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Excerpts From Great Minds- What Does Twain Mean?

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“Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of fear- not absence of fear.”


-Mark Twain.


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Many of us have related being courageous with fearlessness but this quote proves this relationship wrong. Being courageous doesn’t necessarily mean that you have no fear but that you recognize your fear. Trying to prove that you have no fear will only make you ignorant of your actual fears.

What’s the cause of your fear?

I once read a post explaining “the fear of dogs (cynophobia)” and how to overcome it. The author explained that this fear is

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