Fear Quotes

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
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
– Thomas Carlyle
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
– Dale Carnegie
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.
– Dale Carnegie
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
– Jimmy Carter
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
– George Washington Carver
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
– Miguel de Cervantes
Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
– John Cheever
If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
– Lord Chesterfield
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.
– Lord Chesterfield
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another.
– Lord Chesterfield
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
– Noam Chomsky
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.
– Sir Winston Churchill
True nobility is exempt from fear.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.
– Emile M. Cioran
We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.
– Charles Caleb Colton
If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
– Confucius
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
– Cyril Connolly
The dread of lonliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
– Cyril Connolly
Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.
– Philip Crosby