Dread Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dread quotes, dread sayings, and dread proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Dread is a sympathetic antipathy and an antipathetic sympathy. Soren Kierkegaard
When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come. Joseph Joubert
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man. Georges Bernanos
If you are dreaded by many then beware of many. Decimius Magnus Ausonius
And yet sometimes we become the person we most dread. Or maybe we dread most the person we know we are to become.  Reif Larsen
 The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. Cyril Connolly
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 you dread getting up in the morning to go somewhere, you are going to the wrong place. Karen Larson-Reuter
There is nothing so dreadful as a great victory — except a great defeat. Duke of Wellington
The dread of futility has been my life-long plague. Maya Angelou
We dread old age, which are not sure of being able to attain. Jean De La Bruyere
The dread of criticism is the death of genius. William Gilmore Simms
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Gautama Buddha
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong. Sophocles
The dread of sin can sometimes in effect drive a person into sin through dread. Søren Kierkegaard
The greater our dread of crosses, the more necessary they are for us. Francois Fenelon
In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent. Toni Morrison
Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster. Bertrand Russell
He is much to be dreaded who stands in dread of poverty. Publilius Syrus
He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
Do that which you dread and cherish those victories with pride. Og Mandino
The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. Cyril Connolly
When people do not dread authorities, then a greater dread descends. Laozi
The greater our dread of crosses, the more necessary they are for us. Francois Fenelon
A religious ought to dread more being afraid of poverty than experiencing it. Ignatius of Loyola
The world dread nothing so much as being convinced of their errors. William Hazlitt
Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown. Emile M. Cioran
We dread the future only when we are not sure we can kill ourselves when we want to. E.M. Cioran
Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster. Bertrand Russell
Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived. Henry David Thoreau
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 changes we dread most may contain our salvation. Barbara Kingsolver
We dread life's termination as the close, not of enjoyment, but of hope. William Hazlitt
Fortune dreads the brave, and is only terrible to the coward. Seneca The Younger
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