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Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

Nothing is so much to be feared as fear.

Nothing is so rash as fear; its counsels very rarely put off, whilst they are always sure to aggravate the evils from which it would fly.

Nothing is terrible except fear itself.

O, how vain and vile a passion is this fear! What base, uncomely things it makes men do.

Of all the passions, fear weakens judgment most.

Once men are caught up in an event they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men.

One of the effects of fear is to disturb the senses and cause things to appear other than what they are.

Only the self-deceived will claim perfect freedom from fear.

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

Only your mind can produce fear.

People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.

Recognize that fear is as irrational as it is necessary, and perhaps wisdom is learning the difference about when to act on it versus when to act in spite of it.

So let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Some people are afraid of public speaking, or afraid of doing anything, but they're more afraid of disappointing their children, they're more afraid of missing out on the opportunity, they're more afraid of not living the life they want.

The craven's fear is but selfishness, like his merriment.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

The flocks fear the wolf, the crops the storm, and the trees the wind.


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