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

—Richard Nixon, 1975

Dread attends the unknown.

—Nadine Gordimer, 1998

I wants to make your flesh creep.

—Charles Dickens, 1837

War is fear cloaked in courage. 

—William Westmoreland, 1966

An ugly sight, a man who’s afraid. 

—Jean Anouilh, 1944

Fear is a poor guarantor of a long life.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero, 44

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

Fear has a smell, as love does.

—Margaret Atwood, 1972

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

—Albert Camus, c. 1940

Suffering has its limit, but fears are endless.

—Pliny the Younger, c. 108

Who lives in fear will never be a free man.

—Horace, 19 BC

The man in constant fear is every day condemned.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC