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" You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world, and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull my hair out by the roots. "
" Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it. "
" I wish for a world where everyone understands that discomfort is the price of legendary. And fear is just growth coming to get you. "
Robin S. Sharma
" The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth. "
Emile M. Cioran
" It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning. "
" A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent. "
John P. Kotter
" At first it was exhilarating but when I realized it wasn't going away, it became scary and claustrophobic. Fame is a weird thing. "
" We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. "
" Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. "
" The strongest passion is fear. "
Jean de La Fontaine
" Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. "
" To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. "
" When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. "
" Do not fear mistakes. There are none. "
" I drive with my knees. Otherwise, how can I put on my lipstick and talk on my phone? "
" We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays. "
" Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear. "
Bernard Law Montgomery
" I've had a hard life. I smell and sense fear. I didn't get that from Catholic school; I know what fear is. "
" I still suffer terribly from stage fright. I get sick with fear. Not every night, but at the beginning and on occasion - not necessarily when I'm expecting it. You just have to cope with it - take it on the chin and work through it, trying to use the adrenalin to perform. "
" 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. "
" I've had the same breasts for my entire adult life. "
" Whoever has not begun the practice of prayer, I beg for the love of the Lord not to go without so great a good. There is nothing here to fear but only something to desire. "
Saint Teresa of Avila
" I greatly fear some of America's greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends. "
" The purpose of torture is not getting information. It's spreading fear. "
" 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. "
" It seems to be unfathomable to people that I just happen to be 49 and look good. I am totally capable of accepting myself. "
" Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create. "
" Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning. "
John Henry Newman
" Whatever hardships there have been in my life I still live in a very privileged position. Fear is not knowing where your next meal is coming from. Fear is seeing a child get hurt. Fear is watching someone you love waste away. Fear is knowing you are going to die yourself. But there's no fear in what I do. I write books. "
" Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. "
" I think there's a weapon of cynicism to say, 'Protest doesn't work. Organizing doesn't work. Y'all are a bunch of hippies. You know, it doesn't do anything,' because, frankly, it's said out of fear, because it is a potent force for political change. "