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In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown that terror becomes the known.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.

If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

If you want to conquer fear don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Fear has its use, but cowardice has none.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people’s wrath.

Let everything happen to you, Beauty and terror, Just keep going, No feeling is final.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body but an evil friend will wound your mind.

To fear love is to fear life and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Don’t fear failure, in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.

To see what is right and not do it is want of courage or of principle.

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.

We can't be brave without fear.

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.

You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that’s why I’m scared when you say you love me.

Bob Marley

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

Mahatma Gandhi

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.

Then I examined my own heart. And there you were. Never, I fear, to be removed.

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

We hate nothing that exists, not even death, suffering and dying, does not horrify our souls, as long as we learn more deeply to love.

When you have faults do not fear to abandon them.

In itself homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man, either a human being without feeling fear, restraint or obligation.

Simone de Beauvoir

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.

He that hopes no good, fears no ill.

What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul, but fears to come near you?

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination and poetry.

This world of ours must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate and be instead a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

Mahatma Gandhi

The components of anxiety, stress, fear and anger, do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

Those who own much have much to fear.

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

Fear is the passion of slaves.

A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war

Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy.

Joel Osteen

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

You gain strength courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on and fear not the thorns or the sharp stones on life's path.

I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.

Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.

Mahatma Gandhi

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but I am afraid it is not going to be a success.

Sigmund Freud

Government is not reason, it is not eloquent, it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.

Mahatma Gandhi

Fear is the mother of morality.

Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.

What frightens us most in a madman is his sane conversation.

It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

Wicked men obey out of fear, good men out of love.


I have indeed no abhorrence of danger except in its absolute effect - in terror.

The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

The man of wisdom has no perplexity, the man of humanity has no worry, the man of courage has no fear.

Consult not your fears, but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Pope John XXIII

Courage enlarges cowardice, diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.

For the Eye altering alters all, The Senses roll themselves in fear, And the flat Earth becomes a Ball.

I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.

Oprah Winfrey

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

When I hear music I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times and to the latest.

Learn as though you would never be able to master it, Hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.

The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

Advance and never halt for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path for they draw only corrupt blood.

Kahlil Gibran

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

The way of the superior person is threefold, virtuous they are free from anxieties, wise they are free from perplexities, and bold they are free from fear.

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

Abraham Lincoln

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

If you look into your own heart and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

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.

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

I'm afraid that sometimes you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you.

In time we hate that which we often fear.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed.

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.

Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

A heart well prepared for adversity, in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.


That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

You should never be afraid of people... such fear can destroy us completely. You've simply got to get rid of it, if you want to turn into someone decent.

You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves. A whole society composed of men afraid of the unknown within them!

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.

Virtue is bold and goodness never fearful.

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it, he that fears not gives advantage to the danger.

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

Scalded cats fear even cold water.

I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.

A mother's life you see is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears.

Honore de Balzac

The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love, than one who inspires fear.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always, for cowardice sometimes prevents it, since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

No one loves the man whom he fears.

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand they do less easily move against him believing that he has the gods on his side.

No one knows whether death which people fear to be the greatest evil may not be the greatest good.

Fear not the people may be deluded for a moment but cannot be corrupted.

There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best, it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations all pride all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death leaving only what is truly important.

Poverty entails fear and stress, and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead but only the stroke of death.

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril.

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful, perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.

Norman Vincent Peale

I'm intimidated by the fear of being average.

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.

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

Like a lion without fear of the howling pack, Like a gust of wind ne're trapped in a snare, Like a lotus blossom ne're sprinkled by water, Let me like a unicorn in solitude roam.

The chief problem about death incidentally is the fear that there may be no afterlife -- a depressing thought particularly for those who have bothered to shave. Also there is the fear that there is an afterlife but no one will know where it's being held

When you're young you're always wondering when you're actually going to feel like a grownup. And I think you probably fear it in a sense too. There's a danger to feeling like an adult... like this whimsical kid in you is going to die or something. And then all of a sudden one day you kind of feel like an adult and it's really nice.

As long as you have attachment to the body and attachment to objects fear and suffering will be with you. Therefore Krishna told Arjuna to develop his discrimination and rid himself of body consciousness. He told him that once he was free of body consciousness he would be able to develop integral vision. Embodiments of Love Mankind today has three types of vision. The first is body oriented vision which is totally superficial. When you have this kind of vision you see only the external appearance of others such as the clothes and the ornaments they wear their facial features their body characteristics their peculiarities of speech etc. This type of vision is oriented only towards the phenomenal world. The second kind of vision is insightful vision.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

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

It is wisdom in prosperity when all is as thou wouldn't have it to fear and suspect the worst.

Desiderius Erasmus

It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it, consequently the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.

Do not say ""What what fear has a rich man of calamity?"" When riches begin to forsake one even the accumulated stock dwindles away.

The fear of death comes from limited awareness.

Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy.

Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people and I cannot fear the result.

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented didn't they? People feared coal they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance and ignorance leads to fear. But with time people will come to accept their silicon masters.

Be good be serviceable, Be useful be kind and Be God-fearing.

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

If you listen to your fears you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain whether of our worth or worthlessness we are almost impervious to fear.

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.

Since it is difficult to join them together it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.

For in the end freedom is a personal and lonely battle, and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.

There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.

I fear not the man who has practiced 10 000 kicks once but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10 000 times.

I shall be with you wherever you are guarding you and guiding you. March on have no fear.

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.

There are many things that we would throw away, if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

Fear is the main source of superstition and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.

The secret of perfect health lies in keeping the mind always cheerful - never worried never hurried never borne down by any fear thought or anxiety.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark, and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales so is the other.

Look not mournfully into the past it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline, simulated fear postulates courage, simulated weakness postulates strength.

Severity breedeth fear, but roughness breedeth hate. Even reproofs from authority ought to be grave and not taunting.

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

The thing I fear most is fear.

Exploiting people's emotions of fear, envy and anxiety, is not hope, it's not change, it's partisanship. We don't need partisanship. We don't need demagoguery, we need solutions.

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

It is not death that a man should fear but he should fear never beginning to live.

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do even what we think. We do this because we're afraid. We fear we will not find love and when we find it we fear we'll lose it. We fear that if we do not have love we will be unhappy.

Richard Bach

The Lord too has to come in human form and moves about among men so that He could be listened to contacted loved revered and obeyed. He has to speak the language of men and behave like human beings as the member of the species Otherwise He would be either negated and neglected or feared and avoided.

Sai Baba

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.

Meanwhile fears of universal disaster sank to an all-time low over the world

Fear follows crime and is its punishment.

Excessive fear is always powerless.

I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs.

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown the complex the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong, he has a thousand who has overcome it.

My "fear" is my substance and probably the best part of me.

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

James Arthur Baldwin

The world we see, that seems so insane, is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.

Charity puts and end to poverty, righteous conduct to misery, discretion to ignorance, and scrutiny to fear.

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.

I never asked you to earn me. I want only that you should need me. Your path is not one of merit. Bring the recurring desires of your mind to me every time they emerge. They cannot shock me for I willed them! Bring me your confusion your fear your craving your anxiety your inability to love the world your hesitation to serve your jealousy all the deficiencies that defy your spiritual disciplines.

No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

Alan Watts

As a child I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.

There is none made so great but he may both need the help and service and stand in fear of the power and unkindness even of the meanest of mortals.

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.

Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you therefore no harm can befall you, all is very very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.

Pope John Paul II

It is difficult indeed to understand the ego in its depth and devious ways. It is an inert entity that is to say it cannot know itself not can it know others, It has no fear, it will not bend before others, it degrades man from the golden glory which is his due to the level of lowly dust.

A fearful man is always hearing things.

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.

Where there is reverence there is fear but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.

He who runs away from a fearful calamity a foreign invasion a terrible famine and the companionship of wicked men is safe.

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.

To suffering there is a limit, to fearing none.

When someone says that I'm angry it's actually a compliment. I have not always been direct with my anger in my relationships which is part of why I'd write about it in my songs because I had such fear around expressing anger as a woman.

Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.

Joseph Joubert

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.

You must not fear death my lads, defy him and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.

Why fear when I am here? Put all your faith in Me. I shall guide you and guard you.

I just want my family to be safe. Because I am sometimes polarizing, I fear for their safety.

When the will defies fear when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

True nobility is exempt from fear.

Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards, but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you, but if you look them squarely in the eye they will slink out of sight.

Fix reason firmly in her seat and call to her tribunal every fact every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God, because if there be one he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

The thing we fear we bring to pass.

The course of this conflict is not known yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.

George W. Bush

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal private solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision turn off all your fears and go ahead!

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.


They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure

Truth has no fear, Untruth shivers at every shadow.

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

People living deeply have no fear of death.

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed for if you merely offend them they take vengeance but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.

Everywhere that freedom stirs let tyrants fear.

George W. Bush

Unless India stands up to the world no one will respect us. In this world fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity of the New which carrieth the greater benediction and the clearer revelation of God Francis Bacon

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities so absolutely terrifying that even man the fighter who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death will be appalled and so abandon war forever.

The land of self-interest groans from shore to shore / For fear that plenty should attain the poor.

The Russians feared Ike. They didn't fear me.

As you know from school it's when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared even if you fail you've done your best.

Tragedy is thus a representation of an action that is worth serious attention, complete in itself and of some amplitude... by means of pity and fear bringing about the purgation of such emotions.

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous, it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.

Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.

The beauty the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for what five six hours? It was absolutely worth it.

Realists do not fear the results of their study.

In this busy age of fear and anxiety the remembrance of God and repetition of His name is the one means of liberation that is accessible to all.

So long as you say I am . there is bound to be fear but once you say and feel I am GOD you get unconquerable strength.

Some lives are highly artificial. People are sunk in fear and anxiety, mentally on one side and physically on the other they have no rest. Drugs tablets capsules and pills are produced in millions but the general health has not improved. Besides new varieties of illness have emerged and are developing fast.

He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy, whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.

The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything.

I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.

H. P. Lovecraft

`Father O father! what do we here, In this land of unbelief and fear? The Land of Dreams is better far, Above the light of the morning star.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

I don't have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.

Biography lends to death a new terror.

Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself it is that I no longer have anything to fear.

A word does not frighten the man who in acting feels no fear.

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.


The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

President Obama clearly cannot run on his record. All he's offering is more of the same. That's not good. Look at the economy. It's stagnating. And so what they're now going to try and do is bring this campaign down to little things distractions distortions smear fear anger frustration.

When the people fear the government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty.

The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.

Satirists gain the applause of others through fear not through love.

William Hazlitt

Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt is already accomplished.

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

The generality of men are naturally swayed more by fear than by reverence and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.

Cruelty is softened by fear not pity.

One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.

I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized and I still had a daughter who I adored and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

What I needed most was to love and to be loved eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me, and sure enough I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy by suspicions and fear by burst of anger and quarrels.

Saint Augustine

Courageous people do not fear forgiving for the sake of peace.

Expose yourself to your deepest fear, after that fear has no power and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.

It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.

I don't believe in an afterlife so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.

Vast and fearsome as the human scene has become personal contact of the right people in the right places at the right time may yet have a potent and valuable part to play in the cause of peace which is in our hearts.

Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can, and when once you take hope and fear away you take from it its very life and being.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded but the fear of pain or death.

All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears - of falling of the dark of lobsters of falling on lobsters in the dark or speaking before a Rotary Club and of the words "Some Assembly Required

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.

Fear is the foundation of most governments.

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared and with it none despised.

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat but you will not live.

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