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The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.

Tags: Death, Often  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

I get so nervous on stage I can't help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it's pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I'm going to be able to deliver.

Tags: Brain, Help  ✍ Author: Adele

I have no fear of being less beautiful, I've always been afraid of not being beautiful.

Tags: Afraid, Beautiful  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

Fear... is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.

Tags: Afraid, Forward  ✍ Author: Renata Adler

People are so used to having their lives filmed, they're not even conscious of having cameras around. I still have that sort of suspicion when a camera comes out. I view it as a thing to fear.

Tags: Lives, Used  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.

Tags: Good, Heart  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Excessive fear is always powerless.

Tags: Power, Powerless  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

When a match has equal partners then I fear not.

Tags: Equal, Match  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down. My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I'm good.

Tags: Good, Someone  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

Fear is the foundation of most governments.

Tags: Foundation  ✍ Author: John Adams

They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure.

Tags: Doubt, Failure  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

Tags: Evil, Pain  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Tags: Law, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Courage  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.

Tags: Men, Reverence  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.

Tags: Evil, Men  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

Tags: Computers, Lack  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.

Tags: Jealousy, Love  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

Tags: Beginning, Death  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.

Tags: Half, Him  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Tags: Good, Hope  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein
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The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Tags: Death, Someone  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

Tags: Experience, Religion  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

Tags: Evil, Good  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

Tags: Felt, Grief  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

Tags: Experience, Successful  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

Tags: Afraid, Care  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

Tags: Negotiate  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

Tags: Judge, Truth  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

Tags: Blood, Path  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

Tags: Forward, Life  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Fear is stupid. So are regrets.

Tags: Regrets, Stupid  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.

Tags: Biggest, Child  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

Tags: Death  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Tags: Absence, Courage  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Tags: Courage, Hold  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.

Tags: Everywhere, Reverence  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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 blind-folded fear.

Tags: God, Reason  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.

Tags: May, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Tags: Truth, Wish  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

Tags: May, Subject  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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.

Tags: God, Opinion  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Tags: Government, Liberty  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

In time we hate that which we often fear.

Tags: Hate, Time  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.

Tags: Care, Done  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

Tags: Sense, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.

Tags: Instead, Listen  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.

Tags: Inspirational, Life  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: 'this is not happening in my backyard.'

Tags: Country, Women  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

Tags: Adversity, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.

Tags: Death, Men  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.

Tags: Life, Sad  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

My mother brought me numerous times to visit Orton as a child, and I have visited the gardens with my children many times. Orton is a gem on the Cape Fear River and I am excited about our restoration efforts to bring it back to its original landscape.

Tags: Children, Mother  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became.

Tags: Matter, Strong  ✍ Author: Douglas Bader

I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.

Tags: Home, Knowing  ✍ Author: Max Baer

Don't shame the young for releasing their pent-up fear.

Tags: Shame, Young  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I'm terrible at speaking extemporaneously about my work - I get completely tongue-tied and consumed with fear.

Tags: Terrible, Work  ✍ Author: Anita Baker

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.

Tags: Laugh, Mean  ✍ Author: Colin Baker

Roosevelt's declaration that Americans had 'nothing to fear but fear itself' was a glorious piece of inspirational rhetoric and just as gloriously wrong.

Tags: Piece, Wrong  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

God helps those who fear Him.

Tags: God, Him  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.

Tags: Advise, God  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.

Tags: Allah, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.

Tags: Faith, God  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused.

Tags: Happen, Hope  ✍ Author: Scott Bakula

A dark and terrible side of this sense of community of interests is the fear of a horrible common destiny which in these days of atomic weapons darkens men's minds all around the globe.

Tags: Destiny, Men  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

Tags: Cannot, Love  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I have a fear of being boring.

Tags: Boring  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.

Tags: Boring, Future  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.

Tags: Children, Tomorrow  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Film critics said I gave a voice to the fear we all have: that we'll reach a certain point in our lives, look around and realize that all the things we said we'd do and become will never come to be - and that we're ordinary.

Tags: Become, Said  ✍ Author: Ann Bancroft

It's heavy, but I am able to carry it. Why? Because I'm an African woman. An African woman carries heavy loads anyway. That's how we are trained; we are brought up that nothing is unbearable. I use that now, positively. I use that now to have the thick skin that I have, and not fear, and move forward, and push; and push forward.

Tags: Forward, Woman  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.

Tags: Interest, Men  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.

Tags: Death, Enemy  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.

Tags: Cowardly, Disagree  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.

Tags: Men, Self  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Tags: Takes, Time  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Tags: Mind, Passion  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

Tags: Hearing, Static  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

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.

Tags: Hope, Leaving  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

I fear that the rising personal bankruptcies and repossessions are the first signs of bigger problems to come and personal debt - Gordon Brown's legacy to millions of Britain's families - will hang like a millstone around the neck of the British people for years to come.

Tags: Personal, Problems  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

It's fear of being afraid that frightens me more than anything else.

Tags: Afraid, Else  ✍ Author: Frank Cady

Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.

Tags: Him, Quit  ✍ Author: Frank Cady

The Japanese do not fear God. They only fear bombs.

Tags: God, Japanese  ✍ Author: Frank Cady

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.

Tags: Death, Love  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

Tags: Men, Pale  ✍ Author: Irving Caesar

A lot of the physical flirtation with fear I did early on in my career, when I was a much younger person - stuff I wouldn't do now. But I was very interested in the mechanics of risk and fear in those days. And I found out fear pretty much always feels the same, whether it's doing a rock climb or speaking in front of an audience.

Tags: Career, Rock  ✍ Author: James Cagney

I was always shy and had a huge fear of being onstage.

Tags: Huge, Shy  ✍ Author: Colbie Caillat

Most people who have grown up introverted in this very extroverted culture of ours have had painful experiences of feeling like they are out of step with what's expected of them. Parenting can pose unique challenges for introverted parents, who fear that their own painful experiences will be repeated in their children's lives.

Tags: Children, Parenting  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

Shyness is about the fear of social judgments - at a job interview or a party you might be excessively worried about what people think of you. Whereas an introvert might not feel any of those things at all, they simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting.

Tags: Job, Social  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.

Tags: Reason, Why  ✍ Author: John Calvin

My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists.

Tags: Cancer, Radiation  ✍ Author: James Cameron

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Tags: Based, Respect  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

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.

Tags: Darkness, Unexpected  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

Some people need to stay at the top. They are afraid to re-start from zero because they fear the critics.

Tags: Afraid, Stay  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

I have built my organization upon fear.

Tags: Built  ✍ Author: Al Capone

There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.

Tags: Pain, Three  ✍ Author: Roger Caras

Fear not; and the God of mercies grant a full gale and a fair entry into His kingdom, which may carry sweetly and swiftly over the bar, that you find not the rub of death.

Tags: Death, God  ✍ Author: William Carey

I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause.

Tags: Living, True  ✍ Author: William Carey

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