It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
— Niccolo Machiavelli

I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear.
Michael Jordan feared quote

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
— Niccolo Machiavelli

Don't you see that the lion is silent and yet feared, while the dog barks constantly and is despised?
— Imam Shafi'i

She feared no danger, for she knew no sin.
— John Dryden