But Fear and the Muse in turn guard the place
Where the banished poet has gone
And the night that comes with quickened pace
Is ignorant of dawn.
- - - - Anna Akhmatova
Why do the wicked always form groups, whereas the righteous do
not? Because the wicked, walking in darkness, need company, but
the righteous, who live in light, do not fear being alone.
- - - - Anonymous
A fool without fear is sometimes wiser than an angel with fear.
- - - - Lady Nancy Astor My Two Countries
Cruelty and fear shake hands together. An unfulfilled vocation
drains the color from a man's entire existence.
- - - - Honoré de Balzac
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
- - - - Dorothy Bernard
Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
- - - - Bible - Psalms 23:4
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
- - - - Bible - Psalm 27:1
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
- - - - Napoleon Bonaparte
Who is all-powerful should fear everything.
- - - - Pierre Corneille
Liberalism is trust of the people, tempered by prudence; Conservatism,
distrust of the people, tempered by fear.
- - - - William Ewart Gladstone
I feel my immortality oversweep
all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, - and peal, like the
eternal thunders of the deep, into my ears, this truth, - thou livest
- - - - George Gordon, Lord Byron
Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
- - - - Zora Neale Hurston
We invent what we love, and what we fear.
- - - - John Irving
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear
- - - - Erica Jong
The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.
- - - - Krishnamurti
Fear is nature's warning signal to get busy.
- - - - Henry C. Link
The oldest and strongest emotion
of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is
fear of the unknown.
- - - - H. P. Lovecraft
It's the heart afraid of dying, that never learns to dance;
It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance;
It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give;
And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live.
- - - - Bette Midler The Rose"
Fear is the mother of morality.
- - - - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- - - - Alexander Pope An Essay on Criticism
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
- - - - Michael Pritchard
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that
something else is more important than fear.
- - - - Ambrose Redmoon
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the
time, and a courageous person afterwards.
- - - - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience
in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that
which we think we cannot.
- - - - Eleanor Roosevelt
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources
of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit
of truth as in the endeavor after a worthy manner of life.
- - - - Bertrand Russell An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
Be wary then; best safety lies in fear.
- - - - Shakespeare, Hamlet
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
- - - - Publilius Syrus
Fear is a slinking cat I find
Beneath the lilacs of my mind.
- - - - Sophie Tunnel
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of
- - - - Mark Twain
The hopes and fears of all our years are here with us tonight.
- - - - Kurt Vonnegut
Tomorrow holds no fears for me,
Since I have found today.
- - - - Vivian Yeiser Laramor