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My ''fear''... is my substance, and probably the best part of me.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.

Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.

Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.

Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) French playwright.

''Come to the edge,'' He said. They said, ''We are afraid.'' ''Come to the edge,'' He said. They cam. He pushed them... and they flew.

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) French poet, writer and art critic.


Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.

Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Prussian German statesman and aristocrat.

He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.

John Dryden (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist and critic.

Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent --unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it --we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.

Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.