In fear, you feel that it might be lost. In confidence, you feel that there is no threat of it being lost.
Fear is the stage when the root has become a full-grown tree but the root of both ‘confidence’ and ‘fear’ is the same, giving importance to external attainments.
The question of confidence arises only when you are afraid. You see the linkage between ‘fear’ and ‘confidence.’ The one which is confident is surely afraid just that he is not realizing it at that point. If there is no fear, there is no need of confidence.
Confidence is the shadow of fear.
Confidence is a disease.
Don’t ask for confidence, ask for fearlessness.
The more the world will mean to you, the more afraid you will be.
Unfortunately, confidence is no treatment for fear.
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