According to the oral tradition of Witches, we were once the priests and priestesses of a peasant Pagan religion. Members of this secret sect met at night beneath the full moon, for these were the "misfits" and "outcasts" who did not fit into mainstream society. Little has changed over the centuries and the Witchcraft community still embraces individuals frequently rejected in mainstream society. These include gays, lesbians, transgendered individuals, and other people with the courage to live their lives authentically in accord with who they are inside their hearts, minds, and spirits.
A dream with courage is innovation...A dream without courage is a delusion.
Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood is ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence ... What are the fruits of silence? They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Of all the observations I have made on the strike, none has brought forth so much heat and emotion as the stress and emphasis we put on non- violence. Our most loyal supporters, whose courage and devotion has never been doubted, unanimously and stren.
In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence.
Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
We are the carriers of health and disease - either the divine health of courage and nobility or the demonic diseases of hate and anxiety.
More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
Courage is the most beautiful kind of madness.
A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in.
If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.
When we love, we are courageous; and courage has nothing to do with being fearless, its about being willing to experience fear, even dread, to do what we must, without guarantee of outcome.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Moral courage and character go hand in hand .... a man of real character is consistently courageous, beingimbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle.
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events ...
it is from numberless acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.
Without winter, there can be no spring. Without mistakes, there can be no learning. Without doubts, there can be no faith. Without fears, there can be no courage. My mistakes, my fears and my doubts are my path to wisdom.
Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage.
The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
A man of courage is also full of faith.