Quotations About / On: FEAR

  • 31.
    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).)
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  • 32.
    Who sows fear, reaps weapons.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). About Tolerance (1977). On tolerance.)
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  • 33.
    Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 34.
    While there's life, there's fear.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 35.
    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).)
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  • 36.
    Understanding replaces imaginary fears with real ones.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 37.
    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).)
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  • 38.
    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.)
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  • 39.
    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).)
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  • 40.
    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
    (Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. An Essay on Criticism, l. 625 (1711).)
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