A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
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.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C. S. Lewis
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
What is a fear of living? It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just do some good.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
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.
If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
Miguel de Cervantes
To him who is in fear everything rustles.
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.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
H. P. Lovecraft
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.
Hunter S. Thompson
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
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'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Christian Nestell Bovee
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.