Quotations About / On:
Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
(Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Tagebuch 1946-1949, Suhrkamp (1950). Sketchbook 1946-1949, p. 268, trans. by Geoffrey Skelton, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1977).)
Who sows fear, reaps weapons.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). About Tolerance (1977).
Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
While there's life, there's fear.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
If you fear loneliness, then don't get married.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 85, "Nauka" (1980).)
Understanding replaces imaginary fears with real ones.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.
(Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861), British poet. repr. In Collected Poems, ed. C. Whibley (1913). "Say Not the Struggle Nought Availeth," (1862).)
Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
(Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953), U.S. dramatist. Lazarus, in Lazarus Laughed, act. 3, sc. 2.)
Fear always springs from ignorance.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Oration, August 31, 1837, delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The American Scholar," repr. In Emerson: Essays and Lectures, ed. Joel Porte (1983).)
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
(Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. An Essay on Criticism, l. 625 (1711).)