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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.

I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. [Ephesians 6:10]
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Life becomes real only when we begin to face and solve our own problems. Until then we only swim in circles in a large fantasy world which tends to make us very tired of living. Don't waste energy! Face life now!
Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.
Courage -- a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
Don't foul, don't flinch. Hit the line hard.
Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.
Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, Trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust in God, and do the right.
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
Be bold-and mighty forces will come to your aid.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid... for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Courage is getting away from death by continually coming within an inch of it.
The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna.
I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.
The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire -- the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. The more he fears, the more that light shall pale
But you be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work. [ 2 Chronicles 15:7]
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. [Philippians 4:13]
Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
We must have the courage to allow a little disorder in our lives.
Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of crackpot than the stigma of conformity.
He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage.
You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.

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