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The brave venture anything.

The bravest are the tenderest. The loving are the daring.

The burden is equal to the horse's strength.

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment, but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must- in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all morality.

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

The coward despairs.

The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start.

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

The fly ought to be used as the symbol of impertinence and audacity; for whilst all other animals shun man more than anything else, and run away even before he comes near them, the fly lights upon his very nose.

The fly that doesn't want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter.

The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man fronts a fact.

The great man is the man who does a thing for the first time.

The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.

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

The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.

The hallmark of courage in our age of conformity is the capacity to stand on one's convictions-not obstinately or defiantly (these are gestures of defensiveness, not courage) nor as a gesture of retaliation, but simply because these are what one believes.

The highest courage is not to be found in the instinctive acts of men who risk their lives to save a friend or slay a foe; the physical fearlessness of a moment or an hour is not to be compared with immolation of months or years for the sake of wisdom or art.

The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.


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