It is by loving and not by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another.
There is no harm in being afraid. The only harm is in doing what fear tells you. Fear is not your master! Laugh in his face and he will run away.
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. His writings covered a variety of literary themes from fantasy to theological. He was also a mentor for writer Lewis Carroll.