There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
Culture, far from giving us freedom, only develops, as it advances, new necessities; the fetters of the physical close more tightly around us, so that the fear of loss quenches even the ardent impulse toward improvement, and the maxims of passive obedience are held to be the highest wisdom of life.
Fear is the image of weakness, (fear is) comrade of timidity,the enemy of steadfastness/determination. Fear of death is the cause of every human fear. Who conquers this fear of death,conquers over himself. This person also reaches liberation from the prison of his mind.
In Karma-yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear [of birth and death].
That is the true genius of America, a faith in the simple dreams of its people, the insistence on small miracles. That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. That we can have an idea and start our own business without paying a bribe or hiring somebody's son. That we can participate in the political process without fear of retribution, and that our votes will be counted -- or at least, most of the time.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement
Guilt alone, like brain-sick frenzy in its feverish mood, fills the light air with visionary terrors, and shapeless forms of fear.
All fear, but fear of heaven, betrays a guilt,
And guilt is villainy.
The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.
Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.
The person I fear most in the last two rounds is myself
With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.
A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.
Worry is a think stream of fear which, if encouraged, becomes a wide channel into which all other thoughts flow
Worry is a complete cycle of inefficient thought revolving about a pivot of fear
Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Doubts÷often beget the facts they fear.
Worry is a form of fear.
Worry is a complete cycle of inefficient thought revolving about a pivotal fear.