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Fear Quotes

May your service of love a beautiful thing want nothing else, fear nothing else and let love be free to become what love truly is. Hadewijch of Antwerp
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Rosevelt
One has fear in front of a goat, in back of a mule, and on every side of a fool. Edgar Watson Howe
Cowards die many times before their deaths The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come. William Shakespeare
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new. Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
If you fear change, leave it here. Unknown, Sign on a restaurant tip jar
Lies are usually caused by undue fear of men. Hasidic Saying
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. Albert Einstein
To him who is in fear everything rustles. Sophocles, Acrisius
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment. Thomas Jefferson
Do not trust the horse, Trojans Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even though they bring gifts. Virgil
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. Bertrand Russell
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. H. L. Mencken
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht
He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many. Sir Francis Bacon
It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. Abraham Lincoln
Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope. La Rochefoucauld
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist. Diogenes Laertius, Zeno
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. Jean de La Bruyere
I have one great fear in my heart, that one day when they the whites of South Africa have turned to loving, they will find we the blacks are turned to hating. Alan Stewart Paton
( quotes are updated each month )