Words matter. These are the best Fear Quotes from famous people such as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Matthew Stover, Justine Musk, Miles Davis, John Wycliffe, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy.
There’s a reason why anger, fear, and hatred are paths to the dark side: they all spring from a single source – the same source as a certain flavor of love. A dangerously sweet, addictive flavor.
Fear is a powerful beast. But we can learn to ride it.
Do not fear mistakes. There are none.
Do not let friars enter your wine cellars for fear they will bless every barrel and change the wine into blood.
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.
This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.
We should not be afraid to go into a new era, to leave the old beyond.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
If Jews don’t come to Nazareth, Arabs don’t go to Afula. There is fear on both sides.
Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.
My greatest fear: repetition.
Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.
We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
Stage fright is my worst problem. A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations.
Defeat the fear of death and you welcome the death of fear.
Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
True nobility is exempt from fear.
We need to kind of refresh our fear in order to refresh our understanding of how a safe place works.
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.
Extremism in defense of liberty is not a vice, but I denounce political extremism, of the left or the right, based on duplicity, falsehood, fear, violence and threats when they endanger liberty.
Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it’s been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
The greatest want of the world is the want of men – men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.
When I was running the Troubadour, there was this transition from the classic singer/songwriter Jackson Browne types to bands like Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys, and Fear. Those are just some that come to mind. Oh, and Adam Ant! The Fear fans wanted to ‘crush’ the Ants. These guys hated each other.
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
I do not fear truth. I welcome it. But I wish all of my facts to be in their proper context.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
See how fortune deludes us, and that which we put carefully into her hands, she either breaks or lets it fall from her hands, or causes it to be removed by the violence of another, or suffocates and poisons, or taints with suspicion, fear and jealousy to the great hurt and ruin of the possessor.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
He who refuses to stoop, who cannot be bribed by the promise of success or the fear of failure – who walks the highway of the right, and in disaster stands erect, is the only victor.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Never fear a job, always respect it, and always leave yourself a hind door to escape. May your hind door always be open.
It was fear. He didn’t want to see a united Germany. Stalin made it clear to me – I spoke with him many times – that they couldn’t afford to let Germany build up again. They’d been invaded twice, and he wasn’t willing to have it happen again.
You can break through old limits, past inertia and fear, to… richness of choice, freedom, human closeness.
I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
I don’t fear nobody, and that’s how I live my life. I live my life with no fears.
Fear leads to more fear, and trust leads to more trust.
My dad had this thing – everyone in Canada wants to play hockey; that’s all they want to do. So when I was a kid, whenever we skated my dad would not let us on the ice without hockey sticks, because of this insane fear we would become figure skaters!
Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.
Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
People react to fear, not love; they don’t teach that in Sunday School, but it’s true.
Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy’s ranks.
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
At the end, ignorance is the source of biases. If we cure that, there’s nothing to fear and hate.
Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.
What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.
If you don’t find time to meditate and get all that negative out, and if you don’t have the right people being positive around you, this is a very scary job to have if you don’t learn how to control your fear.
Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
Out of ignorance and fear comes judgment and division.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
Sweetness is the opposite of machismo, which is everywhere – and I really don’t get on with machismo. I’m interested in sensitivity and weakness and fear and anxiety because I think that, at the end of the day, behind our masks, that’s what we are.
One of the key elements of human behavior is, humans have a greater fear of loss than enjoyment of success. All the academic studies will show you that the fear of loss of capital is far greater than the enjoyment of gains.
Embrace the fear and go for it. That’s what I do. I don’t run from it – I embrace the fear.
Let them hate so long as they fear.
Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much.
It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
Americans fear losing control if they’re forced to ride in autonomous vehicles. These same Americans fly in airplanes every day that largely are flown by computers, and impressively efficient ones at that.
He doesn’t know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn’t know the meaning of most words.
A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
Probably the one Bible passage that is read by Jews and Roman Catholics, Protestants, Islam, more than any other chapter is Psalm 23. And in Psalm 23 there is a verse that says, ‘Surely, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.’
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
God helps those who fear Him.
Chemistry itself knows altogether too well that – given the real fear that the scarcity of global resources and energy might threaten the unity of mankind – chemistry is in a position to make a contribution towards securing a true peace on earth.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’
I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.
I think my whole life, because of where I came from, I had a fear of failure.
Sailing is the closest I can get to nature – it’s adrenaline, fear, a constant challenge and learning experience, an adventure into the unknown. And of course there is nothing better than wearing the same T-shirt for days and not brushing my hair for weeks.
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
I play with a fear of letting people down. That’s what motivates me.
Fear is unnecessary.
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
I’ve done plenty of daredeviling – from white-water rafting to bungee jumping. But I think the most fearless was hosting the Emmy Awards. It was overwhelming, and I definitely had to leave fear at the door.
I’m always interested in trying to investigate different personalities. I want to keep myself guessing and keep the fear element alive, so that I don’t get too comfortable.
Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
Fear comes from your past observations. That fear settles inside you. It becomes your psyche. Something triggers it and it fuels that subconscious. There is no logic to it.
If we’re not careful, we become that which we most fear.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
In the ring, I never really knew fear.
Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.
Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble… to give way to hope, fear and greed.
The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness.
TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures.
We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.
Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.
Understanding dissolves fear. When we understand the true nature of our being, fears dissipate. We are spiritual beings, not human beings.
Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
In masks outrageous and austere, The years go by in single file; But none has merited my fear, And none has quite escaped my smile.
I have long believed that there are fundamentally two forces or emotions that drive our decisions – love and fear. Love has its many manifestations: compassion, gratitude, kindness, and joy. Fear often manifests in cynicism, anger, jealousy, and anxiety. I worry that many of our communities are being driven by fear.
Government should fear the people, not the other way around.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
I fear no motion of no confidence or impeachment, for they are the lawful mechanisms for the people of this beautiful country to remove their president.
Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death.
Fear seems to have many causes. Fear of loss, fear of failure, fear of being hurt, and so on, but ultimately all fear is the ego’s fear of death, of annihilation. To the ego, death is always just around the corner. In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life.
A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas, and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.
What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
I believe that truth is one of the most powerful tools we possess against victimization, exploitation, and fear.
I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.
Humor and laughter – not necessarily derogatory derision – are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously – for fear of dying of boredom.
To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head.
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there’s more reason to fear than to hope.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
It is the truth of grace and not of the law that brings you true freedom. The truth of the law only binds you. In fact, religious bondage is one of the most crippling bondages with which a person can be encumbered. Religious bondage keeps one in constant fear, guilt, and anxiety.
God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.
My childhood ended in 1942. I was 12, and for the next three years, I lived under incessant bombings. It was a life of constant fear.
An award means a lot to me. It brings happiness along with a kind of fear. It brings fear because the award is the responsibility which audiences have put on us. So a singer winning an award should always try to give best of him to the audiences.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
Scalded cats fear even cold water.
I have a vision of India: an India free of hunger and fear, an India free of illiteracy and want.
Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing.
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.
God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.
I don’t fear anyone. We don’t come to play in this sport.
Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
When you’re fearful, you stumble.
I have this fear of clowns, so I think that if I surround myself with them, it will ward off all evil.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
The part that makes you unique is the bit people will like or fear, fall in love with, or try to avoid.
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
I’m a man of faith. I only fear God, and my wife – sometimes.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Senators say they fear the N.R.A. and the gun lobby. But I think that fear must be nothing compared to the fear the first graders in Sandy Hook Elementary School felt as their lives ended in a hail of bullets.
Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Some emotions are essential to law and to public principles of justice: anger at wrongdoing, fear for our safety, compassion for the pain of others, all these are good reasons to make laws that protect people in their rights.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not ‘yours,’ not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
You may be educated abroad, you may be a great scientist, politician, but you always have a sneaking fear that if you don’t go to temples or do the ordinary things that you have been told to do, something evil might happen, so you conform. What happens to the mind that conforms? Investigate it, please.
I am grateful that I didn’t let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness.
Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was a lad. From then on, he lived in fear that death was just around the corner, and he set about programming me to work hard and bring in some cash.
There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or shall fail to do it.
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
I actually have a fear of the water because I nearly drowned. I got caught in a rip tide, and I wasn’t a good swimmer because that was when I was emigrating from England to Australia.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
While religious tolerance is surely better than religious war, tolerance is not without its liabilities. Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us incapable of criticizing ideas that are now patently absurd and increasingly maladaptive.
Those who own much have much to fear.
There’s fear or faith. If you’re living by fear, then you’re always looking for security. If you’re living by faith, then you’re always looking for freedom.
I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.
Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
Dictators and oppressors should continue to fear me because I will be here for a long time.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.
Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.
To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
Fear is not something we feel at Liverpool.
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
Fear requires belief that you will be harmed, and it is easily manipulated by rhetoric.
Saints are ordinary people who do what they do for the love of Jesus, say what they must say without fear, love their neighbor even when they are cursed by him, and live without regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?
The brutal truth is, we’re scarcely ‘educating’ children at all. Even if you overlook the guilt, fear, bigotry, and dangerous anti-intellectual flapdoodle being funneled into young brains by schools on the religious right, what we’re doing is training kids to be cogs in the wheels of commerce.
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
The most feared thing should be death, but after a lot of rumination, I have settled to fear incessant pain. It is not a ‘screaming hysterically’ kind of fear but a silently lurking one.
Don’t fear change – embrace it.
Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist. I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.
Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
One of the greatest things I fear is letting down my people. I wouldn’t live with that type of conscience, of having let down my people after they’ve been brutalized for so long.
Our fear of hypocrisy is forcing us to live in a world where gluttons are fine, so long as they champion gluttony.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
Logically, harmony must come from the heart… Harmony very much based on trust. As soon as use force, creates fear. Fear and trust cannot go together.
Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.
I have done for my country, and for all mankind, all that I could do, and I now resign my soul, without fear, to my God – my daughter to my country.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
My main focus in sobriety has been to replace fear with faith or love.
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
I decided to make ‘Captain America’ because I realized I wasn’t doing the film because it terrified me. You can’t make decisions based on fear.
An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.
We only fear what we don’t understand, and I hate to be scared.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
War is hell. You can’t photograph a flying bullet, but you can capture genuine fear.
So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
Let go of offence. Let go of fear. Let go of revenge. Don’t live angry, let go now!
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
We are built to be happy, strong and healthy. I fear not to live. We have everything to live up to our dreams. You have everything to achieve that, and in a very short period of time you can get all the tools to manifest who you want to be.
There’s bigger threats in my neighborhood than LeBron James, so I have no fear whatsoever of LeBron.
I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I’d hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.
We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased, we are glad. If they are not, it doesn’t matter. We know we are beautiful. And ugly too.
Don’t let fear rule your life. Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
Pitching is the art of instilling fear.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
A child’s fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
The soul grows by reincarnation in bodies provided by nature, more complex, more powerful, as the soul unfolds greater and greater faculties. And so the soul climbs upward into the light eternal. And there is no fear for any child of man, for inevitably he climbs towards God.
Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
Fear is a relative thing; its effects are relative to power.
I live my life through fear. If I’m afraid of it I’ll do it just so I’m not afraid of it anymore.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
I’ve worn a dress at my wedding. I’ve worn 6-inch Louboutins. I’ve got no fear and no shame.
I never, ever thought I would be able to grow a beard like I have now. I think it’s gonna be here for a little minute. Fear the beard, hopefully.
In time we hate that which we often fear.
Courage is managing fear to accomplish what you want to accomplish. And it’s a great demonstration of love. It’s really what love is. It’s finding areas in which other people are more important than you.
My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists.
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
A lot of what I’ve done as Nine Inch Nails has been governed by fear. I was trying to keep the songs in a framework that was tough, and I learnt a lot from Jesus and Mary Chain about how to bury nice pop songs in unlistenable noise – the idea being if you can get behind that wall, you find there’s a pearl inside.
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
I’ve been bitten by a python. Not a very big one. I was being silly, saying: ‘Oh, it’s not poisonous…’ Then, wallop! But you have fear around animals.
When Christians start thinking about Jesus, things start breaking down, they lose their faith. It’s perfectly possible to go to church every Sunday and not ask any questions, just because you like it as a way of life. They fear that if they ask questions they’ll lose their Christ, the very linchpin of their religion.
All of us have been trained by education and environment to seek personal gain and security and to fight for ourselves. Though we cover it over with pleasant phrases, we have been educated for various professions within a system which is based on exploitation and acquisitive fear.
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
I delight in what I fear.
As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.
Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.
There is nothing to fear except the persistent refusal to find out the truth, the persistent refusal to analyze the causes of happenings.
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.
Every game, you’ve got to play with no fear.
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.
American economists can’t understand the German fear of inflation and the effects of inflation when dealing with the world economic crisis. They wonder why Germany pursues such a different course – ‘Why can’t they agree with us?’ I would have thought it was fairly obvious.
Science may provide the most useful way to organize empirical, reproducible data, but its power to do so is predicated on its inability to grasp the most central aspects of human life: hope, fear, love, hate, beauty, envy, honor, weakness, striving, suffering, virtue.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
If you have fear, you are bound by tradition, you follow some leader or guru. When you are bound by tradition, when you are afraid of your husband or your wife, you lose your dignity as an individual human being.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Modi has always been very particular about law and order. He believes in fairness and justice, and encouraged us to simply work as per law without fear or favour. His ability to think big and implement it on the ground is exemplary. He had a vision of a bank account for every household.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
Fear is real, but so is love.
You have to be sincere in your feelings. And fear is one of those, sometimes; doubt is one of those; jealousy, anger – all your emotions are not going to be considered the strong emotions; all of them are not going to be love, happiness, joy.
Sometimes the point isn’t to make people believe a lie – it’s to make people fear the liar.
Growth should take care of the fear of job losses. People will be challenged to do different things. For people who are not up to it, purely based on objective assessment, that’s a different issue, which, you do it anyway.
When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
No one can avoid death; it is inevitable. Therefore, I should create in my mind a kind of willingness and accepting for that event without any fear.
I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.
I like to do something I fear.
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity. The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for far too long.
Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
People need each other to help each other up. But we can’t stand near each other because we fear each other. When you get over fear, nothing matters anymore but love.
I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
Men! The only animal in the world to fear.
Once we’re willing to confront our emotional suffering, we begin making choices based on attraction instead of aversion, love instead of fear. Where we used to think about what was ‘safe,’ we now become interested in doing what seems right or fun or meaningful or ripe with possibilities.
I don’t operate on fear, and I don’t let fear control me.
The Bible says to ‘fear not,’ but this doesn’t mean you should never feel scared. It means when you do feel fear, keep going forward and do what you are supposed to do. Or as I like to say, do it afraid.
We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow.
If frightening sensations are not given the time and attention they need to move through the body and resolve or dissolve, the individual will continue to be gripped by fear.
Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.
Knowledge is power, and it can help you overcome any fear of the unexpected. When you learn, you gain more awareness through the process, and you know what pitfalls to look for as you get ready to transition to the next level.
I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.
Californians are people who insist on growing their own vegetables, but they won’t dig up the pretty lawn, won’t plant anything for fear of getting dirty, and they use fragrant bath salts from The Body Shop instead of smelly compost.
The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.
Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.
Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.
War is big business. It’s a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels.
He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.
People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people’s powers of resistance.
There is a fear of emotion in tennis.
I think when we wake up in the morning, we can choose between fear and love. Every morning. And every morning, if you choose one, that doesn’t define you until the end… The way you end your story is important. It’s important that we choose love over fear, because love is the answer.
If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.
People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.’
I have a fear of tubes and tunnels. Going through any tunnel causes me great anxiety.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
Throughout my career, the pounding in my heart, the fright, has been ever-present, but I never turned back. Fear can be a highly motivational part of the journey.
I am a living symbol of the white man’s fear. I never realized how deeply embedded this fear is until I came to Brandfort.
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you’re a star you’re dead already. You’re embalmed.
We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries.
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
Knight without fear and without reproach.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
I do respect people’s faith, but I don’t respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
I’m not the type of person to live in fear. I think positively.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
We are looking for happiness and running after it in such a way that creates anger, fear and discrimination. So when you attend a retreat, you have a chance to look at the deep roots of this pollution of the collective energy that is unwholesome.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
My biggest fear is death because I don’t think I’m going anywhere. And since I don’t think that, and I don’t have a belief… I’m married to someone who has the belief, so she knows she’s going somewhere.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
We all have a fundamental right to live free from fear, free from crime, and free from disorder – but while we share that right, we also share the duty to secure it.
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.
Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
I’d recommend anyone watch ‘Harold and Maude,’ ’cause it helps a lot with fear of death.
Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
This is how to avoid re-creating painful situations: Take the time to discover your real intention before you act. If it is to change someone or the world so that you will feel safe or better about yourself, don’t act on it, because it is an intention of fear and can create only painful consequences.
Although many of us fear death, I think there is something illogical about it.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Fear is the most debilitating emotion in the world, and it can keep you from ever truly knowing yourself and others – its adverse effects can no longer be overlooked or underestimated. Fear breeds hatred, and hatred has the power to destroy everything in its path.
Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.
A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear.
I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
The best gift you can give yourself is getting over the fear of embarrassment because then you’re completely free to try anything.
Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
I have a fear of poverty in old age. I have this vision of myself living in a skip and eating cat food. It’s because I’m freelance, and I’ve never had a proper job. I don’t have a pension, and my savings are dwindling. I always thought someone would just come along and look after me.
The First World War was a horror of gas, industrialised slaughter, fear, and appalling human suffering.
That is America. That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don’t fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future. Contemplate your physical self and all its possessions, and practice laughing peacefully at it all.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
Ironically, becoming known publicly was my biggest fear. And it was partly because I’m on the whole a fairly shy person.
Fear connotes something that interferes with what you’re doing.
The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot – and it’s only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
Why is it that when we get older, we get more fearful?
Exploiting people’s emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it’s not change, it’s partisanship. We don’t need partisanship. We don’t need demagoguery, we need solutions.
My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.
The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one’s children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.
A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Fear is a noose that binds until it strangles.
People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
I came across few whites as a boy at Qunu. The local magistrate, of course, was white, as was the nearest shopkeeper. Occasionally, white travelers or policemen passed through our area. These whites appeared as grand as gods to me, and I was aware that they were to be treated with a mixture of fear and respect.
We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.
The fear of failing… not quite the fear of failing, but the uncertainty of whether you are going to perform or not, is there every single game I have played in my life. It will always be there.
I have stepped outside my comfort zone enough to know that, yes, the world does fall apart, but not in the way that you fear.
The human longings that are deep inside of us never go away. They exist across cultures; they exist throughout life. When people were first made, our deepest longing was to know and be known. And after the Fall, when we all got weird, it’s still our deepest longing – but it’s now also our deepest fear.
The brutality of apartheid drains you of that emotion of fear if you have gone through everything you can be put through in the process of harassment.
I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are rather than confirming to an expectation of what they are meant to be.
We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.
This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all. You don’t have that fear. So why do you think people get stuck in those boxes? It’s that fear of going back down.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.
Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
I’ve had a lot of fear in my life, from fear of flying to fear of making a speech in front of a lot of people.
Entrepreneurs are not driven by fear; they are driven by the idea to create impact.
We are never doing anyone any favors by withholding our gifts from the world. It’s scary to be fierce, but you can’t compromise that for fear of losing those around you.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
I always say that death can be one of the greatest experiences ever. If you live each day of your life right, then you have nothing to fear.
The biggest obstacle to wealth is fear. People are afraid to think big, but if you think small, you’ll only achieve small things.
We’re taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they’re of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.
The roaring thunder of the law and the fear of the terror of judgment are both used to bring us to Christ, but the final victory culminating in our salvation is won through God’s loving-kindness.
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
The basic premise of ‘A Course in Miracles’ is that it teaches us to relinquish thoughts based on fear and to accept instead thoughts based on love.
When a match has equal partners then I fear not.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
The regrets of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow can kill you.
To fight fear, act. To increase fear – wait, put off postpone.
Ski jumping is just 10 per cent physical, 90 per cent mental. Some people can’t do that. It’s not just to do with the fear at the top. It takes a lot of guts to go off the top, but it takes 100 times more courage to jump off the end.
Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.
The older I get, the more I understand that the only way to say valuable things is to lose your fear of being correct.
Fear is the mother of foresight.
Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.
The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
Fear is better than apathy because fear makes us do something.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Fear, greed and hope have destroyed more portfolio value than any recession or depression we have ever been through.
Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear.
If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.
Perhaps I am naive, but I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.
The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born.
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
Fear clogs; faith liberates.
Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side.
It is not the thing you fear that you must deal with: it is the mother of the thing you fear.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.
If you take your fear and mash it into something that’s actually useful, then it doesn’t feel like it wins.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don’t choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe.
We in the U.A.E. have no such word as ‘impossible’; it does not exist in our lexicon. Such a word is used by the lazy and the weak, who fear challenges and progress.
Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way.
I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this.
Maybe it’s stress or anger or adrenaline or disillusionment or a bullying nature or simple fear of getting killed themselves, but there is a problem if a cop cannot tell the difference between a menacing gangster and the far more common person they encounter whose life is a little frayed and messy.
Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.
He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear – it was not a fear of not being accepted – was a very violent fear of failure.
I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
I was a very fearful little kid, and I would always see the worst in everything. The glass was half-empty. I would see people kissing, and I would think one was trying to bite the other.
We can either be governed by fear – fear of immigrants, fear of Muslims, call the press the enemy of the people, tear kids away from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border – or we can be governed by our ambitions and our aspirations and our desire to make the most out of all of us. And that’s America at its best.
A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
With something like cancer, there is a feeling that you can fight it in some way or control your response to it, but with dementia there is the fear of losing control of your mind and your life.
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency.
In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
You don’t have to be fearless to do anything; you can be scared out of your mind. I fear that I won’t get better and that I won’t have time to practice. To be called a ‘jazz musician’ – it’s a big responsibility.
I’ve come to the conclusion that mythology is really a form of archaeological psychology. Mythology gives you a sense of what a people believes, what they fear.
We are living in a world of fear. The life of man today is corroded and made bitter by fear: fear of the future, fear of the hydrogen bomb, fear of ideologies. Perhaps this fear is a greater danger than the danger itself because it is fear, which drives men to act thoughtlessly, to act dangerously.
Both old and young alike ought to seek wisdom: the former in order that, as age comes over him, he may be young in good things because of the grace of what has been, and the latter in order that, while he is young, he may at the same time be old, because he has no fear of the things which are to come.
Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
A lot of problems stem from a desire to avoid discomfort. For example, people who fear failure often avoid new challenges in an effort to keep anxiety at bay. Avoiding emotional discomfort, however, is usually a short-term solution that leads to long-term problems.
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
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.