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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

In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in folly.

—Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1830

I wants to make your flesh creep.

—Charles Dickens, 1837

Dread attends the unknown.

—Nadine Gordimer, 1998

Who lives in fear will never be a free man.

—Horace, 19 BC

Worry over what has not occurred is a serious malady.

—Solomon ibn Gabirol, 1050

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