Quotations About / On: FEAR

  • 41.
    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.)
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  • 42.
    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).)
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  • 43.
    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).)
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  • 44.
    There are two levers for moving men—interest and fear.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor. Quoted in Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Napoleon; or The Man of the World," Representative Men (1850).)
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  • 45.
    Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 259.)
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  • 46.
    Always clamping down on excitement is not self-control but fear.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 47.
    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).)
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  • 48.
    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.)
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  • 49.
    Fear regulates. Appetite impels.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 50.
    The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.
    (F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 63 (1930).)
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