Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each is liable to panic, which is exactly, the terror of ignorance surrendered to the imagination. Knowledge is the encourager, knowledge that takes fear out of the heart, knowledge and use, which is knowledge in practice. They can conquer who believe they can. It is he who has done the deed once who does not shrink from attempting again.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Courage," Society and Solitude (1870).
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