The hierarchy shouldn’t fear what we’re doing.
If one has fear, there can be no initiative in the creative sense of the word. To have initiative in this sense is to do something original – to do it spontaneously, naturally, without being guided, forced, controlled. It is to do something which you love to do.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
You may be educated abroad, you may be a great scientist, politician, but you always have a sneaking fear that if you don’t go to temples or do the ordinary things that you have been told to do, something evil might happen, so you conform. What happens to the mind that conforms? Investigate it, please.
Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason’s imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
Often, the pretexts for starting a war are not real shortages of land, food or fuel, but rather perceptions – like fear, honor and perceived self-interest.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.