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.
Talking about bulls is not the same thing as being in the bullring.
Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.
It is better to begin in the evening than not at all.
In difficult situations, when hope seems feeble, the boldest plans are safest.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
It isn't for the moment you are stuck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness; one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
When you're my size in the pros, fear is a sign that you're not stupid.
Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.
He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much the master of the world as he who is ready to die.
Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls.
All reformations seem formidable before they are attempted.
There is something healthy and invigorating about direct action.
Courage easily finds its own eloquence.
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