Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it…that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them fromChesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their
rules, whose would you use?
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who havekept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than
you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Seventy per cent of all patients who come to physicians could cure themselves if they got rid of their fears and worries.
So let’s be
content to live the only time we can possibly live: from now until bedtime.
“Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, from now until nightfall,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. “Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live
sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really
Professor William James, the father of applied psychology, has been dead since 1910. But if he were alive today, and could hear this formula for facing the worst, he would he
artily approve of it. How do I know that? Because he told his own students: “Bewilling to have it so... Be willing to have it so,” he said, because “...acceptance of what
has happened is the first step in overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Experience has proved to me, time after time, the enormous value of arriving at a decision. It isthe failure to arrive at a fixed purpose, the inability to stop going around and round in maddeningcircles, that drives men to nervous breakdowns and living hells. I find that fifty per cent of my