John F. Kennedy
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.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
We 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.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear knowing what must be done does away with fear.
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.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
Charles de Montesquieu
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
True nobility is exempt from fear.
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
Michel de Montaigne
There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.
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