— L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Context: There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.
„Do not be afraid of obstacles in your path, it does not matter how great the forces are that stand in your way.... Do not think that anything is impossible when miracles are being worked on every side. If you are true to yourself there is nothing to be afraid of. There is nothing unattainable by truth, love and faith. This is your whole gospel which will work out miracles.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
April 12, 1908
„People ask me, "What are you going to do to develop jobs in your state?" Well, that's not my job as a US senator to bring industry to the state. That’s the lieutenant governor’s job, that’s your state senators’ and assemblymen’s job. That’s your secretary of state’s job, to make a climate in the state that says, ‘Y’all come.’“
— Sharron Angle Former member of the Nevada Assembly from 1999 to 2007 1949
campaign appearance, 2010-05-14
„Go ahead. Go right ahead. Don’t let me discourage you. Any objections from me would simply confirm your preconceptions.“
— Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988
Chapter 14, “Flat Cats Factorial” (p. 187)
„... do not courageous men endure death because they are afraid of yet greater evils?... Then all but philosophers are courageous only from fear, and because they are afraid; and yet that a man should be courageous from fear, and because he is a coward, is surely a strange thing.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -469 - -399 p. n. e.
„When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.“
— Paulo Coelho, Brida
Context: When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. Brida (1990).
— Anne Lamott Novelist, essayist, memoirist, activist 1954
„When jumping with a parachute, everyone is afraid. Do not believe those who say that they were not afraid. It is not true, and it would be unnatural“
— Stanisław Sosabowski Polish general 1892 - 1967
Stanisław Sosabowski (1957) Najkrótszą drogą (Through the shortest way) London : Committe of Polish Parachutists.
„The first duty of a human being is to assume the right relationship to society -- more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.“
— Charlotte Perkins Gilman American feminist, writer, commercial artist, lecturer and social reformer 1860 - 1935
„Are you going to be just kind of a walking monument to a job, or are you going to have some kind of really significant inner life of your own? Because the external things — the job, the house, the this, the that — do not really fill the place inside.“
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
"Robertson Davies: Beyond the Visible World".