"Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Quintilian on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Quintilian on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Quintilian on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Quintilian on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Quintilian on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be."
"Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately when lawful, they do not excite desire."
"As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone."
"The perfection of art is to conceal art."
"Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake."
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