„When a war breaks out, people say: "It's too stupid; it can't last long." But though the war may well be "too stupid," that doesn't prevent its lasting. Stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we should see if we were not always so much wrapped up in ourselves.“
— Albert Camus, livro The Plague
The Plague (1947)
— Jean de La Bruyère, livro Les Caractères ou les Mœurs de ce siècle
Il faut rire avant que d'être heureux, de peur de mourir sans avoir ri.
Aphorism 63; Variant translation: We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
Les Caractères (1688), Du Coeur
— Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695
Jean de La Bruyère, in Du Coeur
— Les Brown American politician 1945
Variante: Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living out fears.
„The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. So I elect for neither label.“
— James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958
Coth, in Book Four : Coth at Porutsa, Ch. XXVI : The Realist in Defeat
Fonte: The Silver Stallion (1926)
Contexto: Yet creeds mean very little... The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. So I elect for neither label.
„Having always lived in fear of being surprised by the worst, I have tried in every circumstance to get a head start, flinging myself into misfortune long before it occurred.“
— Emil M. Cioran, livro The Trouble With Being Born
The Trouble With Being Born (1973)
Fonte: The Trouble with Being Born
„That's the eureka moment, when suddenly you know something. Your hands sweat, you get into all kinds of symptoms of tremendous excitement. First of all, it's fear. Is it right? And it's incredible humor. 'How could it be any other way? It had to be that way! How could we have been so stupid, not to see this?“
— Leon M. Lederman American mathematician and physicist 1922 - 2018
June 27, 1992 Las Vegas, Nevada interview with Lederman.
From Subatomic World Explorer, as noted on American Academy of Achievement web site http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/led0pro-1 (URL accessed on October 20, 2008)
— Dylan Moran Irish actor and comedian 1971
Yeah, Yeah (2011)
— Friedrich Nietzsche, livro Para Além do Bem e do Mal
Variante: Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.
Fonte: Beyond Good and Evil
„We live in a time of fear," Skulduggery said, "where we're too scared of upsetting the status quo to ask the questions we need to be asking.“
— Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant
Fonte: Skulduggery Pleasant
„Why should we faint and fear to live alone,
Since all alone, so Heaven has willed, we die?
Nor even the tenderest heart, and next our own,
Knows half the reasons why we smile and sigh.“
— John Keble, livro The Christian Year
The Christian Year. Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Mike Tomlin head coach of the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers 1972
Following the Steelers win over the Rams in 2007, quoted in "Steelers Notebook: Turf wars — Natural or artificial at Heinz Field?" by Gerry Dulac in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (22 December 2007) http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07356/843782-66.stm?cmpid=sports.xml
„It's not the gods
But our own hearts
We need to fear.
The evil starts
Against all odds
Not there but here.“
— Vikram Seth Indian writer 1952
Fonte: Arion and the Dolphin
— Miguel de Cervantes, livro La gitanilla
La Gitanilla (The Little Gypsy) (c. 1590–1612; published 1613)
— Sarah Dessen, livro Keeping the Moon
Fonte: Keeping the Moon