— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
„Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just.“
— Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961
UN Press Release SG/360 (22 December 1953)
Contexto: Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just. And how can we fight for liberty if we are not free in our own minds? How can we ask others to sacrifice if we are not ready to do so?... Only in true surrender to the interest of all can we reach that strength and independence, that unity of purpose, that equity of judgment which are necessary if we are to measure up to our duty to the future, as men of a generation to whom the chance was given to build in time a world of peace.
— Newton Lee American computer scientist
Google It: Total Information Awareness, 2016
— Joseph Chilton Pearce American writer 1926 - 2016
Variante: To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.
— Mike Tomlin head coach of the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers 1972
Following the Steelers win over the Rams in 2007, quoted in "Steelers Notebook: Turf wars — Natural or artificial at Heinz Field?" by Gerry Dulac in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (22 December 2007) http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07356/843782-66.stm?cmpid=sports.xml
„She faces us with our greatest fear and by showing us the treasure hidden away within it, she takes us to a place where love is born. Love is the true antithesis of fear. It expands where fear constricts. It embraces where fear repels.“
— Marion Woodman Canadian writer 1928 - 2018
On the Dark Goddess, p. 45
Dancing in the Flames (1997)
„I suddenly realized. The zebra. It is not something outside of us. The zebra is something inside of us. Our fears. Our own self-destructive nature. The zebra is the worst part of us when we are face-to-face with our worst times. The demon is us!“
— Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Fonte: The Art of Racing in the Rain
„Fear of female flesh is fear of female power, and reclaiming women's bodies must go hand in hand with reclaiming women's power. This cannot be achieved simply by purchasing expensive body lotion. Men and women alike need to confront our fear of female flesh, to risk being overwhelmed by the power of women to change society and take charge of their own lives. All we need to do is acknowledge how hungry we are for that future to arrive, and take the first bite.“
— Laurie Penny, livro Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism
Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism (2010)
— Les Brown American politician 1945
Variante: Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living out fears.
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
1990s, Our March to Freedom is Irreversible (1990)
Contexto: Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way. Universal suffrage on a common voters' roll in a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa is the only way to peace and racial harmony.
„It is time for us to put an end to our fear for which we paid a very heavy price, to face all the lies of the Syrian security regime.“
— Gebran Tueni journalist 1957 - 2005
Dec. 1, 2005, editorial in An-Nahar.
„Each of us has a particular way of looking at the world, of interpreting events and the actions of people around us. This is our attitude, and it determines much of what happens to us in life. If our attitude is essentially fearful, we see the negative in every circumstance. We stop ourselves from taking chances. We blame others for mistakes and fail to learn from them. If we feel hostile or suspicious, we make others feel such emotions in our presence. We sabotage our career and relationships by unconsciously creating the circumstances we fear the most. The human attitude, however, is malleable. By making our attitude more positive, open, and tolerant of other people, we can spark a different dynamic—we can learn from adversity, create opportunities out of nothing, and draw people to us. We must explore the limits of our willpower and how far it can take us.“
— Robert Greene American author 1959
Chap. 8 : Change Your Circumstances by Changing Your Attitude
The Laws of Human Nature (2018)
— Cory Doctorow Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author 1971
Short fiction, The Man Who Sold The Moon (2014)
„After a major terrorist attack, every society faces a choice between fear and resolve. The world’s great democracies can’t sacrifice our values or turn our backs on those in need. Therefore, we must choose resolve. And we must lead the world to meet this threat.“
— Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
Presidential campaign (April 12, 2015 – 2016), Speech on fighting ISIS (November 20, 2015)
„It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country. Our hope that if we work hard enough and believe in ourselves, then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us. The hope that when people see us for who we truly are, maybe, just maybe they, too, will be inspired to rise to their best possible selves.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2010s, Farewell Speech (2017)
Contexto: When you encounter obstacles — because I guarantee you, you will, and many of you already have — when you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something that my husband and I have talked about since we first started this journey nearly a decade ago, something that has carried us through every moment in this White House and every moment of our lives, and that is the power of hope — the belief that something better is always possible if you're willing to work for it and fight for it.
It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country. Our hope that if we work hard enough and believe in ourselves, then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us. The hope that when people see us for who we truly are, maybe, just maybe they, too, will be inspired to rise to their best possible selves.
— Terry Pratchett, livro Nation
„We must reach out to our people. We must alert them. We must educate them. We must encourage them. We must inspire them. And here's a beautiful, wonderful thing: when you reach out to other people to encourage them and inspire them, you yourself will be encouraged and inspired. When you find out how many other people there are who share our concerns, our feelings, our values, our sense of responsibility, you cannot help but be encouraged. Even the hatred that you encounter from some people -- especially from people in the controlled media -- will be encouraging. For you will understand that they would not hate us so much if they did not fear us. And the reason that they fear us is that deep inside them they know that what we say is true. So let's get out there -- all of us -- and start looking for encouragement!“
— William Luther Pierce American white nationalist 1933 - 2002
The Big Picture, 1996
Fonte: [Pierce, 1976-2002, 125]
„Going into our fear and confronting our greed, our weaknesses, our neediness is the way out. And the way out is through the mind, by choosing our thoughts.“
— Robert T. Kiyosaki, livro Rich Dad Poor Dad
Fonte: Rich Dad, Poor Dad