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quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: We ought to face our destiny with courage. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

We ought to face our destiny with courage.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

quote by Jordan Peterson: Don't avoid something frightening if it stands in your way. with background image: photo of author Jordan Peterson with quote

Don't avoid something frightening if it stands in your way.

--Jordan Peterson
quote by Fred Rogers: You can choose to let this thing bother you or let this be an adventure and welcome the challenge. with background image: photo of author Fred Rogers with quote

You can choose to let this thing bother you or let this be an adventure and welcome the challenge.

--Fred Rogers
quote by Tim Ferriss: The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- these are very often exactly what we most need to do. with background image: photo of author Tim Ferriss with quote

The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- these are very often exactly what we most need to do.

--Tim Ferriss
quote by Paulo Coelho: It's better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

It's better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Erica Jong: I have lived my life according to this principle: If I'm afraid of it, then I must do it. with background image: photo of author Erica Jong with quote

I have lived my life according to this principle: If I'm afraid of it, then I must do it.

--Erica Jong
quote by Brené Brown: You either walk inside your own story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness. with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

You either walk inside your own story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.

--Brené Brown
quote by Paulo Coelho: Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Haruki Murakami: You're tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don't let your feet stop. with background image: photo of author Haruki Murakami with quote

You're tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don't let your feet stop.

--Haruki Murakami

quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Brené Brown: What we know matters but who we are matters more. with background image: photo of author Brené Brown with quote

What we know matters but who we are matters more.

--Brené Brown

Longer Version:

What we know matters, but who we are matters more. Being rather than knowing requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen. It requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable.


quote by Seneca the Younger: He who is brave is free. with background image: photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

He who is brave is free.

--Seneca the Younger
quote by Maya Angelou: I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Paulo Coelho: 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. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with 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.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Carl Jung: Where your fear is, there is your task. with background image: photo of author Carl Jung with quote

Where your fear is, there is your task.

--Carl Jung
quote by Erica Jong: I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. with background image: photo of author Erica Jong with quote

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.

--Erica Jong
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : 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. with background image: photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

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.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Claude Monet: It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare. with background image: photo of author Claude Monet with quote

It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare.

--Claude Monet

quote by Andrew Jackson: One man with courage makes a majority. with background image: photo of author Andrew Jackson with quote

One man with courage makes a majority.

--Andrew Jackson
quote by Laozi (Lao-Tzu): A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. with background image: photo of author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) with quote

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
quote by Maya Angelou: Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Honoré de Balzac: All happiness depends on courage and work. with background image: photo of author Honoré de Balzac with quote

All happiness depends on courage and work.

--Honore de Balzac
quote by Rabindranath Tagore: Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. with background image: photo of author Rabindranath Tagore with quote

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Longer Version:

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 by Walt Disney: All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. with background image: photo of author Walt Disney with quote

All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.

--Walt Disney
quote by Zig Ziglar: Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life. with background image: photo of author Zig Ziglar with quote

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

--Zig Ziglar
quote by Zig Ziglar: Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. with background image: photo of author Zig Ziglar with quote

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

--Zig Ziglar
quote by Winston Churchill: Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. with background image: photo of author Winston Churchill with quote

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

--Winston Churchill
quote by Timothy Dalton: Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it. with background image: photo of author Timothy Dalton with quote

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.

--Timothy Dalton
quote by Thucydides: The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. with background image: photo of author Thucydides with quote

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

--Thucydides
quote by Thomas S. Monson: The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. with background image: photo of author Thomas S. Monson with quote

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

--Thomas S. Monson
quote by Theodore Roosevelt: It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. with background image: photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

--Theodore Roosevelt
quote by T. S. Eliot: Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. with background image: photo of author T. S. Eliot with quote

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

--T. S. Eliot
quote by Steven Pressfield: Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. with background image: photo of author Steven Pressfield with quote

Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.

--Steven Pressfield
quote by Theodore Roosevelt: Believe you can and you're halfway there. with background image: photo of author Theodore Roosevelt with quote

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

--Theodore Roosevelt
quote by Sallust: Necessity makes even the timid brave. with background image: photo of author Sallust with quote

Necessity makes even the timid brave.

--Sallust
quote by Soren Kierkegaard: To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. with background image: photo of author Soren Kierkegaard with quote

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.

--Soren Kierkegaard
quote by Saint Teresa of Avila: To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that. with background image: photo of author Saint Teresa of Avila with quote

To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that.

--Saint Teresa of Avila
quote by Ronald Reagan: There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. with background image: photo of author Ronald Reagan with quote

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

--Ronald Reagan
quote by Reinhold Niebuhr: 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. with background image: photo of author Reinhold Niebuhr with 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.

--Reinhold Niebuhr
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Ovid: Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. with background image: photo of author Ovid with quote

Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.

--Ovid
quote by Nora Ephron: Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. with background image: photo of author Nora Ephron with quote

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

--Nora Ephron
quote by Margaret Mitchell: With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. with background image: photo of author Margaret Mitchell with quote

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

--Margaret Mitchell
quote by Muhammad Ali: He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. with background image: photo of author Muhammad Ali with quote

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

--Muhammad Ali

quote by Michel de Montaigne: Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. with background image: photo of author Michel de Montaigne with quote

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

--Michel de Montaigne
quote by Michel de Montaigne: The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. with background image: photo of author Michel de Montaigne with quote

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

--Michel de Montaigne
quote by Maya Angelou: History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Marian Wright Edelman: You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. with background image: photo of author Marian Wright Edelman with quote

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

--Marian Wright Edelman
quote by Marcus Garvey: If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. with background image: photo of author Marcus Garvey with quote

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

--Marcus Garvey

Longer Version:

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 by Seneca the Younger: There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. with background image: photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

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

--Seneca the Younger
quote by Les Brown: A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die. with background image: photo of author Les Brown with quote

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

--Les Brown
quote by Leonardo da Vinci: Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard. with background image: photo of author Leonardo da Vinci with quote

Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.

--Leonardo da Vinci
quote by Laozi (Lao-Tzu): Because of a great love, one is courageous. with background image: photo of author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) with quote

Because of a great love, one is courageous.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
quote by Laozi (Lao-Tzu): From caring comes courage. with background image: photo of author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) with quote

From caring comes courage.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
quote by J. Donald Walters: You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. with background image: photo of author J. Donald Walters with quote

You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.

--J. Donald Walters
quote by Jim Hightower: The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. with background image: photo of author Jim Hightower with quote

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

--Jim Hightower
quote by Jenna Jameson: My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you. with background image: photo of author Jenna Jameson with quote

My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.

--Jenna Jameson
quote by Jonas Salk: Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. with background image: photo of author Jonas Salk with quote

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

--Jonas Salk
quote by John Quincy Adams: Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. with background image: photo of author John Quincy Adams with quote

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

--John Quincy Adams

Longer Version:

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 by J. R. R. Tolkien: Courage is found in unlikely places. with background image: photo of author J. R. R. Tolkien with quote

Courage is found in unlikely places.

--J. R. R. Tolkien
quote by J. K. Rowling: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. with background image: 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.

--J. K. Rowling
quote by Horace: It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. with background image: photo of author Horace with quote

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

--Horace
quote by Hermann Hesse: People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. with background image: photo of author Hermann Hesse with quote

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

--Hermann Hesse

Longer Version:

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 by Henri Matisse: Creativity takes courage. with background image: pile of color pencils
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Creativity takes courage.

--Henri Matisse
quote by Harry S. Truman: America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. with background image: photo of author Harry S. Truman with quote

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

--Harry S. Truman

quote by G. K. Chesterton: The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it. with background image: photo of author G. K. Chesterton with quote

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

--G. K. Chesterton
quote by G. K. Chesterton: Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. with background image: photo of author G. K. Chesterton with quote

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

--G. K. Chesterton
quote by George S. Patton: Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. with background image: photo of author George S. Patton with quote

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

--George S. Patton

quote by Ernest Hemingway: Courage is grace under pressure. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

Courage is grace under pressure.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Eudora Welty: All serious daring starts from within. with background image: photo of author Eudora Welty with quote

All serious daring starts from within.

--Eudora Welty
quote by Erma Bombeck: It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. with background image: photo of author Erma Bombeck with quote

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

--Erma Bombeck
quote by Erich Fromm: Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. with background image: photo of author Erich Fromm with quote

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

--Erich Fromm
quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. with background image: photo of author Eleanor Roosevelt with quote

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

--Eleanor Roosevelt
quote by Edward Abbey: A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. with background image: photo of author Edward Abbey with quote

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

--Edward Abbey
quote by Earl Nightingale: All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. with background image: photo of author Earl Nightingale with quote

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

--Earl Nightingale
quote by E. M. Forster: Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. with background image: photo of author E. M. Forster with quote

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

--E.M. Forster
quote by Dale Carnegie: Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. with background image: photo of author Dale Carnegie with quote

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

--Dale Carnegie
quote by Confucius: Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

--Confucius
quote by Confucius: Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

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

--Confucius
quote by Clare Boothe Luce: Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. with background image: photo of author Clare Boothe Luce with quote

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.

--Clare Boothe Luce

quote by Charles F. Kettering: Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. with background image: photo of author Charles F. Kettering with quote

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.

--Charles Kettering
quote by Catherine the Great: I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. with background image: photo of author Catherine the Great with quote

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

--Catherine the Great
quote by Carl von Clausewitz: Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. with background image: photo of author Carl von Clausewitz with quote

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.

--Carl von Clausewitz
quote by C. S. Lewis: Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. with background image: photo of author C. S. Lewis with quote

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

--C. S. Lewis

Longer Version:

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. Pilate was merciful till it became risky.


quote by Bernadette Devlin: Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. with background image: photo of author Bernadette Devlin with quote

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.

--Bernadette Devlin
quote by Billy Graham: Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. with background image: photo of author Billy Graham with quote

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

--Billy Graham
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Disraeli: Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Disraeli with quote

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

--Benjamin Disraeli
quote by Benjamin Disraeli: Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Disraeli with quote

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

--Benjamin Disraeli
quote by Baltasar Gracian: Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. with background image: photo of author Baltasar Gracian with quote

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

--Baltasar Gracian
quote by B. C. Forbes: 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. with background image: 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.

--B.C. Forbes
quote by Arthur Ashe: 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. with background image: photo of author Arthur Ashe with 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.

--Arthur Ashe
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