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The stories of past courage... can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul. - John F. Kennedy

All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

A man full of courage is also full of faith. - Cicero

Courage is grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway

The only person whom you really have reason to fear, is yourself. - Langenhoven

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

Real valor consists not in being insensible to danger; but in being prompt to confront and disarm it. - Sir Walter Scott

True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable. - Jeremy Collier

Courage is the first of human qualities, because it is the quality which guarantees all others. - Winston Churchill

Courage is the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity of honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. - C.S. Lewis

You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself. - George Bernard Shaw

Courage - you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn't want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself. - Maya Angelou

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. - E.E. Cummings

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. - Elbert Hubbard

Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too. - Isabel Allende