• Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
    ~ Rollo May
  • If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
    ~ David Viscott
  • Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
    ~ G. K. Chesterton
  • One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
    ~ Maya Angelou
  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
    ~ John F. Kennedy
  • Have the courage to disappoint people if it means being honest, because they value your honesty more than your half-hearted approval.
    ~ Doe Zantamata
  • I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
    ~ Catherine the Great
  • You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
    ~ Aristotle
  • The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
    ~ Thucydides
  • Courage consists in the power of self-recovery.
    Courage consists in the power of self-recovery.
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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