What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law.
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- Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.
- The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
- There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
- Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
- For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.
- Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.