Quotations About / On: FEAR

  • 71.
    They who feel cannot keep their minds in the equilibrium of a pair of scales: fear and hope have no equiponderant weights.
    (Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Horace Walpole's Miscellany 1786-1795, p. 33, ed. Lars E. Troide, Yale University Press (1978). Originally written in 1786.)
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  • 72.
    We need not fear any isms if our democracy is achieving the ends for which it was established ...
    (Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 48, by Joseph P. Lash (1971). In her September 26, 1938, "My Day" column. She was concerned about "the constant battle between those who would have us fear the communists and those who would have us fear the fascists.")
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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    Fear of trying causes paralysis. Trying causes only trembling and sweating.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 75.
    Fear regulates. Appetite impels.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 76.
    You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aphorism 222 (1955).)
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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldst have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
    (Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466-1536), Dutch humanist. Proverbs or Adages of Erasmus, fol. 32 (1545).)
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  • 80.
    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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