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German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825+1
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950+1
Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.
A lot of people are frightened by old age - by being around people who are, basically, on their way out - but I'm fascinated by it. It's an amazing thing to be around someone who has had a life well lived.
Even leaving aside government policy, whole industries are already making expensive changes around the perceived need to 'go green.' Al Gore and countless other prophets of global catastrophe are making megamillions pushing these expensive solutions. Schoolchildren around the globe are being frightened by tales of impending calamity.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD0
Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
Danish philosopher 1813-18550
Father in Heaven! When the thought of thee wakes in our hearts let it not awaken like a frightened bird that flies about in dismay, but like a child waking from its sleep with a heavenly smile.
Geopolitical drama lessened but did not die after the Cold War; in 2008, the specter of thousands of seeming automatons banging drums at the opening of the Beijing Games frightened and enthralled the world, reminding us that China was a nation on the rise, a competitor for global dominance.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-19500
Good novel are written by people who are not frightened.
Scottish writer 1824-19050
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
English biographer, novelist and critic 1949-0
I believe that the gods themselves are frightened of the world which they have fashioned.Source: The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde (1983)
American composer and music 1912-19920
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
If I ever felt inclined to be timid as I was going into a room full of people, I would say to myself, 'You're the cleverest member of one of the cleverest families in the cleverest class of the cleverest nation... why should you be frightened?
George S. Patton
American Army General during World War II 1885-19450
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
English statesman 1874-19650
It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter
English moviedirector 1899-19800
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.