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Fear Quotes

Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong Jane Austen
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
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. H. L. Mencken
I believe that its most important function is in the formation of attachment. If we did not suffer enough loss to fear it, we could not love intensely. Andrew Soloman, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old. Robert Frost
Puritanism The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. H.L. Mencken
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer. William Shakespeare
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. John F. Kennedy
Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. H. L. Mencken
Do not fear mistakes, there are none. Miles Davis
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. Jean de La Fontaine
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
Do what you fear and fear disappears. David Schwartz
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
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new. Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
Humans always have fear of an unknown situation -- this is normal. The important thing is what we do about it. If fear is permitted to become a paralyzing thing that interferes with proper action, then it is harmful. The best antidote to fear is to know all we can about a situation. John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
The law demands good works and uses its terror--rejection, shame, fear of punishment, unanswered prayer, personal tragedy, etc.--as motivation. Here performance is a necessity to secure the blessings and avoid the curses. Grace, on the other hand, allows us to serve on a different basis--not from fear but on the basis of love and gratitude, from appreciation and gladness for blessings freely given and freely received. Richard Jordan
The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else. Oswald Chambers
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
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