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The incurable ills are the imaginary ills

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.

The man who most vividly realizes a difficulty is the man most likely to overcome it.

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have occurred. A stream of events issues from the decision, raising unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

The most mortifying infirmity in human nature ... is, perhaps, cowardice.

The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

The peril of the hour moved the British to tremendous exertions, just as always in a moment of extreme danger things can be done which had previously been thought impossible. Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas.

The real gift of love is self disclosure.

The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

The truest courage is always mixed with circumspection; this being the quality which distinguishes the courage of the wise from the hardiness of the rash and foolish.

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

The weapon of the brave is in his heart.

The will of God will not take you where the grace of God cannot keep you.

The world is not perishing for the want of clever or talented or well-meaning men. It is perishing for the want of men of courage and resolution.


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