To do what you are afraid to do is to guide your life by fear. How much better not to be afraid to do what you believe in doing!

Jane Addams (1860-1935) American reformer, suffragist, philosopher, author
Editorial, Rockford Seminary Magazine (c. 1880)


Quoted in James Weber Linn, Jane Addams: A Biography (1935).

Reacting to Emerson. See also Schmich.

Added on 14-Aug-13 | Last updated 11-Aug-14
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