Worry over what has not occurred is a serious malady.

—Solomon ibn Gabirol, 1050

People living deeply have no fear of death.

—Anaïs Nin, 1935

Dread attends the unknown.

—Nadine Gordimer, 1998

The man in constant fear is every day condemned.

—Publilius Syrus, c. 50 BC

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

—Oscar Wilde, 1891

An ugly sight, a man who’s afraid. 

—Jean Anouilh, 1944

War is fear cloaked in courage. 

—William Westmoreland, 1966

Fear is the foundation of most governments. 

—John Adams, 1776

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

I wants to make your flesh creep.

—Charles Dickens, 1837

Suffering has its limit, but fears are endless.

—Pliny the Younger, c. 108

Fear has a smell, as love does.

—Margaret Atwood, 1972