Quotes and Sayings about Fear



"We've both been married before and our previous experiences made us fearful of commitment."
- Willie Aames
(Related: Commitment)

"Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue."
- Diane Abbott
(Related: Fear, Cause, Crime)

"I don't remember what was going through my mind, but what was going through my body was fear and terror. I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs and playing a lot of the organ clubs."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Fear, Body, Mind, Road, Terror)

"Let them hate so long as they fear."
- Lucius Accius
(Related: Fear, Hate)

"Well, fear and homophobia are both pervasive."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Fear)

"Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Government, Fear, Attitude, Press, Suspicion, Workers)

"A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run."
- George Matthew Adams
(Related: Fear, Medicine, Mind, Relaxation)

"Fear is the foundation of most governments."
- John Adams
(Related: Fear)

"The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Death, People, Fear)

"I have no fear of being less beautiful, I've always been afraid of not being beautiful."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Fear, Being)

"There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Change, Experience, Death, People, Fear)

"Fear... is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday."
- Renata Adler
(Related: Fear, Yesterday)

"Excessive fear is always powerless."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Fear)

"There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Heart, Fear)

"When a match has equal partners then I fear not."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Fear)

"My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Experience, Fate, Force, Friends, Man, Will)

"When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down. My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I'm good."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Fear)

"Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Fear, Worry)

"Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Fear, Courage, Understanding)

"Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Anger, Fear, Enemy, Hate, Ignorance)

"Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Fear, Act, Day)

"In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Fear, Opportunity, Opinion, Problems)

"Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Life, Politics, Time, Mother, Father, Bed, Corruption, Play)

"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure."
- James Allen
(Related: Fear, Failure, Doubt)

"He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Fear, Failure, Doubt)

"The idea of infection began to be taken far more seriously than it ever had before. Hospitals transformed themselves in response to the new plague - sometimes for the better, but often for the worse, as when, in fear, they cast their ulcerated patients out into the streets."
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Related: Idea, Fear, Hospitals)

"What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Fear, Abuse)

"We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Fear)

"Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Fear, Consistency, Anxiety)

"Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Time, Health, Thoughts, Day, Events, Moods, Sight)

"Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin."
- Tori Amos
(Related: People, Wounds)

"Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears."
- Gillian Anderson
(Related: Action, Perseverance, Mind)

"Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Fear, Disease, Logic, Man)

"Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control."
- Virginia C. Andrews
(Related: Fear, Control, Being, Children, Deep)

"If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear."
- Ivo Andric
(Related: People, Fear, World)

"Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives."
- Ivo Andric
(Related: Fear, Hope, Space)

"You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Fear)

"We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Fear, Poison, Shipwreck)

"We fear the thing we want the most."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: Fear, Want)

"Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you; it's the most vulnerable that you can be. But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears."
- Fiona Apple
"No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Life, Being, Books, Literature, Metaphors, Reading, Understanding)

"Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Imagination, Men, Work, Fear, Ideas, Control, Error, Reason, Senses)

"The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Fear, Evil, Punishment)

"No one loves the man whom he fears."
- Aristotle
(Related: Man)

"Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Anticipation, Evil, Pain)

"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side."
- Aristotle
(Related: God, Religion, Gods, Appearance, Devotion, Treatment)

"Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Courage, Confidence)

"Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Fear)

"I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Being, Law)

"I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Chance, Horror, Isolation)

"To confront those fears, in a controlled environment, where there's 300 people around you going through the same thing, it's this weird sort of yin and yang."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: People, Environment)

"We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: People, Fear, Reason, Want)

"If you believe in yourself, if you are without fear, you will also be tolerant, non-aggressive and find love."
- Rollo Armstrong
(Related: Love, Fear, Will)

"Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Soul, Fear, Body, Man, May, Poison)

"To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: People, Fear, Amusement, Film)

"The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Power)

"In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Love, Fear, Learning, Opinion)

"What's the point of being negative or fearful? We can't control it."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Control, Negative, Being)

"I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Life, Afterlife, Boredom, Heaven, Hell)

"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Computers, Fear)

"Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Time, Disaster, World)

"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance."
- Francis of Assisi
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Charity, Ignorance)

"Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Fear, Being)

"One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.'"
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Computer)

"Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Fear, Fools)

"What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Anger, Love, Fear, Jealousy, Quarrels)

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Death, Fear, Beginning, Man)

"We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Fear)

"I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Fear, Satan)

"The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Fear, Meaning, Wonder)

"Listen to what you know instead of what you fear."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Fear)

"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Adversity, Prosperity)

"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Death, Men, Fear, Children)

"I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Death, Man)

"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Parents)

"I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Life, Anger, People, Fear, Darkness, Sadness)

"Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Fear, Danger)

"I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early."
- Max Baer
(Related: Home, Fear)

"One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Fear, Violence)

"God helps those who fear Him."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Fear)

"He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep."
- Abu Bakr
"There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Faith, God, Fear, Greatness, Contentment, Humility)

"The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Fear, Knowledge, Will)

"When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: God, Fear)

"I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Fear, Hope, Agreement, Exploration, Space, Weapons)

"A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Fear, Community, Destiny, Sense, Weapons)

"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Fear)

"I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway."
- Christian Bale
"I have a fear of being boring."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Fear, Being)

"I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Soul, Fear, Future, Nothing)

"What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Fear, Children, Pleasure, Tomorrow)

"A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Life, Mother, Now)

"The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another."
- George Bancroft
(Related: Men, Class, Rights, Measure)

"I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Faith, People, Fear, Control, Manipulation, Order, Respect)

"Knight without fear and without reproach."
- Richard Harris Barham
(Related: Fear, Knight)

"How could you fear a dearth? Have not mankind tho' slain by millions, millions left behind?"
- Joel Barlow
(Related: Fear, Mankind)

"Obama sounded like Al Gore on global warming. The more the case for man-made warming falls apart, the more hysterical Gore gets about an imminent catastrophe. The more public support his stimulus bill loses, the more Obama embraces fear-mongering."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Fear, Global warming, Man, Public, Support)

"Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Fear, Management, Events, Sleep)

"That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Power, God, Sense, Will)

"This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear."
- Steve Bartlett
(Related: People, Fear, Being, Information, Result)

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Change, Fear, Progress, Action, Hope, Vision, Error, Living)

"I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Fear, Danger, Fight, May, Soldiers)

"You are right, but the weakness does not come from the millions of Muslims in the world. They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to speak out and to protest and to jihad."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Fear, Being, Mind, Protest, Radical, Right, Weakness, World)

"Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Time, Accident, Animals)

"Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: War, Fear, Fact)

"Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Fear)

"Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Fear, Day, Night, Television)

"My greatest fear is flying. And I do a lot of flying, so that's a bummer."
- Kylie Bax
(Related: Fear, Flying)

"Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring."
- Richard Baxter
"The love scenes that worked, regardless of the director, were the ones where the actors weren't fearful. When somebody was fearful, you could see it right away. It takes you out of the story, and that's to be avoided at all costs."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Love, Actors, Right)

"Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

"I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Fear)

"I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Fear, Being)

"Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep."
- Francis Beaumont
(Related: Death, Love, Fear, Man, Sleep)

"In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Fear, Being, Feeling, Homosexuality, Man, Obligation, Restraint, Woman)

"Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Fear, Appreciation, Thinking, Zone)

"Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished - My god. It's slammed the economy, It's - I can't even begin to detail all it's actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It's stunned the entire nation."
- Art Bell
(Related: God, Fear, Detail, Economy, Nation)

"Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace."
- Julien Benda
(Related: Love, Peace, War, Fear, Will)

"Good and evil do not exist for me any more. The fear of evil is merely a mass projection here and on Earth."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Fear, Earth, Evil)

"While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Love, Happiness, Fear, Enthusiasm, Hate, Worry)

"The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Life)

"Fears of creating new kinds of plagues or of altering human evolution or of irreversibly altering the environment were only some of the concerns that were rampant."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Environment, Evolution)

"When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Time, Fear, Nothing)

"It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Fear, Man)

"The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Fear, Environment, First, Information, May, Pressure, Questions, Will)

"My whole life I've had the fear that I was going to be abandoned."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Life, Fear)

"We must travel in the direction of our fear."
- John Berryman
(Related: Travel, Fear, Direction)

"I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention."
- Henry Bessemer
(Related: Business, Fear, Invention)

"Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity."
- Henry Beston
(Related: Experience, Fear, Adventure, Emotion, Humanity, Night, Religious)

"The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Fear, Failure, Advice, Books, Children, Desire, Right, Wonder)

"Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Nature, Religion, Daughter, Fear, Hope, Ignorance)

"Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: People, Fear, Temptation)

"An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts."
- Otto von Bismarck
(Related: Fear, Echo)

"At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Anger, Time, People, Fear, Production, Resentment)

"My only fear is the unknown."
- David Blaine
(Related: Fear)

"I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death."
- David Blaine
(Related: Death, Life, Fear)

"Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

"I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border."
- Edward Blake
(Related: Fear, Beginning, Carnival, Crime)

"The first light of day today revealed what we had feared. The devastation is greater than our worst fears. It's just totally overwhelming."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Day, First, Light, Today)

"Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence."
- Countess of Blessington
(Related: Religion, Fear, Belief, Confidence, Superstition)

"The country is not a democratic state. Therefore we fear that they might carry a recorder in their pocket or there may be bugs in the walls, and you cannot be absolutely sure that you get a straight testimony."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Fear, Bugs, Country, May, State)

"I don't think that anyone seriously fears that the world can be blown to pieces all together. But what one can fear and rightly so are regional things, like in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, the Korean Peninsula, borders in Africa, etc."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Fear, World)

"I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Fear, Action, Destruction)

"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

"The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought."
- Leon Blum
(Related: Thought, Fear, End, Man)

"Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Fear, Failure, Will, Years)

"I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes."
- John Boehner
(Related: Debt, Energy, Tax, Healthcare, Taxes, Trade, Want, Washington)

"Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Newspapers)

"There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Men, Fear, Interest)

"The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: People, Fear)

"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Being, Defeat)

"Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Men, Fear, Interest, Self, Self interest)

"You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Death, Fear, Enemy)

"Remember, we know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War. But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets, the outcome was by no means certain."
- Kit Bond
(Related: War, Fear, Day, End, Living, World, World war)

"Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: People, Fear, Consequences, Terrorism, Violence)

"But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Fear)

"Everyone has their story. Everyone has issues. You have to face your fears."
- Lisa Bonet
"I have lived through many major hurricanes during my lifetime: Camille, Frederic, and Ivan, to name just a very few. However, never have I seen destruction, panic, and fear on this massive scale."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Fear, Destruction, Name)

"Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Fear, Thoughts, Worry)

"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."
- Louis E. Boone
(Related: Life, Fear, Failure)

"The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: People, Fear, Famine, Hunger, Nations, Population, Poverty, World)

"Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Reason)

"The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people."
- James Bovard
(Related: Government, People, Fear, American, Public)

"As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board."
- James Bovard
(Related: People, Fear, Rights)

"With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral."
- James Bovard
(Related: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)

"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Fear, Ignorance)

"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Beauty, Life, Fear, Anxiety)

"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Courage, Cowardice)

"Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Man)

"Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Men, Fear, Wrong)

"He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words."
- Bobby Bowden
(Related: Fear, Meaning, Word, Words)

"But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content."
- Anne Boyd
(Related: Beauty, Fear, Being, Content, Scotland)

"The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Fear, Care, Man)

"I am really driven, but my drive doesn't effect the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities."
- Zach Braff
(Related: Life, Effect)

"I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Power, God, Time, Fear)

"I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I."
- David Brainerd
(Related: God, Fear, Mercy)

"Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Men, Women, Fear, Free speech, Injury, Oppression, Witches)

"As an actor you have one great fear: pimples!"
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Actor)

"Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Death, Life, Fear)

"We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Fear, Being)

"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Society, Congress, Disability, Disease, Limitations, Myths)

"The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion."
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs
(Related: Independence)

"Our analysis of truth and falsehood, or of the nature of judgment, is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Nature, Truth, Falsehood, Judgment)

"I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Life, Contentment, Moments, World)

"The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Values, Evil, Injustice, Light, Rules)

"The fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's the anger and frustration. Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate betrayal of the body when it rebels against itself."
- Charles Bronson
(Related: Anger, Fear, Betrayal, Body, First, Frustration)

"Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Life, Love, Fear)

"Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite."
- James Broughton
(Related: Truth, Artists, Desire, Gifts, Self, Will)

"I think people should have the legal right to hurt themselves without fearing that they're going to get locked up for doing so. But on a personal level, if someone I loved was hurting himself or herself in front of me, I would, of course, try to restrain them."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Legal, People, Hurt, Right)

"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears."
- Les Brown
(Related: Dreams, Living)

"I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Fear, Rejection)

"Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Experience, Power, Control, Community, Ego, Media, Police)

"Pornography exists for the lonesome, the ugly, the fearful - it's made for the losers."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Pornography, Ugly)

"The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name."
- Sylvia Browne
(Related: Fear, Garden, Mind, Name)

"Definitely, it's a fear of failure that drives me."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Fear, Failure)

"It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment."
- Giordano Bruno
(Related: Fear, Judgment, May)

"To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Trust, Fear, Action, Conformity, Danger, Eccentricity, Fashion, Understanding)

"States can be deterred by the fear of retaliation; non-state organisations cannot by deterred at all."
- John Bruton
(Related: Fear, states)

"We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Fear, Being, Dying)

"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Fear, Dying)

"The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Society, Fear, Being)

"Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Flags, Weight)

"The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Fear, Successful, Self)

"I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?"
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Leadership, Power, Fear, Anxiety, Democrats, World)

"Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown."
- John Buchan
(Related: Peace, Fear, State)

"Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Society, People, Civilization, Fear, Deserted, Old, Right)

"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed."
- Buddha
(Related: Fear, Existence, Help, Will)

"When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear."
- Buddha
(Related: Feelings, Fear, Evil, Listening, Pleasure)

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."
- Buddha
(Related: Friend, Body, Evil, May, Mind, Will)

"Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely."
- Buddha
(Related: Death)

"We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful."
- Warren Buffett
"Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Time, People, Fear, Americans)

"Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful?"
- Sandra Bullock
"This fact lays on us - so long as the maintenance of good relations with Russia seems to us worth an effort - the duty of satisfying Russia that she has no need to fear any invasion of her sphere of interests on Germany's part."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Fear, Duty, Effort, Fact, Germany, Russia, Worth)

"Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: War, People, Duty, Independence, Heroism, Right, Safety, Sea, World)

"Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Life, Fear, American, Crime)

"Hey, we all have our fear. Mine is bugs and lobsters!"
- Brooke Burke
(Related: Fear, Bugs)

"No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Fear, Acting, Mind, Passion)

"To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!"
- Frances Burney
(Related: Thoughts, Friends, Opinion)

"I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Life, Fear, Choices, Cynicism, Safety)

"Dare to be honest and fear no labor."
- Robert Burns
(Related: Fear, Labor)

"Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives."
- Gary Busey
(Related: Fear, Devil)

"The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Fear, Cruelty, Cunning, Fighting, Freedom, March)

"Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Fear, Freedom)

"The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them."
- George W. Bush
(Related: God, War, Fear, Conflict, Cruelty, Freedom, Justice)

"Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation."
- Vannevar Bush
(Related: Fear, Reason)

"Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Fear, Hearing)

"Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Love, Men, Truth, Fear)

"I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Government, Fear, Achievement, Hope, Congress, Despair, Today)

"When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities... when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Chicago, Cities, Contrast, Eyes, Future, Nation)

"This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fear, Hope, Man, Nothing)

"Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Love, Fear, Will)

"Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."
- James Branch Cabell
(Related: God)

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
- James Branch Cabell
"It's fear of being afraid that frightens me more than anything else."
- Jerome Cady
(Related: Fear, Being)

"Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit."
- Jerome Cady
(Related: Fear, Cowardice, Nothing)

"The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs."
- Jerome Cady
(Related: God, Fear, Bombs)

"It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Men, Fear)

"I love the name of honor, more than I fear death."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Death, Love, Fear, Honor, Name)

"Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness."
- John Calvin
(Related: Fear, Reason, Will)

"My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists."
- John Cameron
(Related: Fear, Cancer, Frustration)

"Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Fear, Nothing, Respect)

"The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Fear, Being, Darkness)

"There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"I have built my organization upon fear."
- Al Capone
(Related: Fear)

"There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing."
- Roger Caras
(Related: Fear, Pain, Rest)

"Fear not; and the God of mercies grant a full gale and a fair entry into His kingdom, which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar, that you find not the rub of death."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Death, God, Fear, May)

"I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Fear, Cause, Christ, Living, Suffering)

"The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Unbelief)

"The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Fear, Act, Duty, First, Man)

"The secret of life is to have no fear; it's the only way to function."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Life, Fear)

"Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Power, America, Questions)

"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Fear, Mind, Will)

"Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Fear)

"Fear not those who argue but those who dodge."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Fear)

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Home, Fear, Want)

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Home, Fear, Action, Courage, Confidence, Doubt, Inaction, Want)

"Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Fear, Mind)

"When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Fear, Gain, Pregnancy)

"The songs come from a vulnerable place, but expressing that part of yourself can also make you feel fearless."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Songs)

"It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Fear, Failure)

"If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Fear, Achievement)

"Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle."
- Nell Carter
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Medicine)

"Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Fear, Hate, Will)

"The key to change... is to let go of fear."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Change, Fear, Key)

"What will it profit this country if we... put our man on the Moon by 1970 and at the same time you can't walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without fear of some violence?"
- Jerome Cavanagh
(Related: Time, Fear, Country, Man, Moon, Profit, Violence, Will)

"And though I might have learnt more wit and advanced my understanding by living in a Court, yet being dull, fearful and bashful, I neither heeded what was said or practised, but just what belonged to my loyal duty and my own honest reputation."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Being, Court, Duty, Living, Reputation, Understanding, Wit)

"The purpose behind terrorism is to instill fear in people - the fear that electrical power, for instance, will be taken away or the transportation system will be taken down."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Power, People, Fear, Purpose, Terrorism, Will)

"To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Fear, Action, Hope, Reason)

"Fear has many eyes and can see things underground."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Fear, Eyes)

"I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Wife, Thought, Idea, Fear, Fact, Woman)

"The ads all call me fearless, but that's just publicity. Anyone who thinks I'm not scared out of my mind whenever I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Mind, Publicity)

"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."
- Chanakya
(Related: Fear)

"He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy."
- Chanakya
(Related: Family, Fear, Grief, Sorrow)

"Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house."
- John Cheever
(Related: Fear)

"The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Fear, Compassion, Grief, Sensations)

"I know what actors fear, what they like; I know how to get things out of them and I listen to them better, since I've been there."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Fear, Actors)

"There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic, that's spreading through the Baby Boom Generation, which has suddenly discovered that it will have to provide for its own retirement."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Fear, Baby, Retirement, Will)

"You don't want too much fear in a market, because people will be blinded to some very good buying opportunities. You don't want too much complacency because people will be blinded to some risk."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Fear, Buying, Risk, Want, Will)

"It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to report that I died with dignity, without animal fear and without bravado. I owe that much to myself."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Fear, Belief, Hope, Dignity, Will)

"If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Love, People, Fear, Ambition, Pity, Pride, Reason)

"The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Age, Heart, Fear, Knave, Old, Will)

"Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Love, Quality, People, Fear, Man, Wit)

"Technology is the fashion of the '90s. It affects everyone, and everyone is interested in it - either from fear of being left behind or because they have a real need to use technology."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Technology, Fear, Being, Fashion)

"When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors."
- Chilon
(Related: Fear, Neighbors, Respect)

"Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Nature, Fear, American, Consequences, Heroes, Obligation, Reality)

"The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Fear, Control, Crime, Drugs, Mothers, Welfare)

"Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Fear, Anticipation, Thinking)

"In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Religion, Life)

"Fools are more to be feared than the wicked."
- Queen Christina
(Related: Fools)

"In spite of your fear, do what you have to do."
- Chin-Ning Chu
(Related: Fear)

"The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Fear, Being, Extremes, Meaning, Sense, Writer)

"True nobility is exempt from fear."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Fear, Nobility)

"Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Fear, Duty)

"The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Truth, Fear, Being, Quest)

"Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Fear, Authority, Crime, Glory)

"Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?"
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: History, Fear, Boredom, Result)

"The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what's safe and comfortable."
- Terri Clark
(Related: Courage)

"As president of the United States, my top priority will be to keep America safe. We're going to go after the terrorist networks. We're going to go after Osama bin Laden. We are not going to live in fear in this country."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Fear, America, Country, Osama bin laden, President, states, United, Will)

"Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes us fearful or suspicious of others. We can forget that most of the people that we know, or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly."
- Adrienne Clarkson
(Related: People, Forget, News)

"Don't fear anything for your letters, they are burnt one by one and I hope you do the same with mine."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Fear, Hope, Letters)

"There was just this amazing individuality. It's just a whole different world of optimism and fearlessness, women taking off their bras and dancing around naked, and a political hopefulness and involvement."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Women, Optimism, Dancing, Individuality, World)

"If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: May)

"I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other."
- Daniel Clowes
(Related: People, Kissing, Trying)

"I am told that the majority of Iraqis wanted Saddam removed from power, but they were unwilling and were incapable of doing the job themselves because they feared Saddam and knew the pain and torture he was capable of inflicting upon them."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Power, Job, Majority, Pain)

"I fear that CAFTA will accelerate the demise of these domestic textile jobs."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Fear, Jobs, Will)

"It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death."
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Related: Death, Faith, Life, Fear, Faces)

"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Dream, Heart, Fear, Suffering)

"Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, Idea, Fear, Being, Gender, Insecurity, Man)

"Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Anxiety, Being, Confusion, Man, Pain, Question, Self, Woman)

"Conservatism clings to what has been established, fearing that, once we begin to question the beliefs that we have inherited, all the values of life will be destroyed."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Life, Values, Beliefs, Conservatism, Question, Will)

"Fear attracts attack."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Fear)

"The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in some advertising agencies, and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Fear, Advertising, Prejudice)

"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Politics, Fear, Failure)

"We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fear)

"See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Work, Car, Fear, Crisis, Past)

"Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Night)

"No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Fear, Intention, Name, Service)

"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: Fear, Challenge, Feet)

"If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?"
- Confucius
(Related: Heart, Fear, Nothing, Worry, Wrong)

"An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger."
- Confucius
(Related: Government)

"Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear."
- William Congreve
(Related: Fear, Uncertainty, Worth)

"Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God."
- Sean Connery
(Related: God, Faith, Fear, Devil, Laughter)

"The dread of lonliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Fear)

"As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Life, Fear)

"Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Love, Fear, Comfort, Greed)

"Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Fear, Hate, Man)

"There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Fear, Will)

"Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Life, Dream, Fear)

"How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?"
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Heart, Fear, Wonder)

"I like fearless characters, people just not afraid to do anything it takes to make people laugh."
- Dane Cook
(Related: People)

"While there's life, there's fear."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Life, Fear)

"Fears and lies intensify consciousness."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Consciousness, Lies)

"Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Fear, Cruelty, Pity)

"Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Work, Fear, Absurdity, Contempt, Novelty)

"Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Men, Work, Fear, Mathematics, Students)

"If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Fear, Wrong)

"He who does not fear death cares naught for threats."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Death, Fear)

"He who fears not death fears not a threat."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Death)

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Success, Fear, Failure, Desire, Order, Succeed)

"We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Love, Fear, Eyes, Question, Wonder)

"You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Fear)

"People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Dreams, People)

"Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson."
- Roger Craig
(Related: Fear, Football)

"The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Faith, Constitution, Expression, Rights, Interest)

"The filmmaking process is a very personal one to me, I mean it really is a personal kind of communication. It's not as though its a study of fear or any of that stuff."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Fear, Communication, Study)

"Slowness to change usually means fear of the new."
- Phil Crosby
(Related: Change, Fear)

"I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, tomorrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today."
- Abraham Crowley
(Related: Fear, Clouds, Fate, Night, Sun, Today, Tomorrow)

"Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Fear, Falsehood)

"Oh, yes. I knew I was weird by the time I was four. I knew I wasn't like other boys. I knew I was more fearful. I didn't like the rough and tumble most boys were into. I knew I was a sissy."
- Robert Crumb
(Related: Time, Boys)

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Life, Time, Fear, May, Nothing, Now)

"Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine!"
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Fear, Affection, Influence, Man, Today, Will, Youth)

"A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Day, Fiction, Writer)

"The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Men, Love, Fear, Virtue, Effect, Machine, Machines, Pity)

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Fear, Perfection)

"I'd love to be a dad. I hope I'd be great at it. That's every man's fear, yet his most important job."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Love, Dad, Fear, Hope, Job, Man)

"Don't fear change - embrace it."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Change, Fear)

"We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Money, Fear, Ignorance, Old, Ritual, State, Taxes)

"The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Life, Faith, Idea, Fear, Hope, Cowardice)

"One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Fear, Ambition, Career, Compromise, Will)

"I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Canada, Country, Desire, Present, Spirit, World)

"Issues deals with the issues I had, the fears I had and it isn't a 'nice' album but fears and depressions are not particularly nice."
- Jonathan Davis
(Related: Deals)

"I'm not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet. I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I'm not insane."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Pet, May)

"Do not fear mistakes. There are none."
- Miles Davis
(Related: Fear, Mistakes)

"You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Fear, Commitment)

"Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Love, Fear, Order)

"God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear."
- Ruby Dee
(Related: God, Fear, Will)

"There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Technology, People, Fear, Connection, Sense)

"There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Time, Fear, First, Rain)

"Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one's fears."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Action, First, Right)

"Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Fear, Will, Wrong)

"The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Change, Fear, Hope, America, Democrats, Enemy, Freedom, Mind, Nothing, Tyranny, World)

"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost."
- Chauncey Depew
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Conformity, Controversy, Mind)

"The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Poetry, Beauty, Fear, Eyes, Mind, Worth)

"Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Fear, Freedom, Loneliness, Practice, Yoga)

"For all of us who have been involved in the recovery efforts to bring back and strengthen wild salmon runs, we fear that this change in policy could lead to further declines in these wild stocks."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Change, Policy, Fear)

"Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Religion, Society, Trouble)

"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Fear, Thinking, Want)

"Now nobody get nervous, you ain't got nothing to fear. You're being robbed by the John Dillinger Gang, that's the best there is!"
- John Dillinger
(Related: Fear, Being, Nothing, Now)

"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: People, Fear, Word)

"Fear makes us feel our humanity."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Fear, Humanity)

"Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Fear, Danger)

"Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Man, May, Succeed)

"People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance."
- Otto Dix
(Related: War, People, Fear, Beginning, Cause, Forget, Suffering, Want)

"The very idea of freedom incites fear in the hearts of terrorists across the world."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Idea, Fear, Freedom, World)

"When I was younger I used to pick things just to face the fear."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Fear)

"Democracy is stronger than terrorism, and we will not cower to the terrorists' campaign of fear."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Fear, Democracy, Terrorism, Will)

"Realists do not fear the results of their study."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Fear, Results, Study)

"I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Love, Fear, Compassion, Shame, Teachers, Understanding)

"If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost."
- Lloyd C. Douglas
(Related: Fear, Man, Personality, Thinking)

"Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Fear, Being)

"I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Age, Time, Poetry, Sex, Race)

"You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Positive, Talk, Talking, Therapy)

"He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear."
- John Dryden
(Related: Life, Fear, Day, First)

"Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where."
- John Dryden
(Related: Death, Fear, Nothing)

"Boldness is a mask for fear, however great."
- John Dryden
(Related: Fear, Boldness)

"Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money - it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Money, Fear, Fame)

"One of the scary things is that, when you're a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you're an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Dad, Father, Fear, Man)

"Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women, of the fear of women who were burned in oil or eviscerated in front of their daughters, is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Fear, Daughters, Deep, Oil, Years)

"I talk to women's groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Fear, Being, Country, Man, Right, Talk, Woman)

"The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds."
- Will Durant
(Related: People, Trouble, Wishes)

"The problem with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds."
- Walter Duranty
(Related: People, Wishes)

"Who sows fear, reaps weapons."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Fear, Weapons)

"So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Art, Fear, Right)

"Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale."
- Will Durst
(Related: Fear, Hope, Anxiety, Comedy, Contempt, Defiance, Laughter)

"The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Anger, Fear, Anxiety, Stress, Talk, World)

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Time, Love, Fear, Eternity)

"A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Peace, War, Fear, Nothing)

"It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: Life, Fear)

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Change, Life, Control, Decision, Act, Rest, Reward, Tenacity)

"Jewish persecution is a historical memory of the present generation and people fear it in the present day, and that's why those references are so much more powerful. I just understand that better now."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: People, Fear, Day, Memory, Now, Persecution, Present)

"Stereotypes involving Christian identity, Christian persecution is so far back in history now that no one fears it being revived, unless you live in China, I guess."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: History, Christian, Being, Identity, Now, Persecution)

"I think the thing that I most appreciate now is that stereotypes involving Jewish identity activate fears of persecution that exist in the present day."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Day, Identity, Now, Persecution, Present)

"How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct, just like hunger. Whether you like it or not, you become hungry. Similarly with fear. But I have learned to train myself to live with this fear."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Fear, Hunger, Instinct)

"The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Man, Poor, Poverty, Wishes)

"Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles. You want to support them and help them as much as you can."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Actor, Help, Support, Want)

"Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Fear, Courage, Man, Nothing)

"Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Truth, Fear)

"A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Life, Nature, War, Time, Books, Mankind)

"Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Experience, Fear, Body, Disease, Mind)

"There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Death, Science, War, Day, Force, Machine, Man, Order, Spring, Will)

"There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?"
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Fear, Purpose, English, Fun)

"It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Experience, Religion, Fear, Mystery)

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Death, Fear, Accident, Risk)

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: People, Fear, Hope, Punishment, Reward)

"This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Trust, Fear, Community, Hate, Respect, World)

"Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Age, Women, Fear, Living, Middle age, Reason, Worth, Years, Youth)

"When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear."
- Alfred Eisenstaedt
(Related: Fear)

"Truth is the greatest of all national possessions. A state, a people, a system which suppresses the truth or fears to publish it, deserves to collapse."
- Kurt Eisner
(Related: Truth, People, Possessions, State)

"Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Fear, Grief, Limits, May)

"The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fear, Failure, Purpose)

"I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fear, Failure, Purpose, Man, Proof, Word)

"I will show you fear in a handful of dust."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Fear, Will)

"Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Nature, Fear, Destruction)

"A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Conscience, Nothing)

"And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me."
- Black Elk
(Related: People, Fear, Vision, Duty, Man, Memory)

"The greatest stimulator of my running career was fear."
- Herb Elliott
(Related: Fear, Career, Running)

"I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Age, Women, Fear, Behavior, Public, Public speaking, Therapy)

"Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Death, Fear)

"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: People, Fear, World)

"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Life, Fear)

"Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries."
- Yunus Emre
(Related: Thought, Fear)

"She became so important to them that they wondered how they had ever managed without her in the past. And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became, so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that she might some day move on."
- Michael Ende
(Related: Fear, Day, Fact, Past)

"The free nations of the world will not be pushed around by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Life, Fear, Goal, Cowards, Destruction, Liberty, Nations, Will, World)

"They hate whom they fear."
- Quintus Ennius
(Related: Fear, Hate)

"It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death."
- Epictetus
(Related: Death, Fear, Pain)

"It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble."
- Epicurus
(Related: Fear, Lying, Trouble)

"It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Prosperity)

"Paramount is the need to secure human rights. The form of rule should be such that the citizen does not have to fear the State, but gives it direction and confidently participates in its administration."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Fear, Direction, Rights, Human rights, State)

"Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death."
- Erik H. Erikson
(Related: Death, Life, Fear, Children, Integrity, Will)

"Our purpose in this project is to begin to turn that fear of cancer, actually America's greatest fear, into a future, not only free of fear, but full of hope."
- Andrew von Eschenbach
(Related: Fear, Hope, Purpose, America, Cancer, Future, Project)

"I definitely feel we're moving forward. There's a lot more understanding... there's less fear and we're working on there being less hatred."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Fear, Being, Hatred, Understanding)

"We've begun to put fear into those whites who think they can do anything they want to a black person and get away with it."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Fear, Want)

"He who doesn't fear death dies only once."
- Giovanni Falcone
(Related: Death, Fear)

"The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject."
- William Falconer
(Related: Nature, Fear, Hope, Occupations, Practice, Simplicity)

"People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear."
- Dan Farmer
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Computer, Security, Talk, Want)

"The only men who aren't in fear of women's reactions are usually men who aren't born or who are dead."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Fear)

"Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with males is that you really had to construct a more powerful social role to keep men in their place than you did to keep women in their place."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Sex)

"When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Men, Women, Fear, Commitment, Independence)

"Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Fear, Now, Tragedy)

"I think if you play a character that is fearless, then it's boring. I think that's what was so incredible about Harrison Ford, is that he always seemed like he was never going to survive it, he's always scared, and yet he always does survive it somehow."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: Character, Play)

"Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Health, Fear, Illness, Information, Self, Treasure)

"Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Fear, Freedom)

"It is a hidden fear that somehow, if they are only given a chance, women will suddenly do as they have been done by."
- Eva Figes
(Related: Women, Fear, Chance, Will)

"Somehow, the painting soothed him. It verified his fears. But it also informed him that fear was wonderful."
- Timothy Findley
(Related: Fear, Painting)

"I wish you to inform the Court that my absence, though deliberate, is not intended in any way to be disrespectful. Nor is it prompted by any fear of the punishment which might be inflicted on me."
- Bram Fischer
(Related: Fear, Absence, Court, Punishment)

"The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand. And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts. This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Fear, Reflection)

"Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families, or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction, I fear, is their fate."
- William Floyd
(Related: Fear, Destruction, Fate, Friends)

"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Fear)

"The strongest passion is fear."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Fear, Passion)

"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Fear, Desire)

"Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Fear, Cure, Faults, Shame)

"The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Time)

"Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Anger, Life, People, Acting, Hatred, Loss)

"Fear and hope are alike underneath."
- Richard Ford
(Related: Fear, Hope)

"It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: War, Experience, Fear, Being, Solitude)

"To me, Shakespeare uses the supernatural elements to reveal his character's inner desires and fears."
- John Foster
(Related: Character, Shakespeare, Supernatural)

"There is a difference between a military mission and the aspiration for the long-term plans for the country. What we want is a stable enough Afghanistan, able to look after its own security so we can leave without the fear of it imploding... But let's be clear - it's not going to be perfect."
- Liam Fox
(Related: Fear, Afghanistan, Country, Difference, Military, Mission, Security, Want)

"I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Money, Fear, Christian, Greed, Hell)

"That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future."
- Anatole France
(Related: Events, Future, Man)

"Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day."
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Fear, Aspirations, Day, Man)

"There can be no security where there is fear."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Fear, Security)

"Fear may come true that which one is afraid of."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Fear, May)

"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Fear, Failure, Mistakes, Will)

"I don't agree with everything Madonna's done but she is fearless."
- Cathy Freeman
"With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Time, Fear, Cancer, First)

"Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Fear, Question, Self, Treasure)

"Jealousy is the fear of comparison."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Fear, Jealousy)

"My greatest fear: repetition."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Repetition)

"Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life."
- Charles Frohman
(Related: Life, Death, Fear, Adventure)

"Tom DeLay fears independent thinkers and fighters. I am both."
- Martin Frost
(Related: Delay)

"I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Fear, Conservative, Old, Radical)

"Fear is the parent of cruelty."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Fear, Cruelty)

"For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Time, Fear, Balance, Worry)

"Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that - given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind - chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Peace, Fear, Earth, Energy, Mankind, Unity)

"The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: People, Control, American, Fire, May)

"The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for a peaceful world."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Culture, Dignity, World)

"What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, Fear, American)

"The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: People, Control, American, Fire, May)

"Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Fear, Cruelty)

"He that hopes no good fears no ill."
- Thomas Fuller
"Scalded cats fear even cold water."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Fear, Cats, Water)

"Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose."
- Dan Gable
(Related: People, Fear, Right, School)

"I had this dream, and I really wanted to be a star. And I was almost a monster in the way that I was really fearless with my ambitions."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Dream)

"Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Love, Art, Fans, Space, Trying, Want, World)

"The mark of fear is not easily removed."
- Ernest Gaines
(Related: Fear)

"I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
- Galileo Galilei
(Related: Night, Stars)

"I began to ration my writing, for fear I would dream through life as my father had done. I was afraid I had inherited a poisoned gene from him, a vocation without a gift."
- Mavis Gallant
(Related: Life, Father, Dream, Fear, Vocation, Writing)

"All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution, and each religion has its own book of martyrs."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: History, Religion, Fear, Martyrs, Persecution)

"It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Time, Beauty, Idea, Fear, Evil, Force, Man)

"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."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Death, Thought, Fear, Action, Dying, Violence, Will)

"Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Death, Faith, Religion, Fear, Religious, Want)

"Fear has its use but cowardice has none."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Fear, Cowardice)

"Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Love, Power, Fear, Punishment)

"Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, God, Fear)

"People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Change, Time, People, Fear, Electricity, Ignorance, Will)

"Most fear stems from sin; to limit one's sins, one must assuredly limit one's fear, thereby bringing more peace to one's spirit."
- Marvin Gaye
(Related: Peace, Fear, Sin, Spirit)

"I had a fear of being alone."
- Gloria Gaynor
(Related: Fear, Being)

"I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Mortality, Wonder, World)

"Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear."
- Billy Gibbons
(Related: Fear, Feeling)

"I am going to fight - I, a socialist and Syndicalist - so that we shall make an end to war, so that the little ones of France will sleep in peace, and the women go without fear."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: Women, Peace, War, Fear, End, Fight, France, Sleep, Will)

"March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Fear, March, Perfection)

"What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?"
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Soul, Dream, Difference)

"Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Fear, Blood, Perfection)

"What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Heart, May, Wounds)

"There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Fear)

"A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: People, Fear)

"We will hang you, never fear, Most politely, most politely."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Fear, Will)

"Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead."
- Jerry Gillies
(Related: Will)

"I believe it is incumbent upon Congress to act aggressively to ameliorate fear and help our country take the essential steps that will make our communities and lives safer."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Fear, Act, Congress, Country, Help, Will)

"With the spirit of my administration, New York City is poised for dramatic change. The era of fear has had a long enough reign."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Change, Fear, Spirit)

"Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Trust, People, Fear, Conservatism, Distrust, Liberalism, Prudence)

"Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Fear, Ignorance, Shadow)

"In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it's born, there's this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It's a real bad nightmare."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Life, Time, Dream, Fear, Baby, Children, Fact, Want)

"It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fear, Fate, Man)

"Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Imagination, Nothing, Taste)

"You can't let yourself be pushed around. You can't live in fear. That's no way to live your life."
- Bernhard Goetz
(Related: Life, Fear)

"Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Fear, Gluttony, Hypocrisy, World)

"No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Life, Work, Fear)

"This happens to be that the power of laughter and love would beat out the power of fear every time. You know, I hate to sound corny about it but it's true, and I think that's what this movie is about."
- John Goodman
(Related: Love, Power, Time, Fear, Hate, Laughter, Sound)

"A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Fear, Hate, Hurt)

"I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid."
- John Gotti
(Related: Lie, Fear)

"My greatest fear is to be misunderstood."
- Elliott Gould
(Related: Fear)

"When desire dies, fear is born."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Fear, Desire)

"Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed."
- Benjamin Graham
(Related: Time, People, Fear, Hope, Greed)

"For any new technology there is always controversy and there always some fear associated with it. I think that's just the price of being first sometimes."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Technology, Fear, Being, Controversy, First)

"My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night."
- Lee Grant
(Related: Childhood, Fight, Instinct, Night, Racism)

"At my public school I had hated every other face for fear the owner was a lord, at university, I was to court the rich while doubting whether there should be great inequalities between incomes."
- Henry Green
(Related: Fear, Court, Public, School, University)

"A child's fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate."
- Julien Green
(Related: People, Fear, Light, Sky, Stars, World)

"Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Fear, Madness, Therapy, Wonder, Writing)

"I think on some level, that's a fear that exists in everybody, that if we're tested, we won't make the courageous choice. We won't make the decision that would make us heroic. We make the decision that would reveal us to be all too human."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Fear, Decision, Choice)

"The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Football, Problems)

"Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Experience, Time, Fear, Dying)

"The elimination of the fear of death transforms the individual's way of being in the world."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Fear, Being, World)

"An important consequence of freeing oneself from the fear of death is a radical opening to spirituality of a universal and non-denominational type."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Fear, Radical, Spirituality)

"Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Fear, Positive, Consciousness, Evolution, Healing, Personality)

"What puts someone on guard isn't necessarily the fear of being found out."
- Terry Gross
(Related: Fear, Being)

"It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood."
- Terry Gross
(Related: Fear, Being)

"And be careful of this, that each day at your meals you have two overseers over your household when you sit at meals, and of this be sure, that you shall be very much feared and reverenced."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Day)

"I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American Idol as far as reality TV shows go."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Fear, American, Reality)

"Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: Fear, Knowledge, Courage)

"Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: Fear, Knowledge, Courage)

"Humble souls are fearful of their own strength."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Strength)

"Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Death, Fear, Hope, Heaven)

"Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants, about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: History, People, Fear, Ignorance, Nation, Old, Uncertainty)

"It is not new or unusual for the real Americans, meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago, to fear the outsiders, the pretenders, the newcomers."
- Luis Gutierrez
(Related: Fear, America, Americans, Meaning)

"Love's stronger than fear and death."
- Steve Hackett
(Related: Death, Love, Fear)

"I was trying to talk about where we are right now as a society, and talk about the fear we all live in, and certainly since 9-11, how it's affected us and the world."
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Society, Fear, Now, Right, Talk, Trying, World)

"I think, however, that so long as our present economic and national systems continue, scientific research has little to fear."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Fear, Present, Research)

"I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true."
- Arsenio Hall
(Related: Dreams, Fear, Confidence, Deep)

"I have always wanted a solo career, deep in the darkest pit of myself, but I didn't dare admit it to myself even. It took me a long time to confront my fears."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Time, Career, Deep)

"I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Movies, Fear, Being)

"Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character."
- Robert Browning Hamilton
(Related: Faith, Love, Fear, Character, Hope, Humanity)

""Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Philosophy)

"You've got to be taught to hate and fear."
- Oscar Hammerstein II
(Related: Fear, Hate)

"Sometimes, fear is good. Sometimes it's a good thing to have a little bit of a reality check."
- Taylor Hanson
(Related: Fear, Reality)

"Fundamentalists are panicked by the apparent disintegration of the family, the disappearance of certainty and the decay of morality. Fear leads them to ask, if we cannot trust the Bible, what can we trust?"
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Trust, Family, Morality, Fear, Bible, Certainty)

"Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Public)

"Fear is the mother of foresight."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Mother, Fear, Foresight)

"It was fear. He didn't want to see a united Germany. Stalin made it clear to me - I spoke with him many times - that they couldn't afford to let Germany build up again. They'd been invaded twice, and he wasn't willing to have it happen again."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Fear, Germany, United, Want)

"There's always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case."
- Ed Harris
(Related: War, People, Fear, Decision, Saying, Soldiers)

"In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Religion, Time, Being, Spirits)

"In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Civilization, Fear, Emotion, Man, Twilight)

"I'm a woman who carries around all these layers of fear and vulnerability."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Fear, Vulnerability, Woman)

"I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side."
- Katharine Butler Hathaway
(Related: Fear, Decision, Arguments, Being)

"If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin."
- Katharine Butler Hathaway
(Related: Life, Fear, Instinct, Will)

"I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then."
- John C. Hawkes
(Related: Life, Choice, Doubt)

"Deterrence is the art of producing, in the mind of the enemy, the fear to attack."
- Sterling Hayden
(Related: Art, Fear, Enemy, Mind)

"The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Business, Successful)

"Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Love, Fear, Applause, Gain)

"Americans' great and secret fear is that America may turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization."
- Shirley Hazzard
(Related: Civilization, Fear, America, Americans, May)

"If there is anything I really fear it is the mind of a young girl."
- Jane Heap
(Related: Fear, Mind)

"There was very little suicide among the men of the North, because every man considered it his duty to get killed, not to kill himself; and to kill himself would have seemed cowardly, as implying fear of being killed by others."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Men, Fear, Being, Duty, Man, Suicide)

"Fear is excitement without breath."
- Robert Heller
(Related: Fear, Excitement)

"Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy."
- Claude Adrien Helvetius
(Related: Art, Fear, Discipline, Enemy, Soldiers)

"Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Death, Fear, Wealth)

"It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Power, War, Fear, Nations, Opinion, World)

"I feared the verdict of the watch, where I either lost the race against time that day or would lose it soon by making the record even harder to break. The time trap had snapped shut."
- Joe Henderson
(Related: Time, Day, Race)

"No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Medical, Time, Fear, Financial, Crisis, Medicine, Will)

"He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave."
- Matthew Henry
(Related: Fear, Feet, Grave, Heaven)

"Fear is the passion of slaves."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Fear, Passion)

"It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen."
- Herodotus
(Related: Fear, Being, Boldness, Risk)

"He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold."
- Herodotus
(Related: Action, Man)

"I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break."
- Herodotus
(Related: Men, Cities)

"Do not fear fear."
- L. M. Heroux
(Related: Fear)

"What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima."
- John Hersey
(Related: Fear, Memory, Sense, Weapons, World)

"Our gloomy Presbyterian ideas encourage fear of God, not love for him."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Love, God, Fear, Ideas)

"You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Fear, Defeat, May)

"Fears are nothing more than a state of mind."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Mind, Nothing, State)

"I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength."
- Etty Hillesum
(Related: People, Fear, Strength)

"The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Men, Love, Fear, Cruelty, Hate, May, Respect, Terror)

"The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them."
- Alfred Hitchcock
"Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Life, Fear, Film, Luck, Suspense)

"I'm full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Difficulties)

"The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Fear, Strength, State)

"There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Life, Fear, Desire, Mind, Sense)

"Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Religion, Fear)

"We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Fear, Forget)

"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Enemy)

"The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: People, Fear)

"To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it."
- Homer
(Related: Fear, Friend, Man)

"I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle."
- John B. Hood
(Related: Sacrifice, Battle, Soldiers)

"Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Death, Fear, Past, Present, Tyranny)

"The rich and the well-born, according to the Federalist Papers, was greatly feared by the founders."
- John Jay Hooker
"When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: People, Fear, Earth)

"I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Love, Fear, Being, Nationalism, Thinking, World)

"The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand, and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling."
- Lou Henry Hoover
(Related: Fear, Wrath)

"Do what you fear most and you control fear."
- Tom Hopkins
(Related: Fear, Control)

"To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it."
- Horace
(Related: Fear, Friend, Man)

"A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune."
- Horace
(Related: Change, Heart, Adversity, Fortune)

"Death is feared as birth is forgotten."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Death)

"Action cures fear, inaction creates terror."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Fear, Action, Inaction, Terror)

"I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Power, Fear, Abuse, Police)

"I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Happiness, Fear, Feeling, Future, Melancholy, Nothing, Past, Remembrance)

"While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?"
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Life, Faith, Fear, Expression)

"Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Thought, Inferiority, Fear)

"Fear clogs; faith liberates."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Faith, Fear)

"The thing we fear we bring to pass."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Fear)

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Life, Mistake)

"His advice to me is basically to just love what you do and don't let the fear of failure stop you."
- Oliver Hudson
(Related: Love, Fear, Failure, Advice)

"Animals of all classes, old and young, shrink with instinctive fear from any strange object approaching them."
- William Henry Hudson
(Related: Fear, Animals, Old)

"There is nothing like becoming a mom to fill you with fear."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Mom, Fear, Nothing)

"The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Mother, Idea, Imperfection, Uncertainty)

"There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids - and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Love, Fear, Kids)

"Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Life, Exercise)

"But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Being, Children, Fact, Nothing, World)

"If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously add to people's sense of alarm... but there has been a lot of reassurance coming, particularly in the way the Brits handled all this. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Fear, Reassurance, Sense)

"A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty."
- David Hume
(Related: Fear, Hope, Joy, Poverty, Sorrow)

"Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Discrimination, Liberalism, Poverty, Prejudice)

"But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Fear, Character, Germany, Will)

"Margaret Thatcher was fearful of German unification because she believed that this would bring an immediate and formidable increase of economic strength to a Germany which was already the strongest economic partner in Europe."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Strength, Europe, Germany)

"Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Anger, Fear)

"My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy, neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like that might happen to her."
- John Hurt
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Fear, Drinks, Woman)

"We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear."
- King Hussein
(Related: Fear, Glory, Mistakes, Past, Reality, Singing)

"In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Life, God, Fear, Departure, End, Illusion, Present, Struggle, Will, World)

"For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Life, Peace, Work, Fear, Children, Dawn, Living, Want)

"But now having seen him which is invisible I fear not what man can do unto me."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Fear, Man, Now)

"The results of political changes are hardly ever those which their friends hope or their foes fear."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Fear, Hope, Friends, Results)

"I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Fear, Shadows, Unhappiness, World)

"The reason most people don't express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It's what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them."
- David Icke
(Related: People, Fear, Friends, Individuality, Reason)

"One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I'd been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way."
- David Icke
(Related: People, Being, Public, Talk, Television)

"Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Fear, Writers)

"I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Fear, Palestine, Will, Years)

"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Fear, Compromise, Duty, Fate, Heroism, Honor, Will)

"TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: God, Fear, First)

"Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science."
- James Inhofe
(Related: Science, Fear, Debate, Global warming)

"No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Society, Death, Fear, Living, Pain, Sadness, Vice)

"I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Truth, Ignorance, Pride, Scotland)

"I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Life, Fear, Losing, Will)

"That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don't show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Fear)

"So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Fear, Mistakes)

"I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I'm saying? Move past the fear."
- LL Cool J
(Related: Dreams, Fear, Past, Saying)

"Never take counsel of your fears."
- Andrew Jackson
"Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: People, Fear, May)

"Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Intelligence, People, Fear, Virtue, Confidence, Despair, Majority, Result)

"At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Fear, Hope, Day, End)

"So here we are today with a new conversation. When University of Georgia plays Georgia Tech, it's uniform color versus skin color. We have - we've overcome that level of racial fear."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Fear, Conversation, Skin, Today, University)

"I delight in what I fear."
- Shirley Jackson
(Related: Fear, Delight)

"I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend it and make it work and consolidate a situation where I was afraid and take it whole and work from there."
- Shirley Jackson
(Related: Work, Fear)

"The slave girl is reared in an atmosphere of licentiousness and fear."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Fear)

"The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds."
- William James
(Related: Change, Fear, Belief, Now, Past, Result, Sense, World)

"In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil."
- Anna Jameson
(Related: Religion, Fear, Beginning, Evil, Fanaticism, Morals, Motive, Wickedness)

"And this fear that US models are replacing everything else now spills over from the sphere of culture into our two remaining categories: for this process is clearly, at one level, the result of economic domination - of local cultural industries closed down by American rivals."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Fear, American, Culture, Now, Result)

"Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement."
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Related: Love, Fear, Absence, Questions, State)

"By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Age, Time, Remarkable)

"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them."
- Robert Jarvik
(Related: Fear, Leaders, Sense)

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Liberty, Tyranny)

"There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Truth, Fear, World)

"I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Men, Fear, May, Result, Will)

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: God, Fear, Blind, Boldness, Existence, Question, Reason)

"I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Authority, Pursuit, Reason, Results)

"My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Fear, May)

"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: God, Fear, Boldness, Existence, Fact, Opinion, Question, Reason)

"We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Fear, Aggression, Violence, World)

"I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide anyone else's claim to have done the same."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: Religion, God, Fear, Man)

"I have my share of insecurities, hopes and fears."
- Stephan Jenkins
"The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach."
- Jewel
(Related: Nature, Fear)

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Dreams, Concern, Potential)

"Fear stimulates us to take action and can be our friend, but if you act as though fear is not there-if you deny it-it will build and create barriers."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Fear, Friend, Action, Will)

"An objective truth and individual reason are feared above all."
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: Truth, Reason)

"The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Fear)

"So one reason the science educators panic at the first sign of public rebellion is that they fear exposure of the implicit religious content in what they are teaching."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Science, Fear, Content, First, Public, Reason, Rebellion, Religious, Teaching)

"What we have most to fear is failure of the heart."
- Sonia Johnson
(Related: Heart, Fear, Failure)

"It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon; which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Fear, May, Moon, Opinion)

"To me death is not a fearful thing. It's living that's cursed."
- Jim Jones
(Related: Death, Living)

"If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery."
- John Paul Jones
(Related: Faith, Fear, Will)

"From the test situations which were used to reveal fears, it was found that Peter showed even more marked fear responses to the rabbit than to the rat."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Fear)

"Peter was 2 years and 10 months old when we began to study him. He was afraid of a white rat, and this fear extended to a rabbit, a fur coat, a feather, cotton wool, etc., but not to wooden blocks and similar toys."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Fear, Months, Old, Study, Years)

"Peter's fear of the animals which were shown him was probably not a directly conditioned fear."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Fear, Animals)

"There is no fear before and no fear after. We give our best."
- Rickie Lee Jones
(Related: Fear)

"I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Life, Change, Heart, Fear)

"There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Fear, Hell)

"We do not deride the fears of prospering white America. A nation of violence and private property has every reason to dread the violated and the deprived."
- June Jordan
(Related: America, Nation, Property, Reason, Violence)

"The Company of Wolves is about how society teaches young women to look at themselves, and what to be afraid of. It's about a girl learning that the world of sensuality and the unknown is not to be feared, that it's worth getting your teeth into."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Society, Women, Company, Learning, Sensuality, World, Worth)

"Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Family, Love, Father, Fear)

"I fear those big words which make us so unhappy."
- James Joyce
(Related: Fear, Words)

"My "fear" is my substance, and probably the best part of me."
- Franz Kafka
"The Jew does not wish to be isolated. He fears being alone, without allies."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Being)

"Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you."
- Henry J. Kaiser
(Related: Competition, Taste)

"Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Fear, Strength, Respect, Will, World)

"You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: God, Fear, Day, Feeling)

"Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Fear, Support)

"He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Death, Enemies)

"You know, Stephen says, in the movies no one ever goes to the bathroom. They shave, they brush their teeth. He goes right at this sort of funny taboo we have about the bathroom, and he turned it into this nightmare, you know, your worst fear of what's in there."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Funny, Movies, Fear, Right)

"There is a lot of hype and fear about this much-talked-about prospect of designer babies."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Fear, Babies)

"I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Fear, Contradiction, Self)

"I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: Fear, Hope, Nothing)

"I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: Fear, Nothing)

"He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead."
- John Keats
(Related: Immortality)

"A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear."
- Herb Kelleher
(Related: Love, Fear, Company)

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Danger)

"It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears."
- Helen Keller
(Related: God, Mountains, Sky)

"Science is bound, by the everlasting vow of honour, to face fearlessly every problem which can be fairly presented to it."
- Lord Kelvin
(Related: Science, Vow)

"Courage is a peculiar kind of fear."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Fear, Courage)

"Today, we say the only thing we have to fear is four more years of George Bush."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Fear, Today, Years)

"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Fear)

"Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Change, Society, Fear, Behavior, Terrorism, Uncertainty)

"Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Death, Fear, End, Want)

"I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Fear, Drama, Evil, Formula, Horror)

"The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the physical dangers they may encounter."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Lie, Fear, Anxiety, Daughters, May, Parents, Sons)

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Fear, Courage)

"The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Guilt, Man, Needs)

"I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Living, Mind)

"Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage to wipe out languages in Lithuania, neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the extent that we had feared."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Religion)

"Fear comes in two packages fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Success, Fear, Failure)

"Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you."
- Robert Kiyosaki
(Related: Open, Will)

"I won't allow myself to have tremendous fear."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Fear)

"My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby's mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development."
- Melanie Klein
(Related: Love, Work, Development, Baby, Hate, Losing, Mind)

"Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn't filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear."
- Naomi Klein
(Related: Politics, Fear, Hope, Will)

"It was all completely incomprehensible to me. I was fearful of the language. You had to look up every third word."
- Kevin Kline
(Related: Language, Word)

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Courage, Actions)

"I will vote my hopes and not my fears."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Vote, Will)

"I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Fear, Desire, Talking, Will, Writing)

"If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations, and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me, as guilty of the fall of my country, as I had not been familiar with military tactics."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Conscience, Country, Direction, Military)

"What I fear is being in the presence of evil and doing nothing. I fear that more than death."
- Otilia De Koster
(Related: Death, Fear, Being, Evil, Nothing)

"Pitching is the art of instilling fear."
- Sandy Koufax
(Related: Art, Fear)

"The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Fear, Belief)

"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Fear, Running, Understanding)

"A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Fear, Man, Sense)

"I think you're not a human being unless you have doubts and fears."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Being)

"We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Love, Fear, Children, Choice, Choices, Day, Mankind)

"The tax code is not the only area where the administration is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: War, Fear, Tax, Poor)

"Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind - even if your voice shakes."
- Maggie Kuhn
(Related: People, Fear, Mind, Voice)

"The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear, are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way. And once we understand nature's transformative powers, we see that it is our powerful ally, not a force to feared our subdued."
- Thomas Kuhn
(Related: Nature, Time, Force, Revolution, Now)

"Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Fear, Delight, Exaggeration, Humility, Limits, Ridicule)

"I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear... that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived."
- Harold Kushner
(Related: Death, Fear, Ending, Sleep, World)

"Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be."
- Lactantius
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Present)

"I have seen many successful people fail after they start fearing they might lose what they have built."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: People, Successful)

"I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Death, Fear, Order)

"The beggar wears all colors fearing none."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Colors)

"Men! The only animal in the world to fear."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Fear, World)

"The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Fear, Christian, Consciousness, Man)

"It seemed that rebellion must have an unassailable base, something guarded not merely from attack, but from the fear of it: such a base as we had in the Red Sea Parts, the desert, or in the minds of the men we converted to our creed."
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Men, Fear, Rebellion, Sea)

"The hierarchy shouldn't fear what we're doing."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Fear)

"There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard."
- Edward Lear
(Related: Larks, Man, Old, Owls)

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Fear, Man)

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
- Harper Lee
(Related: Love)

"My biggest fear in life is fear."
- Sheryl Lee
(Related: Life, Fear)

"I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work."
- Tanith Lee
(Related: Work, Feeling)

"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure."
- Jack Lemmon
(Related: Fear, Failure)

"I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself."
- Sugar Ray Leonard
(Related: Fear, First)

"Fear is natural. Be with it."
- Thomas Leonard
(Related: Fear)

"I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community."
- Tea Leoni
(Related: Family, Community, Question)

"Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Age, Death, Men, Fear, Desire, Evil, Man, Old, Sorrow)

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Fear, Grief)

"That's what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it's the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach."
- Jamal Lewis
(Related: Being, Coach, Football, Running)

"Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear."
- G. Gordon Liddy
(Related: Death, Fear, Defeat)

"They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear."
- G. Gordon Liddy
(Related: Death, Fear, Defeat)

"Just as invasion is the true and tried weapon in the hands of capital against the class struggle, so on the other hand the fearless pursuit of the class struggle has always proven the most effective preventative of foreign invasions."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Class, Pursuit, Struggle)

"But when I went to Hiroshima and began to study or just listen to people's descriptions of their work, it was quite clear they were talking about death all the time, about people dying all around them, about their own fear of death."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Death, Time, Work, People, Fear, Dying, Study, Talking)

"Exactly Straight women who surround themselves only with gay men or white people who refuse any other race into their circles are unhealthy and it has more to do with one's individual fear and individual closets."
- Judith Light
(Related: Men, Women, People, Fear, Gay, Race)

"This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Beginning, Consciousness, Heaven, Sin)

"Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears - of everything that concerns you."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Business)

"With such thoughts in your mind, now that you have resolved to love Him and please Him with all your strength, your only fear should be to fear God too much and to place too little confidence in Him."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Fear, Strength, Thoughts, Confidence, Mind, Now)

"With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Day, Night)

"I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That's why people love me."
- Art Linkletter
(Related: Love, People, Bible, American, Dogs, Motherhood)

"It's so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something."
- Lucy Liu
(Related: People, Fear, Fun, Terror)

"Fear God and work hard."
- David Livingstone
(Related: Work, God, Fear)

"Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Men, Fear, Enemies, Influence)

"I fear that the hearts of the vast majority of mankind would beat on strongly and steadily and without any quickening if the league were to perish altogether."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Fear, Majority, Mankind)

"Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless look into the face of all facts are qualities which can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Honesty, Facts, Fashion, Mind, Washington)

"Death is not a word to fear, any more than birth is."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Death, Fear, Word)

"I couldn't have come up with a better metaphor for my life and my internal conflict. It amazes me how quickly we can manifest our fears; not only had I created my 'I'm never satisfied, I'll drive her away' nightmare."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Life, Conflict, Metaphor)

"So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it."
- Haniel Long
(Related: Love, Family, Fear, Loyalty, Measure, Sense, Stability)

"Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Heart, Fear, Future, Past, Present)

"With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Related: Fear, Road, Silence)

"Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Architecture, Poetry, Change, Dream, Vision, Future)

"I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Women, Fear, Respect, Silence, Voice)

"I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Work, Fear, Enthusiasm, Flags)

"Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing."
- Alex Lowe
(Related: Fear, Overcoming)

"Fate loves the fearless."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Fate)

"Great fear is concealed under daring."
- Lucan
(Related: Fear)

"This fear of death infused me with the desire to live, and to live harder."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Death, Fear, Desire)

"I more fear what is within me than what comes from without."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Fear)

"There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or shall fail to do it."
- Mary Lyon
(Related: Fear, Duty, Nothing, Universe)

"African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Women, Fear, Strength, African, Silence)

"Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Fear, Country, Economy, Now, Propaganda)

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: Government, Fear, Grave, State)

"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Policy, Fear, Country, Economy, Now, Propaganda)

"And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?"
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Gods, Fathers, Man)

"How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Death, Fear, Sunset)

"Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
"Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Love, Men, Fear)

"Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Injury, Man, Vengeance)

"It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
"If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Injury, Man, Vengeance)

"The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends."
- Shirley MacLaine
(Related: People, Fear, Friends, Strangers)

"Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends."
- Shirley MacLaine
(Related: People, Fear, Friends, Strangers)

"Your children don't have to fear you to respect you."
- Michael Madsen
(Related: Fear, Children, Respect)

"We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world."
- Rene Magritte
(Related: Fear, World)

"If I wanted to go be social I would. I don't have any fear of that. I don't feel like I'm a shy person at all."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Fear)

"I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Poor)

"Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Faith, Fear, Being, Conformity, Opinions, Unworthy)

"Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee."
- David Mallet
(Related: Soul, Despair, Support)

"How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right."
- Robert Mallet
(Related: Fear, End, Order, Right)

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Fear, Courage, Absence, Man)

"In my experience of these things, parties which shout about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Experience, Fear)

"I understand why the Tories will be gunning for Alastair Campbell because they fear his campaigning skills."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Fear, Will)

"I think that most writers who wait until they're inspired to write are just waiting for the fear to subside."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Fear, Waiting, Writers)

"There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Life, Fear, Alcohol, Drugs, Personality, Trying)

"But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer - that word means to most people ultimate death - I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Negative, Positive, Cancer, First, Paranoia, Word)

"Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Life, Death, Fear, Benevolence, Generosity, Liberality, Pride)

"When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Heart, Fear, Grief, Needs, Punishment, Repentance, Tears)

"There is a whole school of Canadian academics, media personalities, and politicians whose definition of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States."
- Preston Manning
(Related: American, Media, Politicians, School, states, United)

"So for you people who are filled with fear that I might someday be released: breathe easy, I don't see it happening."
- Charles Manson
(Related: People, Fear)

"Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Business, Community, Confidence, Jobs, Law, Leading, Loss, Order, Sales, State)

"You can believe that he was taught to love and respect all mankind - but to fear no man."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Love, Fear, Man, Mankind, Respect)

"In the ring, I never really knew fear."
- Rocky Marciano
(Related: Fear)

"When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Time, Progress, Burden, Journey, May, Obstacles, Right, Road)

"There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause."
- Herbert Marshall
(Related: Fear, Applause, Nothing)

"Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day."
- Marcus Valerius Martial
(Related: Fear, Content, Day, Nothing)

"We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Fear)

"I don't live in as much fear as I used to. I'm not afraid of the music business. Life is too damn short. I know what's important, and the tasks are very clear."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Life, Music, Business, Fear)

"I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge."
- Dave Matthews
(Related: Motivation, Fear, Failure, Economy, Oil, Revenge)

"My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Being, Gay, Regret, Youth)

"I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Youth)

"The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one."
- John C. Maxwell
(Related: Mistake, Fear, Living, Will)

"It was our view of the worst that could befall our people if they were taken captive. So, what was fascinating to me was that somehow it appears the techniques that we have feared most in the world would be used on our people, we are using on people in our custody."
- Jane Mayer
(Related: People, World)

"In No. 1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago, and spread up it with fearful virulence; but this year it appeared at the opposite end, and ran down it with like severity."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: End, First, Years)

"The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I've written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Fear, Challenge, Writing)

"My greatest fear is the Iranians acquire a nuclear weapon and give it to a terrorist organization. And there is a real threat of them doing that."
- John McCain
(Related: Fear)

"Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create."
- David McCallum
(Related: Fear, Conformity, Energy)

"People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: People, Fear, Children, Judgment)

"When Paul was arrested in Japan for having hash in his luggage, I thought he'd be out that night. But it became really serious stuff when he was kept in a cell. I became more fearful as the days went by."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Thought, Night)

"I worry about kids and all they are exposed to. Kids get so bombarded with hard, commercial sounds. They don't even have a chance to develop the softer part of themselves without fear of being ridiculed."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Fear, Being, Chance, Kids, Worry)

"I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America's health care system. And it's those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Health, Fear, America, Care, Reality, Reform, Struggle)

"But these guys learn so fast now, they sort of soak up the information, they're fearless. Those are the guys who learn from their mistakes and come back strong the next time."
- John McEnroe
(Related: Time, Information, Mistakes, Now)

"Here is a fear for me, I never wanted to be one of those guys that was defined by a body of work 20 years old."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: Work, Fear, Body, Old, Years)

"That was my fear, which is why when I was took over a book, I was always trying to tweak it a little bit so that it looked like I was trying to add something instead of keeping the status quo."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: Fear, Trying)

"Fear, born of that stern matron, Responsibility."
- William McFee
(Related: Fear, Responsibility)

"In the company of the accomplished, people hope it will rub off on themselves, in the company of the misfortunate, they fear it!"
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: People, Fear, Hope, Company, Will)

"If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Fear)

"The common person fears to think beyond the common."
- Bryant H. McGill
"Sometimes those fears creep into the back of your head, but then you slap yourself and think, 'Oh, woe is me! People actually like me.' What a silly thing to worry about. This is a huge opportunity, and I'm excited."
- Ben McKenzie
(Related: People, Opportunity, Silly, Worry)

"I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head."
- Malcolm Mclaren
(Related: Art, Idea, Fear, Failure, School)

"It's the most unhappy people who most fear change."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Change, People, Fear)

"Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them."
- Vincent McNabb
(Related: God, Control, Hope, Grace, Spiritual)

"British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage."
- Alexander McQueen
(Related: Ideas, Commerce, Fashion, Self)

"To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Fear, Action)

"Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Fear)

"It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Fear, Behavior, Open, Punishment, Question)

"For a generation, terrorists learned they could make war on free nations without fear of war in return. On September 12, the terrorists got war in return."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: War, Fear, Nations)

"When politicians use fear, they are playing into the enemy's hand."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Fear, Enemy, Politicians)

"These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness."
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: Politics, Religion, Work, Progress, Wealth, Awareness, Compassion, Learning, Silence, Will, Worship)

"It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!"
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: Truth, Heart, Delight, First, Mystery)

"People don't know where to place me. Terry Gilliam used me as a quirky cop in 'Twelve Monkeys', and then he hired me again to be an effeminate hotel clerk in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. Another time, I was shooting this indie film 'The Souler Opposite' and six days a week, I'm playing this big puppy dog, then I come to the 'NYPD Blue' set and become this scumbag."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Time, People, Film)

"Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not."
- Mencius
(Related: Evil, Heaven, Man, Mankind)

"The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Fear, Emotion, Inexplicable, Man, Safety)

"Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Fear, May)

"There is nothing in this world that I fear to say."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Fear, Nothing, World)

"I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Fear, Debate, End, Famous)

"The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Intelligence, Anger, Fear, Desire, Hate, Ignorance, Shame, Voice)

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Home, Religion, Food, People, Fear)

"Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Fear, Hope, Losing, Restraint)

"There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"But the advice was not taken - Johnstone did emigrate to Canada, and did mortgage his pension; and I fear - though I failed to trace his after history - that he suffered in consequence."
- Hugh Miller
(Related: History, Fear, Advice, Canada)

"Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings - at the expense of building their companies for the long term."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Business, Financial, Building)

"We live in a constant fear that our shortcomings will be exposed to family, to friends and to the world."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Family, Fear, Friends, Will, World)

"Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear."
- Dan Millman
(Related: Success, People, Fear, Successful, Willpower, Apathy, Doubt, Key)

"Therapy can help you grow. Fears will just disappear."
- Stephanie Mills
(Related: Help, Therapy, Will)

"There seemed to be endless obstacles... it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear."
- Marion Milner
(Related: Fear, Cause, Obstacles)

"He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."
- John Milton
(Related: Rules)

"The regrets of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow can kill you."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Fear, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Heart, Fear, Intention)

"I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. don't take counsel of your fears."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Hope, Decisions, Responsibility, Will)

"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Man, Suffering)

"He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears."
- Michel de Montaigne
"The thing I fear most is fear."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Fear)

"There is no passion so contagious as that of fear."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Fear, Passion)

"There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Fear, Laws, Nation, Passion, Reason)

"Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear."
- Bernard Law Montgomery
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Influence, Mind)

"I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I'm able to do that."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Fear, Awareness, Responsibility)

"When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Fear, Acting, Fire)

"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."
- Edward P. Morgan
(Related: Thought, Idea, Fear, Man, Mind, Privacy, Will)

"We've lost our city. I fear it's potentially like Pompeii."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Fear)

"Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again - and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I've done some damn good here!"
- Errol Morris
(Related: People, Fear, Ideas, Country, Vietnam, Years)

"Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation."
- Gouverneur Morris
(Related: Government, People, Fear, Americans, Being, Nation)

"The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Death, Fear, Cinema, Lies)

"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Feelings, Fear, Pain, Violence)

"People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Death, Life, People, Fear, Friend, Pain)

"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
(Related: Power, Fear, Freedom)

"You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith."
- Mary Manin Morrissey
(Related: Faith, Dream, Fear)

"I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Fear, Censorship, Laws, Magic, Writers)

"Each sudden gust of light explains itself as flames, but neither they, nor even bombs redoubled on the hills tonight can quite include me in their fear."
- Andrew Motion
(Related: Fear, Bombs, Light)

"This is the war I fear."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: War, Fear)

"Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!"
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Heart, Fear, Man, Party)

"Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Life, Experience, Death, Fear, Elderly, Nothing)

"Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred."
- Yousef Munayyer
(Related: Leadership, Quality, Fear, Hatred, Humility, Respect)

"I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell."
- Edvard Munch
(Related: Fear, Heaven, Hell, Photography)

"The face of terrorism in Iraq is dead. Abu Musab al Zarqawi brutalized, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people, forcing Iraqis to live in fear. The Iraqi people finally had enough, and gave up his whereabouts to the Iraqi security forces."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: People, Fear, Iraq, Security, Terrorism)

"The Iraqi people are living better lives now than three year ago, no longer living in fear."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: People, Fear, Living, Now)

"We are facing a storm that most of us have long feared."
- Ray Nagin
"Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before."
- Ray Nagin
(Related: Ladies, Gentlemen, News)

"There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Life, Fear, Nothing)

"Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved."
- Cornelius Nepos
(Related: Life, Power)

"Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall ever have a beginning."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Life, Fear, Beginning, End)

"But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Fear, Living)

"My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Death, Fear, Meaning)

"There's no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to fear the people collectively - I am one with the people."
- Huey Newton
(Related: People, Fear, Reason, Right)

"Fear is the highest fence."
- Dudley Nichols
(Related: Fear)

"A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Time, People, Fear)

"I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person."
- Jack Nicholson
(Related: Fear, Intimacy, Public)

"Once you've been really bad in a movie, there's a certain kind of fearlessness you develop."
- Jack Nicholson
"If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?"
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Fear, Performance, Key)

"I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well; I'm not a good terrified person."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Fear, Pretty)

"Fear is the mother of morality."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Mother, Morality, Fear)

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Time, Fear, Will)

"How very little can be done under the spirit of fear."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Fear, Spirit)

"People living deeply have no fear of death."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Living)

"I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion, that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody."
- Mojo Nixon
(Related: God, Religion, People, Fear, Army, Being, Defeat, Hate, Humanity, Preaching, Religious)

"People react to fear, not love; they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Love, People, Fear, School)

"You can't underestimate the power of fear."
- Tricia Nixon
(Related: Power, Fear)

"Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy."
- Nick Nolte
(Related: Food, Science, Fear, Now)

"Fear is a problem with film music and films; people want to be conventional, and there's more commercialism today. If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt."
- Alex North
(Related: Music, Art, People, Fear, Commercialism, Film, Today, Want)

"Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt."
- James Northcote
(Related: People, Fear, Succeed)

"On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future."
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Fear, Progress, Hope, Vision, Answers, Country, Feeling, Frustration, Future, Giving, Job, Sense)

"It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Fear, Values, Compromise, Constitution, Majority, Measure)

"I actually think there's a potential, a crazy potential, that network TV could become something valuable and worthwhile, just because of fear on the part of the networks."
- Bob Odenkirk
(Related: Fear, Network, Potential)

"Insects are my secret fear. That's what terrifies me more than anything - insects."
- Michael O'Donoghue
(Related: Fear, Insects)

"Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Heart, Fear)

"Man's loneliness is but his fear of life."
- Eugene O'Neill
(Related: Life, Fear, Loneliness, Man)

"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true."
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
"It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: War, Fear, Gods, Destruction, First, Hatred, May, Neurosis, Propaganda)

"In South Texas, we understand how vital port security is and we fear the day a weapon of mass destruction could be brought into a U.S. port in a container and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Fear, Cause, Day, Destruction, Security)

"I'd say my greatest fear is fear itself."
- Beth Orton
(Related: Fear)

"We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose."
- George Orwell
(Related: Class, May, Middle class, Nothing, Will)

"It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning."
- George Orwell
(Related: Fear, Country, Democracy, Meaning, Word)

"I like normal stuff people fear - like spiders and heights. I'm frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard to figure out and get a grip on."
- Haley Joel Osment
(Related: People, Fear, Spiders)

"Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Faith, God, Fear, Enemy)

"Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future."
- Fulton Oursler
(Related: Fear, Future, Past, Regret)

"We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow."
- Fulton Oursler
(Related: Fear, Regret, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"Love is full of anxious fears."
- Ovid
(Related: Love)

"Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears."
- Ovid
(Related: Love)

"An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand."
- Ovid
(Related: Medicine)

"Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish."
- Ovid
(Related: Man, Wishes)

"Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear."
- Ovid
(Related: Fear, Hope)

"Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: Home, Poetry, Force)

"Freedom is contagious. That's why despots fear it so much."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Fear, Freedom)

"Fear is your greatest obstacle - so question your fear. If it does not serve your greatest life then do not make it your master."
- Joy Page
(Related: Life, Fear, Question)

"Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly measured by the success or failure of his economic policies. And here, I fear, the monstrous stimulus package with which this administration stumbled out of the gate will prove to be Obama's Waterloo."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Success, Fear, Failure, Presidency, Will)

"The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Power, Fear, Strength)

"Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Fear, Courage, World)

"At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Talent, Fear, Failure, Fight, First)

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
- Rosa Parks
(Related: Fear, Mind, Years)

"Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply... For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much."
- Alan Paton
(Related: Love, Fear, Country, Earth, Will)

"Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death."
- Floyd Patterson
(Related: Death, Fear)

"The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!"
- George S. Patton
(Related: Time, Fear, Decision, Battle, Facts)

"There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Time, Fear)

"If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Men, Quality, Fear, Bravery, Man)

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Fear, Courage)

"Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Men, Fear, Battle, Being, Competition, Duty, Sense)

"Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Faith, Fear, Confidence, Harm)

"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Travel, Light, Selfishness)

"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Fear, Successful, Action, Cause, Confidence, Inaction, Result, Will)

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
- Joseph Chilton Pearce
(Related: Life, Fear, Being, Wrong)

"He that lives to live forever, never fears dying."
- William Penn
(Related: Dying)

"A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Business, Idea, Fear, Competition, Nothing, Public)

"My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Life, Fear)

"The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance."
- Steve Perry
(Related: Fear, Injury, Man, Vengeance)

"The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Life, Fear, Disease, Favorite)

"Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Business, Government, Fear, Today)

"By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu."
- Steven Pinker
(Related: Science)

"I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there!"
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: Thought, Fear, Jewels)

"Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice."
- Plato
(Related: Fear, Injustice, Suffering)

"Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good."
- Plato
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Evil, May)

"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader."
- Plato
(Related: War, Leader, People, Fear, Conquest, Enemies, May, Nothing, Order)

"Courage is knowing what not to fear."
- Plato
(Related: Fear, Courage)

"Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause."
- Plutarch
(Related: Fear, Courage, Being, Cause)

"All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Poetry, Imagination, Religion, Fear, Friend, Fraud, Greed)

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Dreams, Darkness, Deep)

"When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Science, Fear)

"Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country's peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Family, Happiness, Peace, Fear, Country, May, Prosperity)

"The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Government, Fear, Ambition, Military, Nothing, World)

"When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Life, Painting)

"I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own."
- Jackson Pollock
(Related: Life, Fear, Painting)

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Fear, Angels, Fools)

"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Fear, Angels, Fools)

"I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Fear, Action, Character, Quick)

"I am very interested in what has been called bad taste. I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste stops us from venturing into special cultural zones."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Fear, Taste)

"Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Fear, Danger)

"Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Fear, Possibility, Defeat, Folly, Fortune, May, Nothing)

"Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Fear, Action, Favorite, Fortune, Necessity, Resolution)

"Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety.""
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Heart, Prudence, Temper, Word)

"The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Death, Fear, Thoughts, Fantasy, Heroes)

"Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?"
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Fear, Strength, Children, Mothers, Will)

"Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Fear, Fortune, Future, Present)

"To good and true love fear is forever affixed."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Love, Fear)

"Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall."
- Walter Raleigh
(Related: Fear)

"To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Work, God, Fear, End, Expectation, Punishment, Reward, World)

"The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it."
- John Randolph
(Related: War, Fear)

"The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Equality, Fear, African, Civil rights, Justice, Murder, Workers)

"There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself."
- Anthony Rapp
(Related: Time)

"Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Fear, Country, Rules)

"I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Life, Thought, Fear, Flying)

"Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same."
- Wilhelm Reich
(Related: God, People, Fear)

"I live my life through fear. If I'm afraid of it I'll do it just so I'm not afraid of it anymore."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Life, Fear)

"The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Women, Force)

"While F.D.R. once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself, an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot."
- Frank Rich
(Related: Imagination, Fear, Americans, Nothing, Play, Riot)

"But if you have a solid walk with the Lord, then you won't fear that failure."
- Cliff Richard
(Related: Fear, Failure)

"So it really does have a sort of bittersweet quality. Kids like to have adventures and to believe they can fly, but there's also that fear about people leaving you."
- Cathy Rigby
(Related: Quality, People, Fear, Kids)

"No two wars are ever the same. Some are just, some are unjust, but the basic commonality shared between them all is that young men and women heeded a call to service, overcame their fear, and fought for their side."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Men, Women, Fear, Service)

"One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Fear, Action)

"I think knowing people by first names, not by what they do sexually, is really what it's about. Not being afraid. Fear is the enemy. I've always been comfortable with being gay."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: People, Fear, Being, Enemy, First, Gay, Names)

"Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Life, Complaining, Future, Man, Past, Present)

"Columbine was so frightening. And the media took off with it, like everything else, so it instilled more fear in people. You're looking around at school for kids like the ones who committed the shootings, and you feel wrong for doing that, you know?"
- John Robinson
(Related: People, Fear, Kids, Media, School, Wrong)

"Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Life, Love, Fear, Hope, Being, Fire)

"We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Promise)

"We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Promise)