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1 "When fear is expressed, we recognize it as anger, abuse, disease, pain, greed, addiction, selfishness, obsession, corruption, violence, and war." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

2 "What's there to be afraid of when you're part of everything? That makes fear being afraid of yourself." Duncton Found (William Horwood)

3 "To fear love is to fear life." Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British mathematician, philosopher, 'Marriage and Morals' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

4 “Remember the acronym for fear: False Evidence Appearing Real, and stay in love and peace.” Questions and Answers on Conversations With God (Neale Donald Walsch)

5 "There are only two energies at the core of the human experience: love and fear. Love grants freedom, fear takes it away. Love opens up, fear closes down. Love invites full expression, fear punishes it." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

6 "Perception cannot obey two masters, each asking for messages of different things in different languages. What fear would feed upon, love overlooks. What fear demands, love cannot even see." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

7 "Ancient spiritual teachings say that wherever there is other, there is fear." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

8 "When we close down in fear, the lifeforce energy cannot rise and bring us into the direct experience of God." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

9 "Faith and faith's fruit, love, cast out fear. Jesus keeps telling His disciples, 'Fear not, only believe….why are you afraid, O you of little faith?' (Mark 5:36, Matthew 8:26)" Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

10 "What is this perfect love which casts out all fear? Why, it is simply living in that part of our own self which is universal. It is becoming allied with the divine. Therein lies perfect peace, perfect harmony." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

11 "Light is so much more powerful that the dark can't keep us down unless we allow it to with our fears." Terry Lynn Taylor Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

12 "Fear is the easiest thing in the world: it's cheap and widespread. Tyrants and oppressors count on fear's contagion to dominate others. But if one person steps forward and summons courage, his or her courage becomes equally contagious, spreading to others and becoming a movement." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

13 "Fear melts away when we refuse to affirm its ultimate reality. When we see beyond fear, it dissolves." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

14 “Freedom from fear is contact with the Source.” Mary Within (David Richo)

15 "If God can be found in all things, then there is nothing at all that can happen to us that we need fear." Margaret Hebblethwaite, theologian and spiritual writer The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

16 "Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety and trauma are literally all imaginal. That is not to say they don't exist for us as human beings, and need to be brought to light in order to be released. But they do not replace the love within us. They are literally a bad dream. It is as though the mind has been split in two, with one part staying in touch with love, and the other part veering into fear. Fear manufactures a kind of parallel universe where the unreal seems more real than the real." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

17 "Perfect Love casts out all fear and all torment that fear begets." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

18 "Through all the contraries of phenomenality the Uncreate-Imperishable remains, and there is nothing to fear." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

19 "All fear is a sign of want of faith." Mohandes Gandhi (1869-1948), Hindu national leader, 'Letters From Bapu' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

20 "There are only two core emotions: love and fear. And love is to fear as light is to darkness; in the presence of one, the other disappears. As we shift our perceptions from fear to love – sometimes in cases where it's not so hard and ultimately in cases where it takes spiritual mastery to do so – we become miracle workers in the truest sense. For when our minds are surrendered to love, they are surrendered to a higher power. And from that, all miracles follow." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

21 "Love and fear are mutually exclusive." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

22 "Fear is the mind-killer. I will not give in to it." Frank Herbert, 'Dune' The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

23 "If we can learn to understand the universe from within, to feel our unity with it, we shall no longer need the instinctive reactions of fear or aggression, and the whole face of civilization will change." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

24 "If a man sees the Atman, the Self that is divine, the Lord of all that is and will be, he fears no more." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

25 "Fearlessness means being able to respond accurately to the phenomenal world altogether." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite