„Any person who pursues human rights in Iran must live with fear from birth to death, but I have learned to overcome my fear.“

—  Shirin Ebadi, From 1999 interview. Noted in the October 2003 BBC News profile of Ebadi. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3181992.stm (retrieved Oct. 15, 2008)

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„The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Not by Twain, but from Edward Abbey's A Voice Crying In The Wilderness (1989).


„To overcome the fear of death it is necessary to accept that we all have to die“

—  Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923
Context: Q: What can I do to overcome my fear of death? A: Attachment to the body causes fear of death. It is the strongest attachment. Even a newborn infant has this attachment. To overcome the fear of death it is necessary to accept that we all have to die. (p.39)

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„Iran should not be denied the human right to knowledge…the fear of America is Iran's attitude to Israel, and the cornerstone of America's foreign policy is the protection of Israel… If Iran believes in Allah, and if Iran believes in the power of Allah, Iran can't be frightened by America.“

—  Louis Farrakhan leader of the Nation of Islam 1933
Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the "Nation of Islam", Declares His Support of Iran's Nuclear Program and Claims that Since the U.S. Administration Ignored His Warnings, "the Time for the Chastisement of Allah Is Here" http://www.memritv.org/Transcript.asp?P1=1407 (March 2007)

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„People living deeply have no fear of death.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume Two (1934-1939)

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