The man in constant fear is every day condemned.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

—Albert Camus, c. 1940

Fear has a smell, as love does.

—Margaret Atwood, 1972

Fear is the foundation of most governments. 

—John Adams, 1776

Dread attends the unknown.

—Nadine Gordimer, 1998

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

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

—Richard Nixon, 1975

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

—Robert Benchley, 1935

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

—Winnie Mandela, 1985

War is fear cloaked in courage. 

—William Westmoreland, 1966

An ugly sight, a man who’s afraid. 

—Jean Anouilh, 1944

People living deeply have no fear of death.

—Anaïs Nin, 1935