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Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
Thich Nhat Hanh
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
H. P. Lovecraft
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just do some good.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
I say I am stronger than fear.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Fear can be good when you're walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it's not good when you have a goal and you're fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Never be afraid to sit a while and think.
I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Fear is the mother of foresight.
We should not be afraid to go into a new era, to leave the old beyond.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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