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Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
Parents do not have the courage to say no to certain things that their children demand. They are rather scared of their children.
Poe had this curious kind of alchemical courage, where he took all the terrible things and terrors that happened in his life, all this shame and fear and pain, and turned them into great works of art. He was a complex, brilliant person who was just wired too tight.
If one girl with courage is a revolution, imagine what feats we can achieve together.
Queen Rania of Jordan
When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.
I went through a long period where I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do, and you get your courage back, which is what's important.
I never modeled myself after anyone. The person who had most influence on me was my mother, but it was really for her strength and courage more than her style, even though she had a lot of style. In a weird way, looking at pictures of me when I was 17 or 18, I was dressing the same way. I haven't changed very much.
Diane von Furstenberg
Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.
Robert Dale Owen
Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers.
I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.
If his presidency is to represent the full power of the idea that black Americans are just like everyone else - fully human and fully capable of intellect, courage and patriotism - then Barack Obama has to be subject to the same rough and tumble of political criticism experienced by his predecessors.
The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.
The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
To be a Bond girl you need courage, charm, determination and feistiness.
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Courage is always rewarded.
On sensitive issues, talk isn't cheap - it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.
It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect.
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
I think there's a growing courage among the younger generation of American writers. Because of the more superficial treatment of characters taking place in cinema, they have had to deal with that by digging deeper into who these people are.
Being tall has a major impact in general. It takes some courage to be as big as you are - to live up to it and not be intimidated by the graceful tiny people.
The truth won't set us free - until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it.
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
I'm fascinated how often and with what whole-heartedness people will risk their lives to perform acts of courage, sacrifice, and compassion for total strangers.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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