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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on fear, sorrow, craving, and free

From craving arises sorrow, from craving arises fear, but he who is freed from craving has no sorrow and certainly no fear.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada: the path of perfection‎ - Page 66 by Juan Mascaró , v.16

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on absence, fear, pain, and sorrow

Never have anything to do with likes and dislikes. The absence of what one likes is painful, as is the presence of what one dislikes. Therefore don't take a liking to anything. To lose what one likes is hard, but there are no bonds for those who have no likes and dislikes. From preference arises sorrow, from preference arises fear, but he who is freed from preference has no sorrow and certainly no fear.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 210-212

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on fear, merit, obstacles, sorrow, and tears

When a man venerates those worthy of veneration, be they Buddhas or their disciples, who have transcended all obstacles and passed beyond sorrow and tears - venerating such as these, whose passions are extinguished and for whom there is no further source for fear, no one can calculate how great his merit is.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 195, 196

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A Quote by Bruce Barton on action, change, errors, fear, hope, life, progress, and vision

Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our overconfidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.

Bruce Barton (1886 - 1967)

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A Quote by Brendan Francis on clarity, courage, and fear

Many of our fears are tissue-paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.

Brendan Francis

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A Quote by Brenda Hammond on behavior, defeat, and fear

If fear alters behavior, you're already defeated.

Brenda Hammond

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A Quote by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak on conscience, fear, life, and pity

But what are pity, conscience, or fear To the brazen pair, compared With the living sorcery Of their hot embraces?

Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

Source: Bacchanalia, 1957, st. 4

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on appearance, buddhism, devil, direction, doubt, divinity, emptiness, fear, illusions, mind, nature, needs, power, purity, respect, success, understanding, worship, and path

Bodhidharma: Even if a buddha or bodhisattva should suddenly appear before you, there's no need for reverence. This mind of ours is empty and contains no such form. Those who hold onto appearances are devils. They fall from the Path. Why worship illusions born of the mind? . . . The basic nature of a buddha has no such form. Keep this in mind, even if something unusual should appear. Don't embrace it, and don't fear it, and don't doubt that your mind is basically pure. . . . Also at the appearance of spirits, demons, or divine beings, conceive neither respect nor fear. Your mind is basically empty. All appearances are illusions. Don't hold on to appearances. If you envision a buddha, a dharma, or a bodhisattva and conceive respect for them, you relegate yourself to the realm of mortals. If you seek direct understanding, don't hold on to any appearance whatsoever, and you'll succeed. . . . The sutras say, "That which is free of all form is the buddha." Disciple: But why shouldn't we worship buddhas and bodhisattvas? Bodhidharma: Devils and demons possess the power of manifestation. They can create the appearance of bodhisattvas in all sorts of guises. But they're false. None of them are buddhas. The buddha is your own mind. Don't misdirect your worship.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 25-29

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A Quote by Bob Alberti on chance and fear

Hold tenderly that which you cherish, for it is precious and a tight grip may crush it. Do not let the fear of dropping it cause you to hold it too tightly: the chances are, it's holding you, too.

Bob Alberti

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on fear, men, and religion

Men despise religion; they hate it, and they fear it is true.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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