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Celebrations in Youth - Unsubstantiated Fears

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Unsubstantiated Fears

  • I've never begun any important venture for which I felt adequately prepared. - Sheldon Kopp
  • Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass? - Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. - Friedrich von Schiller
  • But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again. - Robert Browning
  • I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on. - Robert Browning
  • There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. - Francis Bacon
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says: "It can't be done". - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Don't cross the bridge till you come to it. - English proverb
  • Modo liceat vivere, est spes. While there's life, there's hope. - Publius Terentius Afer
  • Fortis fortuna adiuvat. Fortune favors the brave. - Publius Terentius Afer
  • With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. - Marcus Aurelius
  • If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. - Marcus Aurelius
  • The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. - Marcus Aurelius
  • The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. - Marcus Aurelius
  • Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. - Marcus Aurelius
  • Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucius
  • A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. - Laozi
  • There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. - Paulo Coelho
  • Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart. - Paulo Coelho
  • True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • Where fear is, happiness is not. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • He who is brave is free. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. - Publilius Syrus
  • Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. - Publilius Syrus
  • You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand? - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. - Søren Aabye Kierkegaard