— Steve Maraboli 1975
Fuente: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 41
„If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 a.C.
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
„To be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars- to be satisfied with your possessions but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them- to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice- to be governed by you admirations rather than by your disgusts- to covet nothing that is your neighbors except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners- to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ; to spend as much time as you can in God's out-of doors- these are the little guideposts on the footpaths to peace.“
— Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933
Footpaths to Peace.
— Umberto Eco, libro El nombre de la rosa
Variante: Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.”" -
Fuente: The Name of the Rose
— Paulo Coelho, libro El alquimista
Fuente: The Alchemist
— Jack Vance, libro Showboat World
Fuente: Showboat World (1975), Chapter 11 (p. 123)
„When you fear to fail, you fear something that has not happened yet. You predict your own failure, and by inaction, lock yourself into it.“
— Robin Hobb, libro Ship of Destiny
Fuente: Ship of Destiny
„[…] your own are burning and your memories and you don't want to leave them. Everything will burn to the end, you suffer, but nobody is punishing you, they are just setting your soul free. Don't be afraid because while you fear death they will rend your soul like demons. Only calm down and you will see the angels who are setting you free and then you will be free.“
— Dimitris Lyacos Greek writer 1966
Fuente: Poena Damni Z213: Exit, p. 88, Shoestring Press, 2010.
„Remember, however, before all else, to strip things of all that disturbs and confuses, and to see what each is at bottom; you will then comprehend that they contain nothing fearful except the actual fear.“
— Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 a.C.
Alternate translation: You will understand that there is nothing dreadful in this except fear itself. (translator unknown).
Original: (la) Illud autem ante omnia memento, demere rebus tumultum ac videre quid in quaque re sit: scies nihil esse in istis terribile nisi ipsum timorem.
Fuente: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Line 12
„Fear can't hurt you," she said. "When it washes over you, give it no power. It's a snake with no venom. Remember that. That knowledge can save you.“
— Maureen Johnson writer from the USA 1973
Fuente: The Name of the Star
„You were both correct,” said Morningstar. “It is the same thing that you both describe, although neither of you sees it as it really is. Each of you colors reality in keeping with your means of controlling it. For if it is uncontrollable, you fear it. Sometimes then, you color it incomprehensible. In your case, a machine; in theirs, a demon.“
— Roger Zelazny, libro Jack of Shadows
Fuente: Jack of Shadows (1971), Chapter 6 (p. 63)
„Fear is how you lose your life… a little bit at a time… What we give to fear, we take away from… faith.“
— Mitch Albom American author 1958
Fuente: The First Phone Call from Heaven