Fear Itself

Sunday, October 5, 2014 – Fear Itself

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. ~ Marianne Williamson

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

My ‘fear’ is my substance, and probably the best part of me. ~ Franz Kafka

Never be afraid to sit a while and think. ~ Lorraine Hansberry

I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there. ~ Chuck Palahniuk

There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. ~ Andre Gide

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies. ~ William Hazlitt

I have a fear of being boring. ~ Christian Bale

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. ~ Bertrand Russell

Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They’re afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs. ~ Fred Allen

I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived. ~ Harold Kushner

It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. ~ Samuel Butler

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house. ~ John Cheever

Fear is excitement without breath. ~ Robert Heller

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear. ~ Umberto Eco

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. ~ Albert Camus

There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense. ~ Thomas Hobbes

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~ William Tecumseh Sherman

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. ~ Thomas Jefferson

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old. ~ Robert Frost

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~ William E. Gladstone

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man. ~ Patrick Rothfuss

Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it, I try to send it back. But sometimes I’m too afraid to and have to eat it anyway. ~ Martin Amis

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. ~ Joseph Campbell

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