Quotations About / On:
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.)
Fear regulates. Appetite impels.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.
(F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 63 (1930).)
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).)
The person who wants nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing can never be an artist.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, November 25, 1892, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 134, "Nauka" (1976).)