2020/10/16 Franklin. D Roosevelt said the classic line about having nothing to fear but fear itself. With little effort, each of us can identify a dozen things to be fearful of, and some of these appear to be more than just fanciful notions. However, if we remove the element of fear from what we regard as fearful, were left with something seen in a very different light. Its by removing fear from a situation that youre about to do the same.