Success and Happiness Quotes and Quotations
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
If you banish fear, nothing terribly bad can happen to you.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
When in fear, it is safest to force the attack.
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear, and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit.
To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
I wanted to be scared again ... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged.
You cannot run away from a weakness. You must sometimes fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Often I have found that the one thing that can save is the thing which appears most to threaten ... one has to go down into what one most fears and in that process ... comes a saving flicker of light and energy that, even if it does not produce the courage of a hero, at any rate enables a trembling mortal to take one step further.
I was afraid to write Fear of Flying; ergo, I had to write it. I have lived my life according to this principle: If I'm afraid of it, then I must do it.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
Being "brave" means doing or facing something frightening. ... Being "fearless" means being without fear.
From a distance it is something, and nearby it is nothing.
What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do.
He that is afraid to shake the dice will never throw a six.
The most drastic, and usually the most effective, remedy for fear is direct action.
To be busy with material affairs is the best preservative against reflection, fears, doubts.... I suppose a fellow proposing to cut his throat would experience a sort of relief while occupied in stropping his razor carefully.
I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
Happiness is to take up the struggle in the midst of the raging storm, not to pluck the lute in the moonlight or recite poetry among the blossoms.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
Many of our fears are tissuepaper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
The habit of doing one's duty drives away fear.
Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.
Things done well and with care exempt themselves from fear.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.
Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
A life of action and danger moderates the dread of death. It not only gives us fortitude to bear pain, but teaches us at every step the precarious tenure on which we hold our present being.
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Half our fears are baseless, the other half discreditable.
We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck and ... the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.
To relinquish a present good through apprehension of a future evil is in most instances unwise ... from a fear which may afterwards turn out groundless, you lost the good that lay within your grasp.
Envy and fear are the only passions to which no pleasure is attached.
There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire.
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.
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
When thinking won't cure fear, action will.
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
General Grant had a simple, childlike recipe for meeting life ... "I am terribly afraid, but the other fellow is afraid, too."
If you knew how cowardly your enemy is, you would slap him. Bravery is knowledge of the cowardice in the enemy.
Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular.
I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand. ... Adventure is a state of mind-and spirit. It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.
There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.
Deep faith eliminates fear.
Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. And lo, no one was there.
A perfect faith would lift us absolutely above fear.
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger. If faith is cultivated it will achieve the mastery ... faith is the stronger emotion because it is positive, whereas fear is negative.
Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.
Fear is faith that it won't work out.
Fear is the absence of faith.
Faith in yourself and faith in God are the key to mastery of fear.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
Fear is faithlessness.