A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
~ Vincent Van Gogh
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
~ Anais Nin
No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:
I see the Heaven’s glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.
~ Emily Bronte
One with outward courage dares to die.
One with inward courage dares to live.
I do not ask to walk smooth paths, nor bear an easy load;
I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock-strewn road.
Give me such courage I can scale the hardest peaks alone,
And transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone.
~ Gail Brook Burket