Fears

Famous quotes containing the word fears:

    When men change swords for ledgers, and desert
    The student’s bower for gold, some fears unnamed
    I had, my Country—am I to be blamed?
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    When a man of sense happens to be in that disagreeable situation in which he is obliged to ask himself more than once, What shall I do? he will answer himself, Nothing. When his reason points out to him no good way, he will stop short, and wait for light. A little busy mind runs on at all events, must be doing; and, like a blind horse, fears no dangers, because he sees none. Il faut scavoir s’ennu├»er.*
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.
    Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)