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Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it. - Source Unknown

If you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat. - Source Unknown

Let people go all the way if they have got the balls for it. - Source Unknown

Life becomes real only when we begin to face and solve our own problems. Until then we only swim in circles in a large fantasy world which tends to make us very tired of living. Don't waste energy! Face life now! - Source Unknown

We are made strong by the difficulties we face not by those we evade. - Source Unknown

In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken. - Margaret Valois

We must have the courage to allow a little disorder in our lives. - Ben Weininger

'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. - Earl Wilson

I am convinced that one of the biggest factors in success is the courage to undertake something. - James A. Worsham

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. - Emiliano Zapata

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. - John Quincy Adams

There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control. - Freda Adler

As a rock on the seashore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet. In the instant of danger, the courage of his heart here, and scorn to fly. - Akhenaton

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. - Vittorio Alfieri

We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. - Barbara De Angelis

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage. - Jean Anouilh

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. - Aristotle

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt. - St. Augustine

The brave man is not he who feels no fear, For that were stupid and irrational; But he, whose noble soul its fears subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from. - Joanna Baillie

The scars you acquire while exercising courage will never make you feel inferior. - D.A. Battista

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared. - David Ben-Gurion

Courage is fear that has said its prayers. - Dorothy Bernard

If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs. - Mary Mcleod Bethune

But you be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work. [ Chronicles 15:7] - Bible

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave. - Christian Nevell Bovee

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. - Omar Bradley

Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid. - Dorothea Brande

There's no substitute for guts. - Bear Bryant

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. - Mary Byrant

I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache. - Lewis Carroll

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. - Miguel De Cervantes

Courage is getting away from death by continually coming within an inch of it. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. - Winston Churchill

A man of courage is also full of faith. - Marcus T. Cicero

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die. - Robert Cody

The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. - Baron Pierre De Coubertin

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid... for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. - Deuteronomy

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. - Benjamin Disraeli

Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! - Thomas A. Edison

Success is never final and failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts. - Jules Ellinger

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am more important than my problems. - Jose Ferrer

Courage is the capacity to conduct oneself with restraint in times of prosperity and with courage and tenacity when things do not go well. - James V. Forrestal

The more wit the less courage. - Thomas Fuller

A man not perfect, but of heart so high, of such heroic rage, That even his hopes became a part of earth's eternal heritage. - Richard Watson Gilder

No more turning away from the weak and the weary. No more turning away from the coldness inside. Just a world that we all must share. It's not enough just to stand and stare. Is it only a dream that there'll be no more turning away. - David Gilmore

Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all. - James Graham

Give us the fortitude to endure the things which cannot be changed, and the courage to change the things which should be changed, ;and the wisdom to know one from the other. - Oliver J. Hart

Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter. - Aaron Hill

And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared. - Homer

Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts. - Horace

You cannot fly like an eagle with wings of a wren. - William Henry Hudson

Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. - Victor Hugo

Courage is acting in spite of fear. - Howard W. Hunter

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. - Robert Green Ingersoll

The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else. - Andrew Jensen

Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone. - Billy Joel

I decided once and for all that I was going to make it or die. - John Johnson

He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions. - Samuel Johnson

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Be bold-and mighty forces will come to your aid. - Basil King

All of the significant battles are waged within the self. - Sheldon Kopp

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand? - Charles A. Lindbergh

The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave! - Timothy Luce

Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, Trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust in God, and do the right. - Norman Macleod

Be larger than your task. - Orison Swett Marden

Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times. - John Stuart Mill

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. - Lewis Morris

To boldly go where no one has gone before. - Star Trek Movie

In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit. - Miyamoto Musashi

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. - Keshavan Nair

It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin

As for courage and will -- we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead. - Andre Norton

The burden which is well borne becomes light. - Ovid

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome. - Plaut

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. - Channing Pollock

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon

It is amidst great perils we see brave hearts. - Jean Francois Regnard

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger. - Jean Paul Richter

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows. - Frances Rodman

It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It is harder to stay where you are than to get out. - Judith Rossner

Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined. - Leo Rosten

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. It is more powerful than external circumstances. - Seneca

True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free. - Lord Shaftesbury

But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail. - William Shakespeare

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. - George Bernard Shaw

Courage -- a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. - William T. Sherman

Screw up your courage, you screwed up everything else. - Donald Smith

I think of those who were truly great. The names of those who in their lives fought for life, Who wore at their hearts the fire's center. - Stephen Spender

The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority; the test of courage comes when we are in a minority. - Ralph W. Stockman

Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand. - David Summers

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. - Alice Mackenzie Swaim

If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger. - Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear. - Mark Twain

Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried. - Frank Tyger


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