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No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer.

The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable; they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very alarming place. They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed an awful idea to be alone. Barbarians fear the unknown for the same reason that Agnostics worship it --because it is a fact.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

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 experience behind him.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American columnist, lecturer and humanitarian.

Fear is the mother of morality.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.


The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.

Jean Paul (1763-1825) German novelist and humorist.

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117) Roman historian.

People die of fright and live of confidence.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

Fear is what kills us.

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