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He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.
Grief and constant anxiety kill nearly as many women as men die on the battlefield.
To tremble before anticipated evils is to bemoan what thou hast never lost.
He who foresees calamities suffers them twice over.
He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears.
If you are afraid for your future, you don't have a present.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Do not think of all your anxieties, you will only make yourself ill.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
I care. I care a lot. I think of "Cosmopolitan" all day, and I run scared. So it's a combination of fright, caring, and anxiety.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day.
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us.
We need not be afraid of the future, for the future will be in our own hands.
It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.
The future is called "perhaps," which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
Cowardice ... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Most of the fear that spoils our life comes from attacking difficulties before we get to them.
Fear is created not by the world around us, but in the mind, by what we think is going to happen.
Proust has pointed out that the predisposition to love creates it's own objects: is this not also true of fear?
Fear breeds fear.
Fear to let fall a drop and you spill a lot.
The truly fearless think of themselves as normal.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
We are terrified by the idea of being terrified.
That fear of missing out on things makes you miss out on everything.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope.
The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one.
The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
The thing we fear we bring to pass.
How often the fear of one evil leads into a worse.
Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn.
Human beings are born with just two basic fears. One is the fear of loud noises. The other is the fear of falling. All other fears must be learned.
Needless fear and panic over disease or misfortune that seldom materialize are simply bad habits. By proper ventilation and illumination of the mind it is possible to cultivate tolerance, poise and real courage.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
Victory over fear is the first spiritual duty of man.
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.
Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Everyone has bad stretches and real successes.
Fear of success can also be tied into the idea that success means someone else's loss. Some people are unconsciously guilty because they believe their victories are coming at the expense of another.
Most people are afraid of failing. I think there's nothing wrong in failing.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
I'm afraid of being lazy and complacent. I'm afraid of taking myself too seriously.
The sheer rebelliousness in giving ourselves permission to fail frees a childlike awareness and clarity. ... When we give ourselves permission to fail, we at the same time give ourselves permission to excel.
He is much to be dreaded who stands in dread of poverty.
I was nervous and confident at the same time, nervous about going out there in front of all of those people, with so much at stake, and confident that I was going to go out there and win.
There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
To be ambitious for wealth, and yet always expecting to be poor, to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for, is like trying to reach east by traveling west. ... No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible.
Studies by Medical Corps psychiatrists of combat fatigue cases ... found that fear of killing, rather than fear of being killed, was the most common cause of battle failure, and that fear of failure ran a strong second.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another step-pingstone to greatness.
Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt.
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
We fear the thing we want the most.
We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
The ambitious climb high and perilous stairs, and never care how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up their fear of a fall.
It is not death that a man should fear, he should fear never beginning to live.
Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be all right.
The worst of all fears is the fear of living.
Life is to life in such a way that we are not afraid to die.
Those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
Fear of death is worse than dying.
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They are more afraid of life than death.
Death does not frighten me, but dying obscurely and above all uselessly does.
Fear of life in one form or another is the great thing to exorcise.
If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.
A good life fears not life, nor death.
He who fears death cannot enjoy life.
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
To live your life in the fear of losing it is to lose the point of life.
It is not death we fear, but the thought of it.
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Death is not the enemy, living in constant fear of it is.
We must act in spite of fear ... not because of it.
I have accepted fear as a part of life-specifically the fear of change. ... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back....
Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.
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.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Fear is one thing. To let fear grab you and swing you around by the tail is another.
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.


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