Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday: Fearlessness

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is fearlessness(For more quotes, check out my other blog.)

"Fate loves the fearless."--James Russell Lowell

"Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral."--Mahatma Gandhi

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."--Marie Curie

"Fortune helps the intrepid and abandons the cowards. I am the daughter of a man who did not know of fear. Whatever may come, I am resolved to follow that course until death."--Caterina Sforza

"Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it."--Veronica Roth, Divergent
What's your favorite quote about fearlessness? Do you have one to add?


  1. That last one is the most true. We'll always have fear, we just have to act as if we don't.

  2. My favorite is FDR's "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Being afraid feeds on itself and creates an inertia. As some of the other quotes you have say, you must control the fear and use it to your advantage. FDR was trying to get the country to ACT, to pull itself out of the Depression.

  3. Great quotes Liesel! I especially love the one from Divergent. It is true, it's good to still have instincts, but important to not be paralyzed by them.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews