Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
The beauty, the poetry of the fear in their eyes. I didn't mind going to jail for, what, five, six hours? It was absolutely worth it.
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Fear is proof of a degenerate mind.
Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best the people honor and praise. The next the people fear, and the next the people hate. When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'we did it ourselves!
The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms, yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavour after a worthy manner of life.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
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.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.