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
That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an areoplane; Lenny Bruce is not Afraid.lenny bruce
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
Do you think I was born in a wood to be Afraid of an owl?jonathan swift
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
I made the decision long ago that to be Afraid would be to diminish my life.Janet Reno
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
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
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
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
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
Only those Afraid of the truth seek to silence debate, intimidate those with whom they disagree, or slander their ideological counterparts. Those who know they are right have no reason to stifle debate because they realize that all opposing arguments will ultimately be overcome by fact.glenn beck
My mother took too much, a great deal too much, care of me; she over-educated, over-instructed, over-dosed me with premature lessons of prudence: she was so Afraid that I should ever do a foolish thing, or not say a wise one, that she prompted my every word, and guided my every action. So I grew up, seeing with her eyes, hearing with her ears, and judging with her understanding, till, at length, it was found out that I had not eyes, ears or understanding of my own.Maria Edgeworth
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
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
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
To how much lying, extravagance, hypocrisy and servilism does not the fear of ridicule lead? Human respect makes us cowards and slaves. It may deter from evil, but much oftener it drives to baseness. “We are too much Afraid,” said Cato, “of death, exile and poverty.”john lancaster spalding
“Give me an adventure. I’m not talking about some massive adventure. Just something that would make getting fired seem small. Something that I might remember when I’m old.” “I can’t predict the future,” I said, “but based on what little I know so far, I’m Afraid it has to be a massive adventure or nothing.” “Great!” “Probably the kind of adventure that ends in a mass burial.”neal stephenson
Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally Afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination.
As long as I can siphon off the Speed Force, you can't escape this timeline. I'm Afraid there just isn't enough Speed Force to go around.
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
Every campus, of course, also has its rabble of young "liberals," who are forever making a din as they "demonstrate" for "world peash," "snivel rights," and the like, and who, if we may judge from their appearance and their yammering, are as Afraid of war as they are of soap. I am sure that every student here present fully understands the importance of staying on the good side of the young "intellectuals" -- I mean the windward side, of course.