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  • And some that smile have in their hearts, I fear, millions of mischiefs.
    (William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar")

  • Fear not, Cesario, take thy fortunes up. Be that thou know'st thou art and then thou art as great as that thou fear'st.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • What potions have I drunk of Siren tears,
    Distilled from limbecks foul as hell within,
    Applying fears to hopes, and hopes to fears,
    Still losing when I saw my self to win!
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • Be just and fear not.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • His looks I fear, and his intents I doubt.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")


  • I' faith, sir, you shall never need to fear;
    Iwis it is not halfway to her heart;
    But if it were, doubt not her care should be
    To comb your noddle with a three-legg'd stool,
    And paint your face, and use you like a fool.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • All is the fear and nothing is the love;
    As little is the wisdom, where the flight
    So runs against all reason.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • But if you would consider the true cause
    Why all these fires, why all these gliding ghosts,
    Why birds and beasts from quality and kind,
    Why old men, fools, and children calculate,
    Why all these things change from their ordinance,
    Their natures, and preformed faculties
    To monstrous quality, why, you shall find
    That heaven hath infused them with these spirits
    To make them instruments of fear and warning
    Unto some monstrous state.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • Now what my love is, proof hath made you know;
    And as my love is siz'd, my fear is so.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • That life is better life, past fearing death,
    Than that which lives to fear.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • Being scarce made up,
    I mean to man, he had not apprehension
    Or roaring terrors; for defect of judgment
    Is oft the cease of fear.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • The best safety lies in fear.
    (William Shakespeare)

  • I, I, I myself
    sometimes, leaving the fear of God on the left hand, and hiding
    mine honour in my necessity, am fain to shuffle, to hedge,
    and to lurch; and yet you, rogue, will ensconce your rags,
    your cat-a-mountain looks, your red-lattice phrases, and
    your bold-beating oaths, under the shelter of your honour!
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • I sometimes do believe and sometimes do not:
    As those that fear they hope, and know they fear.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")

  • But what thou art, God, thou, and I, do know;
    And all too soon, I fear, the King shall rue.
    (William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night")


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