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Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.

The ego is antifragile. When attacked it inflates to protect itself.

To him who is in fear everything rustles.

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.

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

Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great.

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

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.

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

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.

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.

It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.

The first duty of man is to conquer fear he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.

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

I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.

True nobility is exempt from fear.

There are many victories worse than a defeat.

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

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

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes adversity not without many comforts and hopes.

There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.

He that hopes no good fears no ill.

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.

We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.

I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.

The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.

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

Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.

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

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.

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

To pity distress is but human to relieve it is Godlike.

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.

Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.

Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.

He whom many fear, has himself many to fear.

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world, and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull my hair out by the roots.

I have a fear of being boring.

This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won't get it back later.

Hate is the consequence of fear we fear something before we hate it a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.

Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.

We fear the thing we want the most.

It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.

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

We should not be afraid to go into a new era, to leave the old beyond.

The mark of fear is not easily removed.

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.

Fear is excitement without breath.

And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us.

I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.

A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.

To fight fear, act. To increase fear - wait, put off postpone.

Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.

No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.

We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.

I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.

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

I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear... that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.

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.

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

In time we hate that which we often fear.

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

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.

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.

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

Fear is the mother of morality.

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

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.

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.

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

Having a child, that's always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child.

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 never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

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!

As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.

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.

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.

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.

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.

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

Fear is the foundation of most governments.

On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.

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.

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.

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

There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.

The thing we fear we bring to pass.

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.

The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

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.

Writing is a form of therapy sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

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.

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.

Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice.

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.

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.

God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.

Fear follows crime and is its punishment.

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

Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time.

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

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.

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

Fear is the passion of slaves.

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

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

The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity. The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for far too long.

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.

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.

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.

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.

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

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

That fear first created the gods is perhaps as true as anything so brief could be on so great a subject.

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.

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.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

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.

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

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

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

Those who own much have much to fear.

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

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.

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

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

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.

You feel sometimes when you hear analysts and knowledgeable people talking about Iran that they fear so much about the survival of the regime, because deep down it's not a legitimate regime, it doesn't represent the will of the people, it's kind of morphed into kind of a military theocracy.

It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.

Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!

Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.

The more knowledge you have, the greater will be your fear of Allah.

Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.

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

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.

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind.

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.

African women in general need to know that it's OK for them to be the way they are - to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence.

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth.

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

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.

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

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

Only the contemptible fear contempt.

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.

Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.

Fear is exciting for me.

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

It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.

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

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.

Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.

Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.

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.

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.

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

The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.

I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.

If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.

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

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.

Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.

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.

I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.

I can't understand people calling themselves religious and being hateful. If a preacher is preaching hate, to fear God that's not religion, that's not helping humanity, that's organizing an army to defeat somebody.

The thing I fear most is fear.

To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.

The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man.

Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying the soul of an individual - and the soul of a people.

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.

This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.

From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever That dead men rise up never That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.

Scalded cats fear even cold water.

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.

People react to fear, not love they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.

Realists do not fear the results of their study.

As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.

To good and true love fear is forever affixed.

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.

Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

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

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.

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.

Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.

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

The results of political changes are hardly ever those which their friends hope or their foes fear.

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.

I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy.

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.

I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.

The scariest thought in the world is that someday I'll wake up and realize I've been sleepwalking through my life: underappreciating the people I love, making the same hurtful mistakes over and over, a slave to neuroses, fear, and the habitual.

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.

Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.

The secret of life is to have no fear it's the only way to function.

Cruelty is softened by fear, not pity.

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

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

Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.

Do not fear mistakes. There are none.

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.

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

While there's life, there's fear.

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next. Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.

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.

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?

My greatest fear is that the audience will beat me to the punch line.

I was a postman one Christmas and I developed a morbid fear of dogs.

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.

When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.

Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity.

Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them.

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.

I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.

My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later.

When desire dies, fear is born.

Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches one to fear and sorrow real poverty.

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.

People are afraid, and when people are afraid, when their pie is shrinking, they look for somebody to hate. They look for somebody to blame. And a real leader speaks to anxiety and to fear and allays those fears, assuages anxiety.

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.

You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog.

I am so tired of fear. And I don't want my girls to live in a country, in a world, based on fear.

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.

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

I know not why there is such a melancholy feeling attached to the remembrance of past happiness, except that we fear that the future can have nothing so bright as the past.

I get so nervous on stage I can't help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it's pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I'm going to be able to deliver.

The reason most people don't express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It's what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them.

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.

A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.

Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?

No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis.

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.

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

I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.

So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes.

To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.

To me, my biggest fear is getting a big head, and that is when I get the hammer. Because it's very easy in this game to believe you're something special.

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.

Action cures fear, inaction creates terror.

He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.

I've always felt that if you back down from a fear, the ghost of that fear never goes away. It diminishes people.

I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well I'm not a good terrified person.

When you are 16 there is no fear whatsoever. As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose.

Let us banish fear.

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.

When a match has equal partners then I fear not.

Excessive fear is always powerless.

Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.

I have this fear of falling in front of large groups of people. That's why I tend not to wear heels.

No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.

If you have an issue with homosexuality, then it comes to your own fear and your own darkness.

I think 'Dilbert' will remain popular as long as employees are frustrated and they fear the consequences of complaining too loudly. 'Dilbert' is the designated voice of discontent for the workplace. I never planned it that way. It just happened.

If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves.

Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.

There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.

If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.

I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.

The strongest passion is fear.

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.

The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.

I don't know how it is for women or for other guys, but when I was young and in my 20s, I had a fear of marriage.

I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.

The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.

In the company of the accomplished, people hope it will rub off on themselves, in the company of the misfortunate, they fear it!

Do we fear terrorism so much that we throw out our Constitution, and are we unwilling and afraid to debate our Constitution?

If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear.

Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise.

Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.

Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessimistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and minimized their own.

Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.

Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another.

When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.

My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us.

I was probably more scared of my high school exams than I was of the Oscars. At the time you think it's everything and if you don't do well, your life's over. Opportunities are gone. So the more you do it, the less the fear is present.

How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.

Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose.

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

The abandoned infant's cry is rage, not fear.

It seemed that rebellion must have an unassailable base, something guarded not merely from attack, but from the fear of it: such a base as we had in the Red Sea Parts, the desert, or in the minds of the men we converted to our creed.

There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.

Fear is the foundation of safety.

I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apparatus behind it all to push it on us through fear.

Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind - even if your voice shakes.

Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.

I believe the American people have a genuine and justifiable fear of government intrusion in what they instinctively know is going to be an ever more intrusive world.

We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.

I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.

And if the great fear had not come upon me, as it did, and forced me to do my duty, I might have been less good to the people than some man who had never dreamed at all, even with the memory of so great a vision in me.

You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you doing things. It's very exciting to test yourself.

We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.

Fear God and work hard.

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear.

Those who love to be feared fear to be loved.

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.

I've noticed a lot of younger artists have less fear of doing different sorts of things, whether it's various types of music, or gallery artists moving between video and sculpture and drawing.

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.

There's no reason for the establishment to fear me. But it has every right to fear the people collectively - I am one with the people.

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.

'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy.

I spoke without fear of contradiction. I simply did not suffer self-doubt.

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.

Fear is the mother of foresight.

Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.

The fear factor actually brings the genuineness.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.

A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.

My whole life I've had the fear that I was going to be abandoned.

I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter. Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything.

I won't allow myself to have tremendous fear.

Any fear of aging, I think, is simply vanity.

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.

I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.

Some people need to stay at the top. They are afraid to re-start from zero because they fear the critics.

There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.

As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.

My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.

We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there.

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.

I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother.

You can ask me pretty much anything. There'll be things I'll go, 'That feels a little too personal.' But most things I don't have a fear of being asked about.

You cannot avoid war in life, you cannot avoid the fear of terrorism, you cannot avoid those things now, they are a part of everyday demeanor.

God helps those who fear Him.

Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.

Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.

Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money - it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it.

I had a fear that I'd be typecast, but I don't really have that fear anymore.

Whenever somebody says they need an angle for their story I always fear that they've got an idea and they want me to fit into it or they want me to come up with an idea myself or I'm supposed to be more revealing than I've been, and to me it just sounds like something I don't want to do.

Fear is a very explosive emotion, but it has a short life span. It's the sprint. The marathon is hope.

The record company's worst fear is that you'll fall in love or get rich.

I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear.

I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I'd hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.

We must travel in the direction of our fear.

Fear attracts attack.

Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.

I try to get in quiet time and book time, but really, the only time I ever get that is when I'm on an airplane - I have a fear of flying, but I actually love flying because it's the only time I can sleep, and it's the only time I get to read.

I define fear as standing across the ring from Joe Louis and knowing he wants to go home early.

I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture.

My main concern with the condition of mathematics in high school is that there's a lot of fear involved! Math is not, generally speaking, presented in a fun way. The concepts, as I see them, are fun, and that's the way I'd like to convey them myself.

You always fear when you're making a movie that has a moral to the story that people are going to reject the idea of being taught a lesson.

When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear.

Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don't choose what they want they choose what they think is safe.

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.

When you advise any person you should be guided by the fear of God.

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.

It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear.

Dictators and oppressors should continue to fear me because I will be here for a long time.

When the entertainers of the Right aren't declaring their disgust with President Obama for groveling before foreign potentates, they're pretending to fear him as a left-wing thug, an exemplar of what they call 'the Chicago way.'

Jerusalem is a time bomb that I fear is just waiting to go off.

People don't know where to place me. Terry Gilliam used me as a quirky cop in 'Twelve Monkeys', and then he hired me again to be an effeminate hotel clerk in 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'. Another time, I was shooting this indie film 'The Souler Opposite' and six days a week, I'm playing this big puppy dog, then I come to the 'NYPD Blue' set and become this scumbag.

In this life struggle, here I am among you fully cognizant that a true believer has no fear of what God has ordained for him. Those who are visited by fear live only for their present, under the illusion that the world began with them and will end with their departure.

Uncertainty and fear and ignorance about immigrants, about people who are different, has a history as old as our Nation.

But I love being scared. I think you're brave only when you do things that scare you. I've always used fear as a motivator. I'm not sure why.

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.

Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.

An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.

Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.

My dear brother Barack Obama has a certain fear of free black men. As a young brother who grows up in a white context, brilliant African father, he's always had to fear being a white man with black skin. All he has known culturally is white. He has a certain rootlessness, a deracination.

Americans are terrified because so many of them have been laid off in recent years and months and they fear that they may be next. Even if they have not been laid off or have not known anyone laid off, they definitely know someone who has lost his home.

You can't be a proper comic unless you've been out on stage and felt the fear.

A huge part of what animates homophobia among young people is paranoia and fear of their own capacity to be gay themselves.

In the ring, I never really knew fear.

There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.

Can someone within that society walk into the town square and say what they want without fear of being punished for his or her views? If so, then that society is a free society. If not, it is a fear society.

I do support artists standing by their beliefs and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics.

My greatest fear is feeling like a professional novelist. Somebody who creates characters, who sits down and has pieces of paper taped to the wall - what's going to happen in this scene, or this act. What I like is for it to be a much more scary, sloppy reflection of who I am.

A child's fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate.

Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can't beat them, and if you can't beat them, join them, as they say. As I've got older I've become very interested in that part of the work.

Roosevelt's declaration that Americans had 'nothing to fear but fear itself' was a glorious piece of inspirational rhetoric and just as gloriously wrong.

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.

I never discuss a novel while I'm writing it, for fear that talking about it will diminish my desire to write it.

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens and real diseases are useful material.

I think people that have fear that, 'Oh if I have a kid I won't be able to do this and I won't be able to do that.' It's kind of the opposite. It really gives you energy. It makes people better.

Should we fear hackers? Intention is at the heart of this discussion.

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.

To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.

President Obama is doing the right thing by offering young immigrants, most often in this country through no action of their own, a chance to live and work openly, free from the fear of deportation.

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing joy, rage, fear triumph, yearning and confusion.

I definitely think cheerleaders have no fear.

Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission.

I don't believe in fear - I live my life without regrets.

I have no fear of being less beautiful, I've always been afraid of not being beautiful.

I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I'm always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there!

Fear, anxiety and neurosis: that's just in the suitcase when you're an actor.

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.

Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics.

So here we are today with a new conversation. When University of Georgia plays Georgia Tech, it's uniform color versus skin color. We have - we've overcome that level of racial fear.

I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.

I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety?

Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.

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.

So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.

My fear now is of cliche, of complacency, of not being able to feel authenticity in myself and those around me.

I had a constant fear, a constant little doubt in my mind: 'OK, I'm getting ready to do my standing back full on beam and I might re-tear my ACL.'

I like to do something I fear.

It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment.

God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.

A man's primary fantasy is access to a variety of attractive women without the fear of rejection.

The Feminist Me says that a woman's right to her own body should be inviolate at all times, free from fear of peeping paps.

Mine are the deep-seated fears established when we are children, and they never quite go away: the fear of being helpless, the fear of being trapped, the fear of being out of control.

Being a parent is not for the faint of heart. I may joke about knowing fear, but the fact is, the first time I ever knew real fear was the day Charlotte, my first child, was born. Suddenly there is someone in the world you care about more than anything.

I always say three things make a writer: inspiration, obviously perspiration, doing the work. But the third is desperation. I'm not really fit for anything else, or to have a real job. That fear drives me. The pressure has always been self inflicted.

In an ecology of love, people can relate in trust and face the future without fear. They do not need to play it safe. They can take uncertainty in their stride.

The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.

Well, I am now convinced there is no kind of fear or anxiety anyone has to live with.

Roosevelt talked not only about Freedom from Fear, but also Freedom from Want.

I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I.

Fear is just not a part of my life - so much so that if it's involved in somebody else's life and they're close to me, I won't be around them.

The dread of lonliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.

There's a confidence that comes from youth and not knowing better. But there comes a point, as an actor, when you do know better, and that is when the fear starts.

The universal human laws - need, love for the beloved, fear, hunger, periodic exaltation, the kindness that rises up naturally in the absence of hunger/fear/pain - are constant, predictable, reliable, universal, and are merely ornamented with the details of local culture.

Let them hate so long as they fear.

The regrets of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow can kill you.

Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.

Most fear stems from sin to limit one's sins, one must assuredly limit one's fear, thereby bringing more peace to one's spirit.

I always have the fear that, if I don't commit 100 percent to my work, then it's gonna suffer.

Going to parties usually makes me feel depressed, just because I have such social fear after meeting people.

Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.

I'd rather be two strokes ahead going into the last day than two strokes behind. Having said that, it's probably easier to win coming from behind. There is no fear in chasing. There is fear in being chased.

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.

You know I never used to be a bad flyer, but I did start to have a fear of flying after I shot a movie where I was terrorized on a plane. I made Wes Craven's 'Red Eye'. I don't think they're linked but it does make me pause and wonder if they are, so perhaps I will explore that in therapy some day.

Vaccines save lives fear endangers them. It's a simple message parents need to keep hearing.

What people fear most about tragedy is its randomness - a taxi cab jumps the curb and hits a pedestrian, a gun misfires and kills a bystander. Better to have some rational cause and effect between incident and injury. And if cause and effect aren't possible, better that there at least be some reward for all the suffering.

I call on the Iranian people: it is not too late to replace the corrupt regime and return to your glorious Persian heritage, a heritage of culture and values and not of bombs and missiles... How can a nation allow a regime to instill fear, take away the people's freedom and shock the young generation that seeks its way out of the dictatorial Iran.

I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause.

I don't have a fear of flying I have a fear of crashing.

On the one hand Twitter gives you the opportunity to engage with people, which is great, but on the other there are people who feel they can say whatever they want, put poison out there, really, without fear of any repercussions.

Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.

Fear controls you.

If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?

Fear is always a good motivator.

You always have this fear in a movie of just being somebody's woman.

That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don't show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else.

You have to have fear to take risks - and I want to at least try.

For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time.

What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.

We are near, very near, to an end to the eurozone crisis... The worst - in the sense of the fear of the eurozone breaking up - is over. But the best isn't there yet.

Honest to God, all my life I have had such a fear of spiders. In fact, I use to have a reoccurring dream about one. Very clearly, it was black with a red head. It would sit up in the corner of the bedroom and when it started getting closer, I would wake up in a panic.

You live in this shadow that you're going to burn in Hell until you're saved. And I still worry about it a little. I don't believe in Heaven, but I do still fear Hell.

As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever there was a fear worth quashing then this is it. After all, life is short, and there's a great big world to explore out there.

I'm completely in love with the world but also terrified of it. It creates some overwhelming feelings. Wanting to battle out that joy and fear is part of my music.

I'd gone from being this art student messing about with music to this girl with a record deal, magazine front covers and all this hype. In many ways, it was everything I ever wanted, but when it happened all I felt was total, paralysing fear.

Why do people do things that they fear? It may be that the fear contains information. Something can be interesting if you get to the other side of that fear.

Fear and pain and suffering is not OK for any being to feel intentionally at the hands of us.

My fear is that, as soon as I get married and have kids that I'll kind of do what a lot of people do and suddenly start making, 'Now I'm gonna make films for kids.' I really hope I don't do that.

Freedom is contagious. That's why despots fear it so much.

I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, so I've been going by Yasiin since '99. At first it was just for friends and family, but now I'm declaring it openly.

The thing about Republicans is that they don't care so much about respect, but they love fear, at least in others.

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.

The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.

I fear other actors who are not prepared. And I fear directors who are afraid.

Change creates fear, and technology creates change. Sadly, most people don't behave very well when they are afraid.

Part of what Special Olympics is trying to do is break down stereotypes that still exist for people. There is still a lot of fear.

I think we have lost our groove as a country. One of the reasons was the attack on 9/11. We got knocked off our game. From a country that always exported hope we went into the business of exporting fear.

The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance.

There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.

I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform in the given time-but it is too late to go back.

Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.

All the times I've been lucky enough to be a part of a show that's actually gotten on the air, it's always that same mixture of excitement and utter fear.

We have not sought this conflict we have sought too long to avoid it our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands.

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.

He doesn't know the meaning of the word fear, but then again he doesn't know the meaning of most words.

People have a fear of the unknown. Insects have different senses than us, different amount of limbs and their body structure is very different. It's hard for us to really relate to them and understand them.

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.

There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.

Americans have discovered fear.

I thought Erica Jong's Fear of Flying was one of the biggest pieces of crap that I've ever read in my life.

In the '80s, I was putting out an album virtually every year, I think mostly based on fear - that if I didn't, people would soon forget about me.

Somehow we can't live outside the politics of race. There's something very deep in all of us, that is taught to us when we are very, very little. Which is the disrespect and fear of the other.

Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.

I live my life through fear. If I'm afraid of it I'll do it just so I'm not afraid of it anymore.

Who sows fear, reaps weapons.

Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.

You're not human if you don't feel fear. But I've learnt to treat fear as an emotion that sharpens me. It's there to give me that edge for what I have to do.

I talk to women's groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her.

I am very interested in what has been called bad taste. I believe the fear of displaying a soi-disant bad taste stops us from venturing into special cultural zones.

So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.

It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world.

Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.

I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.

Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war but on the love of peace.

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.

Democracy is stronger than terrorism, and we will not cower to the terrorists' campaign of fear.

I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn't call it fear, but it's an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I'm able to do that.

I fear that the rising personal bankruptcies and repossessions are the first signs of bigger problems to come and personal debt - Gordon Brown's legacy to millions of Britain's families - will hang like a millstone around the neck of the British people for years to come.

Fear is a huge thing for older people.

One of the darkest, deepest shames so many of us mothers feel nowadays is our fear that we are Bad Mothers, that we are failing our children and falling far short of our own ideals.

The thing about youthful offenders is that no one seems to care about them. Most people don't like adolescents - even the good ones can be snarky and unpleasant. Combine the antipathy we feel toward the average teenager with the fear inspired by youth violence, and you have a population that no one wants to deal with.

Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.

Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all.

People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.

Another parent's different approach raises the possibility that you've made a mistake with your child. We simply can't tolerate that because we fear that any mistake, no matter how minor, could have devastating consequences. So we proclaim the superiority of our own choices. We've lost sight of the fact that people have preferences.

Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist.

More than fantasy or even science fiction, Ray Bradbury wrote horror, and like so many great horror writers he was himself utterly without fear, of anything. He wasn't afraid of looking uncool - he wasn't scared to openly love innocence, or to be optimistic, or to write sentimentally when he felt that way.

There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?

President Obama's 100-day plan is pretty impressive. I think it's a Wow 100-plus days. The administration is not operating from fear, it is trying to drive change for the future, and that's a good thing.

I have a pathological fear of being on my own. When I'm with my own thoughts, I start to unravel myself, and I start to think really dark thoughts, self-destructive thoughts.

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.

Fear can make all of us do the wrong things sometimes.

I fear only God, all praises to Him.

You know, Stephen says, in the movies no one ever goes to the bathroom. They shave, they brush their teeth. He goes right at this sort of funny taboo we have about the bathroom, and he turned it into this nightmare, you know, your worst fear of what's in there.

My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened... well, I'm just thankful to be alive. I'm just grateful to be here at all.

Hey, we all have our fear. Mine is bugs and lobsters!

The biggest fear I have is to die with regrets, and of course that will come true.

If you don't go towards the thing you fear, you won't be able to say you lived.

I wish I had less fear about creating my own parts.

I'd make a terrible surgeon. The fear of blood? Very high on my list.

You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going.

I find fear is a great motivator to work hard.

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.

When men don't fear God, they give themselves to evil.

We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in.

The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I've written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval.

I say let's go back to a truer use of the word 'freedom.' Let's start with President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. I would add the freedom to bargain collectively. Those freedoms are under attack today.

When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between free societies and fear societies, when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil, we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because peace cannot be disconnected from freedom.

They did interviews with my wife and daughter-they were genuinely in fear of me having a heart attack, working 20 hours a day, eating fast food.

There was a real fear that a euro-zone bank might fail, that we'd have a sovereign debt problem in one of the larger European economies. That's dissipated, thanks largely to the action of the European Central Bank.

I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand.

We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.

As one who participated in all the wars of the state of Israel, I saw the horror of wars. I saw the fear of wars. I saw my best friends being killed in battles. I was seriously injured twice.

I don't think that anyone seriously fears that the world can be blown to pieces all together. But what one can fear and rightly so are regional things, like in the Middle East, India, Pakistan, the Korean Peninsula, borders in Africa, etc.

The fear of the never-ending onslaught of gizmos and gadgets is nothing new. The radio, the telephone, Facebook - each of these inventions changed the world. Each of them scared the heck out of an older generation. And each of them was invented by people who were in their 20s.

I have a fear of poverty in old age. I have this vision of myself living in a skip and eating cat food. It's because I'm freelance, and I've never had a proper job. I don't have a pension, and my savings are dwindling. I always thought someone would just come along and look after me.

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.

The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.

There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.

The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach.

I live in constant fear of being fired or dropped for that dark part of my work I can't control.

The fear for a network is the viewer gets tired of you. Not that you lost any credibility, but they get tired of you.

But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.

We've all had that fear, that despair of losing someone, or this fierce desire because it's not reciprocated. The less reciprocation there is, the more desire we have.

I won't touch on risky, because that's subjective. People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don't necessarily merit fear.

I don't want to wake up and be bored. That's probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do. What better job is there than to play quarterback for an NFL team, and certainly one that I've been on for a long time and had success with? I don't plan on giving it up any time soon.

I'm not the type of person to live in fear. I think positively.

Sides are being divided now. It's very obvious. So if you're on the other side of the fence, you're suddenly anti-American. It's breeding fear of being on the wrong side.

There is a lot of hype and fear about this much-talked-about prospect of designer babies.

You don't want too much fear in a market, because people will be blinded to some very good buying opportunities. You don't want too much complacency because people will be blinded to some risk.

Action conquers fear.

There is a fear of emotion in tennis.

Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog.

The only men who aren't in fear of women's reactions are usually men who aren't born or who are dead.

I am grateful that I didn't let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness.

There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic, that's spreading through the Baby Boom Generation, which has suddenly discovered that it will have to provide for its own retirement.

Part of the reason that the government's fear mongering is succeeding is because so many people are so ignorant, that it is easier for government to frighten people in submission.

Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again - and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I've done some damn good here!

The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand, and, they, it must be confessed, with much fear and trembling.

My only problem is the fear that opposition bowlers might go for my fingers and that's why I was scared of the short ball. Now I am struggling with the ball pitching up and swinging away. I just keep nicking that one.

A line from one of my 1997 columns - 'Do one thing every day that scares you' - is now widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, though I have yet to see any evidence that she ever said it and I don't believe she did. She said some things about fear, but not that thing.

You've got to kick fear to the side, because the payoff is huge.

My greatest desire is that the hope that has overcome fear in my country will help vanquish it around the world.

In masks outrageous and austere, The years go by in single file But none has merited my fear, And none has quite escaped my smile.

Fear created the first gods in the world.

What's powerful about a love scene is not seeing the act. It's seeing the passion, the need, the desire, the caring, the fear.

But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.

The way you deal with a scare is the way you deal with a laugh. The timing has to be perfect. When you're dealing with fear or laughter - emotions that happen spontaneously - you hope it's working. But in the moment, you really have no idea.

It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up by propaganda of fear and hatred is the prelude to destruction.

My biggest fear in life is to be average.

Many a time freedom has been rolled back - and always for the same sorry reason: fear.

My only fear is the unknown.

Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.

Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep.

I'm afraid of being average. I have a real fear of being just another linebacker.

When you say 'fear of the unknown', that is the definition of fear fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it's genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we're not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe.

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.

There's always an element of fear that you need to work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or finally figure out that you're a fraud after all!

I'd like to jump out of a plane. I have a fear of heights I'd like to face.

Studios, because they are investing a great deal of money in movies, they want a guarantee that when they hire somebody that person can deliver for them. Everything is fear based, so they pigeonhole people. But I've written everything, from Westerns to sci-fi to dramedy, I've done it all.

By action and reaction do we become strong or weak, according to the character of our thoughts and mental states. Fear is the deadly nightshade of the mind.

Americans have an abiding belief in their ability to control reality by purely material means... airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.

I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies.

I decided to make 'Captain America' because I realized I wasn't doing the film because it terrified me. You can't make decisions based on fear.

With all of the divisiveness that is going on in the country we live in, so much of it is based around just fear of the other. And anyone who does not look like me, walk like me, talk like me, have sex like me, they're the other and I'm afraid of them. And hopefully we will learn that it's just not scary. There's nothing to be afraid of.

China, in the future, is going to have even more nuclear capability than it has had in the past. I don't believe that they have anything to fear from the United States, and I frankly don't believe they do fear the United States.

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!

Writers rush in where publishers fear to tread and where translators fear to tread.

I play with a fear of letting people down. That's what motivates me.

There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.

If you believe in yourself, if you are without fear, you will also be tolerant, non-aggressive and find love.

It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood.

In terms of fear, I still am most afraid of Freddie Kruger.

Fear may very well be a caveman fear of the predator, of the giant lizard chasing them - maybe that's what Steven Spielberg connects with so well in Lost World.

We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear, respect for our values and not merely our weapons.

I've been quite fascinated by the relative insignificance of human existence, the shortness of life. We might as well be a letter in a word in a sentence on a page in a book in a library in a city in one country in this enormous universe! And that kind of fear and insignificance has kept me awake at night.

I like normal stuff people fear - like spiders and heights. I'm frightened by the unknown, by things that are hard to figure out and get a grip on.

Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.

Nothing drew me to the film business. I was propelled by the fear and anxiety of Vietnam. I had been drafted into the Marines. My brother was already serving in Vietnam. I bought, if you will, a stay of execution - both literally and figuratively - and went on to graduate school of business from the law school that I was attending.

I was horrified when Richard Chamberlain and Rupert Everett said gay actors should stay in the closet. They were saying to people that they should live a lie and not be liberated, to live in fear of being found out.

For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace.

I think there's a lot projected on beautiful women, period. At least, maybe this is just my fear, but I do sometimes feel dismissed before I've even been allowed to participate. I have moments of feeling really wounded. But I am pretty optimistic, and I do enjoy a lot of my life.

Here's what the right-wing has in, there's no shortage of the natural resources of ignorance, apathy, hate, fear. As long as those things are in the collective conscious and unconscious, the Republicans will have some votes.

People are so used to having their lives filmed, they're not even conscious of having cameras around. I still have that sort of suspicion when a camera comes out. I view it as a thing to fear.

Of the primary emotions, fear is the one that bears most directly on survival. Children show fear. Adults try not to, maybe because it's shameful, or, in some circumstances, dangerous. The fear response is automatic, though, and your body runs through its reflexes whether you want it to or not.

People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear.

For any new technology there is always controversy and there always some fear associated with it. I think that's just the price of being first sometimes.

If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously add to people's sense of alarm... but there has been a lot of reassurance coming, particularly in the way the Brits handled all this. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here.

Each sudden gust of light explains itself as flames, but neither they, nor even bombs redoubled on the hills tonight can quite include me in their fear.

I was kind of surprised to learn how controlling I am. I never thought of myself in that way. I think the root of the control issues is usually fear, because you want to know what's going to be happening at any given moment.

I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out.

The one thing I've learned is that stuttering in public is never as bad as I fear it will be.

We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does.

When we were scared about 9/11, we federalized the airport security, we spent millions for body armor for dogs in Ohio. All that over-reaction comes from fear and government - bad combination.

Most people come to fear not death itself, but the many terrible ways of dying.

My greatest fear is disappointing the reader, so each book has to be better than the one before.

We fear doing too little when we should do more. Then atone by doing too much, when perhaps we should do less.

I fear dying in the middle of a book. It would be so annoying to write 80,000 words and not get to the end. I'm phobic about it. So when I'm writing a book I leave messages all over the house for people to know how the story ends, and then someone can finish it for me.

I had a fear of becoming anything, a fear of becoming a specialist. I might have become a doctor, but if you become a doctor, that's your specialty in life and you are defined by it. One of the attractions of being a writer is that you're never a specialist. Your field is entirely open your field is the entire human condition.

Loneliness is, I think, people's biggest fear, whether they are conscious of it or not.

When I was younger I used to pick things just to face the fear.

I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself.

When, as we must often do, we fear science, we really fear ourselves.

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.

I know a lot of people fear the rougher types who might be at a state school, but surely it is better to know who they are and how to deal with them than for that kind of child to appear as a completely different species to yours.

Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread.

The day in 2004 when the radiologist told me I had invasive cancer, I walked down the hospital corridor looking for a phone to call my husband, and I could almost see the fear coming toward me like a big, black shadow.

Celebrity or no celebrity, I think a lot of females deal with the fear of being abducted.

With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor.

How are fears born? They are born because of differences in tradition and history they are born because of differences in emotional, political and national circumstances. Because of such differences, people fear they cannot live together.

Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.

Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers.

Do what you fear most and you control fear.

I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell.

The roots of homophobia are fear. Fear and more fear.

I remember looking at the sky and thinking that the universe is so big and it's all chaos. I call it 'the dark fear.' At any moment, the dark fear could come in.

There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: 'this is not happening in my backyard.'

Most fears are basic: fear of the dark, fear of going down in the basement, fear of weird sounds, fear that somebody is waiting for you in your closet. Those kinds of things stay with you no matter what age.

'Truth Will Set U Free' is about honesty. My philosophic belief that ultimately being true to yourself is liberating, with every individual's inalienable right to be who they are without fear or recrimination.

Fear is the enemy. I distrust it. Any feeling or decision I make that might be motivated by fear I quickly reassess.

My greatest fear: repetition.

The key to change... is to let go of fear.

I remember being onstage once when I didn't have fear: I got so scared I didn't have fear that it brought on an anxiety attack.

Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers.

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Your mind is small, but your heart is big. Your mind is afraid but your heart is full of love.

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

If you want to cure the world, don't emanate fear, emanate love.

Fools reject reality and expect things to be different. The wise accept reality and expect the unexpected.

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.

Will dissent be permitted? The answer to that question will determine whether the society is a free society or a fear society.

What they smell isn't the emotion of fear. What dogs can smell is the changes in a person's skin that suggest fear to the dog, anxiety, the way your skin sweats, the amount of uric acid that suddenly pours out of your pores.

My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society.

People may believe that there can be a society where dissent is not permitted, but which is nonetheless not a fear society because everyone agrees with one another and therefore no one wants to dissent.

Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly.

I have no doubt that given a real choice, the vast majority of Muslims and Arabs, like everyone else will choose a free society over a fear society.

I'm always interested in trying to investigate different personalities. I want to keep myself guessing and keep the fear element alive, so that I don't get too comfortable.

Only weeks after Oslo began, when nearly all the world and most of Israel was drunk with the idea of peace, I argued that a Palestinian society not constrained by democratic norms would be a fear society that would pose a grave threat to Israel.

I fear it's because religion is man's attempt to reach God, and when he feels he has succeeded, he cannot abide anyone else's claim to have done the same.

There is no fear before and no fear after. We give our best.

People feel uncomfortable talking about racial issues out of fear that if they express things, they will be characterized in a way that's not fair. I think that there is still a need for a dialogue about things racial that we've not engaged in.

One of the most gratifying things I get as an artist is when people watch me do these different demonstrations, and they in some way feel empowered by what I'm doing so they can confront their own fears. Maybe it's the fear of getting in an elevator maybe it's the fear of going on a plane and seeing the world.

I approach my character with the question: What would an animal think? How would an animal respond? A lot of times, it's quick action and no fear, and sometimes it's irrational fear. You don't always know.

I think that the problem is that people fear so many things and they don't live life to its fullest. And for me as an artist, if God should want me to come this Wednesday to the end of my life, so be it.

I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear.

When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape.

Maybe I fear things going wrong so much that I pre-empt them by not getting excited about them when they appear to be. going well.

What I think we fear is rapid, pronounced, and uncontrollable changes to ourselves, and because of this we have a form of personality inertia - something that resists rapid change.

I think masculinity is bravado against the mystery of the universe of women. It's just a fear of not knowing what women have that's so powerful. It's this shield they put up to try to get closer.

Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it.

I think, however, that so long as our present economic and national systems continue, scientific research has little to fear.

Don't fear anything for your letters, they are burnt one by one and I hope you do the same with mine.

I think interviews can be fine. It's just there's this terrible fear of coming off wrongly or saying something that gets taken out of context.

You don't have to do everything by the time you're 30. Or 40. All you need is a work ethic. It's what allows you to push through moments of disappointment and self-doubt and fear.

There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids - and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

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

People tend to avoid the important work they fear by doing unimportant work that wears them out. They suppress anxiety with exhaustion, but they do not address the source of the problem.

Modern people often feel most content in a hotel room. They feel liberated by the novel emptiness. No closet of unworn clothes to remind them of past identities. No calendar to create anxiety for the future. Many of the things we fear losing are things we would not miss.

When you are confronted with something immediately there is no fear. It is only when thought comes in that there is fear.

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

Don't be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything.

Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all... but we just went for it.

Ignorance and fear are the parents of all superstition.

It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.

Fear is more crippling than the actual consequences.

The more you fail, the less you're afraid of it.

I failed my way to success.

When you get rid of your fear of failure, your tensions about succeeding... you can be yourself. Relaxed. You'll no longer be driving with your brakes on.

Losers crave looking good. Winners crave learning.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.

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

Don't fear failure. That shit is powerful. Fear mediocrity. That will waste your entire life.

The more worldly success you have, the more your ego gets built up. The more fearful you might be of losing it all.

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

You can't live in fear of embarrassment - it has far too much to teach you. There is so much power in being the person that can sit in their embarrassment and figure out what went wrong and how to grow from it.

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.

There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them.

Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work.

Most peak experiences are behind discomfort gates. A society unable to handle discomfort is an impoverished one.

Your fears of the consequences of a bold action are way out of proportion to reality, and in fact the consequences of timidity are worse.

Now is the time to stop drifting and wake up ” to assess yourself, the people around you, and the direction in which you are headed in as cold and brutal a light as possible. Without fear.

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.

Failure is a judgment, an opinion. It stems from your fears, which can be eliminated by love - love for yourself, love for what you do, love for others, and love for your planet.

Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.

You are born with only two fears: fear of falling and fear of loud noise. All the rest is learned.

Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all.

Many fear judgement more than failure.

Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.

Fear comes in two packages: fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success.

He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.

Death and pain are not frightening, it's the fear of pain and death we need to fear.

The more I remind myself it will end one day, the more I live in the moment, the more peaceful I become.

Wherever you are afraid, try to explore, and you will find death hiding somewhere behind. All fear is of death. Death is the only fear source.

Why should I fear death? If I am, then death is not. If Death is, then I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?

I don't let go of my thoughts, I meet them with understanding, then they let go of me.

It is not change that causes anxiety; it is the feeling that we are without defenses in the presence of what we see as danger that causes anxiety.

I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.

We grow fearless when we do the things we fear.

I'm not afraid of death anymore. And I think a lot of the struggle that we have in life comes from a deep, deep fear of death. And it can take form in many ways. One can be that we want to write the great American novel, or we really want to achieve something in this world, we want to build something, we want to build a great piece of technology or we want to start an amazing business or we want to run for office and make a difference.

All fears are children of the fear of death.

It's not that we fear death, it's that we fear not living the life we want.

All men fear death. It's a natural fear that consumes us all. We fear death because we feel that we haven't loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same.

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

If you're are paralyzed with fear it's a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.

To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils.

People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over.

I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state.

Whatever scares or discomforts you is your teacher.

Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear.

It's smart to take more risks if you want to learn faster. It's smarter to see learning as living.

The happiness of childhood, the calming of a child's fears and the healthy development of its self-confidence depend directly upon love.

Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.

I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.

We need to get rid of the fear and guilt we might have for asserting ourselves. It serves no purpose except to keep us down.

Man is a procrastinator by nature. He procrastinates because he fears discomfort.

We'd rather live with our problems than adapt to the solutions.

We're predisposed to hate variation because it causes change. Change creates uncertainty. And uncertainty causes anxiety and insecurity.

Don't fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.

And loss of control is always the source of fear. It is also, however, always the source of change.

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.

Freedom is the basis of all happiness. This means freedom from despair, freedom from resentment, freedom from jealousy and fear. Genuine practice is practice that helps you become more free and more solid. Every step you take, every breath you take, every minute of sitting.

We fear that this moment will end, that we won't get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or that we will not be safe.

What the world needs most is more love, more generosity, more mercy, more openness. The root of human problems is not a lack of resources but comes from the misunderstanding, fear, and separateness that can be found in the hearts of people.

True happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied, for he that is wants nothing.

Wild animals run from the dangers they actually see, and once they have escaped them worry no more. We however are tormented alike by what is past and what is to come. A number of our blessings do us harm, for memory brings back the agony of fear while foresight brings it on prematurely. No one confines his unhappiness to the present.

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.

The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear.

Accept who you are; and revel in it.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.

Move towards what scares you.

Fear is serious. Love is playful.

Being scared is fine. Not taking action is not.

Two elements must therefore be rooted out once for all, - the fear of future suffering, and the recollection of past suffering; since the latter no longer concerns me, and the former concerns me not yet.

Confidence comes from being vulnerable, not by shielding yourself. It is a function of exposure. The more you are exposed to challenges, the more you grow. To grow in confidence, you must first be open to embarrassment. Get your feet wet, there is no other way.

Be at one with your fate and give your actions the weight of eternity. Stop wishing for something else to happen, for a different fate. That is to live a false life.

My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it... but love it.

The beautiful thing about fear is, when you run to it, it runs away.

Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.

It's not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share.

Fear is your friend. It is an indicator. Sometimes it shows you what you shouldn't do, more often than not it shows you what you should do.

Run after your fears. Chase them. Make them shake. And dread the day you gained enough confidence to realize they were full of shit.

You don't need it all figured out. The more you think you do, the more you'll procrastinate and fear moving forward. Have courage and start now, even if you start small.

Don't fear. Prepare. Don't fear. Learn. Don't fear. Build. Don't fear. Endure.

Sometimes, what we fear the most is what we most need to do.

All the power is within you; you can do anything and everything.

It's believing in our dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond limits.

Your largest fear carries your greatest growth.

Fear is a pointer to your next adventure.

Fear has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

Only priests and fools are fearless and I've never been on the best of terms with God.

What I came to realize is that fear, that's the worst of it. That's the real enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world and you kick that bastard as hard as you can right in the teeth.

I'm not afraid to look like a big, hairy, smelly, foreign devil in Tokyo, though I do my best not to, I really do.

The dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid.

You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.

Fear makes us feel our humanity.

The only thing you care about when you're afraid is results. The only thing you care about when you're calm is doing the right thing.

A hope hides a fear ” a fear hides a hope.

Where there is fear there is obviously no freedom, and without freedom there is no love at all.

Show me a man who isn't a slave; one who is a slave to sex, another to money, another to ambition; all are slaves to hope or fear.

All humans are afraid of the negative feelings that will arrive from situations.

Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don't wish you didn't fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn't feel anything.

How frequently do your thoughts include fear, judgment or simply justify your point of view?

Do not be lured by the need to be liked: better to be respected, even feared.

The world is full of men who despise you, fear your ambition, and jealously guard their shrinking realms of power.

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I'd like to see you in better living conditions.

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things.

I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.

There are two kinds of future concern: desire and fear. They together create a perfect hell.

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.

You must understand fear so you can manipulate it. Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you're hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out of control and it can hurt you, even kill you.

Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.

Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.

I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.

I was set free because my greatest fear has been realised and I was still alive.

Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.

Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.

Don't move the way fear makes you move.

Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.

Being brave doesn't mean you aren't scared. You can be scared and be brave at the same time.

Choose hard, not easy. Choose creating, not consuming. Choose focus, not distractions. Choose love, not fear.

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

People are disturbed not by things, but by the view they take of them.

Every time you choose safety you reinforce fear.

Indifference is a misguided way of defending ourselves.

Understand your fears. Face your fears. Laugh at your fears. This is the sequence to self-ownership.

Giving in to anger, fear and suspicion disturbs our minds and our physical well-being, whereas trust and friendship are the basis of society.

No longer be either dissatisfied with thy present lot, or shrink from the future.

We want to be free. Deep down we know this is true. We want to be released from fear and worry, not confined by judgments. We want to allow ourselves to trust, love, express ourselves, and be happy.

Love is the only power great enough to overcome greed and anger, violence and fear.

Of course I'll hurt you. Of course you'll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.

Better to have others depend on you out of fear of the consequences of losing you than out of love of your company.

Fear you can control; love, never. Depending on an emotion as subtle and changeable as love or friendship will only make you insecure.

Compassion reduces our fear, boosts our confidence, and opens us to inner strength.

Love is everything it's cracked up to be... it really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, your risk is even greater.

The fear of rejection prevents connection, and the only way to get rid of fear is to do the thing you fear the most.

Inside us there lie a mountain of fear and a deep river of grief. But there is also the compassionate eye witnessing your inner landscape.

Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned.

Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. It's gonna hurt. It's gonna hurt because it matters.

The chains of love are stronger than the chains of fear.

The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.

Fear will make you overestimate the enemy and act too defensively.

It's not fear that gets in our way. We're all afraid. It's how we self-protect that moves us away from our integrity.

Life is only that which you live on your own terms. Only that is your life; the rest is not yours. If you are being dictated by others or meekly following them out of fear, you are wasting your only chance at life.

Remember: the only enemy you need to fear is your own self - your lack of awareness and loss of control.

Hecato says, 'cease to hope and you will cease to fear.'... The primary cause of both these ills is that instead of adapting ourselves to present circumstances we send out thoughts too far ahead.

Typically, people don't overcome their fears because the fears are nebulous and undefined.

If the challenge we face doesn't scare us, then it's probably not that important.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself you will succumb in every battle.

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.

Fear the man of one book.

A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope.

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.

Don't fear moving forward slowly. Fear standing still.

The best way to overcome fear is to face with equanimity the situation of which one is afraid.

The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident.

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

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

Hope and fear cannot alter the seasons.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

Sitting mindfully with our sorrows and fears is an act of courage.

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

You learn persistence by trying one more time. You learn calmness by focusing on one thing. You learn courage by realizing you live only once.

Get over any general fears you have of confronting people or you will find it extremely difficult to assert yourself.

Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.

Anxiety arises when you try to steer the river. Calm arises when you accept you'll never control it.

The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.

Every single worry or fear you have will be meaningless down the road. Every. Single. One.

Paranoia, fear, burning worry, and drive to not lose work in short term but will wreck you in long term.

The greatest antidote to insecurity and the sense of fear is compassion - it brings one back to the basis of one's inner strength.

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.

My dear friends, my dear disciples, don't take refuge in anything outside of you.

People have a hard time letting go of suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

Fear, hatred, and suspicion narrow your mind - compassion opens it.

Cease to hope and you will cease to fear.

I was never afraid of failure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

Fear is temporary. Regret is forever.

Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. Walk through it.

The fears we don't face becomes our limits.

Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Observe yourself. See how you push away unpleasant thoughts, delay important decisions, postpone difficult conversations and avoid hard tasks. Observe how you avoid discomfort and take refuge in comforting distractions. Self observation is the beginning of self transformation.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn't really matter.

For life to be really fun, what you fear should line up with what you desire.

What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.

FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.

Fear itself is a creation of your mind. It does not exist independently. Since it is a fabrication, you don't have to fight it. Just understand it. Understanding is the key to freedom.

Fear is the enemy of logic.

Fear is a friend of exceptional people.

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.

Instead of harboring fear and suspicion we need to think of other people not as 'them' but 'us'.

He who indulges in empty fears earns himself real fears.

Now's not the time for fear. That comes later.

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

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.

Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.

Do that which you fear to do and the fear will die.

The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.

Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of people walking on it.

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

There is no illusion greater than fear.

Some things are in our control and others not.

Hope and fear are the same.

A fighter has to know fear.

Don't fear failure. Fear the absence of progress.

Fear is a mile high, a mile wide, and paper thin.

Fear is a lie.

Fear does not stop death. It stops life.

I'm intimidated by the fear of being average.

Do what you fear and fear disappears.

Shatter all your fear.

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.

Don't let your heart be colonized by fear.

Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.

Fear kills growth.

Always do what you're afraid to do.

Fear cuts deeper than swords.

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.

Don't fear, just live right.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.

Only when we accept fear will we have freedom.

Action eliminates fear. Headphone up and get shit done.

Your choices define you. Don't let fear be your definition.

You become wealthy when you stop trying to look rich. You become educated when you stop trying to look smart. You become calm when you stop trying to look busy.

Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.

It's okay to be a little afraid, it just means you're about to learn something.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. Be a hero. Always say, 'I have no fear'.

Face your fears, pursue your ambitions, and become the hero you are destined to be.

If I had just a little bit of wisdom I should walk the great path and fear only straying from it.

Die in your thoughts every morning and you will no longer fear death.

The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachment, our clinging, to pain, to pleasure, to fear, to all of it.

Inner transformation comes from self-understanding. Self-understanding comes from listening. Listening comes from loving.

A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.

To fully accept suffering and misfortune frees you from fear.

Abundance comes from a place of confidence. Scarcity comes from a place of fear.

Don't dwell on the past or fear for the future; simply live the present moment wisely.

A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.

Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.

Fear? What has a man to do with fear? Chance rules our lives, and the future is all unknown. Best live as we may, from day to day.

Anger and fear undermine our immune system, while warm-heartedness brings peace of mind. Therefore, just as we teach children to comply with physical hygiene for the good of their health, we should also counsel them in a kind of hygiene of the emotions.

The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

Concern for others' well being reduces fear and suspicion, prompting the openness and transparency that gives rise to trust and friendship.

Caretake this moment. Immerse yourself in its particulars. Respond to this person or that person, this challenge, this deed. Quit the evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in right now. You are not some disinterested bystander. Participate. Exert yourself.

The emotion of fear often works overtime. Even when there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity. We spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully.

There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.

There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It's just a waste of perfectly good happiness.

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

The only known antidote to fear is faith.

Faith is when you just do your best, and let go of the rest.

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.

When we free ourselves from indulging the passions of fear and hope, we increase our power in each moment as we improve our character.

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

Hope is generally regarded as good. Fear is generally regarded as bad. To a Stoic like Hecato, they are the same ” both are projections into the future about things we do not control. Both are the enemy of this present moment that you are actually in.

It's not about overcoming our fears but understanding that both hope and fear contain a dangerous amount of want and worry in them. And, sadly, the want is what causes the worry.

In all things it's better to hope than to despair.

Fear is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases. Fear kills dreams and hope.

Fear is the fastest growing industry of our age. The media, Internet, and politics all grow through fear. Out best hopes is the trust and faith we place in our leaders and mentors.

While your life is the true expression of your faith, whom can you fear?

Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

The lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Jesus told him, 'Don't be afraid; just believe'.

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

Meet your fears with faith.

Fear of things invisible is the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.

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

In the darkest of nights cling to the assurance that God loves you, that He always has advice for you, a path that you can tread and a solution to your problem-and you will experience that which you believe. God never disappoints anyone who places his trust in Him.

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.

Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.

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

There will always be someone willing to hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

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 blind-folded fear.

I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

The presence of hope in the invincible sovereignty of God drives out fear.

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

Fear and suspicion won't help us live together. We have to cultivate warm-heartedness.

The first reaction to truth is hatred.

Hatred is blind, as well as love.

When you're afraid everybody is a stranger. When you're in love, everybody is a friend.

The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.

A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.

Once your mind is calm and full of love, there is no room for hatred or fear. Others will trust you because of your open heart.

Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

Our real enemy is not man; it's not another human being. Our real enemy is our ignorance, discrimination, fear, craving, and violence.

While many people consider sensory experience as the main source of happiness, really it is peace of mind. What destroys peace of mind is anger, hatred, anxiety and fear. Kindness counters this ” and through appropriate education we can learn to tackle such emotions.

It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is the fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven in a moment.

Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we're holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we'd rather collapse and back away. They're like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we're stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it's with us wherever we are.

Hate is a disease. It is fear's messenger and it makes us do terrible things in a shadow of our better selves, of what we could be.

Hate is not the first enemy of love. Fear is. It destroys your ability to trust.

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.

To be furious, is to be frighted out of fear.

On a mental level kindness and compassion give rise to lasting joy. They reduce fear.

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

It's easy to take off your clothes and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting then into your spirit, thoughts, fears, future, hopes, dreams... that is being naked.

Our interactions with one another reflect a dance between love and fear.

Watch how your mind judges. Judgment comes, in part, out of your own fear. You judge other people because you're not comfortable in your own being. By judging, you find out where you stand in relation to other people.

Many of us have fear. Fear of loving too much, and the fear and the pain of loving when you know there will be loss - and then when there is loss, there is of course deep grief.

Love is our true nature, but as we have seen, it is covered over by a protective layer of fear.

If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend.

All this hurrying from place to place won't bring you any relief, for you're travelling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way.

You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It's just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it.

Facing your fears - even with the odds in your favor - doesn't guarantee success. However, refusing to face them ensures you haven't fully explored what it means to live a meaningful life.

No fear, no hesitation, no surprise, no doubt.

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

Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you.

Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears we can move forward stronger and wiser within ourselves.

If you can figure out a way to wrestle that fear to push you from behind rather than to stand in front of you, that's very powerful.

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

Be brave. That fear you're feeling won't kill you. It is completely natural and many other people feel it every day.

If you can learn to sit in that fear - to feel it and move forward anyway, the world's biggest doors will open for you.

All your idols live with that fear just as much as you do. We are all in this together. We all get nervous.

We think we're no good and we want to turn back. But a few crazy people lean into the fear. They learn to function in the fear. And if you can adopt that as a permanent outlook, you will get every last drop out of this gift called life.

Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.

Can a man still be brave if he's afraid? 'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.

Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition.

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so.

To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.

The only thing we really have to fear is fearmongering itself.

Fear creates its own self-fulfilling dynamic - as people give into it, they lose energy and momentum.

When you are distressed by an external thing, it's not the thing itself that troubles you, but only your judgment of it. And you can wipe this out at a moment's notice.

You are far from the only nervous person in the room.

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.

One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed.