Quotes: Fear, Fright

(sometimes an unexplainable panic and sometimes a justified reaction)

1. A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
2. Concern or anxiety; solicitude: "He feared for his daughter's safety."
1. A sudden and extreme fear; a sudden terror.
2. An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or of some danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or to get away).
1. A condition or sensation of sudden fear.
2. A general state of alarm; a panic: "There was a bomb scare that necessitated evacuating the subway, tube, or underground railway (depending on which country you are in)."


Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to carry on with dignity in spite of it.

—Scott Turow, The Burden of Proof

Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out.

—Karl A. Menninger, M.D.

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the adult afraid of the light?

—Maurice Freehill

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