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He who would gather roses must not fear thorns.
Dutch proverb

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most
people are frightened of responsibility.
Sigmund Freud

It is best to be both feared and loved; however, if one cannot be both, it is better to be
feared than loved.
Niccolo Machiavelli

I am asked, so often by my students, "How can I get rid of fear?" I reply, "By walking up to
the thing you are afraid of."
Florence Scovel Shinn

Courage is fear that prays.
Paulo Coelho

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,
who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You
are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening
about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you. We were born to make
manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As
we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As
we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

When desire dies, fear is born.
Baltasar Gracian

There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being
wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.
Chinese proverb

Fear, desire, affectivity are manifestations of the pseudo-entity which constitutes
pseudo-bondage. It is the entity, rather than the manifestations thereof, which has to be
Wei Wu Wei

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from coming up to bat.
Babe Ruth

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
Joanne K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Ferdinand Foch

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.
Rosa Parks

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George S. Patton

Every one fears a goat from in front, a horse from the rear and a fool on every side.
Jewish proverb

Fear always springs from ignorance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that
the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and
blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts. Perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Steinbeck

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
Muhammad Ali

If one candidate is appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes, you'd
better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope!
Bill Clinton

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anais Nin

The determinant factor of our baseline happiness is the extent which we feel we control our
lives. People who are chronically unhappy are often unhappy because they feel powerless to
the fears and anxieties which keep their life on the same path. People who are happy tend to
seem fearless and like "go getters." This is not a coincidence.
Mark Manson

Hit the delete button every time fear appears.
Wayne Dyer

Fear is a bigger disability than having no arms and no legs.
Nick Vujicic

Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives
compassion right out of our hearts.
Thomas Aquinas

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

It's necessary to take risks, and to follow certain paths whilst abandoning others. No one is
able to choose without fear.
Paulo Coelho

Adversities, no matter what they are, simply don't hit us as hard as we think they will. Just
knowing this quirk of human psycholgy - that our fear of consequences is always worse than
the consequences themselves - can help us move toward a more optimistic interpretation of
the downs we will inevitably face.
Shawn Achor

A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
Henry van Dyke

It's amazing how far you will get by just staying with something long enough. Most people
give up too early. Their fears are bigger than their faith.
Robin Sharma

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
George S. Patton

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