Monday, 13 May 2013

Be Courageous!

The title of this post is Courageous. That is the name of a movie but also the title of this post (now)!
Courage. The dictionary defines it as the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger or pain with bravery. Some synonyms for courage include fearlessness, dauntlessness, intrepidity, pluck, spirit, valor and bravado.  And the antonym? Cowardice.

Winston Churchill is a great source of quotes about courage. Some of his finest include “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” And probably his most famous quote, which almost everyone will be acquainted with, is “Never, never, never give up.” 
Here are some more quotes about courage from several well known and not so well known people.

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

Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Ronald Reagan

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.
Maya Angelou

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

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

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

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone

One man with courage is a majority.
Thomas Jefferson


  1. Love it, Bonnie. :D Good quotes, and not all of them so unknown to me. Courage is a great thing, and a gift from God. :)

    1. Thanks, Rayne! Glad you like them. Courage is definitely a great gift from God.
      May He bless you in all that you do!

  2. Great quotes! I was wondering if you'd let me use this post as a guest post on Footprints in the Sand ( Thanks so much Bonnie!

    1. I would be delighted! Go ahead and steal the post!


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