I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being Afraid the house would burn down.rosa parks
How can a man be brave when he's Afraid? It is the only time a man can be brave.george r. r. martin
I am Afraid I am not in the flight for “aerial navigation”. I was greatly interested in your work with kites; but I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning or of expectation of good results from any of the trials we hear of. So you will understand that I would not care to be a member of the aëronautical Society.william thomson
I am Afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a dayspare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote.Sylvia Plath
Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men Afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, — and all it wants, — is the liberty of appearing. The sun needs no inscription to distinguish him from darkness; and no sooner did the American governments display themselves to the world, than despotism felt a shock and man began to contemplate redress.thomas paine
Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are Afraid to trust the people with arms.james madison
Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor Afraid.Raymond Chandler
In a civil war, a general must knowand I'm Afraid it's a thing rather of instinct than of practicehe must know exactly when to move over to the other side.Henry Reed
I made the decision long ago that to be Afraid would be to diminish my life.Janet Reno
That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an areoplane; Lenny Bruce is not Afraid.lenny bruce
Today we need a special kind of courage. Not the kind needed in battle, but a kind which makes us stand up for everything that we know is right, everything that is true and honest. We need the kind of courage that can withstand the subtle corruption of the cynics, so that we can show the world that we are not Afraid of the future.Queen Elizabeth II
The idea of painless, non-threatening coercion is an illusion. Fear is the inseparable companion of coercion, and its inescapable consequence. If you think it your duty to make children do what you want, whether they will or not, then it follows inexorably that you must make them Afraid of what will happen to them if they don’t do what you want.john holt
Brethren, understand that the gospel is a gospel which brings a present salvation; and try to feel that it is not presumption, but simply out of the very fundamental principle of it, when you are not Afraid to say, "I know that my Redeemer is yonder, and I know that He loves me."alexander maclaren
Urban people, of course, are terribly scared nowadays. They may yearn for society, but it is risky to go around talking to strangers, for a lot of reasons, one being that people are so accustomed not to have many human contacts that they are Afraid they may find out they really prefer life that way.russell baker
He who flies from his master is a runaway; but the law is master, and he who breaks the law is a runaway. And he also who is grieved or angry or Afraid, is dissatisfied because something has been or is or shall be of the things which are appointed by Him who rules all things, and He is Law, and assigns to every man what is fit. He then who fears or is grieved or is angry is a runaway.marcus aurelius
All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not Afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak and speak in such a way that people will remember it.wolfgang amadeus mozart
I guess I think I'm writing for people who are smarter than I am, because then I'll be doing something that's worth their time. I'd be very Afraid to write from a position where I consciously thought I was smarter than most of my readers.Susan Sontag
There was only one X-ray machine, and the line for that was very long. People were pushing and cutting into the line because they were Afraid of missing their flights.Farah Uddin
Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally Afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination.
Do you think I was born in a wood to be Afraid of an owl?jonathan swift
Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate Governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple Government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the Governments are Afraid to trust the people with arms.james madison
Any politico who's Afraid of his constituents being armed, should be. Leaders of the anti-gun movement (for the most part, politicians who enthusiastically advocate confiscatory taxation and government control of everything) realize that a populace is much easier to herd, loot and dispose of if it has been stripped of its weapons. The naked fraud and transparent fascism of victim disarmament must be eradicated through the repeal of all gun laws at every level of government.
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It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are Afraid to do.ralph waldo emerson
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