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.
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.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, 'I have fallen, but I will get up.'
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.
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.
Bravery is not the absence of fear but the forging ahead despite being afraid
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.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
The trail compels you to know yourself and to be yourself, and puts you in harmony with the universe. It makes you glad to be living. It gives health, hope, and courage, and it extends that touch of nature which tends to make you kind.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.
You face the biggest challenge of all: to have the courage to seek your big dream regardless of what anyone says. You are the only person alive who can see your big picture and even you can't see it all.
Truthfully, in this age those with intellect have no courage and those with some modicum of physical courage have no intellect. If things are to alter during the next fifty years then we must re-embrace Byron’s ideal: the cultured thug.
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