Go forward without a path
Fearing nothing, caring for nothing,
Wandering alone like the rhinoceros
Even as a lion, not trembling at noises,
Even as the wind, not caught in a net,
Even as the lotus leaf, untainted by water,
Do thou wander, like a rhinoceros!
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes.
And adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear.
(Francis Bacon : Essays)
Better pass a danger once than be always in fear.
Fear of misfortune is worse than misfortune.