Fear Quotes

Fear Quotes

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:58pm

 

Fear Quotes
 
"The only thing we have to fear is fear it'self - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified,
terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
----FDR - First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933
 
"One of the things which danger does to you after a time is -, well, to kill emotion.
I don't think I shall ever feel anything again except fear.
None of us can hate anymore - or love."
----Graham Greene - The Confidential Agent (1939)
 
"What are fears but voices airy?
Whispering harm where harm is not.
And deluding the unwary
Till the fatal bolt is shot!"
----Wordsworth
 
"Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the thought of future danger likely to befall us." 
----Locke
 
"Where no hope is left, is left no fear." 
----Milton
 
"Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake."
----Edgar Wallace - The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1916)
 
"Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is."
----German Proverb   
 
"Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark."
---- Francis Bacon
 
"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear."
--- H.P. Lovecraft
 
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone
past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."
---Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
 
"A man who has been in danger,
When he comes out of it forgets his fears,
And sometimes he forgets his promises."
----Euripides - Iphigenia in Tauris (414-12 BC)
 
"Being frightened is an experience you can't buy."
----Anthony Price - Sion Crossing (1984)
 
"What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope."
----Publilius Syrus - Moral Sayings (1st C B.C.)
 
"Why are we scared to die? Do any of us remember being scared when we were born?"
----Trevor Kay
 
"A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."
----Edgar Watson Howe - Country Town Sayings (1911)