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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
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.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
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
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
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.
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.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.
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.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
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.
Never be afraid to sit a while and think.
I say I am stronger than fear.
We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.
Emile M. Cioran
Fear is the mother of foresight.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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