If we should fail – we fail. But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we’ll not fail.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Playwright
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what
it takes to sit down and listen.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Politician
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
We tend to make courage too dramatic. Courage is often doing something simple, unpleasant, or boring again and again until we get it down pat.
Dave Thomas (1932-2002) American Businessman, Founder of Wendy's International Restaurant Chain
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”.
Respond to every call that excites your Spirit.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.
All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
Choose courage instead of letting your fear choose your future for you.
A great deal of talent is lost in this world for want of a little courage.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr
Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
Brendan Francis [Behan] (1923-1964) Irish Author
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Don’t be afraid. Don't be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be.
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love
Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.
The opposite of courage is not so much fear as it is conformity.
A hero is a man who does what he can.
Let us move on, and step out boldly, though it be into the night, and we can scarcely see the way.
Charles B Newcomb
Making the decision to have a child – it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English author
He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.
Jean Luc Godard
Every man has an obscure respect for courage in others, especially if it is moral courage, the rarest and most difficult sort of bravery... It makes the very brute understand that this man is more than a man.
Passage from Life of Christ
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.
Hear me, four quarters of the world – a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.
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