Fear Quotes

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
– Jean de la Bruyere
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
– Edmund Burke
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
– Robert Burns
Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
– Gary Busey
Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
– Samuel Butler
I have a fear of being boring.
– Christian Bale
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.
– Clara Barton
Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.
– Gregory Bateson
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
I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
– Pierre de Beaumarchais
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
– Lou Brock
It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment.
– Giordano Bruno
I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.
– Ken Burns
Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
– Vannevar Bush
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.
– John Calvin
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