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" Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd. "
" Fear can be good when you're walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it's not good when you have a goal and you're fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before. "
" Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future. "
" The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. "
" There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized. "
" If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear? "
" The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free. "
" I don't fear anything. "
" Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. "
" Our articles of confederation ought to be revised and measures immediately taken to invigorate the Continental Union. Depend upon it: there lies the danger for America. This last stroke is wanting, and unless the states be strongly bound to each other, we have to fear from British and, indeed, from European politics. "
Marquis de Lafayette
" There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. "
" Never fear a job, always respect it, and always leave yourself a hind door to escape. May your hind door always be open. "
" That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future. "
" Realists do not fear the results of their study. "
" Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives. "
" Columbine was so frightening. And the media took off with it, like everything else, so it instilled more fear in people. You're looking around at school for kids like the ones who committed the shootings, and you feel wrong for doing that, you know? "
" Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. "
" Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy. "
" Embrace the fear and go for it. That's what I do. I don't run from it - I embrace the fear. "
" Nixon represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character almost every other country in the world has learned to fear and despise. "
Hunter S. Thompson
" When men don't fear God, they give themselves to evil. "
" Man is not made better by being degraded; he is seldom restrained from crime by harsh measures, except the principle of fear predominates in his character, and then he is never made radically better for its influence. "
" A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is. "
" What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just do some good. "
" Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker. "
" No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. "
" The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause. "
" I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing. "
Billy Bob Thornton
" Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear. "
" Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog. "
Robert Falcon Scott