Quotations About / On:
It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
(May Sarton (b. 1912), U.S. poet, novelist. Hilary Stevens, in Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, pt. 2 (1965).)
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fearnot absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose application of the word. Consider the flea!incomparably the bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar," ch. 12, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894).)
Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.
(Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Letter, May 1, 1838, to Martin Van Buren, Van Buren Papers, Library of Congress.)
He who punishes the vanquished fears not the victor.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Photis, in The Death of Pompey (La Mort de Pompée), act 1, sc. 1 (1642).)
Whom we fear more than love, we are not far from hating.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 1, p. 20, AMS Press (1990).)
There are two levers for moving meninterest and fear.
(Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor. Quoted in Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Napoleon; or The Man of the World," Representative Men (1850).)
Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 259.)
Always clamping down on excitement is not self-control but fear.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
(T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. The Waste Land, pt. 1, "The Burial of the Dead," (1922).)
Tired of being of loved, he wants to be feared.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Agrippina, in Britannicus, act 1, sc. 1 (1669).
Agrippina is speaking of her son, Nero.)