“The only thing we have to fear is fear it’self – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified,terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
—-FDR – First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933

“One of the things which danger does to you after a time is -, well, to kill emotion.
I don’t think I shall ever feel anything again except fear. None of us can hate anymore – or love.”

—-Graham Greene – The Confidential Agent (1939) 

“What are fears but voices airy?
Whispering harm where harm is not.
And deluding the unwary
Till the fatal bolt is shot!”

—-Wordsworth

“Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the thought of future danger likely to befall us.”
—-Locke

“Where no hope is left, is left no fear.”
—-Milton

“Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake.”
—-Edgar Wallace – The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1916)

“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”
—-German Proverb

“Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark.”
—- Francis Bacon

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”
— H.P. Lovecraft

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone
past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.”

—Frank Herbert, Dune – Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

“A man who has been in danger,
When he comes out of it forgets his fears,
And sometimes he forgets his promises.”

—-Euripides – Iphigenia in Tauris (414-12 BC)

“Being frightened is an experience you can’t buy.”
—-Anthony Price – Sion Crossing (1984)

“What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope.”
—-Publilius Syrus – Moral Sayings (1st C B.C.)

“Why are we scared to die? Do any of us remember being scared when we were born?”
—-Trevor Kay

“A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.”
—-Edgar Watson Howe – Country Town Sayings (1911)