Quotations About / On: FEAR

  • 1.
    Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.
    (Francis De Sales, Saint (1567-1622), French churchman, devotional writer. quoted by Bishop Jean-Pierre Camus in The Spirit of Saint Francis de Sales, ch. 7, sct. 3 (1952).)
  • 2.
    Kill fear here without any fear or let fear kill you.
    (Pratik Rajani)
  • 3.
    It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
    (Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. M. Olivier, in The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 7 (1936).)
  • 4.
    The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
    (Elias Canetti (b. 1905), Austrian novelist, philosopher. "The Fear of Being Touched," Crowds and Power (1960, trans. 1962).)
  • 5.
    Blind fear that seeing reason leads finds safer footing than blind reason stumbling without fear. To fear the worst oft cures the worst.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cressida, in Troilus and Cressida, act 3, sc. 2, l. 71-3. Proverbial.)
  • 6.
    The only thing we have to fear, is the phenomenon of fear itself.
  • 7.
    The Mind is the greatest fear, only because the mind fears itself.
  • 8.
    The root of sin is that dog-fearing people outnumber God-fearing people.
  • 9.
    Fear of expression due to fear of rejection stifles art.
  • 10.
    Fear fears none except fearless me
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