"It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen."
"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."Herodotus 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."Herodotus 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."Herodotus on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Herodotus 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."Herodotus on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing."
"He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold."
"Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change."
"Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men."
"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."