Archive

Quotes

Fear is the foundation of most governments. 

- John Adams, 1776

An ugly sight, a man who’s afraid. 

- Jean Anouilh, 1944

Fear has a smell, as love does.

- Margaret Atwood, 1972

Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of.

- Robert Benchley, 1935

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

- Albert Camus, c. 1940

Fear is a poor guarantor of a long life.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 44

I wants to make your flesh creep.

- Charles Dickens, 1837

Dread attends the unknown.

- Nadine Gordimer, 1998

I am a living symbol of the white man’s fear.

- Winnie Mandela, 1985

People living deeply have no fear of death.

- Anaïs Nin, 1935

People react to fear, not love—they don’t teach that in Sunday school, but it’s true.

- Richard Nixon, 1975

Suffering has its limit, but fears are endless.

- Pliny the Younger, c. 108

The man in constant fear is every day condemned.

- Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC