I’d make a terrible surgeon. The fear of blood? Very high on my list.
There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.