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The control and understanding of our personal fears is one of the most important undertakings of our lives.
The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.
LL Cool J
Everyone fears rejection.
Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
I think you're not a human being unless you have doubts and fears.
Younger people have greatest fears. Why is that? Because they don't know the plot. They don't know their own individual plot... they don't know what's going to happen to them.
I didn't learn fire-eating to conquer my fears. I learned fire-eating because I desperately wanted to be in show business.
It's important to air your concerns and fears with someone you trust. When you're honest about how you can change and grow, and where your weaknesses are, then you open the door for improvement and change.
The challenge for Muslims in America is to respect the fears of ordinary people while resisting the exploitation of those fears by political parties, lobbies and sectors of the media. To meet this challenge, Muslims must reassess their own involvement, behavior and contributions in American society.
Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.
One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public. And there it was coming true. As a television presenter, I'd been respected. People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way.
I have irrational fears, and they all go back to losing my father as a kid. I've never gotten over it.
One of my big fears is drying up, and the more I create, the more I feel myself shrinking beneath the backlog of work I've done.
I'm reasonably easygoing. Messing up my lines or making a fool of myself is where you find my fears. Like a lot of English people, I'm prey to embarrassment - the dread that everyone's sort of sniggering at you, that you're going to look like an idiot. I think that sort of halts us all.
You already feel unsure of yourself, and then you see your worst fears in print. It really knocked me - which is why, I think, I was working, working, working, because I was trying to run away from the fact that I thought I couldn't do it.
Everyone has their story. Everyone has issues. You have to face your fears.
Everyone fears the cut of the blade. It doesn't matter after that. I know the spirit survives as there is so much evidence of the survival of the personality in the afterlife.
I've found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age; you take care of every day - let the calendar take care of the years.
People who are in a position of finding out that they're at risk for some illness, whether it's breast cancer, or heart disease, are afraid to get that information - even though it might be useful to them - because of fears that they'll lose their health insurance or their job.
The fears you run away from run toward you. The fears you don't own will own you. But behind every fear wall lives a precious treasure.
Robin S. Sharma
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
If you look at that incredible burst of fantastic characters that emerged in the late 19th century/early 20th century, you can see so many of the fears and hopes of those times embedded in those characters. Even in throwaway bits of contemporary culture you can often find some penetrating insights into the real world around us.
My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby's mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development.
I have worries and fears just like everybody else. But I have every reason to wake up each morning and be very happy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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