"Man comes into life to seek and find sufficient beauty, to serve it, to win and increase it, to fight for it, to face anything and bear anything for it, counting death as nothing so long as the dying eyes still turn to it. And fear and dullness and indolence and appetite -- which indeed are no more than fear's three crippled brothers ..."
"Things done well,
And with a care, exempt themselves from fear:
Things done without example, in their issue
Are to be fear'd."
Shaks.: Henry VIII.
"The first duty of man is that of subduing fear. We must get rid of fear; we cannot act at all till then. A man's acts are slavish, not true but specious; his very thoughts are false, he thinks too as a slave and coward, till he has got fear under his feet."