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An ugly sight, a man who’s afraid. 

—Jean Anouilh, 1944

Worry over what has not occurred is a serious malady.

—Solomon ibn Gabirol, 1050

Who lives in fear will never be a free man.

—Horace, 19 BC

Fear has a smell, as love does.

—Margaret Atwood, 1972

Fear is a poor guarantor of a long life.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero, 44

Suffering has its limit, but fears are endless.

—Pliny the Younger, c. 108

War is fear cloaked in courage. 

—William Westmoreland, 1966

I wants to make your flesh creep.

—Charles Dickens, 1837

People living deeply have no fear of death.

—Anaïs Nin, 1935

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

—Oscar Wilde, 1891

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

—Winnie Mandela, 1985

The man in constant fear is every day condemned.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

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

—Richard Nixon, 1975