Leo Tolstoy — If you are in a difficult situation…

If you are in a difficult situation, a low mood, if you are afraid of other people and of yourself, if you are tormented, then tell yourself: “I will love everyone whom I meet in this life.” Try to follow this rule; and you will see that everything will find its way, and everything will seem simple, and you will no longer have doubts or fears.
Leo Tolstoy

Anne Frank — The best remedy for those who are afraid…

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
Anne Frank

A. W. Tozer — We are often hindered…

We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety; this is especially true when those treasures are loved relatives and friends.  But we need have no such fears.  Our Lord came not to destroy but to save.  Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed.
A. W. Tozer

Max Lucado — Fear. His modus operandi…

Fear.  His modus operandi is to manipulate you with the mysterious, to taunt you with the unknown.  Fear of death, fear of failure, fear of God, fear of tomorrow- his arsenal is vast.  His goal?  To create cowardly, joyless Christians.  He doesn’t want you to make that journey to the mountain.  He figures if he can rattle you enough, you will take your eyes off the peaks and settle for a dull existence in the flat lands.
Max Lucado