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  • Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • This is courage in a man:
    to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
    * Euripedes

  • A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today--and in fact we have forgotten.
    * John F. Kennedy

  • Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
    * François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

  • Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
    * Napoleon I

  • Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
    * Carl Sandburg

  • Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
    * Seneca

  • Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
    * Mark Twain