A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
When will you understand that being normal isn't necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.
Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence.
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
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.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
One man with courage makes a majority.
He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.
War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.
Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ''coaches'' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better… or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.