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It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
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I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear. Michael Jordan, athlete
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The strength of any weakness within us is the degree to which it is feared. Guy Finley, writer
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An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. Confucius, philosopher
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Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. David Ben-Gurion, statesman
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Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
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Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared. William Jennings Bryan, lawyer
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I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short. Armistead Maupin, novelist
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The first light of day today revealed what we had feared. The devastation is greater than our worst fears. It's just totally overwhelming. Kathleen Blanco, politician
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Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before. Ray Nagin,
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My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short. Armistead Maupin, novelist
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The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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I don't like to be feared, and I can't work in conflict, I'm very bad with conflict. I try to avoid it, it paralyzes me. Nadine Labaki, actress
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The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me. Lyndon B. Johnson, president
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Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. David Ben-Gurion, statesman
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Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. Louis D. Brandeis, judge
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The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. Henry Ford, industrialist
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Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
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What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another. Virgil, poet
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Fools are more to be feared than the wicked. Queen Christina, royalty
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Those who love to be feared fear to be loved. Saint Francis de Sales, clergyman
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Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved. Cornelius Nepos, author
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There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard. Edward Lear, artist
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Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence. Henry Walter Bates, environmentalist
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One of the most feared expressions in modern times is 'The computer is down.' Norman Ralph Augustine, author
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The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear, are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way. And once we understand nature's transformative powers, we see that it is our powerful ally, not a force to feared our subdued. Thomas Kuhn, writer
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Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice. Joey Skaggs, celebrity
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Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle. Nell Carter, actress
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I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work. Tanith Lee, writer
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Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done - unable to play except from paper. Mary Lou Williams, musician
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That's what we really mean by being feared on the football field. And not actually the player that fears him, it's the offensive coordinator that fears him or the running backs coach. Jamal Lewis, athlete
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Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused. Luke Ford, writer
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And be careful of this, that each day at your meals you have two overseers over your household when you sit at meals, and of this be sure, that you shall be very much feared and reverenced. Robert Grosseteste, statesman
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I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community. Tea Leoni, actress
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It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales, generally anticipate too great facility in their future operations and certainty of success in conducting them; but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour. Charles Sturt, explorer
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I feared the verdict of the watch, where I either lost the race against time that day or would lose it soon by making the record even harder to break. The time trap had snapped shut. Joe Henderson, athlete
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He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel. Ryszard Kapuscinski, journalist
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I'd like to add that negotiating is not something to be avoided or feared - it's an everyday part of life. Leigh Steinberg, businessman
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The rich and the well-born, according to the Federalist Papers, was greatly feared by the founders. John Jay Hooker, businessman
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Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage to wipe out languages in Lithuania, neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the extent that we had feared. Jeane Kirkpatrick, diplomat
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In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal. Carol P. Christ, educator
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It was accountability that Nixon feared. Bob Woodward, journalist
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