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Quotes About Courage to Inspire You to New Heights

Welcome to our collection of quotes and shareable quote pictures on courage. Call it courage or bravery or valor or overcoming fear or simply FULLY living - it represents something very important to being human - to truly living our lives. We hope you ponder these quotes and that they inspire and please you. If they do, please share widely, that others might be inspired too.

Quote: The best way out is always through. by author Robert Frost overlaid on photo of sunset
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The best way out is always through.


Quote: Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. by author Andre Gide overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
Photo Credit: Hugo Kemmel

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.


Quote: Eighty percent of success is showing up. by author Woody Allen overlaid on photo of person wearing suit reading business newspaper
Photo Credit: Adeolu Eletu

Eighty percent of success is showing up.


Quote: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. by author Reinhold Niebuhr overlaid on photo of tan wallpaper
Photo Credit: Wesley Tingey

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


Quote: If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. by author Marcus Garvey overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of aurora borealis
Photo Credit: Vincent Guth

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.


Quote: There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket with red rose on ear
Photo Credit: Becca Tapert

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.


Quote: Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.


Quote: Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. by author Billy Graham overlaid on photo of person in black long sleeve shirt and black skirt holding white leather belt
Photo Credit: Krys Amon

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.


Quote: Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. by author Benjamin Disraeli overlaid on photo of man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime
Photo Credit: Felipe Giacometti

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.


Quote: Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of man in blue tank top holding green and black skateboard
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Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release, From little things; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings.


Quote: Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. by author Friedrich Schiller overlaid on photo of pink flowers with white background
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Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.


Quote: Hardships make or break people. by author Margaret Mitchell overlaid on photo of snow-covered mountain near lake under blue sky
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Hardships make or break people.


Quote: Every man of courage is a man of his word. by author Pierre Corneille overlaid on photo of brown long coated small dog
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Every man of courage is a man of his word.


Quote: Courage in danger is half the battle. by author Plautus overlaid on photo of soldiers on top of battle tanks
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Courage in danger is half the battle.


Quote: You are capable of amazing things. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of sunset
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You are capable of amazing things.


Quote: A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice. by author James Callaghan overlaid on photo of man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime
Photo Credit: Felipe Giacometti

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.


Quote: Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it. by author Jenny Shipley overlaid on photo of close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
Photo Credit: Fadi Xd

Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.


Quote: There always comes a time in life where you can either give up or step up. by author Graeme Rodaughan overlaid on photo of lit candle in focus photography
Photo Credit: Anjo Antony

There always comes a time in life where you can either give up or step up.


Quote: Perceptions of impossibility are commonly disspelled by unmitigated courage and perseverance. by author Wes Fesler overlaid on photo of brass quilt pen
Photo Credit: Art Lasovsky

Perceptions of impossibility are commonly disspelled by unmitigated courage and perseverance.


Quote: Whatever you do, you need courage. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock
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Whatever you do, you need courage.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. by author Harry Hoover overlaid on photo of person wearing gold and silver round analog watch
Photo Credit: Gilles De Muynck

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.


Quote: Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it. by author Simone de Beauvoir overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
Photo Credit: Helena Lopes

Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it.


Quote: Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of cat with flower
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Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.


Quote: The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of brown wooden heart shaped wall decor
Photo Credit: Taylor Heery

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.


If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.


Quote: It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare. by author Claude Monet overlaid on photo of red paint strokes wallpaper
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It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare.


Quote: To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of orange tabby cat
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.


Quote: One man with courage makes a majority. by author Andrew Jackson overlaid on photo of green leaf in close up photography
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One man with courage makes a majority.


Quote: All happiness depends on courage and work. by author Honoré de Balzac overlaid on photo of three woman holding hands white walking
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All happiness depends on courage and work.


Quote: Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. by author Rabindranath Tagore overlaid on photo of brown mountain
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Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them." "Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it." "Life is perpetually creative because it contains in itself that surplus which ever overflows the boundaries of the immediate time and space, restlessly pursuing its adventure of expression in the varied forms of self-realization." "The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.


Quote: Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of brown short coated dog sitting on gray carpet
Photo Credit: Lucrezia Carnelos

Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.


Quote: Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. by author Zig Ziglar overlaid on photo of purple, white, and pink floral painting
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.


Quote: Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. by author Winston Churchill overlaid on photo of white and gray cat on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Roberto Huczek

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


Quote: The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. by author Thucydides overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.


Quote: The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. by author Thomas S. Monson overlaid on photo of red textile in close up photography
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The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.


Quote: Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. by author T. S. Eliot overlaid on photo of A view of the night showing stars
Photo Credit: Adelin Preda

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.


Quote: Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. by author Steven Pressfield overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.


Quote: Believe you can and you're halfway there. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of clear liquid on leaf
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Believe you can and you're halfway there.


Quote: There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. by author Ronald Reagan overlaid on photo of heart-shaped red and beige pendant
Photo Credit: Debby Hudson

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.


Quote: Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of bee on flower
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Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.


Quote: Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. by author Nora Ephron overlaid on photo of empty road towards mountains
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Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.


Quote: With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. by author Margaret Mitchell overlaid on photo of trees at sunset
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With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.


Quote: He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. by author Muhammad Ali overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky
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He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.


Quote: Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of multicolored abstract painting
Photo Credit: Geordanna Cordero

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.


Quote: You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. by author Marian Wright Edelman overlaid on photo of green palm plant
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.


Quote: Because of a great love, one is courageous. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers in tilt shift lens
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Because of a great love, one is courageous.


Quote: My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you. by author Jenna Jameson overlaid on photo of colored pencil lined up on top of white surface
Photo Credit: Jess Bailey

My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.


Quote: Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. by author Jonas Salk overlaid on photo of green palm plant
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.


Quote: Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. by author John Quincy Adams overlaid on photo of person holding green plants
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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. These qualities have ever been displayed in their mightiest perfection, as attendants in the retinue of strong passions.


Quote: Courage is found in unlikely places. by author J. R. R. Tolkien overlaid on photo of photo of author J. R. R. Tolkien with quote

Courage is found in unlikely places.


Quote: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. by author J. K. Rowling overlaid on photo of photo of author J. K. Rowling with quote

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.


Quote: It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. by author Horace overlaid on photo of orange rose in bloom close up photo
Photo Credit: Hà Nguyễn

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.


Quote: People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. by author Hermann Hesse overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on yellow flower
Photo Credit: Joshua J. Cotten

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. It was a scandal that a breed of fearless and sinister people ran around freely, so they attached a nickname and a myth to these people to get even with them, to make up for the many times they had felt afraid.


Quote: Creativity takes courage. by author Henri Matisse overlaid on photo of pile of color pencils
Photo Credit: Kelli Tungay

Creativity takes courage.


Quote: Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. by author George A. Sheehan overlaid on photo of red textile in close up photography
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Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.


Quote: Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. by author G. K. Chesterton overlaid on photo of black fishes
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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.


Quote: Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. by author George S. Patton overlaid on photo of black and white abstract illustration
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Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.


Quote: All serious daring starts from within. by author Eudora Welty overlaid on photo of white petaled flower bloom during daytime
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All serious daring starts from within.


Quote: Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. by author Erich Fromm overlaid on photo of person catching light bulb
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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.


Quote: People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of plain
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.


Quote: All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. by author Earl Nightingale overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
Photo Credit: Aziz Acharki

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.


Quote: Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. by author E. M. Forster overlaid on photo of photo of author E. M. Forster with quote

Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.


Quote: Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. by author Dale Carnegie overlaid on photo of woman wearing black bikini tap swimming on body of water between trees
Photo Credit: Maximilien T'Scharner

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.


Quote: Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. by author Clare Boothe Luce overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
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Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.


Quote: Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. by author Baltasar Gracian overlaid on photo of black heart drawing on yellow wall
Photo Credit: Ed Robertson

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.


Quote: History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. by author B. C. Forbes overlaid on photo of photo of author B. C. Forbes with quote

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.


Quote: True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. by author Arthur Ashe overlaid on photo of white textile in close up photography
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True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.


Quote: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. by author Anaïs Nin overlaid on photo of gray and white tabby cat with white background
Photo Credit: Mikhail Vasilyev

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.


Quote: Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. by author Raymond Lindquist overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape snow
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Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.


Quote: Take the high road. People will rise up to join you or fall out of sight. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of rock mountain during starry night
Photo Credit: Pawel Nolbert

Take the high road. People will rise up to join you or fall out of sight.


Quote: The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. by author Charles DuBois overlaid on photo of smiling woman
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The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.


Quote: Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back. by author Justin Perry overlaid on photo of man hugging woman wall painting
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.


Quote: Courage is the secret sauce that allows you to act despite your fears. by author Narayan Kamath overlaid on photo of red tulip in bloom during daytime
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Courage is the secret sauce that allows you to act despite your fears.


Quote: Courage is fear that has said its prayers. by author Dorothy Bernard overlaid on photo of sunset
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Courage is fear that has said its prayers.


Quote: Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of man on running field
Photo Credit: Braden Collum

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.


Quote: Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else. by author Tennesse Williams overlaid on photo of couple standing in front of fence near body of water
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Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.


Quote: Be brave blame none. by author Samadara Ginige overlaid on photo of brown and white dog covered with green and white blanket
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Be brave blame none.


Quote: The wishbone will never replace the backbone. by author Henry Wilson Allen overlaid on photo of orange tabby cat on black textile
Photo Credit: Jonnelle Yankovich

The wishbone will never replace the backbone.


Quote: Fight hard when you are down; die hard--determine at least to do--and you won't die at all. by author James H. West overlaid on photo of women's black and pink monokini
Photo Credit: Darius Bashar

Fight hard when you are down; die hard--determine at least to do--and you won't die at all.


Quote: We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger. by author Tina Sloan overlaid on photo of red and pink flowers
Photo Credit: Lisa Verena Pape

We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger.


Quote: Luck is for those with nothing else. I wish you strength and courage. by author Annette Marie overlaid on photo of multicolored heart LED light on wall
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Luck is for those with nothing else. I wish you strength and courage.


Quote: No force can stop the osmosis of courage, conscience and compassion. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of round Timex analog clock at 2:33
Photo Credit: Sonja Langford

No force can stop the osmosis of courage, conscience and compassion.


Quote: The world needs courage and conscience that can penetrate into the darkest mysteries and secrets of the universe. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of cluster of stars in the sky
Photo Credit: Paul Volkmer

The world needs courage and conscience that can penetrate into the darkest mysteries and secrets of the universe.


Quote: Live as a messiah or not at all -- a messiah of compassion -- a messiah of courage -- a messiah of conscience. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Serge van Neck

Live as a messiah or not at all -- a messiah of compassion -- a messiah of courage -- a messiah of conscience.


Quote: I'd rather die a legend, than live as an insect. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of woman in black jacket and black pants standing on top of mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Joshua Bos

I'd rather die a legend, than live as an insect.


Quote: Be the solution, not the pollution. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of person wearing suit reading business newspaper
Photo Credit: Adeolu Eletu

Be the solution, not the pollution.


Quote: Courage, conscience and compassion, these are the real Trinity of a civilized society. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of MacBook Pro turned on
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Courage, conscience and compassion, these are the real Trinity of a civilized society.


Quote: It is better to die while living, than to live while dying. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of white wooden table near brown chair
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It is better to die while living, than to live while dying.


Quote: Make your existence count. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of sunset
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Make your existence count.


Quote: Be great or be dead. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of black dog wearing blue denim collar
Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio

Be great or be dead.


Quote: Victorious you are and victorious you will be, as long as in your psyche you can see yourself as victorious. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers
Photo Credit: Ray Hennessy

Victorious you are and victorious you will be, as long as in your psyche you can see yourself as victorious.


Quote: Your life has only one authority, that's you. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of brown brick wall photography
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Your life has only one authority, that's you.


Quote: Come what may, I have sailed into the unknown seas. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime
Photo Credit: Ali Zbeeb

Come what may, I have sailed into the unknown seas.


Quote: The power of the universe is in your veins. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of low angle photography of green and brown tree
Photo Credit: Mathias P.R. Reding

The power of the universe is in your veins.


Be not scared to sail into the storm, every storm reveals the jewels of life.


Quote: Nothing worth having in life is ever easy. by author Abhijit Naskar overlaid on photo of sunset
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Nothing worth having in life is ever easy.


Quote: When you sense you need courage, you are going to next level of life. by author Amit Kalantri overlaid on photo of man carrying woman beside seashore
Photo Credit: Allen Taylor

When you sense you need courage, you are going to next level of life.


Quote: Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are. by author Amit Ray overlaid on photo of photo of author Amit Ray with quote

Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are.


Quote: The universe rewards conviction and courage. by author Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel overlaid on photo of low angle photography of green and brown tree
Photo Credit: Mathias P.R. Reding

The universe rewards conviction and courage.


Quote: Be courageous. It's one of the only places left uncrowded. by author Anita Roddick overlaid on photo of photo of author Anita Roddick with quote

Be courageous. It's one of the only places left uncrowded.


Quote: It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. by author Anne Morrow Lindbergh overlaid on photo of photo of author Anne Morrow Lindbergh with quote

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.


Quote: Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. by author Arthur Koestler overlaid on photo of photo of author Arthur Koestler with quote

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.


Quote: The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead. by author Bette Davis overlaid on photo of photo of author Bette Davis with quote

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.


Quote: To a coward, courage always looks like stupidity. by author Bill Maher overlaid on photo of photo of author Bill Maher with quote

To a coward, courage always looks like stupidity.


Quote: Today I am someone different. Today I have finally become who I really am. by author C. JoyBell C.  overlaid on photo of lit candle in focus photography
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Today I am someone different. Today I have finally become who I really am.


Quote: Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. by author Carl von Clausewitz overlaid on photo of photo of author Carl von Clausewitz with quote

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.


Quote: When you feel like giving up, like calling it quits, just try one more time -- do that little bit more. by author Catherine Pulsifer overlaid on photo of silhouette of off-road car
Photo Credit: Jonatan Pie

When you feel like giving up, like calling it quits, just try one more time -- do that little bit more.


Quote: There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life. by author Cato the Elder overlaid on photo of photo of author Cato the Elder with quote

There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.


Quote: Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. by author Charlie Chaplin overlaid on photo of woman singing on stage
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Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.


Quote: It is totally unproductive to think the world has been unfair to you. Every tough stretch is an opportunity. by author Charlie Munger overlaid on photo of brown and white corgi puppy
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It is totally unproductive to think the world has been unfair to you. Every tough stretch is an opportunity.


Quote: It is easier to die bravely than to live so. by author Christian Nestell Bovee overlaid on photo of 1 U.S. dollar banknote
Photo Credit: Aidan Bartos

It is easier to die bravely than to live so.


Quote: Courage ennobles manhood; cowardice degrades it. by author Christian Nestell Bovee overlaid on photo of white spiral notebook on black wooden table
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Courage ennobles manhood; cowardice degrades it.


Quote: Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. by author Christian Nestell Bovee overlaid on photo of mountains with trees under white star at night
Photo Credit: Nathan Anderson

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources.


Quote: Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. by author Christopher Reeve overlaid on photo of photo of author Christopher Reeve with quote

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.


Quote: If your dream doesn't scare you, it's not big enough. by author Craig D. Lounsbrough overlaid on photo of road between yellow leaf trees at daytime
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If your dream doesn't scare you, it's not big enough.


Quote: Often there's a secret courage hidden in the pocket of our deepest fears saying, Bring it on, motherfucker. by author Curtis Tyrone Jones overlaid on photo of black and white abstract illustration
Photo Credit: Hans Isaacson

Often there's a secret courage hidden in the pocket of our deepest fears saying, Bring it on, motherfucker.


Quote: Courage is the key to open every door. by author Dahi Tamara Koch overlaid on photo of empty pathway
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Courage is the key to open every door.


Quote: Courage is the virtue of the free. by author Daniel Quinn overlaid on photo of photo of author Daniel Quinn with quote

Courage is the virtue of the free.


Quote: It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak. by author David Foster Wallace overlaid on photo of woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime
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It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak.


Quote: Don't limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving. by author David Goggins overlaid on photo of photo of author David Goggins with quote

Don't limit expectations of yourself and settle for anything less than what you are truly capable of achieving.


Quote: It's possible to transcend anything that doesn't kill you. by author David Goggins overlaid on photo of photo of author David Goggins with quote

It's possible to transcend anything that doesn't kill you.


Quote: Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be. by author David Goggins overlaid on photo of photo of author David Goggins with quote

Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be.


Quote: Be courageous enough to learn from failures and bold enough to begin anew. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of person wearing TV helmet with remote
Photo Credit: Noah Buscher

Be courageous enough to learn from failures and bold enough to begin anew.


Quote: Be courageous. Always be a voice for those who are oppressed. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of man sitting facing monitor
Photo Credit: Simon Abrams

Be courageous. Always be a voice for those who are oppressed.


Quote: Oh my dear heart! Be courageous and never fear to love. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress
Photo Credit: Anna Hecker

Oh my dear heart! Be courageous and never fear to love.


Quote: Be courageous! Never fear to share your knowledge and wisdom with others. It will help you to be wiser. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of pink balloon tied on white wooden chair
Photo Credit: Florian Klauer

Be courageous! Never fear to share your knowledge and wisdom with others. It will help you to be wiser.


Quote: Do it anyway. Fear will melt away. by author Debasish Mridha, MD overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of man and woman hugging near hill
Photo Credit: Everton Vila

Do it anyway. Fear will melt away.


Quote: Trust the still, small voice that says, this might work and I'll try it. by author Diane Mariechild overlaid on photo of white concrete houses under blue sky at daytime
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Trust the still, small voice that says, this might work and I'll try it.


Quote: It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. by author E. E. Cummings overlaid on photo of photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.


Quote: It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. by author Edmund Hillary overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing on top of gray rock at beach
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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.


Quote: The best protection any woman can have... is courage. by author Elizabeth Cady Stanton overlaid on photo of black and gold metal coin operated telescope
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The best protection any woman can have... is courage.


Quote: It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. by author Elizabeth Kenny overlaid on photo of golden retriever with white background
Photo Credit: Jaeyoon Jeong

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.


Quote: Face your fears or they will climb over your back. by author Frank Herbert overlaid on photo of green lizard
Photo Credit: Mark Stoop

Face your fears or they will climb over your back.


Quote: Always be courageous and strong, and don't fear. by author Gabby Douglas overlaid on photo of man in gray sweater carrying woman in black jacket
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Always be courageous and strong, and don't fear.


Quote: Courage is heartworth making itself felt in deeds. It never waits for chances; it makes chances. by author George Matthew Adams overlaid on photo of orange tabby cat on black background
Photo Credit: Arun Anoop

Courage is heartworth making itself felt in deeds. It never waits for chances; it makes chances.


Quote: The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions. by author George Weinberg overlaid on photo of person reaching black heart cutout paper
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions.


Quote: It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless. by author Giacomo Casanova overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of brown cat
Photo Credit: James Sutton

It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.


Quote: A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible. by author Graham Greene overlaid on photo of brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo
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A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible.


Quote: Enthusiasm is a form of social courage. by author Gretchen Rubin overlaid on photo of silhouette of grass under moonlight
Photo Credit: Alexandra Vozvyshaeva

Enthusiasm is a form of social courage.


Quote: Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  with quote

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.


Quote: Another word for creativity is courage. by author Henri Matisse overlaid on photo of selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
Photo Credit: Alexander Andrews

Another word for creativity is courage.


Quote: It's a release to know that in spite of everything a premeditated act of courage is still possible. by author Henrik Ibsen overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on hanging bridge at daytime
Photo Credit: Daniel J. Schwarz

It's a release to know that in spite of everything a premeditated act of courage is still possible.


Quote: Courage is the standing army of the soul which keeps it from conquest, pillage, and slavery. by author Henry Van Dyke overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Van Dyke with quote

Courage is the standing army of the soul which keeps it from conquest, pillage, and slavery.


Quote: Genius is talent set on fire by courage. by author Henry Van Dyke overlaid on photo of photo of author Henry Van Dyke with quote

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.


Quote: A decent boldness ever meets with friends. by author Homer overlaid on photo of photo of author Homer with quote

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.


Quote: Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage. by author Hosea Ballou overlaid on photo of man wearing watch with black suit
Photo Credit: Ruthson Zimmerman

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.


Quote: God has not given us the spirit of fear. So imagine where your fear coming from. It's from somewhere else! by author Israelmore Ayivor overlaid on photo of red flowers with water droplets
Photo Credit: Leonardo Corral

God has not given us the spirit of fear. So imagine where your fear coming from. It's from somewhere else!


Quote: Leaders face battles. They don't run away from troubles. by author Israelmore Ayivor overlaid on photo of silhouette of man and woman kissing during sunset
Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba

Leaders face battles. They don't run away from troubles.


Quote: Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try. by author Jack Canfield overlaid on photo of sunset
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Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.


Quote: A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things. by author Jacques Maritain overlaid on photo of artists easel
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A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.


Quote: Conscience is the root of all true courage. by author James Freeman Clarke overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of sunflower
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Conscience is the root of all true courage.


Quote: Fate loves the fearless. by author James Russell Lowell overlaid on photo of person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock
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Fate loves the fearless.


Quote: More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution. by author James Thomson overlaid on photo of brown and white long coated small dog wearing eyeglasses on black laptop computer
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More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.


Quote: He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch. by author Jean-Luc Godard overlaid on photo of photo of author Jean-Luc Godard with quote

He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.


Quote: Courage is action, not talk. by author Jeff Rich overlaid on photo of sunset
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Courage is action, not talk.


Quote: Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous; there's really nothing to lose. by author Jewel overlaid on photo of man carrying woman beside seashore
Photo Credit: Allen Taylor

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous; there's really nothing to lose.


Quote: Curiosity, rationalization, and laziness are no match against courage, self-control, and mental toughness. by author John Bytheway overlaid on photo of brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Cory

Curiosity, rationalization, and laziness are no match against courage, self-control, and mental toughness.


Quote: Boldness is a mask for fear, however great. by author John Dryden overlaid on photo of sunset
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Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.


Quote: A man's got to do what a man's got to do. by author John Wayne overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
Photo Credit: Courtney Cook

A man's got to do what a man's got to do.


Quote: Yes, you must have the courage of being free. by author Jose Carreras overlaid on photo of sunflowers
Photo Credit: Maria Oswalt

Yes, you must have the courage of being free.


Quote: I don't know if real courage lies in storming barricades or simply not denying the truth. by author Josh Lanyon overlaid on photo of rock formation surrounding by body of water
Photo Credit: Ben Maguire

I don't know if real courage lies in storming barricades or simply not denying the truth.


Quote: Remember: everything hard will be painful, but just because there is pain doesn't mean you have to suffer. by author Justin Kan overlaid on photo of photo of author Justin Kan with quote

Remember: everything hard will be painful, but just because there is pain doesn't mean you have to suffer.


Quote: You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything. by author Kamand Kojouri overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountains during starry night
Photo Credit: Ivana Cajina

You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything.


Quote: Courage is always rewarded. by author Kenny Loggins overlaid on photo of gray asphalt road
Photo Credit: Nikola Knezevic

Courage is always rewarded.


Quote: We derive courage from love. Bravery borne from love trumps the ingrained desire for self-preservation. by author Kilroy J. Oldster overlaid on photo of black Corona typewriter on brown wood planks
Photo Credit: Patrick Fore

We derive courage from love. Bravery borne from love trumps the ingrained desire for self-preservation.


Quote: Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. by author Leo Rosten overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of trees during night time
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Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.


Quote: Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. by author Leon Blum overlaid on photo of two white swan on body of water
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.


Quote: We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are. by author Madeleine L'Engle overlaid on photo of photo of author Madeleine L'Engle with quote

We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.


Quote: It sometimes requires courage to fly from danger. by author Maria Edgeworth overlaid on photo of boat on sea far away from island
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It sometimes requires courage to fly from danger.


Quote: To be saved is to believe in one's own courage. by author Marty Rubin overlaid on photo of red surface
Photo Credit: Clem Onojeghuo

To be saved is to believe in one's own courage.


Quote: Change of any sort requires courage. by author Mary Anne Radmacher overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of kids walking on road
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Change of any sort requires courage.


Quote: The opportunity for greater courage comes in the most ordinary of moments. by author Mary Anne Radmacher overlaid on photo of cloudy sky
Photo Credit: Anandu Vinod

The opportunity for greater courage comes in the most ordinary of moments.


Quote: Your doubts create mountains, but your actions move them. by author Mel Robbins overlaid on photo of pink flowers in tilt shift lens
Photo Credit: J Lee

Your doubts create mountains, but your actions move them.


Quote: Inhale courage. Exhale fear. by author Mel Robbins overlaid on photo of mountain hills under blue sky
Photo Credit: Patrick Bald

Inhale courage. Exhale fear.


Quote: Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado. by author Menander overlaid on photo of close-up photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.


Quote: Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway. by author Mignon McLaughlin overlaid on photo of man in white suit standing beside woman in white dress on rock during daytime
Photo Credit: Allison Heine

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.


Quote: True courage lies in the middle, between cowardice and recklessness. by author Miguel de Cervantes overlaid on photo of adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
Photo Credit: Lawrence Hookham

True courage lies in the middle, between cowardice and recklessness.


Quote: Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice. by author Miguel de Cervantes overlaid on photo of person in red shirt walking on brown field under gray sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Clay Banks

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.


Quote: My message to you all is hope, courage and confidence. by author Muhammad Ali Jinnah overlaid on photo of sunset
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My message to you all is hope, courage and confidence.


Quote: Courage is the only virtue you can't fake. by author Nassim Nicholas Taleb overlaid on photo of grey ceramic woman's face with red rose figurine
Photo Credit: Karen Khafagy

Courage is the only virtue you can't fake.


Quote: Optimism is the foundation of courage. by author Nicholas M. Butler overlaid on photo of photo of author Nicholas M. Butler with quote

Optimism is the foundation of courage.


Quote: Courage results when one's convictions are bigger than one's fears. by author Orrin Woodward overlaid on photo of colored pencil lined up on top of white surface
Photo Credit: Jess Bailey

Courage results when one's convictions are bigger than one's fears.


Quote: Courage is a love affair with the unknown. by author Osho overlaid on photo of black and white photo of woman looking upward
Photo Credit: Peter Sjo

Courage is a love affair with the unknown.


Quote: It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. by author Pablo Casals overlaid on photo of water color palette on white surface
Photo Credit: Elena Mozhvilo

It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.


Quote: The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark. by author Pam Brown overlaid on photo of blue and black butterfly
Photo Credit: Anne Lambeck

The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.


Quote: The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. by author Paul Tillich overlaid on photo of women's black and pink monokini
Photo Credit: Darius Bashar

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.


Quote: Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. by author Paul Tillich overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person
Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.


Quote: Trying to run away is never the answer to being fully human. by author Pema Chodron overlaid on photo of mixed paints in a plate
Photo Credit: Mike Petrucci

Trying to run away is never the answer to being fully human.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Trying to run away is never the answer to being a fully human. Running away from the immediacy of our experience is like preferring death to life.


Quote: Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things. by author Plautus overlaid on photo of crescent moon above mountain
Photo Credit: Benjamin Voros

Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.


Quote: Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome. by author Plautus overlaid on photo of library shelf near black wooden ladder
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Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.


No one knows what he can do till he tries.


Quote: Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. by author Publilius Syrus overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
Photo Credit: Kimon Maritz

Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.


Quote: Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. by author Publilius Syrus overlaid on photo of car passing by in between trees
Photo Credit: Sergey Pesterev

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.


Quote: It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly. by author Reginald Rose overlaid on photo of photo of author Reginald Rose with quote

It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly.


Quote: Discouragement is like a scorpion in your shoe; it takes courage to toss it out so you can move on. by author Richelle E. Goodrich overlaid on photo of palm tree under orange sky
Photo Credit: Rahabi Khan

Discouragement is like a scorpion in your shoe; it takes courage to toss it out so you can move on.


Quote: Mad fearlessness is not courage. The only requirement for courage is a good heart. by author Richelle E. Goodrich overlaid on photo of man and woman facing backward while woman's head on man's shoulder on tip of hill
Photo Credit: Aiony Haust

Mad fearlessness is not courage. The only requirement for courage is a good heart.


Quote: Courage without conscience is a wild beast. by author Robert G. Ingersoll overlaid on photo of selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
Photo Credit: Alexander Andrews

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.


Quote: The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. by author Robert G. Ingersoll overlaid on photo of lights pattern swirls
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The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.


Quote: Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. by author Robertson Davies overlaid on photo of raging waves through shores
Photo Credit: Jon Del Rivero

Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.


Quote: The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. by author Rollo May overlaid on photo of person wearing TV helmet with remote
Photo Credit: Noah Buscher

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.


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