Courage is a scorner of things which inspire fear.
We learn courageous action by going forward whenever fear urges us back.
The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start.
The fly ought to be used as the symbol of impertinence and audacity, for whilst all other animals shun man more than anything else, and run away even before he comes near them, the fly lights upon his very nose.
The brave person thinks of himself last of all.
We shall steer safely through every storm as long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.
If one is willing to do a thing he is afraid to do, he does not have to ... face a situation fearlessly, and if there is no situation to face; it falls away of its own weight.
Courage is a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
Nothing will come of nothing; we must dare mighty things.
Every problem in your life goes away in front of a bull because this problem, the bull, is bigger than all other problems. Of course, I have fear, but it is fear that I will fail the responsibility I have taken on in front of all those people -- not fear of the bull.
Courage is required not only in a person's occasional crucial decision for his own freedom, but in the little hour-to-hour decisions which place the bricks in the structure of his building of himself into a person who acts with freedom and responsibility.
One of man's finest qualities is described by the simple word "guts" -- the ability to take it. If you have the discipline to stand fast when your body wants to run, if you can control your temper and remain cheerful in the face of monotony or disappointment, you have "guts" in the soldiering sense.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
Last, but by no means least, courage -- moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle -- the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.
Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery -- courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards.
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