“One of the darkest, deepest shames so many of us mothers feel nowadays is our fear that we are Bad Mothers, that we are failing our children and falling far short of our own ideals.”

— Ayelet Waldman —

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“Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.”

— Vannevar Bush —

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“It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.”

— Margaret Mead —

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“Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.”

— Jack Lemmon —

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“As one who participated in all the wars of the state of Israel, I saw the horror of wars. I saw the fear of wars. I saw my best friends being killed in battles. I was seriously injured twice.”

— Ariel Sharon —

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“Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.”

— Merle Shain —

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“You can’t be a proper comic unless you’ve been out on stage and felt the fear.”

— Johnny Vegas —

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“Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.”

— John Cheever —

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“So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes.”

— Robert Kiyosaki —

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