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Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
Socrates

The brave may not live forever – but the cautious do not live at all.
Sir Richard Branson

One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we
cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful,
generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Bertrand Russell

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

Great love makes us capable of great courage.
Chinese proverb

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
John C. Maxwell

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.
Nelson Mandela

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always
someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you
to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end
requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes
brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no
release
from little things, knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
Amelia Earhart

He who is brave is free.
Seneca

Someone has said that courage contains genius and magic. Face a situation fearlessly, and
there is no situation to face; it falls away of its own weight.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.
William Shakespeare

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali

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

Fortune and love favor the brave.
Ovid

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you
truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs

I like what Ambrose Redmoon said, "Courage is not the absence of fear - courage is the
judgement that what you want is more important than your fear."
Les Brown

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

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove
one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to
know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
Aeschylus

Law 28
Enter Action With Boldness

If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will
infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you
commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold;
no one honors the timid.
Robert Greene

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

Have the courage of your knowledge and experience. If you have formed a conclusion from
the facts and if you know your judgement is sound, act on it – even though others may
hesitate or differ.
Benjamin Graham

To be able to reflect on one's own failings and work bravely to put them right, this is the true
courage promoted by Confucius and his followers.
Yu Dan

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

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man
with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin
anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, page 149

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi

What doesn't slumber under the shells of us all? One just needs courage to uncover it and be
oneself.
Cesare Pavese

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