Quotations About / On: FEAR
The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.
(F.H. (Francis Herbert) Bradley (1846-1924), British philosopher. Aphorisms, no. 63 (1930).)
Fear regulates. Appetite impels.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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.)
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).)
Always clamping down on excitement is not self-control but fear.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 259.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)