„I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.“

—  Rosa Parks

Quiet Strength (2000)

Rosa Parks Foto
Rosa Parks11
figura importante del movimiento por los derechos civiles... 1913 - 2005

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Nelson Mandela Foto

„I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

1990s, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
Contexto: I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

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Shirin Ebadi Foto

„Any person who pursues human rights in Iran must live with fear from birth to death, but I have learned to overcome my fear.“

—  Shirin Ebadi Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1947

From 1999 interview.
Noted in the October 2003 BBC News profile of Ebadi. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3181992.stm (retrieved Oct. 15, 2008)

Robin McKinley Foto
Clive Staples Lewis Foto

„When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963

"On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952) — in Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories (1967), p. 25
Contexto: Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

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Aldo Leopold Foto

„Once you learn to read the land, I have no fear of what you will do to it, or with it. And I know many pleasant things it will do to you.“

—  Aldo Leopold American writer and scientist 1887 - 1948

"Wherefore Wildlife Ecology?" [1947]; Published in The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays by Aldo Leopold, Susan L. Flader and J. Baird Callicott (eds.) 1991, p. 337.
1940s

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„Things can be done under the incentive of terror and fear that can not be done when the fear disappears.“

—  Lester B. Pearson 14th Prime Minister of Canada 1897 - 1972

Memoirs, Volume Two
Fuente: NB: ghost-written post-mortem by Munro and Inglis

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Ursula K. Le Guin Foto
Francis Escudero Foto
Max Frisch Foto
Marguerite Yourcenar Foto

„One must not fear the words anymore when one consented to the things.“

—  Marguerite Yourcenar French writer 1903 - 1987

On ne doit plus craindre les mots lorsqu'on a consenti aux choses.
Alexis (1929)

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Foto

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