“Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise. ”
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light.
Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826)