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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.

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The quotes:

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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