Dread Quotes

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Dread Quotes

The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.

Barbara Kingsolver

Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster.

Bertrand Russell

Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster.

Bertrand Russell

He that shrinks from the grave with too great a dread, has an invisible fear behind him pushing him into it.

Christian Nestell Bovee

 The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.

Cyril Connolly

The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.

Cyril Connolly

If you are dreaded by many then beware of many.

Decimius Magnus Ausonius

There is nothing so dreadful as a great victory — except a great defeat.

Duke of Wellington

We dread the future only when we are not sure we can kill ourselves when we want to.

E.M. Cioran

Life inspires more dread than death – it is life which is the great unknown.

Emile M. Cioran

The greater our dread of crosses, the more necessary they are for us.

Francois Fenelon

The greater our dread of crosses, the more necessary they are for us.

Francois Fenelon

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.

Gautama Buddha

It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.

Georges Bernanos

Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived.

Henry David Thoreau

A religious ought to dread more being afraid of poverty than experiencing it.

Ignatius of Loyola

Death happens but once, yet we feel it every moment of our lives; it is worse to dread it than to suffer it.

Jean De La Bruyere

We dread old age, which are not sure of being able to attain.

Jean De La Bruyere

There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.

John Locke

When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.

Joseph Joubert

When you dread getting up in the morning to go somewhere, you are going to the wrong place.

Karen Larson-Reuter

When people do not dread authorities, then a greater dread descends.


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.

Logan Pearsall Smith

He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The dread of futility has been my life-long plague.

Maya Angelou

Do that which you dread and cherish those victories with pride.

Og Mandino

He is much to be dreaded who stands in dread of poverty.

Publilius Syrus

And yet sometimes we become the person we most dread. Or maybe we dread most the person we know we are to become.Â

Reif Larsen

Fortune dreads the brave, and is only terrible to the coward.

Seneca The Younger

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.


Dread is a sympathetic antipathy and an antipathetic sympathy.

Soren Kierkegaard

The dread of sin can sometimes in effect drive a person into sin through dread.

Søren Kierkegaard

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.

Toni Morrison

The dread of criticism is the death of genius.

William Gilmore Simms

The world dread nothing so much as being convinced of their errors.

William Hazlitt

We dread life’s termination as the close, not of enjoyment, but of hope.

William Hazlitt

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