Suffering has its limit, but fears are endless.

—Pliny the Younger, c. 108

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

—Richard Nixon, 1975

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

—Winnie Mandela, 1985

I wants to make your flesh creep.

—Charles Dickens, 1837

Who lives in fear will never be a free man.

—Horace, 19 BC

Fear is the foundation of most governments. 

—John Adams, 1776

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

—Robert Benchley, 1935

Dread attends the unknown.

—Nadine Gordimer, 1998

War is fear cloaked in courage. 

—William Westmoreland, 1966

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

—Oscar Wilde, 1891

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

—Albert Camus, c. 1940

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