Quotations About / On: FEAR
What fear has once made me will, I am bound still to will when without fear.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of the Useful and the Honorable," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 1, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything.
(José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 51, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment.
(Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), Italian philosopher. Quoted in Life of Giordano Bruno, ch. 11, I. Frith (1887).
Said to the inquisitors who had condemned him to death.)
I would soon fear him, if he did not still fear me.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Agrippina, in Britannicus, act 1, sc. 1 (1669).
Agrippina is speaking of her son, Nero.)
Have others fear you, and I will have no fear.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Laodice to her beloved, in Nicomède, act 1, sc. 1 (1651).)
Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.
(John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Jan. 20, 1961. inaugural address, quoted in Kennedy, pt. 3, ch. 9, Theodore C. Sorenson (1965).)
Our fragility and vulnerability ultimately reside in our fear of evaluating our purpose in life, our fear of examining who we are without the appendages and the circus décor...
There is this rising trend in our time that the Samaritan spirit to help those who are in dire need is drowned by fear of strangers and fear of terror.
(on the way refugees are treated with cold shoulder by political policies.)
“The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears.”
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”