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Fear (101-129)

The greater the fear, the nearer the danger.
— Danish

The best way to avoid punishment is to fear it.
— Chinese

The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.
— French

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God.
— Irish

The anvil fears no blows.
— English

The starving dog fears not the stick.
— Japanese

The anvil does not fear a good sledgehammer.
— Danish

The fearless man is the first to be wounded.
— Serbo-Croatian

The fear of war is worse than war itself.
— Italian

The wet man fears no rain.
— Rumanian

The snake is feared because of its mouth.
— African (Fulani)

The scalded cat fears cold water.
— English

They that worship God merely for fear,
would worship the devil too, if he appear.
— English

Too much fear creates slavery.
— African (Swahili)

Truth fears no colors.
— English

Two have less to fear than one.
— Russian

We should fear him who sends us a message,
not him to whom we are sent.
— African (Yoruba)

What causes any battle to be lost is
the needless fear of the enemy's strength.
— Filipino

When we have gold we are in fear,
when we have none we are in danger.
— English

When there is a way out, there is no need for fear.
— Yiddish

Where there is no fear, there is no pity.
— Estonian

Where there is fear, there is shame.
— Greek

Who loves, fears.
— Italian

Who is in fear of every leaf must not go into the wood.
— Italian

Who is in the right, fears. Who is in the wrong, hopes.
— Italian

Who has shoes does not fear thorns.
— Kenyan

Who has been almost drowned fears not the rain.
— Albanian

Who fears no shame comes to no honor.
— Dutch

Who created thunder does not fear it.
— Ethiopian