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Fear Quotes

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater. Unknown
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Richard Milhous Nixon
I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. Aristotle
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Isoroku Yamamoto, After Pearl Harbor, Japanese Admiral
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005
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. Roosevelt, Eleanor
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
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. Publilius Syrus
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
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
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
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. Jean de La Bruyere
I do not fear the inevitable death for it is certain. Instead I fear life for here anything is possible. Mavette Sadile
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
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers. Cyril Connolly
Put love first. Entertain thoughts that give life. And when a thought or resentment, or hurt, or fear comes your way, have another thought that is more powerful -- a thought that is love. Mary Manin Morrissey
The fearless are merely fearless. People who act in spite of their fear are truly brave. James A. LaFond-Lewis
Do not trust the horse, Trojans Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even though they bring gifts. Virgil
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht, The Mother, 1932
Guilt resembles a sword with two edges. On the one hand, it cuts for Justice, imposing practical morality upon those who fear it. But there is another side to that weighted emotion. Conscience does not always adhere to rational judgment. Guilt is always a self-imposed burden, but it is not always rightly imposed. R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn
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