— Pat Riley American basketball player, coach, executive 1945
„Your fears are not walls, but hurdles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it.“
— Dan Millman American self help writer 1946
„Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up one more time than we fall down.“
— Arianna Huffington Greek-American author and syndicated columnist 1950
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
1990s, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
Context: 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.
„Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.“
— James Neil Hollingworth talent manager 1933 - 1996
Quoted in K. Patrick Malone, Inside a Haunted Mind (2008) p. 167
Foreword to Prisoners of our Thoughts : Viktor Frankl's Principles at Work (2004), by Alex Pattakos, p. x
This statement has also been attributed to James Neil Hollingsworth (AKA: Ambrose Redmoon) in an article entitled "No Peaceful Warriors!" for Gnosis Magazine #21, in 1991.
Source: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Variant: Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.”" -
Source: The Name of the Rose
„Immortality,' said Crake, ' is a concept. If you take 'mortality' as being, not death, but the foreknowledge of it and the fear of it, then 'immortality' is the absence of such fear. Babies are immortal. Edit out the fear, and you'll be…“
Source: Oryx and Crake
„We don't actually fear death, we fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace.“
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
„And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„"What is love?"
"The total absence of fear," said the Master.
"What is it we fear?"
"Love," said the Master.“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
One Minute Wisdom (1989)