Quotes by fear

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  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Fear no more the heat o the sun, nor the furious winter's rages. Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
    John Dryden
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    He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
  • Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
    B. F. Skinner
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    A culture must be reasonably stable, but it must also change, and it will presumably be strongest if it can avoid excessive respect for tradition and fear of novelty on the one hand and excessively rapid change on the other.
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    Norman Vincent Peale
    American minister and author 1898-1993
    Norman Vincent Peale
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    Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
  • David Ben-Gurion
    David Ben-Gurion
    Israeli politician, founder of and first Prime Minister of Israel 1886-1973
    David Ben-Gurion
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    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 no to be feared.
  • Anthony de Mello
    Anthony de Mello
    Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist 1931-1987
    Anthony de Mello
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    Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: a kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.
  • Andrew Motion
    Andrew Motion
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    Each sudden gust of light explains itself as flames, but neither they, nor even bombs redoubled on the hills tonight can quite include me in their fear.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
    Jean de la Fontaine
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    Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Fear always springs from ignorance.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
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