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There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time.
Sometimes you must suffer through something to defeat your fear of it.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
As you know from school, it's when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you've done your best.
Most damage that others do us is out of fear, humiliation and pain. Those feelings occur in all of us, not just in those of us who profess a certain religious or racial devotion.
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Just what is it that academics have to fear if they stand up for common decency, instead of letting campus barbarians run amok?
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt.
Dread, which is closely related to fear, steals the ability to enjoy ordinary life and makes people anxious about the future. It keeps them from looking forward to the next day, the next month, or the next decade.
My father was a mean, controlling and manipulative person for most of his life. He was unpredictable and unstable. As a result, the atmosphere of our home was super-charged with fear because you never knew if what you did would make him mad or not.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.
I always say that death can be one of the greatest experiences ever. If you live each day of your life right, then you have nothing to fear.
Those who learned to know death, rather than to fear and fight it, become our teachers about life.
The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.
This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There's no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to fear the people collectively - I am one with the people.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
John F. Kennedy
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