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 apprehensive 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

Certainly Adam in Paradise had not more sweet and curious apprehensions of the world, than I when I was a child.
— Thomas Traherne

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.
— apprehensive quotation by Richard Brinsley Sheridan