Living in Fear

Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Living in Fear

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

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. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

I love the man that can smile in trouble, the man 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. ~ Thomas Paine

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. ~ Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~ William E. Gladstone

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

There is no such thing as perpetual tranquility of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire or without fear, no more than without sense. ~ Thomas Hobbes

Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other. ~ John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

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

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

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

Fear is the mother of foresight. ~ Thomas Hardy

My fear is my substance, and probably the best part of me. ~ Franz Kafka

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. ~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing. ~ Emma Donoghue

Courage is a peculiar kind of fear. ~ Charles Kennedy

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ~ George S. Patton

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. ~ Marianne Williamson

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

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. ~ Plato

Never be afraid to sit a while and think. ~ Lorraine Hansberry

I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there. ~ Chuck Palahniuk

I don’t fear death because I don’t fear anything I don’t understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away. ~ Hedy Lamarr

I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. ~ Woody Allen

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. ~ Harold Kushner

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

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. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

There are very few monsters that warrant the fear we have of them. ~ Andre Gide

I have a fear of being boring. ~ Christian Bale

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

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. ~ C. S. Lewis

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. ~ Samuel Butler

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

We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

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

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear. ~ Umberto Eco

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. ~ Albert Camus

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. ~ William Tecumseh Sherman

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man. ~ Patrick Rothfuss

Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it. I try to send it back. But sometimes I’m too afraid to and have to eat it anyway. ~ Martin Amis

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. ~ Joseph Campbell

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ~ Marie Curie