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Obstacles are like wild animals.  They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.  If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.
Orison Swett Marden
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert
Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.
Henry H. Tweedy
For as children tremble and fear everything in the blind darkness, so we in the light sometimes fear what is no more to be feared than the things children in the dark hold in terror and imagine will come true.
Titus Lucretius Carus
Fear always springs from ignorance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There would be no one to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
Ruth E. Renkel
Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality.
To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.
Francis Bacon
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Mark Twain
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell
When the mind has once begun to yield to the weakness of superstition, trifles impress it with the force of conviction.
Ann Radcliffe
Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Nothing in life is to be feared.  It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie
Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.
Ruth Gendler
There is a great beauty in going through life fearlessly. Half our fears are baseless - the other half discreditable.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Fear is excitement without breath. 
Robert Heller
Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
Anais Nin
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke
Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.
Arnold H. Glasgow
I've grown certain that the root of all fear is that we've been forced to deny who we are.
Francis Moore Lappe
The fears you don’t face control you. The fears you face, you move beyond.
Wayne Dyer
Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living
In better conditions.
Hafiz of Persia
The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
People are disturbed not by things, but by the view they take of them.
Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.  
Brendan Francis
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Joseph Campbell
What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear cannot take what you do not give it.
Christopher Coan
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