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Courage

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Little House books are stories of long ago. The way we live and your schools are much different now, so many changes have made living and learning easier. But the real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.

Black Hawk

John F. Kennedy

Abigail Adams

The odds are very good that worrying is a waste of time. And besides, worrying won’t change what happens anyway, will it?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Stonewall Jackson

…my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me…that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.

C.S. Lewis

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

Elizabeth Goudge

There’s nothing like protecting someone more frightened than one is oneself…to make one feel as brave as a lion…

Theodore Roosevelt

Aristotle

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

C. S. Lewis

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point.

Author Unknown

Mass deceit can quickly be dispelled if those who are for God show as much daring for truth as others do for evil.

Brian Jacques

Mice are my heroes because, like children, mice are little and have to learn to be courageous and use their wits.

Edward Whymper

Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.

Joe Paterno

We need people who influence their peers and who cannot be detoured from their convictions by peers who do not have the courage to have any convictions.

Christopher Columbus

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Gregory the Great

An army chief on the battlefield has more respect for the soldier who, having once given way to flight, returns and attacks the enemy bravely than for the soldier who never turned tail, but neither ever performed any act of valor.

John Henry Newman

Calculation never made a hero.

Orrin Woodward

More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin

Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Thomas Paine

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in you may never get over it as long as you live… surprising things can happen to any one who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Winston S. Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston S. Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Ernest Hemingway

“The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one?’ ‘Of course. Who said it?’ ‘I don’t know.’ ‘He was probably a coward,’ she said. “He knew a great deal about cowards but nothing about the brave. The brave dies perhaps two thousand deaths if he’s intelligent. He simply doesn’t mention them.”

Zig Ziglar

F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.

Orrin Woodward

More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.

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