Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Clare Booth Luce
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
James Freeman Clarke
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way out is always through.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Without courage all virtues lose their meaning.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Sven Goran Eriksson
The key to change... is to let go of fear.
If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
Dr Robert Anthony
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.