He began by wishing me good luck.

And then he changed his mind.   “No,” he corrected himself, “I wish you perseverance.”


What is fear What is courage
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. -H.P. Lovecraft We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller Courage is grace under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway
To him who is in fear, everything rustles. – Sopocles Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. -C.S.Lewis
You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself.  People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves. – Hermann Hesse It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. – Alan Cohen
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. -Buddha Courage is knowing what not to fear. -Plato
Fear is the mother of foresight. -Thomas Hardy From caring comes courage. -Lao Tzu
Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of. -Robert Benchley The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.  -Coco Chanel
Having a child, that’s always been my biggest fear.  I want a child and I fear a child. -Marilyn Monroe Courage is found in unlikely places.  J. R. R. Tolkien
Ultimately, we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom. – Marilyn Ferguson. Bravery is being the only one who know you’re afraid. -Franklin P. Jones
We are afraid of the enormity of the possible. – Emile M. Cioran Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it. – Chanakya Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. -Anais Nin
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. -Napoleon Hill Courage is a kind of salvation.  -Plato
And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us. -Ian Rush Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. – Leo Rosten
There is no passion so contagious as that of fear. – Michel de Montaigne Everyone has talent.  What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. – Erica Jong
Always do what you are afraid to do. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill



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