Quotes of the Day for 30 October 2002 – Fear
It was proof that radio had really come of age. A young Orson Welles dramatized "The War of the Worlds" over a national radio network on this day in 1938, and thousands panicked, convinced that the Martians had landed in New Jersey. Here are some thoughts on Fear.
Our instinctive emotions are those that we have inherited from a much more dangerous world, and contain, therefore, a larger portion of fear than they should.
- Bertrand Russell, 1872 - 1970
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882 - 1945
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
- H. P. Lovecraft
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.
- Lloyd Douglas
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius
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