"Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence."
"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."Socrates 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."Socrates 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."Socrates on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Socrates 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."Socrates on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant."
"Beauty is a short-lived tyranny."
"Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind."
"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us."
"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy."