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Fear Quotes

Do not fear mistakes, there are none. Miles Davis
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. Handwritten statement found in her residence Indira Nehru Gandhi
We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we ... remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular. Edward R. Murrow
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it; Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith. Benjamin Franklin
When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account. Haniel Long
It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable. Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. H. P. Lovecraft
Fear not, provided you fear but if you fear not, then fear. Blaise Pascal
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom. Marilyn Ferguson
Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where. John Dryden
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. John F. Kennedy
The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones. Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables"
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. Leon Blum
As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless. Rodney Yee
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Mark Twain
If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose somber shadow is now thrown over the world, and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences, they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace. Fridjof Nansen
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. Jean de La Fontaine
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht, The Mother, 1932
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. Francis Quarles
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