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People living deeply have no fear of death.

—Anaïs Nin, 1935

Worry over what has not occurred is a serious malady.

—Solomon ibn Gabirol, 1050

Fear is the foundation of most governments. 

—John Adams, 1776

Fear is a poor guarantor of a long life.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero, 44

War is fear cloaked in courage. 

—William Westmoreland, 1966

The man in constant fear is every day condemned.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

I wants to make your flesh creep.

—Charles Dickens, 1837

Dread attends the unknown.

—Nadine Gordimer, 1998

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

—Robert Benchley, 1935

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

—Oscar Wilde, 1891

Who lives in fear will never be a free man.

—Horace, 19 BC

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

—Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1830

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

—Richard Nixon, 1975