I have been collecting some images for the screensaver of my work machine, I have come across these two, the first being:

What do I fear?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten… The Past… Yesterday’s news.
I fear giving up and being passed by, going softly into that good night.
I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down.
I fear settling, giving in to the “that’s just the way it is” mindset.
I fear dying without leaving my mark.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears feed me, they nourish my drive.

I love my fear.

And this one:

Fear can stop you loving.
Love can stop your fear.

Unfortunately I can find the neither of them listed against an original author.

Like Abi Rant’s – “River Rats and Other Derogatory Terms” these two struck a cord.