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Bayard Rustin Quotes and Sayings

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To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.
- Bayard Rustin

When an individual is protesting society's refusal
to acknowledge his dignity as a human being,
his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
- Bayard Rustin

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby PHOTO

 

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden PHOTO

Always do what you are afraid to do.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

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Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Come to the edge
We can't. We're afraid
We can't. We will fall. Come to the edge
And they came. And he pushed them
And they flew
- Guillaume Apollinaire

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

In true friendship, one can express
anything and everything without feeling ashamed
or afraid of being rejected.
- Aparna Chatterjee

We are never afraid of what is happening in this instant -
It is what MIGHT happen next that frightens us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves.
They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism.
- Osho

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

We are afraid to care too much, for fear
that the other person does not care at all.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Brought up to respect the conventions,
love had to end in marriage.
I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself:
Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear.
- G. Gordon Liddy

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough,
it loses all of its meaning.
- Andy Warhol

I'm not afraid of aging.
- Shelley Duvall

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too many people are thinking of security
instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
- James F. Bymes

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
- Voltaire

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
- St.
Jerome

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
- Martha Beck

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
- Henry Van Dyke

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

I was afraid of the internet...
because I couldn't type.
- Jack Welch

There's nothing wrong with being afraid.
We were meant to be afraid.
- the Woody Allen movie Anything Else

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

He said to them, "Where is your faith?"
And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another,
"Who can this be?
For He commands even the winds and water,
and they obey Him!"
- Luke 8:25

I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen

A lot of people are afraid of heights.
Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
- Steven Wright

Afraid? Me? A man who's licked
his weight in wild caterpillars?
Afraid? You bet I'm afraid!
- Groucho Marx

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work.
He wasn't afraid of silence.
He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
- Bob Newhart

Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied
opportunities for development are naturally afraid
of anything that sounds like discrimination.
- Carter G. Woodson

Work hard, use your common sense and don't be afraid to trust your instincts.
- Fred L. Turner

We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
- William Faulkner

You give me electric chair.
I no afraid of that chair!
You're one of capitalists.
You is crook man too.
Put me in electric chair.
I no care!
- Giuseppe Zangara

If the year 2000 can help us move into the future,
that's fine, but I am afraid that people see it as
a full stop and that one can take a big breath afterwards -
you can't.
- Graeme Murphy

I am never afraid of what I know.
- Anna Sewell

For a while after the rape, I was afraid of my own sexuality,
because I got raped right about the time when I started developing physically.
- Fiona Apple

I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from
God to help me govern my conduct.
And the first time I was very much afraid.
- Joan of Arc

If you have Julia Roberts in a movie you're never really
afraid for her because you know she's not going to die.
- Jennifer Tilly

I'm afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same.
- David Byrne

Republicans are men of narrow vision,
who are afraid of the future.
- Jimmy Carter

I'm not afraid to look like an idiot.
- Anthony Bourdain

Letting go of things and not being afraid of being
ridiculous or over the top -
I think that's the main thing for me to work on.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

If you're holding out for universal popularity,
I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
- J. K. Rowling

What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail.
So what? I failed at a lot of things.
My first record was horrible.
- John Mellencamp

Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A lot of artists say, I'm not political.
People are afraid of this word.
- Holly Near


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