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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
It is in great dangers that we see great courage.
No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
The burden which is well borne becomes light.
As for courage and will -- we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
Part of courage is simple consistency.
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times.
This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?
Be larger than your task.
Stand up to crises. Don't let them throw you! Fight to stay calm... even surmount the crisis completely and turn it into an opportunity. Refuse to renounce your self-image. No matter what happens, you must keep your good opinion of yourself. No matter what happens, you must hold your past successes in your imagination, ready for showing in the motion picture screen of your mind. No matter what happens, no matter what you lose, no matter what failures you must endure, you must keep faith in yourself. Then you can stand up to crises, with calm and courage, refusing to buckle; then you will not fall through the floor. You will be able to support yourself.
The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!
Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
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.
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger.
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more daring.
I decided once and for all that I was going to make it or die.
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can so often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer's inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its string can so often depart and turn into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face about and bear it...
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes.
You cannot fly like an eagle with wings of a wren.
Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.
Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts.
And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.