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Fear has a smell, as Love does.

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

Fear is an acid which is pumped into one's atmosphere. It causes mental, moral and spiritual asphyxiation, and sometimes death; death to energy and all growth.

Fear is an insidious virus. Given a breeding place in our minds ... it will eat away our spirit and block the forward path of our endeavors.

Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil; but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. - It should not be suffered to tyrannize in the imagination, to raise phantoms of horror, or to beset life with supernumerary distresses.

Fear is like fire. If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled, it will rise up and destroy you. Men's actions depend to a great extent upon fear. We do things either because we enjoy doing them or because we are afraid not to do them.

Fear is more painful to cowardice than death to true courage.

Fear is not an unknown emotion to us.

Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.

Fear is secured by a dread of punishment.

Fear is the fire that melts Icarian wings.

Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it. See quote detail

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavor after a worthy manner of life.

Fear is the most damnable, damaging thing to human personality in the whole world.

Fear is the most devastating of all human emotions. Man has no trouble like the paralyzing effects of fear.

Fear is the mother of foresight.

Fear is the parent of cruelty.

Fear is the prison of the heart.

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.

Fear is two-fold; a fear of solicitous anxiety, such as makes us let go our confidence in God's providence, and a fear of prudential caution, whereby, from a due estimate of approaching evil, we endeavor our own security. - The former is wrong and forbidden; the latter not only lawful, but laudable.


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