Fear is the life’s blood of power

January 6th, 2007

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.
Usman B. Asif

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it.
Henry S. Haskins

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.
Henry Louis Mencken

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
George S. Patton

Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
Brendan Francis

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Andre Gide

There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.
Frederick W. Cropp

Fear is faith that it won’t work out.
Sister Mary Tricky

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
Arnold Glasow

Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.
Henry H. Tweedy

Fear is the highest fence.
Dudley Nichols

Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven.
James Hastings

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.
Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.
Ruth Gendler

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.
Shirley Maclaine

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.

Brendan Francis

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

Fear makes us feel our humanity. Benjamin Disraeli

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
George Matthew Adams

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls.


Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

Samuel Butler

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
German Proverb

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all thinking, damages his personality and makes him a landlord to a ghost.
Lloyd Douglas

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
Maurice Freehill

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real.
Author Unknown

Fear is a slinking cat I find beneath the lilacs of my mind.
Sophie Tunnell

To lead is difficult when you’re a follower of fear.
T.A. Sachs

I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.
Katharine Butler Hathaway

He who fears something gives it power over him.
Moorish Proverb

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
Author Unknown

He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.
French Proverb

Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it.
Donald Dowes

The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1833

Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change…. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
Erica Jong

Snarfed from Prison Planet, who snarfed it from Quote Gargen. yes, ‘Gargen’.

3 Responses to “Fear is the life’s blood of power”

  1. meaumeau Says:

    The only thing to fear is fear itself.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

  2. irdial Says:

    Hmmmm if you did that, you would be in a state of fear; fearing fear is fear. Not that I’m arguing or anything….especially not agianst FDR.

  3. meaumeau Says:

    I guess you could put it down to empathy.

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