„True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid…“
Source: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
Context: There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.
— Norman Schwarzkopf United States Army general 1934 - 2012
As quoted in General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. Interview with the American Academy of Achievement Source: [General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. Interview, www.achievement.org, "Academy of Achievement", https://achievement.org/achiever/general-h-norman-schwarzkopf/#interview] As quoted in Pocket Patriot : Quotes from American Heroes (2005) by Kelly Nickell, p. 53
„When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.“
Source: Brida (1990).
Context: When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
„There is no such thing as feeling "courageous". It is an imaginary emotion. Courage consists of doing what you said you would do even when you don't want to. In the face of danger you have a choice to be the delegate of either your commitments or your feelings. It's as simple and as difficult as that“
— Nicholas Lore American social scientist 1944
The Pathfinder (1998)
Context: It takes courage to be the author of your life. When you are struggling through one of the difficult parts of turning your dreams into reality, you may wonder why you always get stuck with having to put up with so much fear and uncertainty. Why, you wonder, couldn't I feel more courageous, like those other people do. You don't feel courageous because courage is not an emotion. There is no such thing as feeling "courageous". It is an imaginary emotion. Courage consists of doing what you said you would do even when you don't want to. In the face of danger you have a choice to be the delegate of either your commitments or your feelings. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
— Christopher Pike American author Kevin Christopher McFadden 1954
Source: Black Blood
„That was courage, Keller thought. Not doing something without being afraid, but doing something even though you were afraid.“
— L.J. Smith American author 1965
Source: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918)
„I shall really be very unhappy unless you give me the sort of courage that makes one forget he is afraid.“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
Source: Death Comes as the End
„Fear is illusory; it cannot live. Courage is eternal, it will not die. Perils, calamities, dangers are the certain lot of every man who is a denizen of this world. Therefore, O Man! Fortify your mind with courage and patience. Fortitude, courage, presence of mind will sustain you through all dangers.“
— Swami Sivananda Indian philosopher 1887 - 1963
— Harry Emerson Fosdick American pastor 1878 - 1969
God of Grace and God of Glory (1930)
Context: God of grace and God of glory,
On Thy people pour Thy power.
Crown Thine ancient church’s story,
Bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
For the facing of this hour,
For the facing of this hour.
— Ernest Shackleton Anglo-Irish polar explorer 1874 - 1922
Quoted in South with Shackleton (1949) by L. D. A. Hussey; also in The National Geographic Magazine (1998), Vol. 194, p. 90 https://books.google.com/books?id=RflKAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Optimism+is+true+moral+courage%22&dq=%22Optimism+is+true+moral+courage%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uPISVYCTK8_loAT_kYDIBw&ved=0CNABEOgBMCA
„Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don't be afraid to be the best.“
Source: The Winner Stands Alone
— Ysabeau S. Wilce American writer
Source: Flora Segunda