The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
I am already given to the power that rules my fate. And I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend. I have no thoughts, so I will see. I fear nothing, so I will remember myself.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
At the end, the realization is that she had to get to a place in her life where she could drop her guard and make peace with the fact that whether she had a small amount of time, that she had to kind of live it completely through, instead of living by the rules.
I remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules.
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
Well, I think any time you delve into this sort of religion, politics, as you well know, you're going to, you know, touch a few nerves. I wasn't - now - and this is the honest truth.
I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
Do what you fear and your fear will die.
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die - if you are found wanting over a period of time, you've either got to change what you're doing or find something else to do.
In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
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.
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
The only thing I wasn't prepared for was being everywhere all at the same time.
Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world.