The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start.
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.
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.
When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.
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.
There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty or fail to do it.
I became more courageous by doing the very things I needed to be courageous for -- first, a little, and badly. Then, bit by bit, more and better. Being avidly -- sometimes annoyingly -- curious and persistent about discovering how others were doing what I wanted to do.
Write on your doors the saying wise and old. "Be bold!" and everywhere -- "Be bold; Be not too bold!" Yet better the excess than the defect; better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out.