„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.

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Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
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„True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job.“

—  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

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„When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book Brida

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.

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„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.

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„Courage in danger is half the battle.“

—  Plautus, Pseudolus

Pseudolus, Act I, scene 5, line 37
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Original: (la) Bonus animus in mala re, dimidium est mali.

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„Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
For the facing of this hour,
For the facing of this hour.“

—  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.

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„Optimism is true moral courage.“

—  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

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