Quotations About / On: FEAR

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    As master of the universe, need he fear a master?
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Plautine, in Titus and Berenice (Tite et Bérénice), act 1, sc. 1 (1670). Plautine speaks of the Emperor Titus.)
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  • 76.
    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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  • 77.
    Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 78.
    I am fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason.
    (Edmund H. North (1911-1990), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Wise. Klaatu (Michael Rennie), The Day the Earth Stood Still, Reacting to the panic his arrival has caused. (1951). Based on a story by Harry Bates.)
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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    If there is anything I really fear it is the mind of a young girl.
    (Jane Heap (c. 1880-1964), U.S. artist and editor. As quoted in The Strange Necessity, part 1, by Margaret Anderson (1969). Said in 1920, when Heap and her co-editor, Margaret Anderson, were on trial for publishing sections of the Irish novelist James Joyce's controversial masterpiece, Ulysses, in their literary journal, The Little Review. Two years later, the American expatriate Sylvia Beach, who had become a Parisian bookseller, published the complete Ulysses in book form. Here, Heap was reacting privately to the prosecutor's assertion in court that reading Ulysses would endanger "the minds of young girls." Ultimately, Anderson and Heap were convicted and fined $100.)
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