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)

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
- Diane Abbott
(Keywords: Fear, Cause, Crime)

I don't remember what was going through my mind, but what was going through my body was fear and terror. I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs and playing a lot of the organ clubs.
- John Abercrombie
(Keywords: Fear, Body, Mind, Road, Terror)

Let them hate so long as they fear.
- Lucius Accius
(Keywords: Fear, Hate)

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)

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
- George Matthew Adams
(Keywords: Fear, Medicine, Mind, Relaxation)

I have no fear of being less beautiful, I've always been afraid of not being beautiful.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Fear, Being)

Fear... is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.
- Renata Adler
(Keywords: Fear, Yesterday)

Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Fear, Worry)

Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Fear, Courage, Understanding)

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

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Fear, Act, Day)

In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Fear, Opportunity, Opinion, Problems)

They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Fear, Failure, Doubt)

He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
- James Lane Allen
(Keywords: Fear, Failure, Doubt)

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)

Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Fear, Consistency, Anxiety)

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Fear, Disease, Logic, Man)

Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control.
- Virginia C. Andrews
(Keywords: Fear, Control, Being, Children, Deep)

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

Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: Fear, Hope, Space)

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Fear, Poison, Shipwreck)

We fear the thing we want the most.
- Robert Anthony
(Keywords: Fear, Want)

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)

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Fear, Anticipation, Evil, Pain)

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Fear, Courage, Confidence)

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Fear, Being, Law)

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)

Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
- Chet Atkins
(Keywords: Fear, Being)

Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Fear, Fools)

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)

I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: Fear, Satan)

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Fear, Meaning, Wonder)

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)

Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became.
- Douglas Bader
(Keywords: Fear, Danger)

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.
- Colin Baker
(Keywords: Fear, Violence)

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)

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Fear, Knowledge, Will)

I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused.
- Scott Bakula
(Keywords: Fear, Hope, Agreement, Exploration, Space, Weapons)

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 have a fear of being boring.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Fear, Being)

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