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German - American physicist 1879-1955+5
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970+2
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Norman Vincent Peale
American minister and author 1898-1993+1
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616+1
Fear no more the heat o the sun, nor the furious winter's rages. Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages.
English poet and playwright 1631-1700+1
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC+1
I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
German - American physicist 1879-1955+1
If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
Gerald G. Jampolsky
American psychiatrist, Lecturer, writer+1
Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-+1
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-+1
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.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719+1
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC+1
The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.
(On performing in Costa Rica for the first time) It was like finding some weird tribe in the middle of the jungle and, you know, they all come out and go: Fear of the Dark. Favorite Album. What?!?Source: Iron Maiden: Flight 666
B. F. Skinner
American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-19900
A culture must be reasonably stable, but it must also change, and it will presumably be strongest if it can avoid excessive respect for tradition and fear of novelty on the one hand and excessively rapid change on the other.