way. -Nia Vardalos

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

I adore life but I don't fear death. I just prefer to die as late as possible. -Georges Simenon

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

When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us. -bell hooks

Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine! -Peter Cushing

Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony. -Jonah Goldberg

I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. -LL Cool J

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre. -Chet Atkins

Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it. -Michael Douglas

We fear our passage will be attended with difficulties by reason of the great number of passingers which are one hundred and eighty and upwards in number. -Nathaniel Smith

He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words. -Bobby Bowden

Men! The only animal in the world to fear. -D. H. Lawrence

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave. -Matthew Henry

We mostly feel fearful because we feel powerless. We feel powerless, I contend, because of a style of thinking that splits information in two poles that makes us lose all the operative information we need to solve the problem. -Patricia Sun

I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well; I'm not a good terrified person. -Stevie Nicks

If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear? -Stevie Nicks

It is not the crook in modern business that we fear, but the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. -Owen D. Young

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. -Tecumseh

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. -Tecumseh

The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance. -Steve Perry

The problem with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds. -Walter Duranty

My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. -William Tecumseh Sherman

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour. -Colin Baker

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines… There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters. -Bill Gates

My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy, neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like that might happen to her. -John Hurt

A child's fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate. -Julien Green

The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand, and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling. -Lou Henry Hoover

Sides are being divided now. It's very obvious. So if you're on the other side of the fence, you're suddenly anti-American. It's breeding fear of being on the wrong side. -Sam Shepard

One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you. -Samuel Dash

It was all completely incomprehensible to me. I was fearful of the language. You had to look up every third word. -Kevin Kline

I'm not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet. I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I'm not insane. -Kristin Davis

Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things. -Lucy Stone

Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring. -Richard Baxter

There is no fear before and no fear after. We give our best. -Rickie Lee Jones

Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy! -Robert Mugabe

The idea of infection began to be taken far more seriously than it ever had before. Hospitals transformed themselves in response to the new plague – sometimes for the better, but often for the worse, as when, in fear, they cast their ulcerated patients out into the streets. -Peter Lewis Allen

Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing. -Alex Lowe

Sometimes those fears creep into the back of your head, but then you slap yourself and think, 'Oh, woe is me! People actually like me.' What a silly thing to worry about. This is a huge opportunity, and I'm excited. -Ben McKenzie

In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure. -Hussein of Jordan

For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want – a life in peace. -Hussein of Jordan

He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. -James Lane Allen

The three traits speculators must learn to manage within themselves are confidence, fear, and aggressiveness. -Larry Williams

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams. -Bram Stoker

There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard. -Edward Lear

The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government. -James K. Polk

Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country's peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family. -James K. Polk

My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby's mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development. -Melanie Klein

Your children don't have to fear you to respect you. -Michael Madsen

There is a whole school of Canadian academics, media personalities, and politicians whose definition of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States. -Preston Manning

But now having seen him which is invisible I fear not what man can do unto me. -Anne Hutchinson

I've found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age; you take care of every day – let the calendar take care of the years. -Ed Wynn

Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you. -Henry J. Kaiser

Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation. -Gouverneur Morris

We all have a fear of the unknown what one does with that fear will make all the difference in the world. -Lillian Russell

We fear doing too little when we should do more. Then atone by doing too much, when perhaps we should do less. -Robert Trout

Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose. -Dan Gable

One of the scary things is that, when you're a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you're an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too. -David Duchovny

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

The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain, upon my belly sat the sow of fear. -Karl Shapiro

It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world. -Arthur Henderson

I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border. -Edward Blake

I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle. -John B. Hood

Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families, or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction, I fear, is their fate. -William Floyd

Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence. -Henry Walter Bates

There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them. -Peter Weir

One thing's for sure, in the war between freedom and fear, our side is going to have better t-shirts. -Dave Winer

As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it. -Chanakya

Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money – it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it. -David Duchovny

The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest, savors too much of private interest. -Edmund Waller

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand. -Federico Garcia Lorca

Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age. -Giacomo Leopardi

The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear. -Heinrich Himmler

You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog. -Douglas Coupland

I like normal stuff people fear – like spiders and heights. I'm frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard to figure out and get a grip on. -Haley Joel Osment

In masks outrageous and austere, The years go by in single file; But none has merited my fear, And none has quite escaped my smile. -Elinor Wylie

It was impossible to reason with a negro-that the only way to keep him in his place was to keep him under fear. -Henry Carter Stuart

What puts someone on guard isn't necessarily the fear of being found out. -Terry Gross

Anyone who agrees to be interviewed must decide where to draw the line between what is public and what is private. But the line can shift, depending on who is asking the questions. What puts someone on guard isn't necessarily the fear of being 'found out.' It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood. -Terry Gross

It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood. -Terry Gross

Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished. -Amelia Barr

I know what actors fear, what they like; I know how to get things out of them and I listen to them better, since I've been there. -Joan Chen

In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind. -Cat Stevens

Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee. -David Mallet

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.' -Norman Ralph Augustine

Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character. -Robert Browning

The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear, are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way. And once we understand nature's transformative powers, we see that it is our powerful ally, not a force to feared our subdued. -Thomas Kuhn

In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications. -Alexander Alekhine

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

To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity. -Steven Brust

Fear is your greatest obstacle – so question your fear. If it does not serve your greatest life then do not make it your master. -Joy Page

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. -Stendhal

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears. -Stendhal

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu. -Steven Pinker

I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true. -Arsenio Hall

Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice. -Joey Skaggs

Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle. -Nell Carter

God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear. -Ruby Dee

I have my share of insecurities, hopes and fears. -Stephan Jenkins

I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy. -Suzanne Vega

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. -Thomas J. Watson

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end. -Ramakrishna

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning. -Huey Newton

There's no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to fear the people collectively – I am one with the people. -Huey Newton

I am really driven, but my drive doesn't effect the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities. -Zach Braff

I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be. -Robin Gibb

I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work. -Tanith Lee

When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down. My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I'm good. -Casey Affleck

See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work. -Robbie Coltrane

Good and evil do not exist for me any more. The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth. -Hans Bender

Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can't beat them, and if you can't beat them, join them, as they say. As I've got older I've become very interested in that part of the work. -Lars von Trier

I sit there pouring out my woes year after year, coming up with one enormity after another about my mother and the way she let me down; but it doesn't make me any the less fearful. -Lars von Trier

People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear. -Dan Farmer

We will not let terrorists change our way of life; we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy. -Adam Schiff

I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside. -Barry Mann

There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are. -Barry Mann

We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does. -Christiane Amanpour

But I'm someone who the more afraid I am, the more I want to do it to get the fear over with. -Cynthia Weil

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day. -Edward Albert

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

You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out. -Fran Drescher

Relations between black and white would be greatly improved if we were more accepting of our fears and our feelings and more vocal about it. -Sarah Silverman

People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance. -Otto Dix

Quite a lot of our contemporary culture is actually shot through with a resentment of limits and the passage of time, anger at what we can't do, fear or even disgust at growing old. -Rowan Williams

There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility. -Abu Bakr

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah. -Abu Bakr

When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God. -Abu Bakr

He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep. -Abu Bakr

God helps those who fear Him. -Abu Bakr

I don't remember what was going through my mind, but what was going through my body was fear and terror. I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs and playing a lot of the organ clubs. -John Abercrombie

Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done – unable to play except from paper. -Mary Lou Williams

I'd say my greatest fear is fear itself. -Beth Orton

Love's stronger than fear and death. -Steve Hackett

Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear. -Billy Gibbons

For all of us who have been involved in the recovery efforts to bring back and strengthen wild salmon runs, we fear that this change in policy could lead to further declines in these wild stocks. -Norm Dicks

I understand why the Tories will be gunning for Alastair Campbell because they fear his campaigning skills. -Peter Mandelson

In my experience of these things, parties which shout about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy. -Peter Mandelson

You can believe that he was taught to love and respect all mankind – but to fear no man. -Wellington Mara

I had a fear of being alone. -Gloria Gaynor

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. -Isoroku Yamamoto

I remember fear and I remember the potential of nuclear war. -Jack Scalia

Definitely, it's a fear of failure that drives me. -Jerry Bruckheimer

Fear of the unknown is a terrible fear. -Joan D. Vinge

My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists. -John Cameron

For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time. -John Frusciante

There had to be a hysteria and a fear sent through America in order to get increased war budgets. -Julius Rosenberg

Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony. -Jack Kevorkian

A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition. -James Cash Penney

Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body. -Johann Arndt

Columbine was so frightening. And the media took off with it, like everything else, so it instilled more fear in people. You're looking around at school for kids like the ones who committed the shootings, and you feel wrong for doing that, you know? -John Robinson

I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled; tho the most material articles are I think got thro', so as to give great offence to some, but to my Satisfaction. -William Whipple

I believe it is incumbent upon Congress to act aggressively to ameliorate fear and help our country take the essential steps that will make our communities and lives safer. -Paul Gillmor

Now nobody get nervous, you ain't got nothing to fear. You're being robbed by the John Dillinger Gang, that's the best there is! -John Dillinger

Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear. -Alvin Adams

Each sudden gust of light explains itself as flames, but neither they, nor even bombs redoubled on the hills tonight can quite include me in their fear. -Andrew Motion

But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content. -Anne Boyd

Let us banish fear. -Carter G. Woodson

I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause. -Donald Cargill

But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich. -Douglas Hurd

Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe. -Douglas Hurd

The United Nations' greatest fear is that average Americans will no longer tolerate these international scandals and demand that America withdraw from the international organization. -Ginny Brown-Waite

That's what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it's the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach. -Jamal Lewis

Peter was 2 years and 10 months old when we began to study him. He was afraid of a white rat, and this fear extended to a rabbit, a fur coat, a feather, cotton wool, etc., but not to wooden blocks and similar toys. -Mary C. Jones

From the test situations which were used to reveal fears, it was found that Peter showed even more marked fear responses to the rabbit than to the rat. -Mary C. Jones

Peter's fear of the animals which were shown him was probably not a directly conditioned fear. -Mary C. Jones

If I know that I shall be as an angel, and more; if I shall behold all God has made; if he shall own me for his son and exalt me to honor in his presence, I shall not fear to die, nor shall I dread the grave where Christ once lay. -Matthew Simpson

My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society. -Natan Sharansky

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned. -Natan Sharansky

Can someone within that society walk into the town square and say what they want without fear of being punished for his or her views? If so, then that society is a free society. If not, it is a fear society. -Natan Sharansky

People may believe that there can be a society where dissent is not permitted, but which is nonetheless not a fear society because everyone agrees with one another and therefore no one wants to dissent. -Natan Sharansky

Will dissent be permitted? The answer to that question will determine whether the society is a free society or a fear society. -Natan Sharansky

I have no doubt that given a real choice, the vast majority of Muslims and Arabs, like everyone else will choose a free society over a fear society. -Natan Sharansky

Only weeks after Oslo began, when nearly all the world and most of Israel was drunk with the idea of peace, I argued that a Palestinian society not constrained by democratic norms would be a fear society that would pose a grave threat to Israel. -Natan Sharansky

When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between free societies and fear societies, when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil, we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because peace cannot be disconnected from freedom. -Natan Sharansky

In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear. -Paul P. Harris

In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears. -Paul P. Harris

I had a connoisseur's… appreciation of fear. -Peter Straub

The free nations of the world will not be pushed around by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life. -Eliot Engel

But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear. -Gavin Newsom

Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion. -Kevin Mitnick

The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what's safe and comfortable. -Terri Clark

When I go in front of an audience, I'll admit I sometimes have a certain amount of fear in me, because maybe the people are not going to accept what I'm doing today. That's bad for any artist, especially if what you're doing is not in line with what's happening today. -Jimmy Rushing

I think people should have the legal right to hurt themselves without fearing that they're going to get locked up for doing so. But on a personal level, if someone I loved was hurting himself or herself in front of me, I would, of course, try to restrain them. -Chester Brown

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise. -Henry A. Wallace

The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power. -Henry A. Wallace

I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it. -Dean Koontz

While F.D.R. once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself, an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot. -Frank Rich

The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject. -William Falconer

Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun. -Nicolaus Copernicus

Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics. -Nicolaus Copernicus

The purpose behind terrorism is to instill fear in people – the fear that electrical power, for instance, will be taken away or the transportation system will be taken down. -Vint Cerf

Our gloomy Presbyterian ideas encourage fear of God, not love for him. -Daniel H. Hill

When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities… when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast. -Jane Byrne

So it really does have a sort of bittersweet quality. Kids like to have adventures and to believe they can fly, but there's also that fear about people leaving you. -Cathy Rigby

I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early. -Max Baer

I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman – in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear. -Michael Chabon

Don't let your fear paralyze you. Prepare yourself not only technically, but also emotionally. -Bob Weinstein

The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand. And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts. This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage. -Terence Fisher

I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then. -John C. Hawkes

I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless. -Cathy Freeman

With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor. -Cathy Freeman

I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know. -Victoria Pratt

In the beginning, fear was the dominant motivating force. -Robert Vaughn

I sincerely believe I could have wounded up in a lot of trouble if I had not been taught as a boy to fear Hell, and to believe that certain wicked acts could lead me to damnation. -Robert Vaughn

We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer. -Alan Autry

By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age. -Calamity Jane

We've begun to put fear into those whites who think they can do anything they want to a black person and get away with it. -Charles Evers

That is why, with optimism instead of fear, all those who want to see Puerto Rico's status resolved should seek the truth about each option, including the upside and the downside of each. -Dick Thornburgh

But if you have a solid walk with the Lord, then you won't fear that failure. -Cliff Richard

This fear of death infused me with the desire to live, and to live harder. -Josh Lucas

Exactly Straight women who surround themselves only with gay men or white people who refuse any other race into their circles are unhealthy and it has more to do with one's individual fear and individual closets. -Judith Light

We live in a constant fear that our shortcomings will be exposed to family, to friends and to the world. -Keith Miller

Democracy is stronger than terrorism, and we will not cower to the terrorists' campaign of fear. -John Doolittle

I think on some level, that's a fear that exists in everybody, that if we're tested, we won't make the courageous choice. We won't make the decision that would make us heroic. We make the decision that would reveal us to be all too human. -Bruce Greenwood

I have deposited some of my journals here for fear of accidents. -William John Wills

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused. -Luke Ford

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

And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me. -Black Elk

At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it. -Gordon Parks

I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone. -Gwen Stefani

The Spirit of the Lord is with them that fear him. -Joanna Southcott

The regrets of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow can kill you. -Liza Minnelli

Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations. -Pat Brown

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully – love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. -Tony Snow

We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off. -Adam Arkin

I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation. -Adam Arkin

To confront those fears, in a controlled environment, where there's 300 people around you going through the same thing, it's this weird sort of yin and yang. -Adam Arkin

It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to report that I died with dignity, without animal fear and without bravado. I owe that much to myself. -Caryl Chessman

The love scenes that worked, regardless of the director, were the ones where the actors weren't fearful. When somebody was fearful, you could see it right away. It takes you out of the story, and that's to be avoided at all costs. -Jennifer Beals

I have lived through many major hurricanes during my lifetime: Camille, Frederic, and Ivan, to name just a very few. However, never have I seen destruction, panic, and fear on this massive scale. -Jo Bonner

If I've learned anything in this business, it's that you have to be fearless. -Jody Watley

Risk means everything from being honest about your faith, to moving, to quitting a job that's paying you a fortune but it's not what's in your heart. Risking things is one of the biggest fears we have. -John Tesh

I couldn't have come up with a better metaphor for my life and my internal conflict. It amazes me how quickly we can manifest our fears; not only had I created my 'I'm never satisfied, I'll drive her away' nightmare. -Kenny Loggins

My greatest fear is flying. And I do a lot of flying, so that's a bummer. -Kylie Bax

You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed. -Napoleon Hill

When I was younger I used to pick things just to face the fear. -Vincent D'Onofrio

Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation. -Bashar al-Assad

I remember being onstage once when I didn't have fear: I got so scared I didn't have fear that it brought on an anxiety attack. -Carly Simon

Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there. -Christopher Columbus

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. -Christopher Columbus

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change. -Isabelle Adjani

I have no fear of being less beautiful, I've always been afraid of not being beautiful. -Isabelle Adjani

This happens to be that the power of laughter and love would beat out the power of fear every time. You know, I hate to sound corny about it but it's true, and I think that's what this movie is about. -John Goodman

I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher. -Moses Mendelssohn

All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility that there might be normal people who are Muslim or Arab with the same fears, responsibilities, hopes. -Tony Shalhoub

Don't fear anything for your letters, they are burnt one by one and I hope you do the same with mine. -Camille Claudel

It was such a relief. I lived in fear of being found out. Now it's given me a whole new mission in life. -Dick Sargent

There's a confidence that comes from youth and not knowing better. But there comes a point, as an actor, when you do know better, and that is when the fear starts. -Kiefer Sutherland

If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear. -Billy Corgan

We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there. -Kevin Costner

But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best. -Barry Bonds

Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became. -Douglas Bader

Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The Jew does not wish to be isolated. He fears being alone, without allies. -Meir Kahane

And be careful of this, that each day at your meals you have two overseers over your household when you sit at meals, and of this be sure, that you shall be very much feared and reverenced. -Robert Grosseteste

I didn't fear failure. I expected failure. -Amy Tan

Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating. -Andrew Cohen

Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity. -Andrew Cohen

If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously add to people's sense of alarm… but there has been a lot of reassurance coming, particularly in the way the Brits handled all this. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here. -Brit Hume

I have always wanted a solo career, deep in the darkest pit of myself, but I didn't dare admit it to myself even. It took me a long time to confront my fears. -Geri Halliwell

I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away. -Hedy Lamarr

The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts. -Twyla Tharp

I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community. -Tea Leoni

The songs come from a vulnerable place, but expressing that part of yourself can also make you feel fearless. -Deana Carter

It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales, generally anticipate too great facility in their future operations and certainty of success in conducting them; but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour. -Charles Sturt

The year 1826 was remarkable for the commencement of one of those fearful droughts to which we have reason to believe the climate of New South Wales is periodically subject. -Charles Sturt

In No. 1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago, and spread up it with fearful virulence; but this year it appeared at the opposite end, and ran down it with like severity. -Henry Mayhew

To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to reveal his character's inner desires and fears. -John Foster

As a novelist, I have a somewhat higher soapbox to stand on than most people do when it comes to talking back to the merchants of fear. -L. Neil Smith

It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death. -Jacqueline Cochran

I feared the verdict of the watch, where I either lost the race against time that day or would lose it soon by making the record even harder to break. The time trap had snapped shut. -Joe Henderson

I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me. -H. P. Lovecraft

But the advice was not taken – Johnstone did emigrate to Canada, and did mortgage his pension; and I fear – though I failed to trace his after history – that he suffered in consequence. -Hugh Miller

When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves. -John Polanyi

Sometimes, fear is good. Sometimes it's a good thing to have a little bit of a reality check. -Taylor Hanson

Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles. You want to support them and help them as much as you can. -Christopher Eccleston

You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself. -Francesca Annis

The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I've written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval. -Joyce Maynard

I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past. -Julia Ward Howe

While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear? -Julia Ward Howe

There is a lot of hype and fear about this much-talked-about prospect of designer babies. -Leon Kass

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone. -Martha Beck

Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. Don't take counsel of your fears. -Thomas S. Monson

Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless look into the face of all facts are qualities which can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate. -Henry Cabot Lodge

I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness. -Harold Brodkey

That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don't show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else. -Steve Irwin

So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes. -Steve Irwin

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

The hierarchy shouldn't fear what we're doing. -William P. Leahy

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure. -Arsene Wenger

This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The slave girl is reared in an atmosphere of licentiousness and fear. -Harriet Ann Jacobs

The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the physical dangers they may encounter. -William Lyon Mackenzie King

When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape. -Charisma Carpenter

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way. -Charles B. Rangel

I'd like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared – it's an everyday part of life. -Leigh Steinberg

I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind would beat on strongly and steadily and without any quickening if the league were to perish altogether. -Henry Cabot Lodge

The rich and the well-born, according to the Federalist Papers, was greatly feared by the founders. -John Jay Hooker

I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears of persecution that exist in the present day. -Gregg Easterbrook

Jewish persecution is a historical memory of the present generation and people fear it in the present day, and that's why those references are so much more powerful. I just understand that better now. -Gregg Easterbrook

Stereotypes involving Christian identity, Christian persecution is so far back in history now that no one fears it being revived, unless you live in China, I guess. -Gregg Easterbrook

Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage to wipe out languages in Lithuania, neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the extent that we had feared. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal. -Carol P. Christ

For fear of dropping the troops in the sea, the pilots tended to drop them too far inland – some of them actually in the British lines. The weapon containers often fell wide of the troops, which was another handicap that contributed to our excessive casualties. -Kurt Student

So one reason the science educators panic at the first sign of public rebellion is that they fear exposure of the implicit religious content in what they are teaching. -Phillip E. Johnson

I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power. -Terrence Howard

We've both been married before and our previous experiences made us fearful of commitment. -Willie Aames

They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food. -Willie Aames

It was accountability that Nixon feared. -Bob Woodward

You don't want too much fear in a market, because people will be blinded to some very good buying opportunities. You don't want too much complacency because people will be blinded to some risk. -Ron Chernow

There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic, that's spreading through the Baby Boom Generation, which has suddenly discovered that it will have to provide for its own retirement. -Ron Chernow

Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point. -Aldrich Ames

The roots of homophobia are fear. Fear and more fear. -George Weinberg

Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society. -Patrick J. Kennedy

Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog. -Robert Falcon Scott

When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear. -Jeanne Moreau

When politicians use fear, they are playing into the enemy's hand. -John Mellencamp

I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs. -Lionel Blue

Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite. -James Broughton

I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control. -Javier Bardem

Technology is the fashion of the '90s. It affects everyone, and everyone is interested in it – either from fear of being left behind or because they have a real need to use technology. -Jay Chiat

What will it profit this country if we… put our man on the Moon by 1970 and at the same time you can't walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without fear of some violence? -Jerome Cavanagh

When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans. -Margaret J. Wheatley

I think you're not a human being unless you have doubts and fears. -Mike Krzyzewski

Death is not a word to fear, any more than birth is. -Oliver Joseph Lodge

We've got a daunting enough task to provide a definitive account of what happened in 9/11, without fear or favor, something that will last and will survive criticism over time. And we think we can do that with integrity in a bipartisan report. -Richard Ben-Veniste

The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen. -David Wilkerson

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back. -Eli Whitney

My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night. -Lee Grant

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not. -Roald Dahl

I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention. -Henry Bessemer

It was our view of the worst that could befall our people if they were taken captive. So, what was fascinating to me was that somehow it appears the techniques that we have feared most in the world would be used on our people, we are using on people in our custody. -Jane Mayer

Ignorance breeds fear. -Mike Wilson

I fear we have shot our bolt – but we have been to Pole and done the longest journey on record. -Robert Falcon Scott

Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers. -Ron Silver

Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me. -Ryan White

There was just this amazing individuality. It's just a whole different world of optimism and fearlessness, women taking off their bras and dancing around naked, and a political hopefulness and involvement. -Jill Clayburgh

Everyone has their story. Everyone has issues. You have to face your fears. -Lisa Bonet

I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear. -Margot Kidder

There is nothing in this world that I fear to say. -Dmitri Mendeleev

But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer – that word means to most people ultimate death – I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way. -Herbie Mann

Well, fear and homophobia are both pervasive. -Kathy Acker

Any change in form produces a fear of change, and that has accelerated. Marketing is the death of invention, because marketing deals with the familiar. -Nicolas Roeg

Fear comes in two packages fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success. -Tom Kite

Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with males is that you really had to construct a more powerful social role to keep men in their place than you did to keep women in their place. -Warren Farrell

The only men who aren't in fear of women's reactions are usually men who aren't born or who are dead. -Warren Farrell

I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt. -Elia Kazan

Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission. -Theodore Bikel

A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear. -Herb Kelleher

Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women, of the fear of women who were burned in oil or eviscerated in front of their daughters, is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA. -Olympia Dukakis

I talk to women's groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her. -Olympia Dukakis

There was very little suicide among the men of the North, because every man considered it his duty to get killed, not to kill himself; and to kill himself would have seemed cowardly, as implying fear of being killed by others. -Lafcadio Hearn

As an actor you have one great fear: pimples! -Jonathan Brandis

I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there! -Camille Pissarro

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others. -John Woolman

Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions. -Karl Liebknecht

Fear may very well be a caveman fear of the predator, of the giant lizard chasing them – maybe that's what Steven Spielberg connects with so well in Lost World. -Oliver Stone

All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution, and each religion has its own book of martyrs. -Richard Le Gallienne

It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction. -Richard Le Gallienne

My only problem is the fear that opposition bowlers might go for my fingers and that's why I was scared of the short ball. Now I am struggling with the ball pitching up and swinging away. I just keep nicking that one. -Shane Warne

Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt. -James Northcote

Hope and fear cannot alter the season. -Chogyam Trungpa

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. -Charles Frohman

I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend it and make it work and consolidate a situation where I was afraid and take it whole and work from there. -Shirley Jackson

I delight in what I fear. -Shirley Jackson

I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand. -Clara Schumann

The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in some advertising agencies, and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear. -Nat King Cole

I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated. -Tupac Shakur

I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I. -David Brainerd

I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God. -David Brainerd

Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them. -Dorothy Day

And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation. -Margaret Cavendish

In the ring, I never really knew fear. -Rocky Marciano

There is less danger in fearing too much than too little. -Francis Walsingham

There is fear as to whether Japan, reduced to such a predicament, could ever manage to pay reparations to certain designated Allied Powers without shifting the burden upon the other Allied Powers. -Shigeru Yoshida

I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public. -Albert Ellis

I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me. -Bram Fischer

The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form. -Chauncey Wright

As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board. -James Bovard

The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people. -James Bovard

With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral. -James Bovard

The Company of Wolves is about how society teaches young women to look at themselves, and what to be afraid of. It's about a girl learning that the world of sensuality and the unknown is not to be feared, that it's worth getting your teeth into. -Neil Jordan

Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission. -James Bovard

I never ate of the grapes nor feared of the eruptions. -David O. Selznick

This is the war I fear. -Lord Mountbatten

Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both. -Wilfred Owen

Mysteries I read for fun, so I will probably never write one, for fear of spoiling the fun. -Fred Saberhagen

A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe. -Emily Greene Balch

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction. -John Boyd Orr

With Fellini, the fear dropped out of my work because it was such a happy experience… hanging out with Fellini, having pasta on the set with Fellini, and going out with Fellini! -Terence Stamp

You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going. -Anish Kapoor

I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it. -Ella Maillart

I worry about kids and all they are exposed to. Kids get so bombarded with hard, commercial sounds. They don't even have a chance to develop the softer part of themselves without fear of being ridiculed. -Susannah McCorkle

Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one's fears. -Barbara Deming

Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that – given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind – chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth. -Kenichi Fukui

Here is a fear for me, I never wanted to be one of those guys that was defined by a body of work 20 years old. -Todd McFarlane

That was my fear, which is why when I was took over a book, I was always trying to tweak it a little bit so that it looked like I was trying to add something instead of keeping the status quo. -Todd McFarlane

There's always an element of fear that you need to work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or finally figure out that you're a fraud after all! -Ben Stiller

I won't allow myself to have tremendous fear. -Calvin Klein

There's always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case. -Ed Harris

Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you; it's the most vulnerable that you can be. But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears. -Fiona Apple

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger. -Jacqueline Bisset

We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people. -Mira Sorvino

What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact. -J. William Fulbright

The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world. -J. William Fulbright

You can't let yourself be pushed around. You can't live in fear. That's no way to live your life. -Bernhard Goetz

Most people come to fear not death itself, but the many terrible ways of dying. -Polly Toynbee

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. -Jackson Pollock

When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own. -Jackson Pollock

Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs. -Kamisese Mara

In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth. -Xun Kuang

Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink – such is the bravery of the dog and boar. -Xun Kuang

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear. -Sammy Davis, Jr.

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming. -Garrett Hardin

The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights. -Herbert Croly

Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown. -John Buchan

Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful? -Sandra Bullock

I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide anyone else's claim to have done the same. -Jerry B. Jenkins

My biggest fear in life is fear. -Sheryl Lee

The face of terrorism in Iraq is dead. Abu Musab al Zarqawi brutalized, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people, forcing Iraqis to live in fear. The Iraqi people finally had enough, and gave up his whereabouts to the Iraqi security forces. -Tim Murphy

The Iraqi people are living better lives now than three year ago, no longer living in fear. -Tim Murphy

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long. -Louise Brown

You know, Stephen says, in the movies no one ever goes to the bathroom. They shave, they brush their teeth. He goes right at this sort of funny taboo we have about the bathroom, and he turned it into this nightmare, you know, your worst fear of what's in there. -Lawrence Kasdan

Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't want to make bold choices. They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo. That's not really interesting for me. -Kyra Sedgwick

I fear that CAFTA will accelerate the demise of these domestic textile jobs. -Howard Coble

I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power, but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them. -Howard Coble

My whole life I've had the fear that I was going to be abandoned. -Halle Berry

I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety? -Zbigniew Brzezinski

I am going to fight – I, a socialist and Syndicalist – so that we shall make an end to war, so that the little ones of France will sleep in peace, and the women go without fear. -Philip Gibbs

Insects are my secret fear. That's what terrifies me more than anything – insects. -Michael O'Donoghue

What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it. -Matthew Ashford

Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants, about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation. -Luis Gutierrez

It is not new or unusual for the real Americans, meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago, to fear the outsiders, the pretenders, the newcomers. -Luis Gutierrez

New Orleans has to learn to live with water rather than in fear of water, and we need a master plan that shows us how to do this. It's so critical that we send a signal to everyone in the country that we're serious about rebuilding New Orleans. -Billy Tauzin

I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age. -Rita Dove

In South Texas, we understand how vital port security is and we fear the day a weapon of mass destruction could be brought into a U.S. port in a container and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties. -Solomon Ortiz

In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it's born, there's this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It's a real bad nightmare. -Sharon Gless

We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it; our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands. -Robert Toombs

Remember, we know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War. But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets, the outcome was by no means certain. -Kit Bond

States can be deterred by the fear of retaliation; non-state organisations cannot by deterred at all. -John Bruton

We experienced similar fears in the 1880s, at the end of World War I and II. And we ran out in the 1970s. -Daniel Yergin

You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad. -Abu Bakar Bashir

And this fear that US models are replacing everything else now spills over from the sphere of culture into our two remaining categories: for this process is clearly, at one level, the result of economic domination – of local cultural industries closed down by American rivals. -Fredric Jameson

I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides. -Kyan Douglas

The country is not a democratic state. Therefore we fear that they might carry a recorder in their pocket or there may be bugs in the walls, and you cannot be absolutely sure that you get a straight testimony. -Hans Blix

I don't think that anyone seriously fears that the world can be blown to pieces all together. But what one can fear and rightly so are regional things, like in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, the Korean Peninsula, borders in Africa, etc. -Hans Blix

I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard. -Hans Blix

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell. -Edvard Munch

TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures. -Charles Inglis

The gunner's mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition. Everything was locked up for fear that someone might go in there with a cigarette or something. -Barney Ross

The elimination of the fear of death transforms the individual's way of being in the world. -Stanislav Grof

Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise. -Stanislav Grof

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution. -Stanislav Grof

An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type. -Stanislav Grof

I am very interested in what has been called bad taste. I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste stops us from venturing into special cultural zones. -Manuel Puig

Americans have discovered fear. -Jose Saramago

The downside isn't really injury, fear of injury or the process of fighting back from injury. The downside, the very worst thing in the world, is surgery. -Greg Rusedski

I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it. -Edward Irving

If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars. -Arthur Hugh Clough

I think that's still the most primal fear of all humans: to be eaten. -Victor Salva

Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death. -William Gurnall

Humble souls are fearful of their own strength. -William Gurnall

Mr. Chairman, on September 11, we were attacked by terrorists who took advantage of weaknesses in our border security. After infiltrating our country, the terrorists were able to conceal their real identities, and thereby plot their attacks without fear of being apprehended. -Jim Ryun

It's people who are repressed and cannot express their fears that are dangerous. -Julie Taymor

Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it. -Stokely Carmichael

The secret of life is to have no fear; it's the only way to function. -Stokely Carmichael

Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears – of everything that concerns you. -Alphonsus Liguori

With such thoughts in your mind, now that you have resolved to love Him and please Him with all your strength, your only fear should be to fear God too much and to place too little confidence in Him. -Alphonsus Liguori

And books that were published in much larger numbers than Selfish, Little are hard to find. And publishers who wanted to publish my last few works have them stuck in limbo while new distribution ideas and legal issues and fears are blown away. -Peter Sotos

No one bothered reading the books and understanding – and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it – but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes. -Avi Arad

Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual. -Bram Stoker

You always have this fear in a movie of just being somebody's woman. -Charlize Theron

One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I'd been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way. -David Icke

The reason most people don't express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It's what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them. -David Icke

I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person. -Jack Nicholson

I'm not what you'd call a fearless type of person. -Jon Ronson

Most fear stems from sin; to limit one's sins, one must assuredly limit one's fear, thereby bringing more peace to one's spirit. -Marvin Gaye

I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I'm able to do that. -Mary Tyler Moore

But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear. -Reese Witherspoon

The abandoned infant's cry is rage, not fear. -Robert Anton Wilson

I'm a woman who carries around all these layers of fear and vulnerability. -Teri Hatcher

I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large. -Garry Shandling

That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively. -Isaac Barrow

When Paul was arrested in Japan for having hash in his luggage, I thought he'd be out that night. But it became really serious stuff when he was kept in a cell. I became more fearful as the days went by. -Linda McCartney

Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being. -Nicolas Malebranche

Most of us harbour a significant amount of subconscious fear about death, and act out of this fear in our daily lives. -Christy Turlington

Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father. -Marilyn vos Savant

I'm very much afraid of being mad – that's my one fear. -Sting

There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it. -Don DeLillo

If you are looking for a producer, try to contact established producers. Don't let the fear of theft paralyze you, or you will never get anywhere with it. -Penelope Spheeris

I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey. -Sylvester Stallone

The filmmaking process is a very personal one to me, I mean it really is a personal kind of communication. It's not as though its a study of fear or any of that stuff. -David Cronenberg

But these guys learn so fast now, they sort of soak up the information, they're fearless. Those are the guys who learn from their mistakes and come back strong the next time. -John McEnroe

My feeling about fears is, if you voice your fears, they may come true. I'm superstitious enough to believe that. -Meryl Streep

I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life. -Willie Stargell

What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said. -Mel Gibson

The fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself. -Charles Bronson

If you walk down the street and see someone in a box, you have a choice. That person is either the other and you're fearful of them, or that person is an extension of your family. And that makes you at home in that world and not fearful. So really it's very self-serving. -Susan Sarandon

I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway. -Christian Bale

But we both came to the decision that the powerful thing is to go into your fear, walk in there with it, don't walk away from it, and to try to be true to it. -Lee Tergesen

The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace. -Norman Borlaug

Don't fear your mortality, because it is this very mortality that gives meaning and depth and poignancy to all the days that will be granted to you. -Paul Tsongas

You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy. -Portia de Rossi

My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later. -Portia de Rossi

We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side. -Tahar Ben Jelloun

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny. -Gijs de Vries

I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself. -Sugar Ray Leonard

I actually think there's a potential, a crazy potential, that network TV could become something valuable and worthwhile, just because of fear on the part of the networks. -Bob Odenkirk

I don't live in as much fear as I used to. I'm not afraid of the music business. Life is too damn short. I know what's important, and the tasks are very clear. -Kathy Mattea

The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue. -Salvatore Quasimodo

If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics. -Lajos Kossuth

We've lost our city. I fear it's potentially like Pompeii. -Marc Morial

Paramount is the need to secure human rights. The form of rule should be such that the citizen does not have to fear the State, but gives it direction and confidently participates in its administration. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

But when I went to Hiroshima and began to study or just listen to people's descriptions of their work, it was quite clear they were talking about death all the time, about people dying all around them, about their own fear of death. -Robert Jay Lifton

It was fear. He didn't want to see a united Germany. Stalin made it clear to me – I spoke with him many times – that they couldn't afford to let Germany build up again. They'd been invaded twice, and he wasn't willing to have it happen again. -W. Averell Harriman

Love is full of anxious fears. -Ovid

You can't be a proper comic unless you've been out on stage and felt the fear. -Johnny Vegas

Tom DeLay fears independent thinkers and fighters. I am both. -Martin Frost

I like fearless characters, people just not afraid to do anything it takes to make people laugh. -Dane Cook

There can be no security where there is fear. -Felix Frankfurter

Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all. -Algernon Charles Swinburne

Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear. -Cyril Connolly

He who fears is literally delivered to destruction. -Howard Thurman

Perhaps life is just that… a dream and a fear. -Joseph Conrad

We must travel in the direction of our fear. -John Berryman

He that lives to live forever, never fears dying. -William Penn

Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures. -W. Edwards Deming

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear. -Thomas Fuller

He who does not fear death cares naught for threats. -Pierre Corneille

Excessive fear is always powerless. -Aeschylus

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