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1 "Perfect love casts out fear. Perfect love is right within you, ready to be sent forth in ever-widening circles. Learn how to release that perfect love within that casts out fear." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

2 "As St. John says, perfect love casts out all fear. (1 John 4:18)" Spiritual Canticle (St. John of the Cross)

3 "There are only two core emotions: love and fear. And love is to fear as light is to darkness; in the presence of one, the other disappears. As we shift our perceptions from fear to love – sometimes in cases where it's not so hard and ultimately in cases where it takes spiritual mastery to do so – we become miracle workers in the truest sense. For when our minds are surrendered to love, they are surrendered to a higher power. And from that, all miracles follow." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

4 "That which is feared also belongs to the wholeness of the self." C. G. Jung Tibetan Book of the Dead (W Y Evans-Wentz, translator)

5 "Light is so much more powerful that the dark can't keep us down unless we allow it to with our fears." Terry Lynn Taylor Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

6 "Whoever recognizes in atman (the Self) the unity of reality is free from fear. For fear arises when there is an other who poses a threat. But atman is knowledge, and for it there is no other that is not already essentially a self. Non-dulaity is freedom from fear." The Unity of Reality (Michael vonBruck)

7 "Every illusion is one of fear, whatever form it takes." A Course in Miracles, Foundation for Inner Peace A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

8 "Perception cannot obey two masters, each asking for messages of different things in different languages. What fear would feed upon, love overlooks. What fear demands, love cannot even see." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

9 "Faith and faith's fruit, love, cast out fear. Jesus keeps telling His disciples, 'Fear not, only believe….why are you afraid, O you of little faith?' (Mark 5:36, Matthew 8:26)" Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

10 "This is the secret of Krsna [Krishna] consciousness - realization that there is no other existence besides Krsna is the platform of peace and fearlessness." Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

11 "When we are afraid of ourselves and afraid of the seeming threat the world presents, then we become extremely selfish." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

12 "The heart that loves knows no fear. For the heart that abides in perfect love has cast out every fear and the torment thereof." Quietly Comes the Buddha: Awakening Your Inner Buddha Nature (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

13 "As the Upanishads put it, 'Wherever there is other, there is fear." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

14 "All fear is a sign of want of faith." Mohandes Gandhi (1869-1948), Hindu national leader, 'Letters From Bapu' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

15 "There is nothing to fear, there where love is the guide." Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul (Bl. Sister M. Faustina Kowalska)

16 "We must become accustomed to cultivate fearlessness; a fearlessness that prepares us to face everything we encounter, and to come to terms with whatever the future might bring." Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change (Richard Wilhelm)

17 "Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of spiritual light." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

18 "To fear love is to fear life." Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British mathematician, philosopher, 'Marriage and Morals' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

19 "That mind of fearfulness should be put in the cradle of loving-kindness." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

20 "Fear…is love's replacement. Fear is both a fragmented and fragmenting emotion." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

21 "We must all come to accept that thought forms of separation and fear – with their inevitably violent results – have no place on this planet anymore; they are too dangerous to the survival of the species." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

22 "Faith can enable a person to receive divine guidance and continue spiritual practice in the face of all kinds of difficulties. Faith is a key to overcoming fear whenever we feel separate and out of touch with the deeper levels of our own being." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

23 "Love opens the interiors of the mind; but fear closes them." Emanuel Swedenborg A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

24 "When we are willing to face our fear we may discover that behind the shadows and illusions runs a deep and all-pervading undercurrent of love." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

25 "We must see with total clarity that what is not love is fear. And we must understand that every negative emotion therefore derives from fear." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite