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Fear is the destructive energy in man. It withers the mind, it distorts thought, it leads to all kinds of extraordinarily clever and subtle theories, absurd superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs.
When you love, you are not lonely. The sense of loneliness arises only when you are frightened of being alone and of not knowing what to do. When you are controlled by ideas, isolated by beliefs, then fear is inevitable; and when you are afraid, you are completely blind.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Most people are afraid to stand alone; they are afraid to think things out for themselves, afraid to feel deeply, to explore and discover the whole meaning of life.
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
The important thing is first to find out what you are afraid of, to understand it and not run away from it.
To fear is to die every minute.
There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.
the question is not how to get rid of fear, but how to awaken the intelligence with which to face and to understand and go beyond fear.
I am asking myself what is fear: not what I am afraid of. I lead a certain kind of life; I think in a certain pattern; I have certain beliefs and dogmas and I don't want those patterns of existence to be disturbed because I have my roots in them. I don't want them to be disturbed because the disturbance produces a state of unknowing and I dislike that. If I am torn away from everything I know and believe, I want to be reasonably certain of the state of things to which I am going. So the brain cells have created a pattern and those brain cells refuse to create another pattern which may be uncertain. The movement from certainty to uncertainty is what I call fear.
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