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

—Richard Nixon, 1975

The man in constant fear is every day condemned.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

People living deeply have no fear of death.

—Anaïs Nin, 1935

Dread attends the unknown.

—Nadine Gordimer, 1998

Fear has a smell, as love does.

—Margaret Atwood, 1972

Fear is a poor guarantor of a long life.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero, 44

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

Worry over what has not occurred is a serious malady.

—Solomon ibn Gabirol, 1050

An ugly sight, a man who’s afraid. 

—Jean Anouilh, 1944

Fear is the foundation of most governments. 

—John Adams, 1776

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

—Winnie Mandela, 1985

I wants to make your flesh creep.

—Charles Dickens, 1837