Posts Tagged ‘Courage’

Evils in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers on the road. Both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find they are far less insurmountable than we had conceived.

— Charles Caleb Colton (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

—Thucydides (Greek philosopher, 460 bc – 400 BC; Public Domain)

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You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.

Gilbert Stuart, John Adams, American, 1755 – 1828, c. 1800/1815, oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Robert Homans

— John Adams (by Gilbert Stuart; Public Domain)

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The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.

MacArthur, Douglas, 2 Aug 45, Manilla, PD

—Douglas MacArthur (Public Domain)

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Seneca on Courage

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.


— Seneca the Younger (4 BC-65 AD, Advisor to Nero)

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



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Patton on Fear

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.

Patton, George S

—George S. Patton

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Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Disraeli, Benjamin

—British Prime Minster Benjamin Disraeli

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Carnegie, Dale

—Dale Carnegie

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A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone.


—Henry Kissinger

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