These varied kinds of courage have this in common: darkness, by increasing fear and concealing both gallant and cowardly actions, allows men to spare themselves.
Some allow themselves to be overcome by panic, and others charge because they dare not remain at their posts. Some may be found whose courage is strengthened by small perils that prepare them to face greater dangers. Some are daring when facing swords but dread facing bullets; others dread bullets little but fear facing swords a lot.
To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage.
The highest courage is not to be found in the instinctive acts of men who risk their lives to save a friend or slay a foe; the physical fearlessness of a moment or an hour is not to be compared with immolation of months or years for the sake of wisdom or art.
Perfect valor is to do without any witnesses what one would do before the entire world.
Being "brave" means doing or facing something frightening.... Being "fearless" means being without fear.
Although we don't have the courage to say that in general, we have no faults and our enemies have no good qualities; in reality, we are not far from believing so.
There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.
Courage is never letting your actions be influenced by your fears.
Courage does not consist in calculation, but in fighting against chances.
It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more "manhood" to abide by thoughtout principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.