There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
— Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
Alfred North Whitehead apprehensions quote

It is notoriously true that the public mind is seriously agitated with apprehensions of negroes insurrections and that it is becoming more and more so.
— Thomas L. Smith

When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
— Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
— apprehensions quotation by F. L. Lucan