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We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
Pliny the Elder
We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.
Aulus Persius Flaccus
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.