I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Bravery is not the absence of fear but the forging ahead despite being afraid
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the one only essential thing.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
[C]ourage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.
But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
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