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Quotations: Fear

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.
Usman B. Asif

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell

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

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.
Cyril Connolly

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.
Marie Curie

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.
Joan Didion

In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.
John C. Dvorak

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

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.
Marilyn Ferguson

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.
Ruth Gendler

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
Arnold Glasow

Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven.
James Hastings

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.
Frank Herbert

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.
Franklin P. Jones

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Shirley Maclaine

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken

Fear is the highest fence.
Dudley Nichols

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.
Katherine Paterson

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
Michael Pritchard

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

You see what power is - holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them!
Amy Tan

Fear is faith that it won't work out.
Sister Mary Tricky

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.
Henry H. Tweedy

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
King Whitney Jr

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