Fear makes evry thing and evry body masters over us; it iz the wust slavery thare iz.

[Fear makes everything and everybody masters over us; it is the worst slavery there is.]

Josh Billings (1818-1885) American humorist, aphorist [pseud. of Henry Wheeler Shaw]
Everybody’s Friend, Or; Josh Billing’s Encyclopedia and Proverbial Philosophy of Wit and Humor, ch. 148 “Affurisms: Ink Brats” (1874)

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