Fear: (dismay...dread...anxiety... )

... fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. --- Shirley MacLaine

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression. --- Bertrand Wilbertforce

Carry your own lantern and you need not fear the dark --- Leo Rosten

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

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. --- Mark Twain 1835

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. --- Bertolt Brecht

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Every tomorrow has two handles. You can take hold of the handle of anxiety or the handle of enthusiasm. Upon your choice so will be the day. --- Anon xxxx

Fear always springs from ignorance. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts. --- Barbara Garrison

Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse. --- Norman Vincent Peale 1898

Fear is only an illusion. It is the illusion that creates the feeling of separateness - the false sense of isolation that exists only in your imagination. --- Jeraldine Saunders

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is th beginning of wisdom. --- Bertrand Russell 1872

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. --- John Henry Cardinal Newman 1801

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 'crack-pot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. --- Thomas J. Watson

Has fear ever held a man back from anything he really wanted, or a woman either? --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear; only love can do that. Hatred paralyses life; love harmonises it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it. --- Marin Luther King 1929

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do... --- Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

If you don't follow through on your creative ideas, someone else will pick them up and use them. When you get an idea of this sort, you should jump in with both feet, not just stick your toe in the water… Be daring, be fearless, and don't be afraid that somebody is going to criticize you or laugh at you. If your ego is not involved no-one can hurt you. --- Guru Rhh

In the midst of all the doubts which we have discussed for four thousand years in for thousand ways, the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. --- Voltaire 1694

Let me assert my firm belief that the only things we have to fear is fear itself. --- Franklin D Roosevelt 1882

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. --- James Thurber

Liberty means reponsibility. That is why most dread it. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart. --- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

No man who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life. --- Samuel Goldwyn 1882

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. --- Marie Curie 1867

Nothing is so much to be feared as fear. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

Nothing is terrible except fear itself. --- Francis Bacon 1561

Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed. --- William Shakespeare 1564

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears. --- Rudyard Kipling 1865

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. --- William Shakespeare 1564

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy. --- Denis Waitley

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for 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. --- Thomas Jefferson 1743

So let me assert my belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. --- Franklin D Roosevelt 1882

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