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May 16 2016

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

Courage applies when one has a choice.
-Katharine Graham

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
-Christian Bovee

Courage has you say in a defiant spirit you can take everything from me, you could cut me deep, you could render me in shame but you will never ever stop me from loving those who mock me, from loving those that hate me, from loving those who don't forgive me, from loving the cynics, from loving the darkness so much that I myself through my small acts of consistent unyielding love may bring on the light.
-Cory Booker

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

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.
-Diane de Poitiers

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
-John Wayne

Courage is being the only one who knows how terrified you are.
-Tom Clancy

Courage is contagious. If a leader shows courage, others get the idea.
-David McCullough

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

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
-Eddie Rickenbacker

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
-George S. Patton, Jr.

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
-Benjamin Disraeli

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
-Arthur Koestler

Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values.
-Rollo May

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
-Peter Ustinov

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
-Mark Twain

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
-Winston Churchill

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
-Harold Wilson

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
-Clare Boothe Luce

Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
-Maya Angelou

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
-Amelia Earhart

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

Courage may be virtue, where the daring act is extreme; and extreme fear no vice, when the danger is extreme.
-Thomas Hobbes

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
-Robert G. Ingersoll

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