There is nothing so terrible as to live in an atmosphere of suspicion—to see eyes watching you and the love in them changing to fear—nothing so terrible as to suspect those near and dear to you—It is poisonous—a miasma.
There is no devil and no hell. Thy soul will be dead even sooner than thy body; fear, therefore, nothing any more!
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
The timid man yearns for full value and asks a tenth. The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
The only thing we are naturally afraid of is pain, or loss of pleasure. And because these are not annexed to any shape, colour, or size of visible objects, we are frighted of none of them, till either we have felt pain from them, or have notions put into us that they will do us harm.
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.