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" I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep. "
" It's all about tuning out the noise, tuning out all the stuff that simply doesn't move the game forward - the doubt, the personal agendas, the often deafening fear of judgment and the need to please - so that you can ultimately get to that place of quiet, of calm, where you can focus on what really matters. "
" Behaving morally because of a hope of reward or a fear of punishment is not morality. Morality is not bribery or threats. Religion is bribery and threats. Humans have morality. We don't need religion. "
" Barack Obama's historic 2008 presidential campaign touched on all the themes I have covered throughout my career and all of the layers of meaning that run through black politics. Ambition. Aspiration. Fear. Folly. It was all on display as Obama boarded the roller coaster that ultimately led to the White House. "
" There are individuals who are working very hard to promote fear and antagonism towards Islam and Muslims in this country. It's fueled, in part, by the first African-American president that we have. Obama's father was a Muslim and people have used this to arouse hostility against him. "
Feisal Abdul Rauf
" My motivation for being a good drummer was born out of fear, which, in a way, seems so antithetical to what art should be. "
" Governments sometimes turn paranoid. And they fear things. And sometimes the thing they fear the most is the populace. "
" The stereotypes of feminists as ugly, or man-haters, or hairy, or whatever it is - that's really strategic. That's a really smart way to keep young women away from feminism, is to kind of put out this idea that all feminists hate men, or all feminists are ugly; and that they really come from a place of fear. "
" Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures. "
W. Edwards Deming
" People speak of the fear of the blank canvas as though it is a temporary hesitation, a trembling moment of self-doubt. For me it was more like being abducted from my bed by a clown, thrust into a circus arena with a wicker chair, and told to tame a pissed-off lion in front of an expectant crowd. "
" Being asked to support humane meat means being asked to support the suffering of animals in transport, to approve of treatment that causes them palpable fear, their bodies shaking and their eyes wide as saucers, as they are slung by their legs into crates that are slammed onto the back of a truck. "
" If you have fear, you are bound by tradition, you follow some leader or guru. When you are bound by tradition, when you are afraid of your husband or your wife, you lose your dignity as an individual human being. "
" Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don't choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe. "
" No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted. "
" I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City. "
" If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. "
James A. Michener
" With the help of the Lord, I will do the best I can, and... with His help, I have no fear at all but what I can get along. "
Heber J. Grant
" The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! "
George S. Patton
" If one has fear, there can be no initiative in the creative sense of the word. To have initiative in this sense is to do something original - to do it spontaneously, naturally, without being guided, forced, controlled. It is to do something which you love to do. "
" You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others. "
" You've got to kick fear to the side, because the payoff is huge. "
" Always do what you are afraid to do. "
Ralph Waldo Emerson
" Loneliness is, I think, people's biggest fear, whether they are conscious of it or not. "
" A lot of people live in fear because they haven't figured out how you're going to react when faced with a certain set of circumstances. I've come to terms with this by looking deeply into whatever makes me fearful - what are the key elements that get the hairs up on the back of my neck - and then figuring out what I can do about it. "
" Fear follows crime and is its punishment. "
" Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way. "
" I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. "
" Fear is excitement without breath. "
" If you have an issue with homosexuality, then it comes to your own fear and your own darkness. "
" Probably I have more phobias, fear and eccentricities than I would care to admit. I don't think I'm in danger of losing my mind, but I do often question my own behavior. I have a very bad temper, and it's not always healthy for me and for others. I make my way in the world more difficult, and I could do with a little more yoga. "
" If a thing isn't worth saying, you sing it. "