The key to change... is to let go of fear.
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.
~ Winston Churchill
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
~ C.S. Lewis
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
~ Mark Twain
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.
~ John F. Kennedy
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Michel de Montaigne
One man with courage makes a majority.
Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead
When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger,
but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.
John F. Kennedy
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what
happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.
Diane de Poitiers
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
~ John Wayne
Little boldness is needed to assail the opinions and practices of notoriously wicked men;
but to rebuke great and good men for their conduct, and to impeach their discernment, is the highest effort of moral courage.
William Lloyd Garrison
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
~ Leonardo da Vinci