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Fear Quotes

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Mark Twain
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. Jewish Proverb
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. Shirley MacLaine
Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied. Sophocles
Look not back in anger, nor forward in fear But around you in awareness. Ross Hersey
Free children are not easily influenced; the absence of fear accounts for this phenomenon. Indeed, the absence of fear is the finest thing that can happen to a child. A. S. Neill, Summerhill
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know Logan Pearsall Smith
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht, The Mother, 1932
To hate and to fear is to be psychologically ill ... it is, in fact, the consuming illness of our time. H. A. Overstreet
Courage is fear that has said its prayers. Maya Angelou
Puritanism The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. H.L. Mencken
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be. Lactantius
Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. H. L. Mencken
In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love. Bryant McGill, Stanford Lectures on Poetry, 1990
Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope. La Rochefoucauld
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was time when we were not this gives us no concern -- why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be William Hazlitt
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan
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
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
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say. Cyril Connolly
( quotes are updated each month )