Courage is one step ahead of fear.
Coleman Young, US senator (1918-1997)
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, US essayist, poet (1803-1882)
Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much... in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, US President (1858-1919)
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt, US United Nations delegate (1884-1962)
|Eleanor Roosevelt at Pearl Harbour|
The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55-135 AD)
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out and meet it.
Pericles, Greek statesman (495-429 BC)
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, letter-writer (1749-1832)
Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.
Kobi Yamada, US marketeer, author
Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoidance of danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Helen Keller, US writer, lecturer (1880-1968)
It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
Alvin Toffler, US management author, editor (b. 1928)
Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Peter Drucker, US management author (1909-2005)
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (1874-1965)
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F Kennedy, US President (1917-1963)
Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion: courage to initiate something and keep it going – pioneering an adventurous spirit to blaze new ways.
Walt Disney, US artist, film producer (1901-1966)
Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Special Olympics motto