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45 Fear Quotes

Men are moved by only two things: fear and self-interest.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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Since love and fear can hardly coexist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes

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It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter.

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.

Bill Russell Quotes

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Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.

Frederick Smith Quotes

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The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

Sven Goran Eriksson Quotes

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Every man is afraid of something. That's how you know he's in love with you; when he is afraid of losing you.

Rosanne Cash Quotes

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Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.

Fulton Oursler Quotes

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No one loves the man whom he fears.

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No one loves the man whom he fears.

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It is tormenting to fear what you cannot overcome. [Lat., Crux est si metuas quod vincere nequeas.]

Decimus Magnus Ausonius Quotes , Source: Septem Sapientum Sententioe Septenis Versibus Explicatoe (VII, 4)

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The brave man is not he who feels no fear, For that were stupid and irrational; But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.

Joanna Baillie Quotes , Source: Basil (act III, sc. 1, l. 151)

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The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.

Joanna Baillie Quotes , Source: Basil (act III, sc. 1, l. 151)

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An aching tooth is better out than in, To lose a rotten member is a gain.

Richard Baxter Quotes , Source: Hypocrisy

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Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring.

Richard Baxter Quotes , Source: Love Breathing Thanks and Praise

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The fear o' hell's the hangman's whip To laud the wretch in order; But where ye feel your honor grip, Let that aye be your border.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Epistle to a Young Friend

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Fear is an ague, that forsakes And haunts, by fits, those whom it takes; And they'll opine they feel the pain And blows they felt, to-day, again.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto III)

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His fear was greater than his haste: For fear, though fleeter than the wind, Believes 'tis always left behind.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto III, l. 64)

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In extreme danger fear feels no pity. [Lat., In summo periculo timor miericordiam non recipit.]

Julius Caesar (Caius Julius Caesar) Quotes , Source: De Bello Gallico (VII, 26)

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Fear has many eyes. [Sp., El miedo tiene muchos ojos.]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (III, 6)

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Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty. [Lat., Timor non est diuturnus magister officii.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Philippicoe (II, 36)

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Like one, that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. VI)

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His frown was full of terror, and his voice Shook the delinquent with such fits of awe As left him not, till penitence had won Lost favor back again, and clos'd the breach.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 659)

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The clouds dispell'd, the sky resum'd her light, And Nature stood recover'd of her fright. But fear, the last of ills, remain'd behind, And horrow heavy sat on every mind.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Theodore and Honoria (l. 336)

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