George MacDonald quote about fear from Lilith - The only harm is in doing what Fear tells you. Fear is not your master! Laugh in his face and he will run away.
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The only harm is in doing what Fear tells you. Fear is not your master! Laugh in his face and he will run away.
 George MacDonald, Lilith (1895). copy citation

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Author George MacDonald
Source Lilith
Topic fear laughter harm
Date 1895
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1640/1640-h/1640-h.htm

Context

“But I cannot take one with me who believes the giants rather than me, or one who will call a good lady the cat-woman!»
«Please, king,» said one, «I'm so afraid of being afraid!»
«My boy,» I answered, «there is no harm in being afraid. The only harm is in doing what Fear tells you. Fear is not your master! Laugh in his face and he will run away.»
«There she is—in the door waiting for us!» cried one, and put his hands over his eyes.
«How ugly she is!» cried another, and did the same.
«You do not see her,» I said; «her face is covered!»” source

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