Quotations on Fear

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They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food.
- Willie Aames
(Keywords: Food, Wife, Heart, Daughter, Fear, Day, Eating)

Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Government, Fear, Attitude, Press, Suspicion, Workers)

Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Anger, Fear, Enemy, Hate, Ignorance)

The idea of infection began to be taken far more seriously than it ever had before. Hospitals transformed themselves in response to the new plague - sometimes for the better, but often for the worse, as when, in fear, they cast their ulcerated patients out into the streets.
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Keywords: Idea, Fear, Hospitals)

What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Power, Fear, Abuse)

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: People, Fear, World)

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Imagination, Men, Work, Fear, Ideas, Control, Error, Reason, Senses)

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Men, Fear, Evil, Punishment)

We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: People, Fear, Reason, Want)

If you believe in yourself, if you are without fear, you will also be tolerant, non-aggressive and find love.
- Rollo Armstrong
(Keywords: Love, Fear, Will)

Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: God, Soul, Fear, Body, Man, May, Poison)

To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: People, Fear, Amusement, Film)

In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Love, Fear, Learning, Opinion)

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- Francis of Assisi
(Keywords: Wisdom, Fear, Charity, Ignorance)

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Anger, Love, Fear, Jealousy, Quarrels)

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Beginning, Man)

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Death, Men, Fear, Children)

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Life, Anger, People, Fear, Darkness, Sadness)

There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Faith, God, Fear, Greatness, Contentment, Humility)

A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Men, Fear, Community, Destiny, Sense, Weapons)

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
- J. G. Ballard
(Keywords: Soul, Fear, Future, Nothing)

I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: Faith, People, Fear, Control, Manipulation, Order, Respect)

This filing spike is a result of bad information being pushed on people, and then they file for bankruptcy out of fear.
- Steve Bartlett
(Keywords: People, Fear, Being, Information, Result)

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
- Bruce Barton
(Keywords: Change, Fear, Progress, Action, Hope, Vision, Error, Living)

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: War, Fear, Fact)

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Belief, Control, Ability, Americans, Reality)

Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep.
- Francis Beaumont
(Keywords: Death, Love, Fear, Man, Sleep)

Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished - My god. It's slammed the economy, It's - I can't even begin to detail all it's actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It's stunned the entire nation.
- Art Bell
(Keywords: God, Fear, Detail, Economy, Nation)

Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace.
- Julien Benda
(Keywords: Love, Peace, War, Fear, Will)

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Love, Happiness, Fear, Enthusiasm, Hate, Worry)

When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Time, Fear, Nothing)

We must travel in the direction of our fear.
- John Berryman
(Keywords: Travel, Fear, Direction)

I fear this little episode does not speak very favourably for my business capacity in those early days, for I certainly ought to have made much more than I did by this really important invention.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Business, Fear, Invention)

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.
- Henry Beston
(Keywords: Experience, Fear, Adventure, Emotion, Humanity, Night, Religious)

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Nature, Religion, Daughter, Fear, Hope, Ignorance)

Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: People, Fear, Temptation)

At the time, 1980, people regarded actresses involved with production with a certain amount of fear, resentment and anger.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Anger, Time, People, Fear, Production, Resentment)

Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.
- Countess of Blessington
(Keywords: Religion, Fear, Belief, Confidence, Superstition)

The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
- Leon Blum
(Keywords: Thought, Fear, End, Man)

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Men, Fear, Interest)

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Men, Fear, Interest, Self, Self interest)

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Enemy)

Remember, we know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War. But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets, the outcome was by no means certain.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: War, Fear, Day, End, Living, World, World war)

Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Keywords: People, Fear, Consequences, Terrorism, Violence)

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone
(Keywords: Life, Fear, Failure)

The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: People, Fear, Famine, Hunger, Nations, Population, Poverty, World)

Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Government, People, Fear, Reason)

The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Government, People, Fear, American, Public)

As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: People, Fear, Rights)

With attention deficit democracy, I am trying to wake up people to how the combination of mass ignorance, fear mongering by the government, and lying politicians is putting our entire system of government to a death spiral.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Death, Government, People, Fear, Attention, Democracy, Ignorance, Lying, Politicians, Trying)



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