65 Dread Quotes On Success In Life

These dread quotes will inspire you. Dread, to fear or dislike greatly or anticipate with great apprehension or fear.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging dread quotes, dread sayings, and dread proverbs.

Best Dread Quotes

  1. “I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol.” ~ Alexandre Dumas
  2. “When we love, we are courageous; and courage has nothing to do with being fearless, it’s about being willing to experience fear, even dread, to do what we must, without guarantee of outcome.” ~ Vanna Bonta
  3. “The dread of criticism is the death of genius.” ~ William Gilmore Simms
  4. “Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed. Teach me to die.” ~ Thomas Hardy

  5. “When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.” ~ Joseph Joubert
  6. “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  7. “He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.” ~ William Gilmore Simms
  8. “Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.” ~ William Butler Yeats

  9. “During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.” ~ Mika
  10. “Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.” ~ Edith Wharton
  11. “What misery to live in this world! We are like men whose enemies are at the door, who must not lay aside their arms, even while sleeping or eating, and are always in dread lest the foe should enter the fortress by some breach in the walls. Oh my Lord and my all! How canst thou wish us to prize such a wretched existence?” ~ Teresa of Avila , Existential dread quotes
  12. “We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.” ~ W. H. Auden

  13. “[All religious sects] dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight; and scowl on the fatal harbinger announcing the subversion of the duperies in which they live.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  14. “I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like the state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  15. “When you come to analyze the love of money which was the general impulse to effort in your day, you find that the dread of want and desire of luxury was but one of several motives which the pursuit of money represented; the others, and with many the more influential, being desire of power, of social position, and reputation for ability and success.” ~ Edward Bellamy
  16. “It isn’t tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he thinks of marrying; it’s separating himself from all the others.” ~ Helen Rowland

  17. “Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.” ~ Martin Farquhar Tupper
  18. “If I know that I shall be as an angel, and more; if I shall behold all God has made; if he shall own me for his son and exalt me to honor in his presence, I shall not fear to die, nor shall I dread the grave where Christ once lay.” ~ Matthew Simpson
  19. “A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.” ~ Kim Jong Il
  20. “Dread of night. Dread of not-night.” ~ Franz Kafka

  21. “Life inspires more dread than death – it is life which is the great unknown.” ~ Emile M. Cioran
  22. “My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.” ~ William Tecumseh Sherman
  23. “The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar… Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  24. “I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.” ~ Charles M. Schulz

  25. “It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.” ~ Georges Bernanos
  26. “The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.” ~ John Locke
  27. “I am at the stage of my life everyone dreads – that of filling my days with the past, because there is little future left.” ~ Lucinda Riley
  28. “Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.” ~ Vivien Leigh

  29. “Organic chemistry just now is enough to drive one mad. It gives me the impression of a primeval forest full of the most remarkable things, a monstrous and boundless thicket, with no way of escape, into which one may well dread to enter.” ~ Friedrich Wohler
  30. “I believe that obstinacy, or the dread of control and discipline, arises not so much from self-willedness as from a conscious defect of voluntary power; as foolhardiness is not seldom the disguise of conscious timidity.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  31. “There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.” ~ Washington Irving
  32. “Preachers dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of daylight.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  33. “In addition to the dread of Indians, Texas held out no inducements for Mexican emigrants.” ~ William H. Wharton
  34. “I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life.” ~ Margrethe II of Denmark
  35. “Hollywood… a city I was to come back to time and again, in sickness and in health, in success and in failure, with anticipation and with dread.” ~ Dirk Benedict
  36. “My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  37. “A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot, the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended to dread before the Rebellion commenced.” ~ Charles Inglis
  38. “Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell.” ~ Beatrice Webb
  39. “The law serves of nought else in these days but for to do wrong, for nothing is spread almost but false matters by color of the law for reward, dread and favor and so no remedy is had in the Court of Equity in any way.” ~ Jack Cade
  40. “The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.” ~ Cyril Connolly

  41. “We do not deride the fears of prospering white America. A nation of violence and private property has every reason to dread the violated and the deprived.” ~ June Jordan , Dread quotes nation
  42. “Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.” ~ William Goldman
  43. “I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats, and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold, and then had the windows widely opened. This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first; for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air.” ~ George Combe
  44. “He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.” ~ Seneca the Younger

  45. “Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  46. “In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and, I do believe, an object of affection and-yes, love.” ~ Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
  47. “His love at once and dread instruct our thought; As man He suffer’d and as God He taught.” ~ Edmund Waller
  48. “As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.” ~ Hans Selye

  49. “Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.” ~ Benjamin Spock
  50. “How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.” ~ Bram Stoker
  51. “The next day, I got a phone call from him and he told me to come and read for a movie called New Jack City. So I went over there and they told me I was gonna wear dreads and play a cop.” ~ Ice T
  52. “Dread lord and cousin, may the almighty preserve your reverence and lordship in long life and good fortune.” ~ Owain Glyndwr

  53. “Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  54. “Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are.” ~ Toni Morrison
  55. “You know too well the forces which compose their army to dread their superior numbers.” ~ James Wolfe
  56. “I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.” ~ John Mortimer
  57. “I did not fully understand the dread term ‘terminal illness’ until I saw Heathrow for myself.” ~ Dennis Potter

  58. “Le silence e  ternel de ces espaces infinis m’effraie. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  59. “Bravery does not mean being fearless. It means to be full of fear but still not being dominated by it.” ~ Rajneesh
  60. “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
  61. “We hope vaguely but dread precisely.” ~ Paul Valery
  62. “In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.” ~ Toni Morrison

  63. “If one regards life and death as natural processes, the metaphysical dread vanishes, and one obtains peace of mind.” ~ Peter Wessel Zapffe
  64. “Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  65. “Dread is a womanish debility in which freedom swoons. Psychologically speaking, the fall into sin always occurs in impotence. But dread is at the same time the most egotistic thing.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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