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I would often be a coward, but for the shame of it.

I, a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.

If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.

If you let fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so, too.

In grief we know the worst of what we feel, But who can tell the end of what we fear?

In morals what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.

In time we hate that which we often fear.

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.

It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man.

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

Let us not fear the hidden. Or each other.

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Men hesitate less to injure a man who makes himself loved than to injure one who makes himself feared, for their love is held by a chain of obligation which, because of men's wickedness, is broken on every occasion for the sake of selfish profit; but their fear is secured by a dread of punishment.

Men who look young, act young, and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young-but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution what would be excessive in their grandfathers-are the curses of the world.

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.

No one loves the man whom he fears.

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

No power is strong enough to be lasting if it labors under the weight of fear.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.


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