Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie
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.
- Thomas Jefferson
To pity distress is but human to relieve it is Godlike.
- Horace Mann
Do not fear mistakes. There are none.
- Miles Davis
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
- Bernard Law Montgomery
A line from one of my 1997 columns - 'Do one thing every day that scares you' - is now widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, though I have yet to see any evidence that she ever said it and I don't believe she did. She said some things about fear, but not that thing.
- Mary Schmich
Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
- Emile M. Cioran
We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear.
- King Hussein