Quotations About / On: FEAR
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
(Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), Roman emperor, philosopher. Meditations, bk. 2, sct. 4.)
One of the greatest fear one must have is the fear of treating the voiceless with impunity, for his heart will become deadly with secret retaliations.
They say we only fear fear itself, but what of death and sickness, so easy for humans to die, and yet how we survive it all is a miracle to me.
Fear the vulture and the vulture will come. Fear nothing and you are the vulture.
I have learned that all fear is of the devil but a good type of fear teaches you where the edge is.
One that fears God has all to gain and nothing to lose, hence fearing God is the key to a successful life.
What I fear is being in the presence of evil and doing nothing. I fear that more than death.
(Otilia De Koster, Panamanian civil rights monitor. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 15 (December 19, 1988).
On being asked "if she feared for her life or her family.")
Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.
(Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter, and Lewis Milestone. Captain Ross (Dana Andrews), The Purple Heart (1944).)
They are free, but not entirely free. For Law is despot over them, and they fear him much more than your men fear you.
(Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 7.104.4.)