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The more keenly we are awake to the perils of life, the higher and grander is the possibility of being truly brave.

HENRY VAN DYKE, "Courage," Counsels by the Way

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

EDGAR ALLAN POE, "Marginalia"

The brave man, if he be compared with the coward, seems foolhardy; and, if with the foolhardy man, seems a coward.

ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics

Courage is a terribly important value. It means you don't run away when things are tough. It means you don't turn away from a friend when he or she is in trouble. It means standing up against the majority opinion.... There's a lot of people who won't wear it on their sleeve, or display it through some heroic act. But courage is having the strength to do what's honorable and decent.

GEORGE H. W. BUSH, Academy of Achievement interview, Jun. 2, 1995

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

WINSTON CHURCHILL, Winston Churchill's Great Quotation Book: From Alamein to Zest for Life

Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.

MAYA ANGELOU, Facebook post, Sep. 17, 2012

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa Theologica

Courage is simply fear that has said it's prayers!

ZANE, Addicted

Courage is caution overcome.

LYMAN ABBOTT, The Theology of an Evolutionist

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE, attributed, Women Know Everything!

Bravery comes along as a gradual accumulation of discipline.

BUZZ ALDRIN, "What I've Learned", Esquire, January 2003

He who is brave is free.

SENECA, Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales

That man who has never been in danger cannot answer for his courage.

FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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