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Richard Ford Quotes and Sayings

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Fear and hope are alike underneath.
- Richard Ford

Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence,
except for being married.
- Richard Ford

Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
- Richard Ford

It's interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it.
Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can't,
then offers us something new to look forward to,
to dream about.
- Richard Ford

 

There's a lot to be said for doing what you're not supposed to do,
and the rewards of doing what you're supposed to do
are more subtle and take longer to become apparent,
which maybe makes it less attractive.
But your life is the blueprint you make after the building is built.
- Richard Ford

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

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Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth PHOTO

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic;
it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
- Vannevar Bush

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
- Anonymous

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

A mentality of scarcity - of lack -
is the natural consequence of
viewing the world through eyes of fear.
In contrast, when the world is viewed
through eyes of love,
the future becomes unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

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

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

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

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

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure
but to be determined not to fail.
- Jimmy Carter

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We hate in others what we most fear in ourselves.
- Anonymous

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh


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