Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk -- and to act.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me a man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing.
For man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abadonment and poverty are battefields which have their heroes - obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
The battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
John F. Kennedy
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
Orison Swett Marden
Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them, they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.
Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because
if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity
to use any of the others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."
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