I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.
When we love, we are courageous; and courage has nothing to do with being fearless, it's about being willing to experience fear, even dread, to do what we must, without guarantee of outcome.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed. Teach me to die.
When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.
Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.
If I know that I shall be as an angel, and more; if I shall behold all God has made; if he shall own me for his son and exalt me to honor in his presence, I shall not fear to die, nor shall I dread the grave where Christ once lay.
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
[All religious sects] dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight; and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversion of the duperies in which they live.
I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like the state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
It is the dread of something happening, something unknown and dreadful, that makes us do anything to keep the flicker of talk from dying out.
I am at the stage of my life everyone dreads - that of filling my days with the past, because there is little future left.
Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.
Le silence e ternel de ces espaces infinis m'effraie. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.
I believe that obstinacy, or the dread of control and discipline, arises not so much from self-willedness as from a conscious defect of voluntary power; as foolhardiness is not seldom the disguise of conscious timidity.
Organic chemistry just now is enough to drive one mad. It gives me the impression of a primeval forest full of the most remarkable things, a monstrous and boundless thicket, with no way of escape, into which one may well dread to enter.
Preachers dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
Dread of night. Dread of not-night.
My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.
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